Excerpt: About a week ago I finally got around to playing StarFox Command for the Nintendo DS. Perosnally, I was a bit weary of this title because I've found previous Stylus based installments of the major Nintendo franchises to be rather underwhelming and hard to adapt to (Super Mario 64 DS, Metroid Prime: Hunters, Phantom Hourglass builds).
Conclusion: Ironclads has promise. As is, the game captures the spirit of the period. With a little polishing of environmental graphics, addition of multi-play and more scenarios, this product could be stellar.
Pros: Great topic; fine vessel modeling, good AI, interesting mission.
Cons: Poor environmental graphics, limited replay, lack of multi-play.
Excerpt: StarFox Command is the first (and latest as of this writing) entry on the Nintendo DS of their famed space combat franchise. It is also the first StarFox to make an appearance on a portable platform, in addition to being the Fox\'s debut online. This is the fifth StarFox game. The last two games on the GameCube, according to some, strayed significantly from the original formula that many expected from them.
Excerpt: Yet another popular Nintendo series has successfully landed on the DS. Star Fox Command features both the futuristic space battles and the likable cast of characters that the series is known for, and its 3D visuals look great. The familiar style of the game is freshened up with unique touch-screen controls, new strategic elements, and four-player online play via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service.
Pros: Great touch-screen controls make flying around fun, Some original strategic elements and multiple storylines, Multiplayer dogfighting playable online or locally with one copy of the game
Cons: Most story missions feel randomly generated and don't pose much challenge, Lack of variety in the multiplayer modes
Excerpt: Star Fox on the Nintendo 64, now there was a truly great game. Stunning graphics, relentless action and a cast of memorable characters all working in harmony to craft a uniquely satisfying experience that deservedly still holds a cherished place in many gamers' hearts. Ever since that wonderful game though, things have spiralled a little out of control for the series and, after the GameCube debacle of Star Fox Adventures, it looked like fallen hero Fox McCloud would be...
Summary: For its first stab at the handheld market, Starfox certainly did well for itself. What you have here is a fairly decent game, which adds a lot of story and depth for the series to build on, as well as a unique control style which fits like a glove for the game. A bit more polish and possibly a few more levels would've made this perfect, but it's still a must-have for any DS owner, especially for Starfox fans.
Excerpt: Developer – Q-Games Publisher - Nintendo Features Rumble Pak Compatible Wireless DS Single-Card Download Play (2-6 players) Wireless DS Multi-Card Play (2 players) Wi-Fi Compatible I have to be honest with you, my wife and I are in the midst of moving and this game arrived as we were packing up our townhouse in preparation of our move to our own detached house.