hey look man any game i can play as Slippy Toad in a shooter type scenario is alright in my book.I guess it's like trying to find all secret areas in games like DOOM, you're not supposed to find them all by playing normally, they're secrets, they were never meant to be the main focus of the game
You can tell when a game was made with achievement hunting in mind when most of achievement are like that, mostly story related and you get them by playing the game normally, that's how a like to be honest
SFA was such a tragic case, the game didn't do too well despite being arguably one of the best games in the series, SFA was the closest the series got have a natural evolution, to finally leave Starfox 64 behind, SFA has the best artstyle in the series, a somewhat more serious story and better dialog and voice acting, making the game feel a bit more serious leaving that saturday morning cartoon feel behind, sadly since the game ditched the whole "choose your route" mechanic, had only 3 rail shooter missions and the rest were on foot, and ground missions were repetitive as hell, that ended up alienating a lot of people, too bad because i would love to see another Starfox with ground combat
To be fair, i can't say i blame Nintendo for being hesitant to make another F-Zero, yes there is a lot of people online who claim they'd love another game, but how many of the people would actually buy the game?
Most games in the 8-bat era are flat out obsolete nowadays, not only because they're outclassed by newer entries in their respective series, but by competent indies as well, i mean, what's the point of playing games like the original Metroid nowadays, when Zero Mission, Super, Fussion and AM2R already exist? not to mention the tons of metroidvanias on Steam, hell i'd dare to say that even the most generic and by the numbers 5 dollar metroidvania on Steam is better than the original Metroid because most of them at the very least have a map and a save feature, things that the original Metroid didn't have
Especially since it had pvp for fun.