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Advance Wars: Dark Conflict

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Overall 8
8.0

Advanced War-Dark Conflict

johnkristy, Verdicts
16 September 2011
  • Excerpt: The game make us to feel as if we are in the war field. More thriller experience.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Sound quality 8
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Gameplay 10
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Graphics 8
8.0

An excellent new take on the Advance Wars series

Anti_W, Ciao
24 August 2011
  • 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. For its second outing on ...
  • Pros: Many additions improve gameplay, complex story, a lot of replay value
  • Cons: Change in tone quite jarring, steep difficulty curve
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
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Sound quality 6
6.0
Gameplay 8
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Graphics 6
6.0

A solid but unspectacular sequel to a brilliant strategy series

MrSibs, Ciao
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 ...
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
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Gameplay 10
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Graphics 8
8.0

The new shining star of the Advance Wars series

SAMesan, Ciao
8 September 2008
  • Excerpt: "...gritty look at the once-colourful Advance Wars formula. Better balance, better graphics, markedly better sound and an interesting storyline will leave fans satisfied and newcomers hooked. Premise: On a world devastated by a planet-wide meteor shower, survivors struggle to see another day while fighting off bandits, other factions, a sinister military-industrial company, and a virus that threatens to wipe them all out. You play as the commanding ...
  • Pros: fun, pick up and play, replayability
  • Cons: not groundbreaking in graphics and sound
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Addictive

SJG1983, Play.com
8 July 2008
  • Conclusion: First had a go on this game on the weekend and I couldn't put it down. Its is a very nice and addictive turn base strategy game for the DS if you have long train/bus journeys to work this maybe ideal or if you going on holidays would be good to pass the time while laying on the beach as you do get totally immersed in the game.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Decent Game for the DS

tomahawk13, Play.com
8 July 2008
  • Conclusion: I liked this game, it's fun, addictive, funny ( apart from the bad jokes from one of the characters) and it's strategic. The only reason i gave this one a 4 star is because there isn't much help when your in trouble, the leveling up is a nice addition aswell.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best RTS out on the DS

Jazybp, Play.com
8 July 2008
  • Conclusion: This game is brilliant, both multiplayer and the single player campaign due to the highly addictive game play.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Epic strategy game!"

Robert, Mighty Ape
9 June 2008
  • Summary: A lot of fun and quite challenging but I feel as though the CO powers are lame in this one compared to Dual Strike and they got rid of Stealth Planes
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Overall 8
8.0

Not as good as the Advance Wars games that came before it...

S. Taylor, amazon.co.uk
31 January 2008
  • Summary: ... but the bar has always been incredibly high when a series is this good. I feel many are being too critical about the new story and style - I feel the style and tone don't stray too far away from past titles in the series (especially Advance Wars 2 for the GBA) but, like many others, was not as impressed by the story as I was with the fresh concept of the first, or the tongue-in-cheek fantasy elements in Dual Strike.
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Overall 8
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so much moralising!

Claudia, amazon.co.uk
25 January 2008
  • Summary: Ok, we get it, war is bad. But if you're going to make a war game, don't sermonise endlessly about the evils of blowing up enemy tanks. The makers of advance wars seem to have come over all guilt-ridden, and there is an awful lot of rather clunky dialogue about how terrible it is to be forced into a position where you have to blast all enemy units out of the water/sky/etc. And my god, do they talk! On and on...
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