Any Star Fox Adventures reviews yet?

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  1. Matt Broeska

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    all of the screenshots i've seen for this game look amazing. i'm dying to have it but i haven't seen any reviews yet. i seriously doubt any reviews will be so bad as to make me not get it but you know... it's always nice to know how good or amazing a game is in advance.

    and does anyone know if it plays in progressive mode or in 16:9? almost all screenshots i've seen have been letterboxed. i was wondering if that's just an in game cutscene thing or actuall gameplay and if it's always like that.
     
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    No reviews yet, the game doesn't even ship until the 26th I believe. From the demo at retail stores, I saw that the game does support 16x9 like most Rare games, but I'm not sure if it's progessive or not, probably so I would imagine. I'm not waiting for reviews this game is so mine, heck I've been waiting for this game since it was Dinosaur Planet on the N64.
     
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    I haven't seen any reviews yet, but I breifly played the demo at my local Target. It looks great, but I think that there is no "Jump" button. I played around with it and couldn't find any way to jump. If this is so, I'm already bummed. BTW- Rare is being bought out by Micro$oft. Weak. Really.
     
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    The Rare/MS buyout hasn't been officially confirmed yet. Will it happen? It seems likely, but no announcements have been made.

    To me, DP looks like a mix of Jet Force Gemini and Zelda with some StarFox flying levels thrown in for the name of the license. I'm a little interested, but will probably buy it anyway.
     
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  6. Todd Schnell

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    I pre-ordered this one about a month ago.
    Free shipping at EB & had a $25 coupon.
    I watched some kids play the demo yesterday.
    Game looks really great!

    I noticed there was no jumping going on so I actually asked the kids playing if there was a jump button.
    They stated no & the one actually playing at the time proceeded to press every button on the controller to demonstrate.

    Unless we are missing something here this is a big bummer for me.
    Fox did have some kind of roll move.
    From what I watched I didn't see any real purpose in it as far as affecting or being useful in game play.

    I absolutely hated the no-jump button in Zelda.
    Quite often I found Link jumping when I didn't want him to, & sometimes not being able to jump when I wanted to.
    No jump button/auto jump takes away from game play in a very big way imo.

    Assuming this is the case with Starfox, I almost wish I didn't pre-order it.
    But, I got a great deal & will go ahead & give it a shot since the game really does look absolutely fantastic!
    Perhaps & I hope if this is indeed the case it somehow won't affect my enjoyment of the game.

    Todd
     
  7. Jay W

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    I haven't seen any reviews here but Dorimaga in Japan rated it as follows:

    Star Fox Adventures (Gamecube, Nintendo): 6 / 7 / 7 (Total: 6,6)

    Now this may not mean that much but it has me worried somewhat. I always thought SFA would be a AAA title, and certainly a bit better than those scores would indicate. We shall wait and see!

    Other selected scores for comparison (Dorimaga)

    Ferrari F355 Challenge (PS2, Sega): 7 / 6 / 7 (Total: 6,66)
    Maximum Chase (Xbox, Microsoft): 7 / 8 / 8 (Total:7,6)
    Britney's Dance Beat (PS2, Sega): 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 / 8 (Total: 7,2)
    J-League Winning Eleven 6 (PS2, Konami): 7 / 8 / 8 (Total: 7,6)


     
  8. Rob Lutter

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    Here is where Dorimaga lost me:
     
  9. Jay W

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    So we reach the conclusion that Britney > Star Fox?
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Peter Manojlovich

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    I don't go by the Japanese, they think Crash Bandicoot : Wrath of Cortex is a good game.
     
  11. Todd Schnell

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    Dorimaga lost me there too Rob.
    However the Japanese seem to love these silly dance beat rhythm games.
    To each their own I guess.
    Btw Out of curiosity I just checked gamespot which gave Britney a 6.9.
    http://gamespot.search.com/search?q=Britney
    Hmmm.
    Maybe it's just me, but I really find myself feeling very different than so many reviews I read these days.
    I just don't trust reviews like I used to.
    Hopefully Star Fox will kick butt! [​IMG]
    Todd
     
  12. Jay W

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    Just a heads up:

    Score from this week's Famitsu

    Starfox Adventures: 9,8,8,7

    Maybe we can breath a little easier now!
     

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