Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

Did you know that the "D" in "D-Day" stood for "Day?" It did. And the "H" of "H-Hour" stood for "Hour." It's a popular myth that D-Day was a shortening of Doomsday.

I bring this up because today is D-Day in two senses: Today is the Day that Advance Wars dropped and the game begins with a depiction of Doomsday.

It was safe to say that I was going to be picking up this title regardless of outside influences. Firstly, now that I'm reviewing games myself I find that I don't read other reviews as much as I did because I don't want to be swayed by them. Secondly, I like Advance Wars: Dual Strike so much that I felt that I owed the developer's a free shot at my wallet on the next title.

So I picked up my pre-order today and I've only just started playing it but I felt that I should post something as soon as I could to assist readers in deciding whether or not to pick this up. I hope to follow up with a more detailed posting but as of right now this game rates a strong buy. The art and music are sublime. I've already been drawn into the post-apocalyptic scenario. The new COs are very exciting and the controls are spot-on. All in all, so far so great and I don't foresee any changing of my initial assessment. I haven't even taken a crack at the Wi-Fi game yet. As far as I can tell there is no risk in picking this up right away.

Grab it today because tomorrow you might be hit by a bus.


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