game language: English
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Star Fox Zero published on WiiU is another instalment of the popular series created by Nintendo. The newest part is developed under the watchful eye of Shigeru Miyamoto, who concentrated on utilising the special possibilities the Wii U gamepads offer. The production is co-developed by Nintendo and Platinum Games known for Vanquish, Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and MadWorld.
The game’s plot concentrates on adventures of Fox, Falco, Peppy, and Slippy, whose objective is to save the Lylat system from the danger.
This is a third-person perspective shooter in which you take control of the Arwing craft. It can fly and transform into a Walker – a powerful walking machine, so the game features two different strategies. It also introduces other machines – Gyrowing and Landmaster Tank.
Due to special functions the Wii U system offers, gameplay is quite different from that of the previous instalments. First of all, the action is seen from two perspectives – the third-person perspective on the TV screen, showing you the back of the craft and the first-person perspective on the controller screen, on which you aim at the enemies. Additionally, the game employs a system that allows for using the two analogue sticks, so while flying straight ahead you can shoot the opponents on the left or the right side and meanwhile perform wild stunts with your ship.
The game makes use of the power Wii U offers and utilises 3D graphics.
Game score 7.4 / 10 calculated out of 36 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 27 players' votes.