Star Fox Zero for Wii U by Nintendo and Platinum Games

Let’s face it, Star Fox Zero didn’t quite get the reception that Nintendo had hoped for. The game, which missed out on a festive release due to a slight delay, has received mixed reviews from both fans and critics, but Nintendo creative Shigeru Miyamoto thinks you should give it another try.

Although Star Fox Zero had its positive points, the game did receive criticism on its awkward control system and overall short length of the game. But Miyamoto doesn’t want you to give up on the game just yet.

Speaking with Game Informer at E3, Miyamoto is calling for players to revisit the game, saying that preconceptions of the game should be dismissed.

“I think personally Star Fox is a really fun game if you sit down and play it. I think, for example, an elementary school kid who plays it without any preconceived notions, I think it would be really fun for them. I think it’s also really, really fun for siblings to play it together.”

It’s an interesting way to look at it, for sure, but for many the game was a glimmer of hope for a new, modern Star Fox game, but instead received a game which would probably stood out around a decade ago.

To add to the conversation, Nintendo of America’s Bill Trinen proclaimed his love for Pikmin 3, saying:

“Personally, I think Pikmin 3 is the most amazing game on Wii U. It’s probably one of my favorite games in the last six or seven years. I think that hardly anyone realizes that the multiplayer bingo battle mode was literally the best new multiplayer mode that has been created since Smash Bros. It is so much fun.”

To which Miyamoto replied:

“Pikmin is the kind of game that you have to play maybe three times to get the full effect, but you know, people don’t have a lot of time, so they just clear the stage and just move on. Games are becoming more of a consumable product, and it’s getting harder and harder for people to let a game to sink in and enjoy leisurely.”

So what d’ya say? Should you give Star Fox Zero another try?

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