Cover Art Fail! - Star Fox
Today we take a controversial look at one of the SNES's greatest games. Star Fox revolutionized video games. It's hardware was top notch. The cover art? Not so much. But could there be an even deeper meaning going on here?
(Apologies for the VO quality on this one. I hadn't yet mastered my new mic.)
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Actually I don't think any person on the internet has ever hurt my feelings because I'm an adult. Given your odd statements and a perceived air that you have "dun told me", I can say that the streak continues.
In terms of your TGO comparisons, all of that is false. I started TGA around December 2008 and started doing promo stuff for it in March 2009 or so. Oh, and I deal in actual research and analysis, plus theories as well, and not just bald face assertions and horribly choreographed skits.
So in conclusion, I'll meet you in the playground after school, or whatever passes for internet slams in this day and age.
Hey, the truth hurths, doesn't it?
Your show format, your title cards, hell, even you screen name scream The Game Overthinker. I make no apologies for pointing these things out. You absolutely *cannot* release a video with so many glaring errors and with such a lack of research and expect everyone to play nice, at the risk of hurting your feelings...
Besides, after seeing this video, I have no interest in watching any others, due to your sheer lack of research, yet blatently ignorant opinions. Why should I expect the next to be any better?
See above comment.
Just so I don't have to respond to everyone - and trust me, your criticism is very warranted - I did this vid over two years ago. Admittedly I made some major mistakes, both research wise and especially technical. I'm slightly embarrassed by this video, but as I've told some of you, I own it. You have to own up when you make mistakes.
At the time I made this, I was under pressure to put out more content, which went against my own personal charter. As a result, you get this episode, where I rushed the content, used most of my subjective opinion, and didn't test my newly minted mic properly.
I came back stronger in the future episodes and now I have a much tougher regimen when making CAF! episodes. Just wanted to let all you guys know. Not whining, just explaining. Every video I do is a learning experience, and I definitely learned from this one.
Admittedly I got some things wrong with this one, but I own it. That's why I posted it along with my other, more stellar (in my humble opinion) episodes. You have to take the good with the bad at times.
And that crack about being compared to TGO honestly hurt my feelings.
As Winston Zeddmore once said, "I've seen shit that'll turn you white..."
Yeah. I did this episode quite some time ago, and despite it's faults, I own up to it.
To be honest, I should have been a little tamer to the furry community. Everyone has a kink, and who am I to say it's weird?
I did this episode awhile back and it is riddled with problems of perception and quality. But I will always own it. I own up to everything I do.
I hate to be this guy, but seriously, do some homework before posting a video! These were not guys in "Muppet suits" as you claim over and over again. These were puppets that were created with many different points of articulation, so that the photographers would be able to pose them as they see fit. This also explains the ankles, etc.
You seem to just be trying to copy the formula set in place by TGO, with poor results...
Some people think the metal legs thing is because the characters had their legs amputated and replaced with robotic legs to prevent the pilots from passing out due to g-forces, this idea came about before g-diffusers were introduced in Star Fox 64.
Is it just me or is the voice in the video only on the left side? A bit annoying...
For an "anthropologist", your lack of research is disheartening.
"From what I understand, furries paid little attention to the Star Fox franchise until Star Fox Adventures."
I am amazed and somewhat frightened you know such a thing.
You know, looking back on it now the cover art for StarFox was pretty cheesy even for 90's standards. And this is coming from a gamer that still plays and beats StarFox once a year. Harsh and nitpicky? Yes. Fair? Yes, yes it was. Pretty entertaining stuff. :D
Can't wait to see the YouTube comments on THIS... Personally, I thought it was common theory that Sally Acorn of "SatAM" was Patient Zero of furrydom... From what I understand, furries paid little attention to the Star Fox franchise until Star Fox Adventures.
Your points aren't really valid and seems like you didn't do much research about how they made this. Surprised you didn't know what was going on with their legs either, among other things. So knowing a bit more would help next time. Mostly you are saying that it looks bad because how fox himself looks. Which is just his character design back then. Even look at the title screen for SF64, he's still wearing the silver jacket and is virtually identical in character design. But I see you were trying to get a joke in there. That realistic looks actually was as different as the claymation thing at the time. I know it was probably my first time seeing anything like that made of a video game character. Also the other attempt at a joke about "furries" only applies to the later games in the series where they actually give the female characters boobs and stuff like that.
I liked the idea for a series of "game box fail" videos. The title got me interested, it kinda missed having more than just a few weak points. I look forward to the next one then. Keep at it!
Nice episode. Always fun to laugh at how bad cover art was back in the day. Oh FX chip, you just had to make everything "Real". Keep them coming. A small note, I noticed your voice over was in mono. Audio audacity is a good free program that can help with that.