The VGM Lover

... What if Star Fox Assault was delayed to the Wii?

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The VGM Lover

I imagine I might get some flak for talking about this, but I'm curious as to what you guys think. WHAT IF Star Fox Assault was given a delay and released on the Wii, instead of the Gamecube? 

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Joseph.

It would probably have some sort of motion control input, more missions explaining the game's story better,  and character models wouldn't look so wooden.

Oh and maybe online multiplayer :'D 

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The VGM Lover

(Slow nodding) You took the words right outta my mouth. But what else coulda happened outside of just improving the game? I can imagine that certainly, fans like us would be happy that the Wii got it's own Star Fox game, but I could see some confusion happening, too. 

If Star Fox Assault was released as a launch title for the Wii, we'd see 2 stories happening in just one year! Yes, I am bringing up Star Fox Command, which continues after the events of Star Fox Assault. Fans like us would probably be asking, "Why?". Eh, but then again, SF Command could just as well have been delayed also, but as far as I'm concerned, the only thing that SF Command needed at the time would be a FAR BETTER STORYLINE. But I've heard there is such a thing as putting a game on hold until an appropriate release date, but was Q-Games doing anything else at the time?...

(Sigh) That's as far as my imagination can go. There seems to be a whole lot more to delaying this game than just to improve it. Let's continue, my friends. What might happen?

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Vy'drach

The issue with Assault is that it was rushed, so either any delays would have been good, even if it still released for Gamecube, or if it had the same production time but for Wii, it'd be an equal quality, rushed Wii title. Wouldn't really have been all that different, except perhaps for input style and maybe gimmicky things.

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StarFoxMaster64

More time would have fixed all the issues, plus maybe it would have been like twilight princess and got a gamecube and a wii release. 

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StarFoxfan-FUR_ever

It would be praised for it's addictive online multiplayer mode (when the servers aren't laggy) and I would hope the aiming of both the arwing and landmaster would be improved drastically. The story would be expanded on, and maybe the story mode co-op is actually implemented, making for a fun offline experience as well. With increasing popularity, more Star Fox games are made far more frequently, (one for each home and portable generation of systems, thereby two per generation) which sometimes isn't a good thing. However, sales go through the roof and Star Fox becomes a major staple of Nintendo once more. One can dream.

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Robert Monroe

This is honestly just a wish fullfillment question. 2 more years of dev time theoretically would be better, perhaps then the game wouldn't have been so rushed, with actual level design not made out of gutted multiplayer maps and shallow objectives, perhaps with more missions as well and a story that doesn't blow out its own ass.

 

Or, it could've still been bad, as the game would've had to have been reworked for Wii architecture like how SFAd was reworked from N64 to Gamecube architecture, requiring entire parts of the game being remade and thus wasting dev time. This isn't taking into consideration honestly weak and shallow early Wii title motion controls that were rarely well implemented, being either gimmicky or imprecise.

 

So it either would've been the game it could've and should've been, or a reworked clumsy motion control launch title. Given the evidence I'd honestly put my money on the latter.

 

Also, multiplayer on Wii online? Anyone remember how awful Brawl's online was? You really think this'd been better as a launch title? Pls.

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StarFoxfan-FUR_ever

Also, multiplayer on Wii online? Anyone remember how awful Brawl's online was? You really think this'd been better as a launch title? Pls.

To be fair, the number of people playing Brawl would have been exponentially larger than that of a Star Fox game. That said, it isn't a sure bet the game would have been less laggy, as I am sure Nintendo would have done the numbers in advance, and put aside far less servers for SF.

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Arminius H O Fiddywinks

I'd prefer Assault for the Wii, because well... All of the reasons I thought up were actually brought up by other people.

I'd also expect it to be decent, considering it would've had at least more time.

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AlGore'sleftshoe

While I love StarFox Assault as a GameCube game, I think it needed A LOT MORE TIME in development for it to reach it's maximum potential, I wish it had more missions, more extensive of a storyline, while I liked the story in Assault, I wish it was fleshed out a lot more, rather than glancing over things briefly and leaving a lot to the imagination.

I'd also expect the objectives to actually mean a lot more to each mission, the objectives added depth to what you were doing, but it really doesn't matter if EVERY MISSION IN THE GAME IS SEARCH AND DESTROY. Also, the multiplayer was great, but the online play the Wii had was crap, and would be useless. The multiplayer still could be improved though, because it is very unbalanced with the characters, Wolf is mega OP, and can apparently run faster, and take more damage than everyone else, plus he's the only one who could take a sniper shot and survive.

Lastly... obviously I want more variety to the missions, instead of making the same mistakes every game previously made, why not instead of search and destroy 6 out of the 10 total missions that could be like 2 missions, and have more of the spectacular dogfights and space battles, as well as more innovative use with the LandMaster?

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InfinitySquared

Short answer: It would still suck

Long Answer It  would  still  suck,  but  with  motion  controls

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Komenja

It's entirely possible it could've been better.

It's also entirely possible that being pushed to Wii and it's motion controls would've meant tons of things had to be thrown out the window and remade from scratch. The control scheme and game mechanics (Motion control Arwing? Probably not too awkward to control. Motion control Landmaster/On Foot sections? kill it with fire) at the least, and time could be spent on improving the art assets, sound quality, level design (or lack thereof in some cases *cough* Sauria *cough*) to go the extra mile. But they'd need a lot of time for that, and time is a precious, finite resource; especially when you're moving a game to a different platform and altering it's most basic mechanics.

If all went well, it could've been better than the game we got. But if deadlines lead to a rushed development...

 

Long Answer It  would  still  suck,  but  with  motion  controls

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