Star Fox Adventures had RPG-like roots, similar to The Legend of Zelda, but then Assault returned the series back to space-combat gameplay, and this new game can have Fox attacking in and out of the vehicles he pilots. This game also has a Multiplayer mode for up to four players simultaneously, in which players can have competitions with family and friends if they like. Since I would really like to see a new Star Fox title for the Nintendo Wii, I decided to make a review of this great game, which I enjoyed playing at the time that I purchased it.
Plot. A year has passed since the events of Star Fox Adventures. Andrew Oikonny, Andross's nephew, assumes leadership of his dead uncle's army, and prepares a rebellion against Corneria. The Star Fox team, comprised of five members: Fox McCloud, Slippy Toad, Falco Lombardi, Krystal, and Peppy Hare (retired from flying), are dispatched to stop his army at Fortuna. When Andrew is defeated, his ship is destroyed by an insect-like creature, and the team destroys it and takes it's core memory. The insect is part of a hostile alien race known as "The Aparoids". The Star Fox team must once again travel throughout the Lylat System, uniting themselves with unlikely allies, to stop the evil race once and for all.
Players can play with friends and family in Multiplayer Mode, and they start with very few characters and items, but they can unlock a lot more when completing in-game achievements.
Concept. In Campaign Mode, players must guide Fox and his team throughout several different missions in the Lylat System, while battling old foes and new ones as well, the Aparoids. The Aparoids are an inspiration from the Borg, a hostile alien race in Star Trek, and they also have an Aparoid Queen, just like the Borg have a queen.
Design. The graphics have been more updated, and have improved much since Star Fox 64 and Star Fox Adventures. Also, what really impressed me is that you have the choice to either pilot or not pilot your vehicles in some missions. The flying sequences in many missions were astounding, and especially the Asteroid Field, which was my favorite mission in the game.
Music. The music of the game was composed by Yoshie Arakawa and Yoshinori Kawamoto. The theme songs from old games went from action movie like, to classical themes. The rearrangement was very well made.
Rantings. The control scheme for Fox on foot was a little bit rough, and sometimes I was annoyed at it's nerve-wrecking nature. Also, I think that the design is good, but the truth is that they got a little bit rushed with the graphics. The Multiplayer isn't as good either, I mean, if they put more time into the game, then it would have been a lot better.
Good Aspects. The storyline was really good, and the addition of Aparoids was a good job, reminding me of the Borg from Star Trek. The music is really good, and they did great composing it. You can buy this game at your local GameStop, that is if you still have your GameCube, or if you have a Wii.
Overall. Not the best Star Fox game, but a decent one it is. This game gets a 6.8 out of 10.