YMMV / Star Fox Assault

  • Alas, Poor Scrappy: Not even Pigma Dengar deserved to be brainwashed and slowly assimilated into an enormous aparoid Eldritch Abomination.
  • Awesome Music: The new Star Wolf theme gets just as much love (if not more love) than the original version.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Slippy. He's definitely improved since the previous installments in the series, although many fans still find him annoying.
  • Best Level Ever: Levels 1, 3, and 7.
  • Broken Base: The fandom's even more divided with this game than Star Fox Adventures.
    • Some fans think this game's the best one in the series because of its Darker and Edgier plot, and because you get to do more than just pilot an Arwing. Many fans loathe the game because they ignore the good qualities and simply fixate on the fact that you're on the ground too much, rather than flying around as in a typical Star Fox game.
    • Some fans hate the game for being too different from Star Fox 64. Others welcomed the new approach.
    • Many fans despise the ground missions (in large part due to the controls) and wish they got to pilot the Arwing more. Others tolerate them to a point where the game is at least worth playing. A few fans would go as far as saying that the ground missions are better than the Arwing ones.
    • The voice acting. Quite a few people prefer this game's voice acting over Star Fox 64 because it isn't so cheesy, the dialogue is more believable, and the voice actors and actresses are taking their lines seriously. Others found the lines and dialogue dull, forgettable, cliché at times, and worst of all, not worthy of becoming a meme.
  • Critical Dissonance:
    • Several professional game critics gave Assault a pretty high score, or at least thought the game was So Okay, It's Average. The fans? See Broken Base above.
    • It goes the other way, too. Assault is the lowest-reviewed game in the series overall, but fans generally have a higher opinion of it than a better-reviewed game, Command.
  • It's Easy, so It Sucks: Compared to Star Fox 64, Assault is quite simple and easy to beat. Unless you play on Gold difficulty.
  • It's Short, so It Sucks: The game can easily be beaten in a couple of hours. The main problem is that unlike Star Fox 64, Assault doesn't have much Replay Value and suffers from being too linear.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Even those who dislike the game will agree that the multiplayer is incredibly fun, perhaps even the best in the series. It has loads of options you can progressively unlock, a ton of weapons (some even exclusive to the mode), and the ability to switch vehicles. Plus, the iffy aiming controls aren't as big of an issue since it's overall less hectic than the campaign.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Slippy, for some fans. While he's still not the most likable character, he's much more tolerable compared to his Star Fox 64 version. He can bring up the bosses' health bar right at the beginning of each fight (as opposed to halfway through) and he even participates in a ground mission with you. While he does still need to be rescued from danger frequently, Falco and Krystal get in as much danger as Slippy does, so all of your teammates feel like The Load sometimes instead of just him. At the very least, they made sure he wasn't voiced by a woman this time around.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The fans who didn't flat-out hate the game thought it was okay, but not great. The ground controls are criticized by many, and more than enough people have brought up the fact that many of the missions aren't Arwing-only. However, the same fans also praise the game for having a great soundtrack, an amazing story, and improved voice acting.
  • Tear Jerker: Peppy's "death" after level 9. Sure, he got better, but the whole cutscene is one of the most heartwrenching (and awesome) moments in the series.