Advance Wars Duel Strike vs. Advance Wars Days of Ruin

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Which Advance Wars do YOU prefer?

  1. Duel Strike

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  1. bwsaw
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    Newcomer bwsaw Advanced Member

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    Personally, I prefer Days of Ruin. The tag team battles in Duel Strike kinda put me out early in the game. Better plot too, in DoR. DS is just...ok, some more enemies. SQUASH THEM.
     


  2. Gore

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    I've no patience for them... I love the early battles but I just can't do long tedious battles like they get to be further in...
    I was disappointed to see Combat Mode taken out of Days of Ruin because it was great great multiplayer fun and a really nice little minigame.
    4 player real time wars!
    Kind of disappointing that it doesn't let you choose left handed controls, it's kinda hard for me to aim with my right hand on stylus..


    So, in the end....
    I liked the battles in Days of Ruin better, but I miss Combat Mode.
     
  3. Friendo

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    This is hard because I think they're both awesome and had good times with both games.
    But if I had to choose, I'd pick Days of Ruin. Online matches and map downloads kept things fresh. Also, the storyline made me love the characters more and the creeper virus, for some reason, made the storyline addicting for me.
     
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    I liked Dual Strike better. Better story (in my opinion), more like-able characters, and more units. Plus the graphics are better, I don't like the DoR graphics. It's sort of like GBA Fire Emblem vs. DS Fire Emblem graphics. The GBA versions' are simply better looking.
     
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    More realistic and no tag specials. I voted for Days of Ruin, but Dual Strike is good nonetheless.
     
  6. bwsaw
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    Wow...I agree with almost everythinig everyone said.

    Lets compile everything

    DS
    Better erm....cooler graphics. A more likeable style, lets say.
    Yes, indeed more units

    DoR
    Better storyline/characters
    More features
    Slightly Better Gameplay (in most opinions)

    Conclusion
    Most people prefer DoR (so far) but ALL think DS is a VERY CLOSE second. For me, DS is my second favorite game on my Cyclo, with DoR leading the way slightly.
     
  7. Frederica Bernkastel

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    The story is more serious on DoR, the graphics are awesome and war-like, the units are realistic and so are the CO powers.
    The evil characters are really evil, not just wanting world domination (kinda like the joker in the dark knight!) but pain and death.
    The Online mode is awesome and there are no stupid medals like there were in the last one

    But.. Dual strike had good bits too... for example that multiplayer combat game, and those hardcore survuival bits...
    I think that DoR is better overall though...
     
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    Days Of Ruin, hands down. The whole new approach freshened it up.

    You know, because war isnt pretty pastel colours
     
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    Days of Ruin [​IMG]

    Online modus, better looking and the CO powers aren't overpowered .
     
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    Dual Strike was my favorite. I didn't quite like DoR..
     
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    DoR.
    Tag powers are such "I WIN" buttons...
     
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    DoR. DS was a complete turnoff (as its predecessors) as I felt it to have to happy of a mood; it felt as if all the characters were thinking: "We're going to war! This'll be fun! Even though tons of our friends and comrades are gonna die, I think we can still have a hunky dory time!".


    Also DS was too easy.
     
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    I liked DoR alot when first downloaded it. The difficulty kept me from finishing it though later on. I tried getting into dual strike after playing DoR but couldn't cuz it was too boring for me.
     
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    I like DoR more. I thought that DS was great too, I just like DoR more for some reason
     
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    I raped the campaign mode in Days of Ruin, Dual Strike took me far longer I think. Still both very good but I like DS better because of the tag team powers and the plethora of characters you could choose from.
     
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    I like DS more, although DoR has the clearly better storyline n things.
    don't know why, maybe because DS had more... uh features and more unique characters. Srsly, I can't even remember the Name of the Kid you play in DoR Oo
     
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    Dual Strike!

    because Days of Ruin was depressing at times...

    (plus DS is more fun to play with friends who are not so tactifully minded!)
     
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    Well, they are almost the same games, but I kinda liked DoR more because of the atmosphere, and "improved" graphics..
    But both games are almost equally great!
     
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    The storyline is really depressing in DoR, I liked the rather lame humor in Dual Strike more to be honest. Plus Jugger always amused me.
     
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    Tag power is interesting, but I really didn't like it.

    DoR had better characters (IMO), much more balanced gameplay, a decent story, better music (IMO) and the whole gameplay felt like you're in a war, instead of this kiddy joke of a war. (Not saying DS was bad. Just thought it felt too kiddish for my taste. Still an excellent game.)

    I do wish that it had a few more COs, and a better commander system. Some CO's powers were useless, while some were just simply overpowered.
     

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