I am a self confessed addict of the original Star Fox 64 (Or Lylat Wars as its called here in the UK). When Nintendo released a remake for the 3DS, I was very interested to see what the revamped version had to offer.
Despite being well received, but did not change much from the original. What caught my eye the most was how much graphics have improved since Star Fox 64 was released, back in 1997, to Star Fox 64 3D, in 2011. An age difference of 14 years, but what a difference it makes!
The new graphics look slick, giving bland enemies a new lick of colour and making them look more threatening. Explosions look crisp and fiery, rather than the mundane ones I was accustomed to. The bosses also look like they could rip the Airwing to shreds at a moments notice.
Just look at Solar. That’s a pretty sweet looking, sweltering hot, lava background right there.
I was very impressed, even more so considering its on a handheld console!
Just think what will be on offer in another 14 years time! The rapid development of technology and graphics is immense. Modern games can have their faults, but I look forward to what they have to offer in the future.
It’s a crazy world we live in…