Advance Wars - Days of Ruin

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by mixinluv2u, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. mixinluv2u

    mixinluv2u GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 20, 2007
    United States
    i want to start an advance wars game next, should i play dual strike before i play days of ruin? or just skip ahead to days of ruin? not sure if anything is related in these 2 games.
  2. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    No, you can start with Days of Ruin without playing Dual Strike first.
    They are both great games, so I would suggest you play them both. But no, there is nothing related to those 2 games.
  3. aphirst

    aphirst "Aren't girls with pee-pees just men?"

    Oct 22, 2007
    Gambia, The
    The Days of Ruin storyline is entirely unrelated to all the others (which all follow on from each other). I see no problem with playing this one before the others [​IMG]

    As for the others though - I'd recommend playing them in order (it's much more entertaining that way [​IMG])
  4. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Global Moderator
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    Personally, I'd recommend Dual Strike first. Though the second one has a bit more polish and an impressive presentation, the story and dialogue are...well, they're pretty bad. The first game was funny because of just how over the top the characters and situations were, but the second one just didn't work. Gameplay-wise, it's still great, and again, it looks great. I just wish they either had better writers or stuck with the more campy nature of the first.
  5. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

    Former Staff
    Oct 26, 2002
    I enjoyed days of ruin but IMO it lacked the "fun-factor" which all the other games in the AW series provided. Whilst DOR does have online play, the way it's been set up doesn't bring much excitement and it severely lacks in modes outside of the campaign (and even that lacks a hard mode). Having said that, to an extent it is harder as the co powers have been removed so if you want more realism/challenge then go for that.

    If I had to pick, I'd go with dual strike to begin with. However that one is a sequal to the 2 gba games (although not knowing what happened back then doesn't mean much - just that you won't be familiar with some of the returning Co's).
  6. JDandy

    JDandy GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 22, 2008
    Days of Ruin is unrelated to the previous AW games, but it has a nice learning curve to it.
    Dual Strike wins in terms of presentation and fun, as far as I'm concerned.
  7. mixinluv2u

    mixinluv2u GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 20, 2007
    United States
    ah okay. the only reason i considered starting days of ruin first was for the online factor. didn't want to miss the train completely. but if the online mode is not that fun anyway i guess i'll just start with dual strike.

    thanks for the replies!
  8. dagreenone

    dagreenone Advanced Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    United States
    North Carolina
    The games are unrelated, but I much prefer Dual Strike because of the characters. Days of Ruins is still good, it does have online, but the story just got worse the further you advanced.