Well, I've never played an Advance Wars game, but they do look interesting.
So, I guess I want to ask you people. Is this series worth my time?
So far we (in the West) have 2 AW games on GBA, there is a DS version on the way, and a GC spin-off also planned for release.
I'd have to ask, what do you think makes the GBA soo good (or bad), and if the DS version looks like a good new title? Also, do you like the direction of the GC title? As a game, do you think that this would work well? As an AW game, more specifically, do you think it would work well?
Finally, if a person was going to choose between the following 2 options, which would you suggest: - Option 1 - Advance Wars, AW 2, AW DS & AW GC - Option 2 - Wario Ware, WW Twisted, WW GC & WW Touched (So, either war strategy, or random micr-games?)
Post by nocturnal YL on May 3, 2005 2:31:41 GMT -5
(1) Neither do I. I havren't played that. I am not interested in "SRPG" games like FE.
(2) If you like it, you may try. Intellegent Systems games are generally "short", meaning that it doesn't have much to play (But it should worth replay!)
(3) The GBA version ought to have better graphics. I'd say, it doesn't make full use of the GBA! The DS title would look good if it uses the graphic style of Fire Emblem.... 9? Or 10? Anyway, I am talking about copying the style of Fire Emblem GC.
(4) WARIOWARE ALL THE WAY!!!!!
If I rate Intellegent Systems games in order, I'd say: (1) WarioWare (2) Paper Mario (3) Panepon (4) Fire Emblem (5) Advance Wars
The key thing to remember about Advance Wars (and indeed their other strategy games) is that they are not easy. They have been working on this genre for 15 years, and they keep getting harder and harder.
They are very good games if you put the time into them. If you (like me) can't quite get your head around it then you will likely leave them around halfway through.
I picked up the first one very early, but I didn't really play through it until I got my SP... because I spent so much time on some levels that I'd maybe complete two on a single set of batteries (and that's an expensive battery consumption).
This series is, IMO, definitely worth your time. I'm a big AW-fan and I still play AW2 nearly every day since I bought it (release day, of course).
The GBA games are good because they involve lots of tactics to win. The sense of accomplishment is like nothing else. The DS version looks like it will be just like the GBA games with some tweaks.
I do not like the look of Advance Wars: Under Fire. It is not made by Intelligent Systems, but by Kuju. They've turned it into a real time strategy and it just doesn't have anything to do with the GBA games! Maybe it will be a good game, but I don't like it having the AW-name.
I'm really fond of Wario Ware, beautifull series, but I choose Advance Wars.
That wasn't off-topic YL - you were talking about Wario Ware, so it's all cool! ;D
And Xeno82 - multiplayer isn't an option for me. The family doesn't play viddeo games, and the friends don't play video games (and any that do are more into graphics and power, not weird sprite-based madness...), so I can only really consider single-player games.
SSBM and Mario Kart games are the ONLY games I can get other people to play, and only for very short periods anyway...
Post by Blueberry_pie on May 5, 2005 4:02:01 GMT -5
The family doesn't play viddeo games, and the friends don't play video games (and any that do are more into graphics and power, not weird sprite-based madness...), so I can only really consider single-player games.
Post by Dances in Undergarments on May 5, 2005 5:56:21 GMT -5
A bit irrelavant to the topic, but I think You should put your target on Touched! and Twisted! These two are much cooler than the original one.
Nothing can match the coolness and originality of the first one, though, regardless of whether or not the latest two are better quality or not (though most places seem to put Touched under the original in terms of quality).
And Andronicus thinking of buying all games in a series except one? Now I've seen everything.
I'm actually just thinking of sticking to the original plan now, which was to have DK (NES Classics), DK ('94) and MvsDK, to make up the Mario & DK feud series (of course, this would mean getting the NES DK games, and evetually that arcade machine I've always wanted).
Plus, once I get Zelda '05, I'll have 11 GCN games... that's a lot... I only have 5 for each of the previous systems that I consider to be part of my collection, so I really don't think any more GCN is necessary (plus, I don't have time to play as much as I used to - it's been months since I've played a video game... MONTHS!!!)