Granted SF:C has about 8-9 completely different endings, I'm addressing the default ending because you can't make any story-altering changes in your first playthrough.
But first off, let me address where they went wrong first. This game takes place after Star Fox: Assault. That game ends with everyone being together and happy. No issues or ties left undone. However, at the beginning of Command, Fox has somehow managed to disband the crew, drive away Krystal both emotionally and professionally, and find a living wandering space alone with ROB. How in the hell? I guess the writers were out of ideas so they decided to make Fox screw up his entire life so you can put it back together in the game? Ah, but here comes the fun part.
In the default story, you get everyone back together, including Krystal, save for Peppy, who has taken Pepper's spot as General of the Cornerian Army. The process in which you have to get Krystal back is by convincing her to leave STAR WOLF's team and her current RELATIONSHIP with PANTHER. How the hell did all of this even come to be? I'm not even sure if the writers know. It makes about as much sense as Krystal all of a sudden falling in love with Slippy. Anywho, if that wasn't enough, Krystal is a complete bitch to Fox the entire time she's with the team, but they work together, beat the boss, save the Lylat system. Blah blah blah.
Now comes the ending. Slippy gets married to a completely random character, but remains with the squad. Falco also rejoins. Krystal decides to stay...temporarily. One day, Krystal just randomly decides she doesn't want to be there anymore and tells Fox she's going back to the Star Wolf squad to be Panther's girl. Fox is devastated and basically turns into a depressed drunk.
That's the DEFAULT ending...
This may not strike a chord for anyone who never played Star Fox Adventures and Assault. But the way they wrote this basically threw everything that had happened prior to the game out the window. It's like they wrote a completely different character for Krystal, which in a lot of ways, they did. ME3's ending was disappointing, but this ending just takes a giant dump on the entire line of canon in the Star Fox franchise. Now apparently there's a dispute on whether the story in this game is canon or not, so they may or may not roll with it in future games (if they decide to make more). But one thing's for sure, this game probably has the worst ending out of any game I've ever seen. Is this the popular opinion? Or was this game not popular enough to even generate an opinion?
I'd really like a discussion on this. What the hell were they thinking?
This post was edited on 3/14 at 3:06 am