Star Fox Adventures
Due September 2002 for Gamecube.
be tempted to dismiss this game if it were not for the developers because Rare, well, they
rarely disappoint. No matter where you stand politically on Conkers Bad Fur Day,
theres no disputing the quality of gameplay. There was something in that game for
virtually everyone. Star Fox seems to throw even more types of gameplay into the mix. This
game sports adventure/puzzle elements, space shooting levels, and even some race style
action. Star Fox originally started off as a couple of different games. Dinosaur Planet
has been in the works in various incarnations for the last few years. With the Gamecube
came the injection of Fox McCloud and his trademark Arwing fighter.Visually the games a real treat. Its not going to break any new
ground, but covers the old ground extremely effectively. It really is one of the most
visually impressive games Ive seen. When I looked at Fox McCloud, I got the distinct
impression that I would be able to count the individual hairs covering his face if I were
so inclined. The dinosaurs spread throughout the game look simply fantastic. It feels like
youre in the middle of Jurassic Park only youre a fox and all of the dinosaurs
As with most
of the Nintendo line up, Star Fox sports a very intuitive control scheme. In the upper
right hand corner is a little key helping you remember what does what. The third person
action aspect of the game has a nice little fighting and shooting mode. The Arwing levels
of the game feel a lot like the N64 game with much, much more happening on the screen.
Adventures has been delayed more times than I can count, but Nintendo assures us that the
September release date is firm. From what Ive seen and played, it will be more than
worth the wait.