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Advance Wars: Dark Conflict
2 December 2008
Excerpt: The 2002 Game Boy Advance release, Advance Wars, was one of gaming’s most pleasant surprises – the ready-made classic. Although an unknown quantity upon reaching Western shores, the series’ fine-tuned gameplay mechanics and perfect balance owed themselves to Japanese-only sequels stretching as far...
Excerpt: We never played rock, paper, scissors at school. We were too busy practicing Street Fighter 2 moves on each other in the playground to give that boring game a chance. But somehow the bods at Japanese developer Intelligent Systems has taken that simple child's game and turned it into one of the most...
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: One of the best series in handheld history is back for more, a refined and updated experience with the fantastic addition of online play. It's a bit darker - though only in palette - and it is really just the same game again, but it's Advance Wars so who actually cares?
Excerpt: Though us poor Europeans wouldn't know it, Advance Wars: Dark Conflict is not only the fourth Advance Wars game, but the 12th in the Nintendo Wars series (only the GBA and DS titles have been released here in the UK).
Conclusion: Final veredict: It's good to see Nintendo taking some risks with the series without abandoning the fans. Another awesome and challenging addition to the Advance Wars series, prepare to be addicted.
Pros: Great controls, Good music, Enormous lifespan, Online play, Beautiful graphics