Advanced Wars: Days of Ruin:

Advanced wars for the GBA was one of my fav games for the system, so picking up Advanced wars for the DS seemed like a no brainer… I was wrong. Advanced wars DS just seems to have all of the standard features that the GBA and other games of the genera have, but none of the stuff that makes a game unique. One of my favorite features of the first game was the different “effects” of the generals that you can choose to lead your army. It really gave a nice ace up the sleeve strategy to the game. Now I did not finish the DS version but I am about 15 missions in and have yet to receive a singe “power” or “buff”. While this feature may be in the game, its taking way to long to introduce it. I also found the plot really boring, much like the game play. All and all the whole game just seemed really generic and boring. I do plan to go back and finish the game, and if anything mind blowing does show up I will return to report my findings and adjust my assessment.

A big fat 2 out of 10

Arkham Asylum:

With the release of the much anticipated sequel (which I’m loving the shit out of BTW) I thought it would be a good idea to review the the first title, Arkham Asylum. This (in my opinion) was a game that just did everything right; a very gritty and modern looking game with a solid combat system that only suffered (very minutely) from some clipping and collision detection issues. If just having a solid game isn’t good enough, the entire cast of the 1990’s Batman: The Animated Series make a long awaited return. With that cast joining the party, this means we get my personal favorite Joker (notice I don’t say voice, seriously better than Nicholson) which is the icing on the scrumtrelesant cake that is Arkham Asylum. There are few games I can recommend higher than Arkham Asylum.

9.5 out of 10 Edited by B. Truex Listening to Pennywise “Fuck Authority”

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