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Batallion Wars 2

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Gaming' started by MztikalAce, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. MztikalAce

    MztikalAce exstatic Wii Fan

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    Hey guys im wondering is it going to be worth it to get, when it comes out feb 15th? Im into the whole advance wars series but never played batallion wars 1. And since i aint heard much on it thought i should ask, i looked up release dates and it said it was released in America on october.
     
  2. WiitnessID

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    It's good and it actually has good effects. Graphics wise you;ll see this in the first stage... it even has rain drops on the camera lens. It seems to use some for of normal mapping also so the detail in the ships are great! Also too it's like advances war except you get to decide what you unit is going to attack and actually control the attack. The whole thing is great and many people should try this out. It's like quake wars but better and simple because you have boats battle ship , subs, planes, bazooka battalions and the list goes on! And it is online and the online does work! The only thing it needs is a level editor which I'm sure will come out in the next version. If you have advance wars you have to try this one out. In the future they may actually mix the two a little who knows?
     
  3. cyberzomby

    cyberzomby OH NOES! A PICTURE

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    I cant wait :D:D

    2 weeks from now :D
     
  4. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    I just got it yesterday, actually. First, I'll disagree with Witness on the graphics. They are certainly acceptable, but they're only marginally better than the first game, which was on the Gamecube.

    Aside from that, the game is quite fun. It is pretty easy, though, especially in comparison to the first game, which was brutally frustrating at times. Now I just have to hop online, which is where the game is supposed to shine.

    Still, I can't help but feel that the game could have easily been so much better. More/different online modes (such as a skirmish mode more similar to that in the Advance Wars games) would have helped. An economy system (ala Advance Wars) as well as more control over unit production would have taken the game a long way.

    Still, it's not bad for what it is. Hopefully, BW3 will be much better.
     
  5. WiitnessID

    WiitnessID WiiChat Member

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    Really? I have the GC game also?


    I think you can see the difference pretty well? I also went to the gallery to scoop out all of the models... really nice work they did on this one.
    GC version
    http://media.cube.ign.com/media/676/676364/img_3033381.html
    Wii version
    http://media.wii.ign.com/media/849/849911/img_5026139.html
     
  6. cyberzomby

    cyberzomby OH NOES! A PICTURE

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    Yea I only recently found out the unit production isnt like advance wars! I instantly felt disapointed and though: Hhmm I might even get this on release-day! But hey! I still am and lets hope BWIII gets it right :p
     
  7. MztikalAce

    MztikalAce exstatic Wii Fan

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    When you say actually control the attack what do you mean
     
  8. Apple Guy

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    You fight the enemies not just send guys over
     
  9. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    You actually (have to) take control of any unit in your squad. You then direct units around from that units perspective.



    Anyway, as far as the game, I'd ONLY buy the game if you can play online. If you're only getting it for the single player, it's not worth a buy. I seriously finished the game in 3 days. It's only about a 10 hour campaign. Although, you can go back and play missions for better rankings, but there's not much point (and getting all S ranks would make you want to kill yourself). The single player is only so-so too; it's a bit too linear with series of small skirmishes rather than big, all-out battles. It is still fun, nevertheless.

    I'd agree with IGN and give the game an 8.0.
     
  10. WiitnessID

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    Getting S ranking are needed for some online competition. The follow command is great too if you are good. Follow with some splintering and cover fire is so sweet! Your not good until you are unstoppable! Really I want a part two with full on advances wars type of battles with 32 by 32 grid maps. The game is such a good concept it should not be over looked. A map editor on the next one would be so sweet! Darker theme would get more people into it also I think. Seriously those two studio should trade ideas and help each other out.
     
  11. Dkw0101

    Dkw0101 Your Savior

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    i love the game, i bought it a few months ago
     
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    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    Agreed on the control over unit production part. Ive never played any of the advanced wars games as i have never boughten a gay ass handeld ever. I prefer actual gaming.
     
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    Dkw0101 Your Savior

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    i've never played the advance wars series as i have a psp and not a DS
     
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    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    Actually, as far as i know, the original Advance Wars came out on the Game Boy Advance.
     
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    thas Canadian/Gamer for life

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    i wouldnt compare advanced wars to battalion wars 2 because advance wars is more turn based.
     
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    well how was i supposed to know!!!!!!!!
     
  17. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    Getting S ranks in the campaigns unlocks multiplayer stuff? What? As far as I know, in order to unlock multiplayer maps, you need to just play them a certain number of times online, which is an interesting concept.
     
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    s ranks in campaign just gives you bonus content, you do need to play a certain amount of time to unlock maps in multiplayer
     
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    It looked fun to me but when I got it just isn't what I thought, a little to much strategy, It's okay but I wouldn't pay 50 for it, probably only 30 dollars IMO.
     
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    You're luck you only have to wait until Feb 15th, March 21st is the Australian release date :sick: . Hopefully Gametraders gets it in early.
     

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