Though Orioto chose this time for a different, more simple technique, it does tend to work in his disfavour, as well in his favour.
Many followers we're expecting something 'traditional' from Orioto, as his work comes as a surprise every time. When i first saw this work, i - as some more of us might have felt - felt dissapointed. Mainly because Orioto's traditional style isn't really used here. The fact that this artwork isn't that different from the looks with the original, makes for a less impressive impact.
It actually doesn't look like a remake this time, but more, just a piece of 2D art. I feel that they're could've been done a lot more, starting off with the background; it's not as detailed as it could be. The blocks have they're 'unique' style, but Nintendo's own 2D style over-shadows Orioto's to be honest.
There are also some positive things; being so overwhelmed every time by Orioto and his make-overs sets a new bar for his next work. I think i (we) need to step a bit back, and accept that some things are meant to be simplistic once in a while, and this artwork is a great example. Though not as spectacular as previous artwork, i still see this as going down memory lane, but not with the 'wow!' effect.
Being a beloved fan of the StarWing(fox) series, i was personally amazed about this piece of work. Orioto seems to have the 'game-make-over' technique mastered, and it's no exception with this one.
Though this might be for some, a not amazing piece, for me it captures the vibrant look of Starwing in an instant. This could even be Starfox in 'HD'; the sky looks clearer, and the ground has such amazing details for shoot 'em up, you'd wish this was real and in production.
The tail-smoke on the spaceship makes it even more realistic game footage, and the far distance mountains add for that extra detail you wish you had in the SNES version. Though it might not be the most original work in Orioto's gallery, this is the one that has the most impact, seeing the dynamics, colouring and the nostalgic charmisma it has, wishing you had this back in the days.
Jaytablante's overall photo techniques surprises me from time to time. His colour use and angles are top notch in most of his work. So is it with this one.
Psylocke has always been my favorite Marvel character, and to see Jay combine those two is a plus in my book. The fact that a model is used, that resembles Psylocke is an added detail, making it more original to the character. The costume is in perfect detail, and the added wind on her red shawl gives the extra effect on the dynamic part.
The CGI used in this photo for her special powers is done very nicely. No weird edges, making it look fake. Although i wish the beams were a little bit longer, this doesn't distract from the rest, and focuses more on her face.
The only thing which i find a minus, is the background. A (CGI) city, wasteland or something else then a warehouse would have done the overall more justice. It's not a major point, but it could have made the photo a superplus winner, and a classic may i add.
It's the overall usage of technique used by Jaytablante that makes the score. Good job.