Five minutes of gameplay were captured by GameXplain as they showcased the upcoming Wii U exclusive Star Fox Zero in action at this year’s PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington. The video is 100% in-game play and takes place on the planet Titania. You get to see how the Landmaster tank handles as well as an intense boss fight.
The video doesn’t attempt to hide any of the gameplay mechanics or center on PR talking points. You get to hear the game in action and see the game in action, and decide for yourself whether or not it looks fun.
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There have been some discussions about the game’s motion-controlled mechanics, specifically the gyroscopic controls to maneuver the vehicle. Reddit user zinco96 tries to placate the audience who were frustrated at the announcement of the gyro controls by explaining that they are entirely optional…
“The gyro controls can be disabled/are optional, and you only need the tablet view for close aiming (think of a scope) and for the gyro-wing/helicopter’s rob. I know this is old news, but a lot of people seem to forget about this (or simply don’t know).”
To be honest this is probably the first video I’ve seen of the game that actually makes it look like a worthwhile title. Previous videos were pretty boring and unconvincing, but this video showcased some serious challenges and a lot of intense combat. It actually looked like the level required a modicum of skill and some attention paid to reflexively avoiding all the obstacles and enemies littering the screen.
Star Fox Zero is another one of Nintendo’s exclusive Wii U games due out this fall alongside Xenoblade Chronicles X and Devil’s Third. Out of the three Xenoblade Chronicles X is obviously the game to get, but between Devil’s Third and Star Fox Zero I would say that Devil’s Third actually looks like the more fun game to play… based on what I’ve seen anyway.
You can look for Star Fox Zero to launch on the Wii U starting November 20th.