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Advance Wars: Dual Strike

Advance Wars: Dual Strike

Game: Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Start Date: June 19th, 2017
End Date: September 28th, 2017
Videos: 63

Advance Wars was a big player on the GBA, especially in terms of turn-based strategy games, and even though franchises were starting to move to the Nintendo DS, that didn’t stop Intelligent Systems from using the well-established “Advance Wars” name. All our favorite COs have returned, with some new faces as well, for a new installment that throws a few new twists, and another screen, to the mix.

Advance Wars has always been a main staple of my channel, but truth be told, I was considering putting this off for a bit, even after getting the 3DS Capture Card. I just wasn’t sure if I was ready to get into ANOTHER Advance Wars game, just because of how time-consuming they can be. However, after thinking about it, and revisiting the game for a afternoon, I realized that I actually had missed the Advance Wars gameplay, and Dual Strike didn’t seem like it would be that big of an investment. Because of that, I decided to go for it!

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Pieces

Pieces

Game: Pieces
Start Date: September 12th, 2015
Videos: 4

I know when you hear the name “Atlus” these days, you start thinking about Persona and Shin Megami Tensei. Back in the days of SNES though, you had little gems like this. Games that probably didn’t push the envelope as far as games that redefined the standard of gaming, but games that took a concept like, doing a jigsaw puzzle, and put it in video game form.

Pieces was one of those games that I actually really enjoyed and was amazed by, particularly by how game developers could, quite literally, take any type of activity and make it into a video game. For this game, Atlus was like, “let’s take jigsaw puzzles and make something out of that,” and they did! I find that amazing, although I’m sure many of my fans out there are still questioning me about why this game was Let’s Play-able. Regardless, I’m glad I showed it off as it was another fun mini-project I could do during the weekends to make Pokemon Gold a little more bearable.

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Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising

Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising

Game: Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Start Date: February 5th, 2013
Runtime: 44 hours
Videos: 84

After the events in Cosmo Land in the first Advance Wars game, Black Hole has returned, with new troops, new inventions, and new CO’s, all of which are ready to tear a hole through the territory of Macro Land. Orange Star, Blue Moon, Yellow Comet, and Green Earth will return to the scene once again to defend their homeland from this new evil that is in front of them.

I really love the Advance Wars series and after how well the first game went on my channel, I knew I definitely wanted to cover the second game of the series as well, considering it was my personal favorite of the series. While I felt the playthrough of the game was decent, a part of me also felt like the game went on a bit too long for my liking. I also covered the War Room maps for this game as well, which also contributed to the massive length.

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Advance Wars

Advance Wars

Game: Advance Wars
Start Date: February 1st, 2010
Runtime: 26 hours
Videos: 120

War is one of those things that you just can’t be happy about, but when you use easily disposable and recycled soldiers, it suddenly becomes a game of really intensive thinking and addictive gameplay. Something strange is going on in Cosmo Land, and when neighboring Blue Moon starts attacking the nation of Orange Star, it’s up to Andy and his friends, Max and Sami, to get to the bottom of this mysterious conflict and unravel the mysteries within.

After taking on the challenge of Fire Emblem back in 2009, I knew I wanted to cover its sister series, Advance Wars, as well. I knew this was going to be quite the undertaking, as Advance Wars is almost more complicated than Fire Emblem, but I was up to the task. This project features the entire Campaign Mode, including alternate paths/routes, and a run-through of all the War Room maps.

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