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GF Rating
6.6

1989 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

A MUST HAVE GAME FOR WII

posted by REPS911 (SAN DIMAS, CA) Nov 16, 2007

Member since Sep 2007

3 out of 6 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

THIS GAME IS GREAT. STORY, GRAFfICS, ACTION, AND REPLAY VALUE ARE ALL THERE. I NEVER PLAYED THE FIRST ONE, BUT AFTER PLAYING #2 I WISH I HAD. ONLINE PLAY IS AN ADDED BONUS. WITH LOTS OF MISSIONS, AND EVEN CO-OP. THE ONLY THING THATS KIND OF A DOWNER.... NO HEADSET... O WELL MAYBEY BTW 3...

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GF Rating
5

Fair

What a cute little army you are!

posted by JCDenton (FREEDOM, NH) Aug 19, 2008

Top Reviewer

Member since Mar 2006

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Battalion Wars 2 takes the series to familiar new ground. Basically, there are a whole bunch of warring factions who all want to kill each other. The plot follows... someone... trying to take over... someone else... so they can do... something.
Honestly, who really cares? You're here to play an action strategy game. Here's the problem: the action elements are pretty linear and the strategy is simplistic. In fact, defense, attack commands, switching between units and basically every other strategic maneuver are handled with a single button. Somehow, I feel strategy could be better implemented by using, oh, two or three buttons.
Another odd thing about the game are the units. Sure, you play as five different empires, but their units are basically the same. This begs the question: why did we need all these different factions?
As for the characters, they're parodies. The Solar Empire is China, the Frontier is America, Tundrans are Russians, Xylvanians are Germans, the Anglo Islands are basically British and the Iron Legion apparently crawled out of a lost George C. Romero movie. It's all very stereotypical and not very interesting to begin with.
The game just doesn't hold much appeal. I suppose it's functional enough to play, but gives no reason to bother. The big reward for playing well is getting an S ranking. That's about it. And that's not enough for me.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

I Declare war on this Game

posted by MagooMan (INDEPENDENCE, MO) Nov 9, 2007

Member since Jul 2007

1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

Battalion Wars 2 was barely a sequel worthy of the same title as the original. Completely unchallenging, short sluggish gameplay, made this a terrible addition to the series. Dont waste your time on this game.

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