Normally, I only buy games when they are lower than $20.Ã‚ And that’s why it isn’t until now that I’ve finally gotten around to playing StarFox Assault and why I didn’t buy the newer WiFi multiplayer StarFox for the Nintendo DS.
So here’s the skinny on StarFox Assault. Ã‚ Too much free running “on the ground” activity.Ã‚ Too little “flying on rails.”Ã‚ I can get the free running stuff in any 3rd person or 1st person shooter.Ã‚ I don’t want that when I play StarFox.
I want the quick-twitch star ship maneuvering space environment with meteors and lasers flying past my ship.Ã‚ That’s what StarFox has always been about.Ã‚ That’s how I want it toÃ‚ be now.
There is some of that in StarFox Assault.Ã‚ But there’s not enough of it.Ã‚ I hate haplessly running around as Fox, toting guns, not knowing the last thing I need to do to finish a level. Ã‚ I love being on “rails” and knowing exactly what I need to do (I like knowing what to do and just having to execute correctly.
In any case, the game is alright, but I sure wish I had just rented it.Ã‚ The next game needs to be more focused on flying and less on the ground game.