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By Robert Monroe
The rant has been moved to a new thread due to post length limitations in my OP here.
Read the rant >HERE. DO NOT POST IN THAT THREAD. IT IS FOR READING PURPOSES ONLY. ALL DISCUSSION OF ASSAULT AND MY RANT SHOULD BE HELD HERE.
By Robert Monroe
NOTICE: THIS THREAD IS FOR READING PURPOSES ONLY. DO NOT DISCUSS THE REVIEW HERE, DO SO IN THE APPROPRIATE SISTER THREAD HERE.
PROLOGUE: KRYSTAL, THE GIRL FROM CERINIA
By Robert Monroe
My ravings about Assault were so long and massive that I hit the post length limit! So in the name of keeping my rant together and in one place I'm going to be posting the rant here for quick and easy access.
DO NOT POST OR REPLY TO THIS THREAD. DIRECT ALL DISCUSSION FOR THIS RANT TO >THIS TOPIC. THIS THREAD IS FOR READING PURPOSES ONLY.
Alright, folks. This is it, my complete and utterly thorough review of Starfox Assault, one that has been stewing in my head for ages, never really having need or purpose to actually commit to writing it... until now. Things changed.
See, as some of you may have already known, I've been living in California for the past 3 and a half years, being native to NC. It was a spur of the moment deal, and as a result all of my Nintendo consoles and games have been left behind at home untouched and played by me for years. Well recently, I went searching through the garage of my new home (my girlfriend's family) and uncovered a Wii, and some Gamecube games. Among them was Starfox Assault... so I invested in a memory card to spare me having to play this whole thing in one endless session, and over the past week have completed the game for the first time in nearly half a decade.
I never really had a cohesive, collected view of Assault formulated in my mind, just impulsive feelings based off memories of when I used to play it in the mid-2000s. I remember most of the game vividly, but the firsthand knowledge of the game from freshly playing it was gone. No longer the case, now. With Assault's 10 year birthday this year, I figure it's high time I out this one down for good, and finally let my demons out. This is going to be a LONG post, mind you all, and I will be examining the game as it is presented level by level rather than any real categories. This is effectively a written and formulated expression of my raw feelings of the game.
So without further delay, let's just crack into this awful game, once and for all. This rant is HUMONGOUS, so it will be uploaded in chunks.
FORTUNA: A NEW ENEMY
KATINA: FRONTIER BASE BATTLE
SARGASSO: HOSTILITIES REVISITED
FICHINA: INTO THE STORM
ASTEROID BELT: THE APAROID MENACE
CORNERIA: WAR COMES HOME
ORBITAL GATE: INCOMING
APAROID HOMEWORLD: BREACHING THE DEFENSES
(Title may or may not be relevant, but it was the first thing that came to mind so whatever)
For those of you who follow my pony writing,(that looks a lot stranger typed out for some reason) I've been stewing on something for about a week now and after consulting with ShyYoungBrony (my personal second opinion and damn near everything these days) I've made a decision.
"In the Name of the Moon" is getting a rewrite.
"A Fresh Perspective" was a dead storyline and at this point it's beginning to drag down were I want this new plot to go, so I'm starting from the ground up.The story as it is now will be preserved in an unpublished chapter which you can find here if you need it for some bizarre reason, and as soon as I have a new first chapter ready all published chapters will be removed.
I've wrestled with this story for quite a while now and I'm really hoping this is the the key to getting where I want to go with it. I've got so much planned out in my head but there was too much baggage in between the here and there.
I've seen a couple of flash games on other sites so i was wondering if its possible if this site would ever release any Star Fox flash games? I know some people here are working on full blown fan titles but if anyone here was interested or thinking of creating a simple flash game then good news for you! I found a couple of Star Fox sprites directly ripped from the original titles.
http://www.nes-snes-sprites.com/StarFoxNew.html <- Full SNES Arwing sprite sheet
http://www.spriters-resource.com/snes/starfox/ <- Backgrounds + Bosses
http://www.spriters-resource.com/snes/starfox2/ <- Peppy's / Silppy's ship + two full SF2 Boss sprite sheets