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  • Summary: General Scales has unleashed powers that are tearing apart the once-peaceful Dinosaur Planet. With the survival of his home planet at risk, Fox McCloud receives an urgent message to battle Scales and his vast army of SharpClaws. As Fox, you'll gain support from Star Fox Team members Slippy,General Scales has unleashed powers that are tearing apart the once-peaceful Dinosaur Planet. With the survival of his home planet at risk, Fox McCloud receives an urgent message to battle Scales and his vast army of SharpClaws. As Fox, you'll gain support from Star Fox Team members Slippy, Peppy, and Rob. You must rely on the mystical powers of a unique staff as you battle Scales' minions, befriend peaceful plant-eaters, and encounter eerie spirits that hold the key to the planet's survival. Expand
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  1. Positive: 30 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    A triumph, and a very bittersweet one at that. Sadly, it's become the ultimate swan song, marking the end of one of the greatest relationships in videogame history. [Nov 2002, p.72]
  2. Combines elements of countless classic games and adds three years' worth of great ideas to create something that in our opinion betters Nintendo's best attempts.
  3. The game's gorgeous graphical presentation makes for a pleasant experience that eases the moments when excessively polished design bogs gameplay down.
  4. 80
    Hard-core gamers might find the gameplay too forgiving and simplistic, but everyone else will be delighted to discover a land of beautiful graphics, intuitive and entertaining gameplay, and plenty of cool characters.
  5. Though it would seem like a completely different experience, StarFox Adventures is a little like "Eternal Darkness"--a beautiful, well put together action and adventure game with so much to do and see.
  6. The game is good and it's worthy of being called one of the better games the GameCube has to offer. The problem is it really doesn't stand out in any way, shape or fashion.
  7. There are a couple of very ingenious puzzles, but these are few and far between. Often you find yourself wishing you had to do something more interesting, as the game gets repetitive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 52
  2. Negative: 5 out of 52
  1. NiJones
    Apr 20, 2003
    10
    So what if it doesn't follow the traditional format of Starfox games?! This piece of GC greatness is a fun piece of monster slashing So what if it doesn't follow the traditional format of Starfox games?! This piece of GC greatness is a fun piece of monster slashing fun. It adds a new concept to Starfox, it's not just about space fighting, and I was glad about that. There is going to be a space based Starfox game anyway, so why not try a new concept? I loved this game, even though it was easy to complete - Zelda OOT was the same...as was Majora's Mask - some people will find them easy to beat, others wont. I only wish that the last skyrunner blasting was easier... Expand
  2. GamecubeManKillender
    Dec 3, 2002
    10
    All i have to say is !THIS IS A INCREDIBLE GAME! Make sure you buy this game.
  3. HeleneM.
    Jun 4, 2004
    10
    Just loved it, do not compare with Zelda the graphics and gameplay are a lot more beautifull and fun.
  4. EdeaK.
    Nov 1, 2002
    9
    I've played this game and it's fun.......so far so I'm going to give it a 9 for now but the more I get into the game this I've played this game and it's fun.......so far so I'm going to give it a 9 for now but the more I get into the game this rating may change over a period of time. Expand
  5. TheJoe
    Nov 30, 2005
    8
    Dear Zelda fans. It's possible to own and play both Star Fox Adventures and Zelda. For the discount price that you can find it for now Dear Zelda fans. It's possible to own and play both Star Fox Adventures and Zelda. For the discount price that you can find it for now it's well worth a buy if you're a fan of Zelda or adventure games in general. No, it's no Zelda but it's got fantastic graphics and interesting puzzles. The combat is incredibly easy and not very deep but I never found Zelda's to be either. It's about the adventure not the action. Expand
  6. AndrewC.
    Feb 18, 2003
    7
    Although fun, this game is way too short. Ocarina of Time crushes it in gameplay. It's just too easy. Graphics I would give a 10 though. Although fun, this game is way too short. Ocarina of Time crushes it in gameplay. It's just too easy. Graphics I would give a 10 though. Smashes X-box into pieces. (Can they make Fox look so real? I don't think so!) The puzzles are almost the same as Zelda. Expand
  7. MatthewI.
    Dec 26, 2004
    1
    Somehow I actually completed this game and I hated every moment of it. The arwing sections are terrible, totally one sided, and require no Somehow I actually completed this game and I hated every moment of it. The arwing sections are terrible, totally one sided, and require no skill at all. The fighting is terrible, totally one sided, and requires no skill at all. All you do is press one button over and over again to do combos which invariably end in your enemy being stuned or thrown away, who then returns two seconds later and you repeat the whole thing again. The 'puzzle-solving' consists of picking one thing up and moving it somewhere else or hitting a switch. It copies too much off Zelda. There is only one weapon and it sucks. The enemies do not look evil or threatening in any way. The man in the shop has a very anoying voice. This may not sound too bad but you have to listen to it every time you want to buy it and after a while it hurts you to your very soul to listen to him repeating the same, stupid nonsense in that damn whiney voice of his. The story is cliched: brave hero saves trapped Princess. It copies too much off Zelda. The characters are anoying and unlovable. It is the most linear game I have ever played in my life. You get 100% completion just by finishing it. Once you've beaten the final boss there is nothing else to do and the game has no replay value at all. Do not buy this game. It is one of the most frustrating, pointless, annoying games of all time. Buy Zelda instead. Expand

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#7 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
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