Rated 9 out of 10 by a-dog Fun
I usually don't play strategy games because I don't have the patience to sit there for 45 minutes just to be easily beaten, but I saw that it got a good review in Game Informer magazine, so I decided to give it a try and I was hooked. It's focuses on a kid who wakes up after the apocalypse and finds out quickly that he's not the only survivor. He joins a group who is trying to find other survivors and stop other groups who just want land and supplies. The first few battles are incredibly easy, because they are very newcomer friendly games, which is good, thats how I learned to play. You'll eventually start fighting more enemies and using better equipment, like planes, tanks, etc. The only thing is, the enemy gets an extremely unfair advantage over you with more powerful weapons and in greater quantities. It may take you an hour and a half or longer to finish, but if you can pay attention for that long, it's a fun and exciting game that puts you in control of an entire army.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Brian Z To All Advance Wars Fans
Alright, I seriously love Advance Wars, the countless hours of playing with friends and such. I was expecting to get great game play, new units, new characters, and that's exactly what I got. You don't need to play every Advance Wars game to understand this game, in fact, all the old characters are gone. It's new and better than ever! The story line is amazing. It's like reading a interesting book, a book that has animation. The biggest point I want to point out is the storyline. I believe story lines are a great deal in all video games, this storyline is phenomenal. Moving on, the challenge was alright (speaking from a somewhat no-life DS player). The last few levels were a bit better, it required a bit of thinking, especially the last level. The sound is great, keeps you interested. The animations were a bit improved. The Wi-Fi battling is wonderful, it adds on to even more countless hours of fun. Lastly, I highly recommend reads of my review to purchase this game. It's interesting, it's challenging, and it's fun. I would even purchase this game if it cost a lot more.
Rated 10 out of 10 by By: -censored- Poor Graphics, But great game. ;)
Just let me assure you that the graphics are the worst I've seen on DS yet. They might be worse than what appears in gameboy. If it weren't for the great battle functions, I would just throw it out. But the battle functions rival that of Age of Empires DS. The addition of air and sea was wonderful, it was the one of things that I felt their rivals were sorely missing. The battle animations are better looking than other games, thanks to the employment of both screens. But I miss watching people hack each other apart. The addition of stuff like gas or main vs. secondary weapons was slightly stupid, because if a elite unit runs out of ammo, especially an air or naval unit, because the unit then has to retreat to the nearest controlled airfield, city, or port to restock or else they are a sitting duck. The interface is a little annoying because the learning curve is stepper than most games, but it is more than made by the unique level editor. Finial Decison: Ever lose a fighter jet to missiles you can't see on any other game? Ever use a jet or missiles in any other game? You decide.
Rated 8 out of 10 by trauma center fan best DS strategy game
The previous game, advance wars dual strike, was an all time favorite for me. I played that game until this gem came out, which far surpasses the old one. This game is far grittier (which is the point of it) than any of the other happy "isn't killing people adorable!" games intelleligents game has made. Another upgrade is the look to it, not the environments, but the units. They’re more detailed than ever and shows battle scenes on both screens so you can see the entire unit(s) shoot and be shot at. A drawback that was supposed to be a step forward is the mission select. Once you beat a level, you can play the mission again anytime you want. On the old game, you'd have to restart the game to play a level again. It sounds bad, but it gave the game a lot of replay ability, whether you like it or not. Oh well, this game kicks butt and there's nothing else to say.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Chris L. Changed, but still good
Advance wars seemed to be changed this time but it still remains as fun and challenging as ever. The AI seems to be a bit smarter in this advance wars, but most of the old tactics for tricking them still remain. This game is very challenging in some stages and acts as a tutorial in the first few stages. The graphics look a little bit better,now that it is on the DS. The Interface is good, but the sound is a bit simple, with most of it sounding like metal. Advance Wars Days of Ruin has, in my opinion, the best storyline out of all the games, despite the change of mood from the more serious war than a cartoon-like war. Advance wars days of ruin also takes Nintendo WFC over the top with great features like voice chat with friends. Overall I definitely recommend this game to strategy fans who really want a great experience
Rated 8 out of 10 by R-K-O Just a new storyline!
My review , Advance Wars : Days of Ruin , is it a good tactical game. It's not the best one but I like it. I liked the old one too. It's just like the old one but only new storyline. That's mine downside. The upside is the storyline is great , It's like the dinasaur age again. Also , the graphics is better than the GBA [ obviously ] .. If you like war and tactical games. this would be the game for you. If you are an addict and you play all day , you can finish this game in 24hrs. IF you really are good at tactical games. Also , the bad thing is the bad guys keep changing, I asked my self if where did the other one go , he gave up? BUT don't that let you stop from buying this game. I don't guarantee that it has a good storyline enough for you but for me , it is :D
Rated 10 out of 10 by therunner Buy it, prices deceive you
I bought this game when it was $30...and I'd do it again if the one I have now broke ;). If you don't like strategy games, turn back now, know which games are best for you. I love strategy games where you can take your time and think about your options. This is one of those games. It doesn't have amazing graphics but it doesn't matter, because the gameplay makes up for it. This game offers an astounding story mode, tons of maps made for you, and an option to make and play your own. it's multiplayer on just one DS, which is worth some "awesome points" in my mind. If you like strategy games, buy it. period. ~therunner
Rated 10 out of 10 by luke516 A Must Buy
First off, i would like to say that the graphics, which everyone else has been knocking so much, are all that is needed for a game like this. and since they are so simple, not 3d or something, they can look perfect. But now back to the point. this is a fantastic game, with a huge amount of staying power. the campaign and the story are both great, with pretty decent writing. and yes it is a big upgrade from the previous ones, adding much needed units like battleships. i cant imagine advance wars any other way now. in summination: BUY this GAME! and you have no excuse not to, now that it is only 10 Dollars!
Rated 10 out of 10 by PlayBoy Best Strategy game for NDS
This is an EXCELLENT title for the NDS. It has a great storyline. You must lead your Ragtag army through Apocalyptic wastelands and survive. It has heart stopping moments as well as humorous funny scenes. It has great graphics for such portable. It has great turn-based gaming system. It took me like a month and a half to complete it. It has a variety of new characters such as Will, Brenner, Caulder, Isabella, Forsyth, and many more. Advance Wars, Advance Wars Dual Strike and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising are nothing, I'm telling you, nothing compared to Advance Wars Days of Ruin. Its awesome!!!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Brandon Wi-Fi? I'm in!
The Advance Wars series has always been top notch in the strategy genre, heck it's probably the best series in the entire genre. From the looks of the previews, this looks like it will definitely continue the Advance Wars legacy. Why? Well, it keeps the same great formula that makes it so great, and still offers lots of fresh new things as well, like an extensive online mode (random matches, friend matches with voice chat, and a map editor that allows you to share maps online), a new art style, and of course some new units. I'm really looking forward to playing this game!