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Star Fox 64 3D
8 September 2011
Excerpt: Star Fox 64 3D invites players to take on the role of legendary Fox McCloud as they lead a fearless squadron of fighters in fierce aerial combat to battle the evil forces of Andross and save the galaxy from destruction. The rich 3D visuals provide a...
Pros: - It's still Star Fox 64, - 3D looks great, - Updated visuals
Excerpt: Fox McCloud and his rag-tag team of misfits are back for another adventure, but this time on the Nintendo 3DS. Actually, it is not a new adventure, but an enhanced re-make of the N64 version released around 14 years ago or so. Nintendo seems to be reaching into their vault and redoing older games on the newer and more power 3DS hardware.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Latest Videos Lord of the Rings: Conquest After coming up short on all consoles, Lord of the Rings: Conquest is looking to redeem itself on the DS. The developers, A2M, have become famous in recent years for movie licensed handheld games. So if anything, they already know what it takes to perform under the pressure of such a big franchise name.
Excerpt: The beauty of the Nintendo DS is that the development costs are particularly low for the console and the games produced usually sell quite well, regardless of the content. However, for most gamers who have a general idea of what games are about, it means we often get very disappointed when a game developed primarily for consoles is released for the Nintendo DS, sporting less features or even feeling less “complete” than the console versions.
Conclusion: Star Fox 64 3D is yet another remake of an N64 title, but this is one you shouldn't overlook. If you've only heard about it over the years and haven't had a chance to play it, now is the perfect time to do so. And ,even if you've played it before, Star Fox 64 3D merits another play-through due to its gorgeous new visuals and features. It isn't just a great remake, it's a great game that stands up well even today, and one that definitely should not be missed.
Conclusion: You'd feel the need to grumble a bit louder if the remakes dominating the 3DS release schedule weren't so damn good. Star Fox is an oddity in Nintendo's catalogue, riffing as it does on popular culture - epic space battles of Star Wars, inter-squadron banter of Top Gun minus the homoerotic overtones - and applying a side order of Score Attack mechanics - common of the genre but not of a Nintendo title - to guarantee longevity over a campaign that can be aced in an hour.
Pros: Puts the 3D to good use, Score Attack offers plenty of replay value, MP mode is a welcome addition.
Cons: Last few boss fights may annoy, Score Attack modes limits you to levels you've played.