posted by Bloos1RP (FOOTHILL RANCH, CA) Jun 23, 2007
Member since Nov 2005
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Star fox Assault is a great game in the Star FOx series ,it's one of the best Star fox Game aside Star Fox 64. The good part about this game that it has great graphics ,great game play and amazing music. The bad part about this game is that story mode is too short, Bad camera angle during on foot missions and It's hard to unlock the bonus stuff. Other than that Star Fox is a great game for Star Fox fans.
First of all, I just wanted to say, why the heck did Namco make this? Okay, in story mode, the first level starts out with you in the Arwing. It's like a traditional level from the old Starfoxs. It was fun, and if only every level was like that, I'd probably give this game a strong 9 or higher. Then, onto level 2... Sloppy piece of rotten donkey dingleberries!! The whole time I was like "what the heck is going on!" I tried gold mode, then silver mode, and then bronze mode. Bronze mode is easy. You can cruise through the whole game with bronze mode. Silver mode is pretty easy, just you can't really beat it with your eyes closed. And while gold mode isn't THAT hard, it's still pretty difficult. Mostly because of the fact that there are so many enemies that shoot you with their annoying little projectile weapons, that you don't even have a chance to shoot them back. The flying levels on gold are a breeze though. About 3 or 4 levels are flying. The rest are land levels.There are only 10 levels. That is actually a relief to me. I didn't want to stay in front of the TV with Starfox Assault on the screen a second longer. Quite a few unlockables. You can unlock a level for multiplayer by beating a level on one player mode. Or you can unlock the classic game "Xevious" by collecting all the silver badges, which isn't much of a hassle. But mostly, you just unlock levels, or weapons for vs. mode by playing a certain amount of matches. Multiplayer mode is fun depending on who you play it with. It's done badly, and looks cheap, but it's still fun at times. The only reason I'm not giving this game such a low score is because of multiplayer mode and the Arwing levels. Also, there are many profiles and records for vs.mode/story mode, so that's a plus.
So you should try this game out by renting it, and might like it, but don't expect a masterpiece.
When I got this game back in '05, I was excited by the fact that Fox would throw that asinine staff he used in Star Fox Adventures into a fire and then get the heck back in the Arwing where he belongs. Sadly, my hopes of a full return to form were crushed when he started going on foot by the second mission. Apparently, Nintendo doesn't can't learn from it's mistakes very well, and that's why I want to smack Satoru Iwata until his eyeballs switch places.
The game's story takes place one year after the nonexistent "Star Fox" game that never happened EVER (and it will never have happened in any space time continuum you put it in), and this time around, the team, without Barrel Roll Peppy, who is instead replaced by some "telepath", honestly. Also, there is a new scourge in the galaxy and whatnot and Star Fox has to go stop it.
This game's story is also full of plot holes, but I don't feel like going into it because you'd probably notice them unless you need help dressing yourself in the morning they're that glaringly obvious.
However, the game somewhat makes up for it with better Arwing and Landmaster controls, a decent multiplayer and the other people not being complete idiots like in 64. But, another crippling factor of the game is the fact that you are unable to choose your own path through the game. Also, there only 10 missions in the story mode, making it not worth it except to unlock stuff.
All in all, the game is by no means BAD, it's just keeping it's head above the toxic sewage oil spill that is most of the GameCube's game library. I'd only say get this game if you're a die hard Star Fox fan. Let's just hope that Star Fox Wii is better.