Reviews and Problems with Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
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18 October 2007
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).
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...
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.
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.
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.
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