Rated 9 out of 10 by Chris L. Fun and worth your money
With the Wii out it's hard to find a great Gamecube game like Battalion wars, but it can happen and it did for me. This game is part of the Advance wars series but instead of a turn based strategy Battalion Wars is a Real time shooter as well, and I have to say this addition was pretty good. The Interface is great especially the field manual with the unit dossier. the controls may get the best of you many times before you begin to get it but once you do it's much less frustrating and confusing. This game has a varies greatly in challenge levels from very easy missions to extremely difficult, but the pattern of these difficulty's can be a bit random sometimes, such as one of the hardest missions in the first campaign and one of the easiest in the 3rd. The graphics are pretty good but some of the Co's look a little funny as well as some units. Battalion wars features a great storyline that lasts quite a while, but the lasting appeal of this game would probably be greatly increased by adding a multiplayer mode, like in the 2nd one. I personaly thought the sound was good and does the job well. Overall a great game for strategy and shooter fans alike.
Rated 8 out of 10 by EpicFanBoy Cute Warfare!
Yes I know that sounds wrong, but in a game like battalion wars, you should just go with it. The super awesome combination of strategy and shooting is the strong-point of Nintendo's war franchise. My biggest complaint is the difficulty. The game is VERY hard, and it will take several replays of each mission to pass, and the game seems to ruin you too easily if you make a single inaccurate decision in combat.
Rated 8 out of 10 by DKandDK great military game
This was a really fun game. the contols could get a little annoying at time. We love how you could actually control a troop instead of just only telling them what to do. It kinds of bothers us that you only could control one army unless you get te few bonus missions. we also like how each army in the game is supposed to be like a country in real life. We recomend this to both begginers and experts at strategy games
Rated 8 out of 10 by TheDawg Here at last...
Finally, after years of owning a GameCube, a strategy game worth playing. Battalion wars is a joy to play, and I can think of no other game like it on the GC. It has it's drawbacks, but considering you can probably pick it up for cheap, its definitely worth your money. The game basically puts you in control of one unit in a battalion usually consisting on about 30 soldiers, tanks, and air vehicles. Aside from the first couple of missions, you'll be spending the majority of the time directly controlling tanks while issuing orders to everyone else. Unlike some war games, the most important aspect of the game is how you controll the other troops, though your performance is important as well. Battle operates on a rock-paper-scissors type of system, so its important what troops you send to attack the enemy forces. For the most part however, you can just charge the enemy with all your troops at once. The graphics have a definite cartoony feel, but this suits the game well, and provide a clean overall presenation. This is essential, as you can have quite a lot of units onscreen at one time. In terms of difficulty, Battalion Wars can be pretty hard. You will probably spend a long time doing the same mission over and over again just to beat it, and you're out of luck if you plan on scoring 100% on every mission. In the end, however, the 20 missions that the game spands (+4 bonus missions) will give you a decent amount of playtime, though a few more would have been all the better. All in all, Battalion Wars is an enjoyable experience, but one that you probably wont be playing years down the road. It definitely has its flaws, but overall its a game that you wont want to miss.
Rated 10 out of 10 by SilentZ Buy It
This game is great! You should get it. It is a load of fun. The only downside is that there is no multiplayer, and the only replay value is getting a high score, and unlocking a few bonus missions. You will want to replay it, so I strongly suggest you get it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by VCoke A great game
i would totally reconmend this game to almost anyone. if u enjoy a good shooter thts not to graphic with blood and language, GET THIS. if ur looking for a new game GET THIS.
Rated 10 out of 10 by guillermo the game i grew up plaing whit
my favorite game , when i was 5 it was the first game i buy for the game cube sins that time i started liking it but my big bro broke it i havent play sins then
Rated 8 out of 10 by Spyro a great game single player game
im playing this game right trying to beat it and its fun but there are some hard parts to it and it can get kind of annoying but i think i can beat it. overall its a fun game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by jojojoj great and awsome
this game was amazing ive played since i was 4 and im elevn and its still fun but after u beat this make sure to get numberer 2