Star Fox Zero is a 3D shooter that takes place in the Star Fox Universe. The gameplay consists of using gyroscopic controls to shoot while using the analog stick to control their ship.
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Pro Full mission co-op
The whole of the games main story mode can be played with co-op. This is done with one player manning the flight controls of the ship while the other manages the guns of the ship, basically a co-pilot. This co-pilot mode adds a lot of teamwork mechanics to the game as you both will need to communicate and plan successfully in order to win.
Pro Interesting controls
The game akss the user to control their ship in two different ways, one with the view on ones TV or monitor, this is the outside ship vies which will be controlled with the thumb stick. The second is the cockpit view, which is viewable on the controllers screen. This is where the user concentrates on operating their weapons through moving the whole of the controller around with motion controls. It is through this combination of two control schemes that the user needs to interact in order to correctly steer and shoot with their ship, which is an interesting and new way to go about a shooter.
Pro Choice in control schemes through offered ships
There are many different vehicles in the game, each of which that has a different control scheme. This makes for a situation where things can stay fresh due to how much the gameplay and strategy changes on a per vehicle basis.
Pro Difficulty allows for lengthier gameplay
Older Star Fox games can usually be completed in under an hour and tended to be pretty easy for the most part. Star Fox Zero has upped the difficulty (especially when taking branching paths) which means the player will have to spend more time with the game in order to be successful.
Pro Branching paths
Each level has different direction one can go in that leads to different outcomes like hidden or secret boss fights. This mixes up the gameplay and allow for one to explore and search out different story elements.
Con Lackluster graphics
While the Wii U is only on par of the PS3 or Xbox 360, the graphics for Star Fox Zero look pretty basic. There is not much in the way of great textures or particle effects. While it may be the aesthetic the developers were shooting for, there is little in the game that visually impresses.
Con Controls have a high learning curve
The learning curve for controls of the game may take some time, as they are in combination not something anyone will be used to, which may cause some frustration.