I know this game has haters but did anyone enjoy playing it?

#1 Posted by xpxTomxqx (138 posts) -

I remember getting Star Fox Adventures for my Gamecube when I got it for Christmas and vividly remember playing it first out of my new games. Alot of people give it stick for straying too far away from the other Star Fox games but I thought the whole premise of you being on foot worked. It was a beautiful game for its time and was a decent length as well, which makes it harder for me to see why anyone could give this game as much stick as it gets.

#2 Posted by Sayishere (1838 posts) -

The only thing i remember about this game was the graphics and how beautiful it looked, and also how i missed Star Fox 64.

#3 Posted by xpxTomxqx (138 posts) -

Star Fox 64 (or Lylat Wars where I live :P ) was an amazing game and so was the Star Fox game before it on the SNES but I thought that this game was amazing. It did look beautiful though, I agree with you.

#4 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

For the first few hours I did, but I think I either got stuck somewhere or got bored of it after that.

#5 Posted by xyzygy (9890 posts) -

OH MAN thank you for reminding me about this game!!

#6 Posted by xpxTomxqx (138 posts) -

I  remember finding this game quite difficult back in the day and I remember having to consult a guide to get through it. 

#7 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@xpxTomxqx: SFA suffered from Invisible War Syndrome. It bore the title of a massively popular predecessor, and, in changing the way it did things, attracted the ire of not only the critics, but the legion of fans who played the original(s). 
 
I really enjoyed Star Fox Adventures (and Invisible War, KOTOR 2, etc.); though it was flawed, it was still a really enjoyable experience. It's pretty hard to take actual haters seriously when all of those games still provided quality fare.
#8 Posted by xpxTomxqx (138 posts) -
@GetEveryone: That is understandable, but I'm happy that I've found people on this site that enjoy the game haha! 
I also agree with your view on not taking haters seriously when this game was actually good.
#9 Posted by craigbo180 (1739 posts) -

I am in the minority in that I preferred Starfox Assault to Starfox Adventures.

#10 Posted by xpxTomxqx (138 posts) -
@craigbo180 said:
I am in the minority in that I preferred Starfox Assault to Starfox Adventures.
I never actually played this game! I have always wanted to. I'm guessing you saying this is that you'd recommend it? :P
#11 Posted by CarpetRemnant (369 posts) -

I liked it a lot. I seem to remember it being a bit frustrating sometimes but mostly having a blast with it.

#12 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Its a bad platformer. People didn't complain because it was a platformer so much as it was a shitty shitty platformer.

#13 Posted by craigbo180 (1739 posts) -
@xpxTomxqx said:
@craigbo180 said:
I am in the minority in that I preferred Starfox Assault to Starfox Adventures.
I never actually played this game! I have always wanted to. I'm guessing you saying this is that you'd recommend it? :P
Yeah I would definitely recommend it especially if you enjoyed adventures. The air battles are a bit more set-piecey and the multi-player is fun, the on foot sections and environments are just better in assault in my opinion.
#14 Posted by MEATBALL (3057 posts) -

Honestly, I'm a sucker for Zelda clones. I didn't love this game or anything, but I enjoyed what I played of it.

#15 Posted by Parkingtigers (170 posts) -

I like Starfox Adventures.  Never got around to finishing it, but that's true of many games that I played, but I really liked it. 
 
Ultimately the reason most people hated it was that they got this game instead of a regular Starfox game.  If it had been put out in addition to a regular update of the series it would have been much better received.  For context, imagine if they had never released Halo 2 or 3 on the Xbox 360 and instead only put out Halo Wars.  Yeah, that's basically what happened on the GameCube.

#16 Edited by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -

Yeah, I liked it, though I can't help but think I would've liked it more if it remained "Dinosaur Planet" for N64, it looked amazing. 
  

#17 Posted by MEATBALL (3057 posts) -

I would have thought the expectation of a Starfox game would have had much to do with the typical disdain for the game considering I'm sure most were aware at the time that the game wasn't even a Starfox game until Nintendo decided to insert the Starfox brand.

#18 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

It was a great game.
Nice sense of wonder, only combat when the situation asked for it, lots of puzzles and clever use of mechanics.
The story was a lil lacking, but it was doable. 
 
The graphics were amazing indeed, Fox's fur and the water were great!

#19 Posted by Hailinel (23856 posts) -

@ryanwho said:

Its a bad platformer. People didn't complain because it was a platformer so much as it was a shitty shitty platformer.

Star Fox Adventures isn't a platformer.

The game was fun, though the overdose of collectables that plagued Rare games of the era was a bit ridiculous. The biggest issue I had with the game was the story, which had some pretty gaping holes in it from trying to shoehorn certain things in, like Andross's appearance as the final boss. That being said, the game is entertaining enough that I can't really hate it for that. Though I do wish that it had more flying, it being a Star Fox game and all.

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#20 Posted by Cwaff (1260 posts) -

I actually enjoyed this game when it came out!

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