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!
yes: I recommend this product