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Advance Wars: Dual Strike

Not Rentable
GF Rating
8.4

948 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
2

Really Bad

I hate it

posted by btlejongo (MODESTO, CA) Apr 28, 2006

Member since Mar 2006

6 out of 60 gamers (10%) found this review helpful

upon entering this game i thought i was in luck. i read all the other reviews and they all say that this is the bestest game for the DS or whatever.

The first thing i noticed about this game was the very dorky main character. he by far wins my award for the most dorkiest character EVER. he says things like..."word" and (a direct quote) "you should be all like, what up now black hole" i guess they were just trying to make this person seem and talk like a real person would in today's world, but it just looks stupid when its written down and especially when its in a video game.

i must be really handicapped or something because i thought this game, though it seemed quite solid, was very hard! i couldn't even pass the 5th mission or so. i must have missed something, because i had no idea how to use each unit to its full potential.

i just don't agree with the people that say that this is a 10 or that this is a must have for the DS. i just plain didn't like it. it didn't interest me and i thought it was very ...lame. so with this i concluded and realized that i don't like war strategy games... or just strategy games in general.

-Good Gaming.....Jongo

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Strategy games

posted by Chainsawed (MONTEREY, CA) May 4, 2007

Member since Apr 2007

If you don't like them, stay away. Okay? Starcraft, Command and Conquer, Age of Empires. These are all games just like it. Only imagine it's turn based. So you make a move, then the opponent makes of move. Like chess right? Well, I wasn't crazy about a strategy game but I did give this game a shot. In the end, I didn't like it. So if you don't like strategy games either, STAY AWAY.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Not much new...

posted by pixelator (SAN RAFAEL, CA) Apr 20, 2007

Member since Nov 2005

I kept expecting huge new gameplay features with dual screens and that the touchscreen of the DS would add a dimension to the gameplay, but neither happened to my level of expectation.

The graphics seem to be a step backward from the previous two GBA outings for this franchise, and the dual battlefield scenarios are somewhat tiresome. I also found it quicker and easier to manage units with the d-pad and buttons... So much for the touchscreen making a difference.

Just not as great as I'd hoped, but still the best turn based strategy game on DS (or PSP).

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