by Daniele M. - Since the original launch of Star Fox 64/Lylat Wars back in 1994, Nintendo have somewhat been experimental with the Star Fox franchise, a good example being the surprisingly well executed Star Fox Adventures for the GameCube developed by RARE. This game in particular shifted flight-focused gameplay to a more concentrated emphasis on open world and platforming. Namco, as they were named at the time, also had the opportunity to develop a Star Fox game, it being Star Fox Assault also for the GameCube. You could say Star Fox Assault was a perfect blend of Star Fox 64 and Star Fox Adventures -- the best of both worlds? To an extent yes, aerial battles were enjoyable, but unfortunately ground combat felt bland and didn't last long enough. Maybe a joint collaboration between Nintendo and Namco would have been the best way to go.