Retro Game Review - Star Fox Adventures (GameCube)
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According to developmental screenshots and early interviews about the game, the protagonists of “Dinosaur Planet” were a pair of anthropomorphic foxes who were brother and sister, and both of them had to utilize their strengths and weaknesses while using their own dinosaur companions to accomplish tasks.
The GameCube’s launch was a success, but the system lacked strong titles in the first generation, so Nintendo approached Rare with the idea of continuing development on “Dinosaur Planet” as a StarFox game on the GameCube, since the anthropomorphic characters designed for the game were similar to those established in the StarFox franchise. Taking the opportunity to put some of that lost labor to use, the game known as “Dinosaur Planet” was then completely reworked into what we have here, “StarFox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet”, or just “StarFox Adventures” when it was finally launched in the second or third generation of GameCube titles. At this time, the console wars for the generation were just starting to heat up, so you can imagine how everyone felt when Rare was immediately purchased by Microsoft after completing this game; their final obligation to Nintendo. While Rare still exists, almost none of the original team remains, and "StarFox Adventures" is seen as the last game to come out during the development company's glory days.