Star Fox Command
Fox McCloud returns to form in this touchy sequel, meaning no more of those pesky ground missions I ike in the GameCube installments. Command also delivers both wireless and online dogfights for up to ei ght players.
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Nintendo's in house franchises have always been their bread and butter, due in large part to their consistent quality. Star Fox Command marks the arrival of Nintendo's beloved series of anthropomorphic starship pilots on the DS and for the most part, it lives up to its pedigree.
Time has passed after the defeat of Dr. Andross. The members of Star Fox have gone their separate ways, but as a new threat looms you'll have to reunite the team in order to save Corneria. Star Fox Command features a heavily branching storyline with your decisions eventually leading to one of nine possible campaigns. This adds some much needed replay value as each campaign only takes a few hours to finish.
Missions play out on a set of turn based strategic maps. You'll have to defend your mother ship while attempting to bring down all your opponents before you run out of turns. Once one of your pilots comes into contact with an enemy element you'll drop into direct control of them for a skirmish. Your spacecraft is controlled almost entirely with the stylus. This works surprisingly well and flying is easily the best part of the game. In each skirmish you'll have to either battle a handful of enemies, destroy a mother ship or chase down a missile. It's satisfying, but don't expect a tightly scripted or particularly challenging flying experience. Online multiplayer is present, but it suffers from a lack of modes. You can play in ranked online matches, or against a few of your friends via local game sharing but either way, matches basically boil down to a deathmatch with spaceships.
Star Fox Command boasts a strong presentation. Each of the ships has a unique look and feel to them, and the environments look impressive while moving briskly. The audio comes off well and the series' trademark gibberish language returns.
All things considered this game provides Star Fox fans with a solid title to carry around. A lack of variety and challenge however stand in the way of this game being a resounding success. It feels like it could have gone a whole lot further with its concepts then it did.