Andross, an ape exiled from the Lylat Planetary System by General Pepper seeks revenge by attacking the planet Corneria and its innocence, kidnapping Pepper in the process. Meanwhile, it's another usual day for Team Star Fox, a gang of space mercenaries: Lazing around, getting angry at video games, and being lectured by their mentors. But all of that changes once they receive a distress call from a familiar face.
Meet Fox McCloud, son of the deceased James McCloud, as he and his top-notch crew—Slippy Toad, Falco Lombardi and Peppy Hare—fight back against Andross's robotic army in style, and attempt to save Corneria from the skies.
While I was watching Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins, I had many memories of the game Star Fox 64. Some expressions of the characters are similar to that game, or had been directly taken from there (and we can't forget the classic "do a barrel roll"). It caused me a nostalgic feel. Some songs were also compositions extracted from there. Although the type of humor is somewhat bland and the plot is simple, the action scenes are well worked and are very enjoyable.
In summary, it's not just a very-long teaser trailer for the game Star Fox Zero, but it can be a great piece
of animation and the base for a possible Star Fox anime series.
Let me start off by saying that I love Starfox.
However this game promo wasn't done as well as it should have been.
The story, (being a game promo for Starfox Zero) is your typical run-of-the-mill Starfox level/boss battle. General Pepper and Corneria are under attack by Andross. It was great to see Granga again, (the first boss on the easy path in Starfox 64) not pleased to say he didn't explode.
I can't really give a game promo a high plot score, nor can I really give it a low score.
The first thing I did after viewing the episode was look to what studio
animated this... this thing. At times it looks really nice, but also at times it can look dreadfully bad. I understand, trying to copy the UI graphics in Starfox 64 where a little box and a head bobbling with lip-flaps would be ranting to you, but this is ridiculously bad. I personally think if Wit Studio wasn't handed the job of this promotion for the game it would have looked better.
I played Starfox 64 in english, so of course I'd watch the dub. I was really hoping they'd bring back some voice actors since it is a Nintendo promotion, but alas I was disappointed.
Fox being a good leader and strategist, Falco running his mouth, Peppy always giving the advice in real-time that you need and Slippy being goddamn annoying. Wait a second, Slippy wasn't annoying, it pains me to say but Slippy was actually done right. In fact Slippy solves the issue in the episode altogether, weird.
It's a promo, I'm here for the fanboydom. If you aren't really a fanboy/fangirl this won't be of much interest to you. Even if you were stocked for Starfox Zero.
It's a promo, that's about all it is.
Sigh... i have been taught to take the good with bad. Which i have used in life. Which lead me to out with the old and in with the new. Which most Americans live their life on. Whether it is ordering the latest i phone or modernized home feature appliance. To some extent it is great but the rest is pathetic. Maybe, this is why i am having a hard time giving this a higher or lower rating.
Plot wise stayed true to the game. That dedication is not as often as one would think. Ending was a nice tease given the fact
it was designed as a trailer or pilot. Although, plot is one thing art is another.
How would you grade a show that in game form was just fine but given the demand for modern outlook completely altered the outlook of not only the characters but setting as well? Sure, it is nice to hear some old phrases to remind one self of the game. Although, to keep one interested they have to like what one sees. With C.G.(computer generated art) it is simple and has no problem showing how simple it is that it comes off as trashy in outlook. Think of it this way. Suppose you were fortunate enough to have a Picasso painting. What nice lovely painting. Not only is the art famous but it is an original. Now suppose you were told it wasn't the original but a copy. I bet you would be pissed. Sure the art looks the same but having something unique is far more pleasing than something common. The same logic or thinking is applied on C.G. art. While the art is different the idea of having an original piece morphed into another modernized piece is quite sad.