Excerpt: Ant Nation is sort of an ant simulator, and sort of a real time strategy video game. Systems like the Nintendo DS really blur the lines between genres, and there have been a lot of unique games. Ant Nation has the player controlling a colony of ants who are out to stop alien robot ants. No one said the story was original, but it does give the player a reason to have their ants battle.
Excerpt: Considering this is Real-Time Strategy (RTS) for the younger set, Ant Nation provides all the proper window dressing to appeal to kids. The ant characters conform to what we all imagine as "cute," thanks to films like Antz , but even kids' movies depict more struggle and strife than Ant Nation . The picture painted for an ant's life in this game is pretty vanilla. All work and no play, unless you consider battles with alien insects to be much fun.
Excerpt: Ant Nation is a simple but rewarding and enjoyable real-time strategy (RTS) game for the best console out there to play this style of game, the DS. This game plays to the DS’ strengths, with an intuitive control scheme...
Excerpt: People have good reasons to hate ants: In spite of their incredible strength, they’re amazingly stupid and incapable of multitasking. Ant Nation posits that they’d therefore make excellent workers and soldiers for a real-time strategy game. In theory, they could, but the game comes across as a charmless attempt at recreating Pikmin .