Monday, September 5

Game: Advance Wars Dual Strike

I think the original AW was (and still is) one of the best videogames I've played. I never understood what people meant when they said priorities were shuffled and responsibilities mislaid while playing a game till I played that one.

AWDS is the third in the series after the previous two for the GBA. This time it's on the DS, making good use of the screen, but less so of the touchscreen (but only 'cos the interface has been so carefully designed for d-pad control too).

It's pretty much the safe affair - well at first anyway. Further into the game we find that lots of additions have been made; some good but some bad too. I wouldn't have minded with any other game except that AW was as close to perfect as possible. I guess it was a no win situation for the developers, but I still feel that the game has been diluted too much.

It's still a cracking game though, as proven by my almost missing my stop on the way to work this morning. It's just a shame I'll have to eventually give it back...

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