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GF Rating
8.4

949 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Only for those who have played the previous games!

posted by gameexpert13 (FREDERICKSBURG, VA) Aug 16, 2012

Member since Jun 2012

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The difficulty in this game is high so it's pretty much labeled that you should first get some practice with the 2 previous games before playing this one. Problem is gamefly doesn't have them available. otherwise this would be a fantastic game for those who love strategy games.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

A Great Old-School Advance Wars Title

posted by ichiji (OAKLAND, CA) Sep 9, 2009

Member since Apr 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The original Advance Wars was simply one of the best games ever on GBA. It was also a great strategy game in its own right -- electronic or not. At a certain point I decided I should just cement it into my GBA because I didn't want to play anything else. (Until I found Megaman Battle Network, but that's another story.)

This title goes back to the original formula, and that's all good. The last title (Days of Whatsit) got too far away from that. This title is back to the old look and feel, and the old mood -- more upbeat. The mission maps are well designed and just the right amount of challenge.

My only gripe about this title is that it doesn't have the many War Room maps that the last title did. Also, I wished I could turn off the special CO features -- I prefer the "pure" game play. (Maybe there were settings to change this but I did not find them, though I completed the mission storyline.) The "tag" feature seemed a bit like cheating to me, and I barely liked it more when it was my turn to take advantage of it than when it was used against me.

But those are minor gripes. It's a great game.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Pretty Good

posted by BlackDog33 (HARVEST, AL) Jul 30, 2008

Member since Oct 2007

Simple, old-school, turn-based war game, with some basic RPG elements for the COs. Very well done interface - makes it really easy to play "just one more turn/level".

Didn't like the anime drama between missions (and didn't see a way to skip it entirely). Simple game style would have fit in better 10 years ago.

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