Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Looking Forward to Star Fox 64 3DS more than OOT 3DS

So a "new trailer" came up for the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D & while the new clip kind of sucks (Hey, let's mix in random scenes throughout the game into a trailer... that's cool right?), if I had a 3DS, I would not get it. It is starting to feel like an underwhelming port. Sure, the graphics look better and the touch controls could be the key difference, but as I said in my OOT retrospective (if I can remember), I'm happy only playing it once and once only even though it is still one of my favorite games of all-time. I'm still glad this 3DS version exists and it will be successful no matter what, but I'm actually more excited for Star Fox 64 3DS than this.

At the end of this clip, you'll see a quick glimpse of Star Fox 64 3DS and compared to the graphical effort OOT 3D is getting, Star Fox 64 is getting a major graphical facelift and a needed one too to the point it looks like a completely new game (just look at Solar and Area 6!). Okay, Star Fox 64 is the older game of the two and I have been in the nostalgic mood playing it again (if saw my horrible playthrough on my stream a week ago), but this is the first re-release of the game (not counting Virtual Console) compared to the numerous ways you can get OOT across Nintendo platforms over the years. This is also the first sign Nintendo cares about this franchise again that if it does well and it will, perhaps a new one for the new console that is planned for a 2012 launch could happen. Who knows who would work on it considering Nintendo has dumped the franchise to other developers (Star Fox Assault on the GameCube for example), but damn we're due for a new console Star Fox game.