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Advance Wars: Dark Conflict / Days of Ruin on DS

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Advance Wars: Dark Conflict / Days of Ruin is a Strategy game available on the DS. It can be played in Turnbased Singleplayer Competitive modes.

Advance Wars: Dark Conflict / Days of Ruin is a Strategy game. Strategy games provide experiences that require quick thinking, and forward planning from the gamer. They combine the unfolding tactics of classic games like chess, with more recent board games such as Risk. Usually focusing on a theatre of war context, players enjoy the tactical overview of the battle these games provide.

Advance Wars: Dark Conflict / Days of Ruin can be played in a Turnbased mode. Turn Based games are played in turns, so that players can stop and consider their next move. This is common in tactical experience such as strategy or adventure games as this enhances the sense of control and planning the player has. Other genres - such as sporting, fighting and rhythm action games obviously rely on realtime game play.

Advance Wars: Dark Conflict / Days of Ruin can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.

Advance Wars: Dark Conflict / Days of Ruin can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.


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Family Gamer review Thu, 11 Sep 2008

Advance Wars started life back on the original 90's Gameboy as Gameboy Wars. But it wasn't until the Gameboy Advance that the game really came to maturity.

Its offering of turn based tactics in a bright and brilliant handheld game was soon snapped up. The DS versions have extended the experience with more screen space for stats, units and terrain. Advance Wars: Dark Conflict takes the series in a darker, yet more simplistic direction.
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Family Gamer review Tue, 11 Sep 2007

Advance Wars grows up, has a makeover, and streamlines its experience. Dark Conflict is still your favourite turn based strategy game, but now with a darker, edgier aesthetic. Ultimately though, Advance Wars: Dark Conflict succeeds on the strength of its innovative new ideas, rather than its updated wardrobe.

If you've not already sampled the joys of Advance Wars you are missing a treat. The series stems from a game on the original purple buttoned Gameboy (in the 90's) called Gameboy Wars. Although it was never available to a western audience, other than through import, it had enough success in the land of the rising sun to spawn a more widely distributed franchise on the GBA - Advance Wars.
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