Reviews and Problems with Advance Wars: Dark Conflict
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Great little turn based strategy game
Mr M E Blandy, amazon.co.uk
8 January 2014
Summary: I decided to visit this classic after buying a 3DS XL just before Christmas rather than an Xbox One (no good games out until mid 2014 at least). Graphics are quirky and fun, and still look pretty good through the 3DS XL larger screens (advance wars is from the old DS, but the 3DS systems are backwards compatible). Gameplay is addictive, pretty simple to pick up but hard to master and think ahead.
Excerpt: The Advance Wars series has always been a solid and fun tactical gameplay experience for handheld consoles. For those not familiar with the series it is a turn-based game where you as the Commanding Officer (or CO) build up your army of units to beat the enemy force or capture their HQ on a set map, though on the campaign mode objectives may differ. This also involves dealing with terrain, fog of war and weather changes.
Pros: Many additions improve gameplay, complex story, a lot of replay value
Cons: Change in tone quite jarring, steep difficulty curve
Summary: I'm going to tell it as it is, this is Advance Wars, plain and simple! Those who love the others will love this, those who don't quite simply wont. All the talk of a boring story line and wishy washy characters is true, but why grumble when its all gone with the press of a button and you can get onto the next exciting level. If you like the others buy this! If you have never played one but like the idea of a "cuddly command and conquer" buy this!!
Summary: An OK game - graphics a bit dull but serviceable, gameplay solid. Story is at Stilton levels of cheese, with awkward and annoying emotional asides. If you can borrow it, the fights are OK, but I would not recommend buying it. It is not bad as such, but never excels, or even rises above the common herd.
A solid but unspectacular sequel to a brilliant strategy series
17 June 2010
Excerpt: THe Advance Wars series has traditionally been a 'Nintendo' style turn-based war strategy game. While you were dealing in tanks, soldiers and, ultimately, death, it was previously done with bright colours and friendly anime-style characters. Advance Wars: Dark Conflict keeps the gameplay mechanics much the same - take it in turns with the opposition to move your units about the grid map, using infantry to capture buildings (including factories, airports and harbours to...
Pros: Gameplay is as good as ever, Simple to pick up but hard to master, Online multiplay
Cons: 2 - Dimensional characters, Less single - player content than Advance Wars : Dual Strike
Great game - even has map editor and can play over wifi.
Sam S. Ung, amazon.co.uk
2 April 2010
Summary: Fantastic game. The best game I currently have for DS. They have introduced experience to units now, so its more worthwhile buying the more expensive units during gameplay. (ie in past mechs were best value for money). Worth having, especially at the price.
Yes it's even better then the excellent Dual Strike!
28 May 2009
Summary: Advance Wars: Dark Conflict is like Command And Conquer with Chess mixed together. You have your troops, tanks, aeroplanes, battleships, helicopters and factorys for building more units. Altogether there are 26 different types of troops and transport you can build. When I say it is a bit like Chess it is because you have to take it in turns at moving your army.
A well rounded RTS game for the DS. Well worth playing.
13 May 2009
Excerpt: This game was a pleasant surprise. I hadn't heard of it before I got it for Christmas. Since then it has taken up a lot of my time. You start off as controlling Jake, a young gun who thinks he knows everything about warfare. You use him through some basic levels before getting to control other characters. Each has their own special move which is very handy in later missions. You get to control a whole range of vehicles which cause destruction.