Reviews and Problems with Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
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Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (GBA)
4 July 2013
Excerpt: Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising is the second iteration of a series of turn based strategy games developed by Intelligent Systems and Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. Though the series has been around for years in Japan (since the original NES, called Famicom Wars) we first got them in portable form on the GBA. In Advance Wars 2, Wars World is made up of several \'Lands\', as well as several continents, with one or more nations on each.
Excerpt: is a turnbased strategy game centered around classic, realistic human warfare. Units include your direct combat units (Battle Copters, Infantry, Tanks) and indirect combat units (Rockets, Missles, Battleship). The difference between these units is in how they battle; direct combat units can battle anytime during the turn you use them in, and indirect units must fire before they are moved. There are units that cannot attack at all; APCs, Landers, and T-Copters.
Excerpt: Advance Wars 2, the sequel to the excellent Advance Wars improves on its forerunner in almost every way. Where it doesn't improve, it certainly doesn't degrade the experience. In fact, I'd go as far to say that Advance Wars 2 is the best game on the GBA. Best game on the GBA then, that's certainly a way to start a review and for you dear readers, I shall elaborate on why I feel so strongly about this game. It's all about the gameplay.
Excerpt: The map tiles in Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising are very basic. There are perhaps only 10-12 different terrain tiles such as woods, mountains, hills, plains, etc. However, the battle animations are quite good. While it’s not the most graphically intensive GBA game produced, it still gets by and looks pretty good doing it. The one thing that seems to be done a good bit on GBA games is pushing the system too far.
Excerpt: After I graduated from high school, I spent the summer in Malaysia. It was my parent’s gift to me for completing the first leg of life’s race. I enjoyed every single minute of exploring a whole new place that some of the kids in American suburbia can’t even dream about. For those of you that are familiar with Southeast Asia, I’m willing to bet that you know about the monsoons that periodically fall into the heavily populated cites in the region.
Excerpt: The original Advance Wars distinguished itself as one of the most complex and sophisticated titles on the Game Boy Advance (GBA) by bravely doing something few other carts have dared to do: it rewarded gamers for their intelligence and careful observation instead of their digital dexterity.
Excerpt: Back in 2001 a game called Advance Wars
debuted on the GBA. It was the first Turn Base Strategy game to hit the
GBA. It did not receive hardly any hype, but it was receiving critical
praise by many. Hell, it picked even picked up some awards. Well, 2
years after its release I heard on IGN that a new Advance Wars game was
going to hit stores in June. Well, Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
hit stores in June of 2003 and I was a very happy man.
Summary: Although Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising has been out for a while now, we’ve finally gotten around to reviewing it. Is it a worthy sequel to its sleeper hit predecessor or just a rehash? Read on to find out.
Pros: Addicting, More of the same great gameplay from Advance Wars, Plenty of scenarios and unlockable game maps that will make Advance Wars 2 occupy you for a long time
Cons: May feel more like an expansion pack than a sequel