Excerpt: The Starfox name has traditionally meant decent (or better) shooter action, and Namco is a strong company whom I usually have great faith in. Although I actually did enjoy StarFox Adventures' foray into third-person action, I was quite glad when it was announced that Assault would be closer to the series' traditional space-borne roots.
Excerpt: I am a ten-year-old boy. Yes, I have a college degree and two X chromosomes, but that's just nature's way of fooling "The Man." After a long day of bank-hopping and grocery-shopping, there's nothing I like better than jumping in my spaceship and—pow! pow!—blasting through alien hordes. Nintendo's Star Fox games have always given me a reason to rejoice (and make machine-gun noises in my throat).
Excerpt: Fox McCloud has finally put away the “magic stick ”. StarFox 64 was inarguably one of the N64's benchmark titles; with its furry, colorful characters, witty dialogue, and endless swarms of enemy spacecraft in your starfighter’s sights to keep your twitchy trigger-thumb busy. Diehard fans of the game begged for a sequel, but what they got was a Rare-developed adventure that forced Fox into a world of sorcery and talking dinosaurs.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: While still a rather fun game, Star Fox Assault offers neither a compelling game experience nor an especially long one. StarFox Assault is at it's best when you take to the skies in your trusty Arwing for an N64 style on-rails mission, unfortunately the generic ground missions greatly outnumber the air ones which will upset alot of people looking for more StarFox 64-style action.
Conclusion: The game is a fun escapade for a good weekend or two, but unless you plan on really using the multiplayer then this is probably a game you would just want to rent. The game is a solid play and it is good to see Fox back in an actual Starfox game. The game has its moments, but it could use more. The game is enjoyable and fun, but its not worth its weight in gold.
Conclusion: Overall, multiplayer is looking like a blast. Never before has Star Fox brought this kind of competition and we are excited to try it out to new levels of depth. The single-player and co-op aspect are looking nice as well, though we wished for a bit more on the story. Graphically, though it's a different look, Namco is still doing a nice job of putting the title together.