Which Advance Wars title is the least difficult?

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  1. redfalcon

    redfalcon GBATemp Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    Gambia, The

    A few years ago I bought Advance Wars 2 for the GBA, but stopped playing somewhere in the middle because I found it too difficult. Later I tried Dual Strike, but after a few missions I got again tired of always starting all over again because it got so damn hard. Is the first for the GBA or Days of Ruin any easier? I like the concept of AW, but its frustrating to see that after 7 to 8 missions the game gets so hard. I dont always want to restart a mission, just because I made one wrong turn and the enemy starts to floor me.
  2. Zerrix

    Zerrix GBAtemp Maniac

    Mar 11, 2008
    Gambia, The
    I'd say Dark Confilcts. [​IMG]
  3. ACQ

    ACQ Advanced Member

    Jul 29, 2007
    United States
    Spokane, WA
    Agreed. Dark conflict/Days of Ruin is the easiest of them all, save for a couple bitch missions. There's no hard campaign or War Room, so that helps make it all-around less difficult.
  4. Chrono_Tata

    Chrono_Tata GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 26, 2008
    The first Advance Wars is hard as nails made of diamond. If you have problem with Duel Strike, then stray clear away from that. [​IMG]

    I'd actually say Duel Strike is the easiest in the series campaign-wise since the duel commander power is so broken in your favour (Sami+Eagle OMG). War Room is different since your enemy can have huge advantages on certain maps, though it's generally not hard to beat, just hard to beat with a good ranking.
  5. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    I would say take a look at some of the pre GBA titles, modern ones rely on more complex mechanics (I like this a lot but this is not a my thread) whereas the earlier ones were more rock paper scissors (think fire emblem) in their approach.
    You will need a translation mind:
  6. BORTZ

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    Dec 2, 2007
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    it seems that AW DOR is the easiest on to master. Black Hole rising was hard as balls! I had to read a step by step guide to beat Sturm the last time.
  7. SleepingDragon

    SleepingDragon GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 30, 2008
    United States
    Day of Ruin is much easier to master. You should do ok.
  8. War

    War Take it easy~

    Oct 26, 2007
    I suck at Advance Wars games :\ I always lose like every mission cause I never know which units are strong against which and stuff.
  9. PodCopter

    PodCopter Newbie

    Nov 19, 2008
    United States
    Dual Strike is the easiest of the Advance Wars games I think. Days of Ruin/Dark Conflict aren't terribly difficult except for a few key missions, which I think are more tricky than hard.
  10. dipper145

    dipper145 GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 12, 2008
    Yes this stuff is so hard to realize after playing the game once, let alone those little pictures they give to warn you what it's weak against. I mean how are you supposed to know these things!??!
  11. TwilitSky

    TwilitSky Member

    May 15, 2008
    United States
    Well, you're supposed to get a feel for each unit after you've used each extensively. When you've played for 150+ hours like I have for Days of Ruin alone, you know the price of every unit, as well as estimate how much damage each unit can inflict on any other one.

    Days of Ruin was my first Advance Wars, then I went backwards to Dual Strike. Geez, Dual Strike is so much more lackadaisical than Days of Ruin, it's so packed with random stat boosts and broken CO powers @_@. I'm up to the last battle at least, but it's pretty tough.
    I think Dual Strike is a much less serious game than Days of Ruin, and I'm not just describing the setting. Days of Ruin/Dark Conflict has much more pure strategy compared to the unbalanced tactics of Dual Strike. Damn those Tag CO abilities!!...

    oh, and about the difficulty of the Advance Wars... supposedly though, a strategist wants a balanced difficulty rather than having a too easy time with the game. The AI in Advance Wars is actually deficient of abilities you'd expect of human players: they only react to your exposed units in Fog of War, and also, they spend money as soon as they earn it, so they never save up for more expensive units unless they have the available money at the end of each of their turns. I'm not sure if that's always true though, on some of the naval maps, they purchased battleships when I wasn't paying attention, so I was slow on the counterattack...
  12. Shakraka

    Shakraka GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 17, 2007
    United States
    Dark Conflict was easier; nothing is impossible with BOMBER RAIDS GO GO GO!
  13. dgwillia

    dgwillia The Bacon Lover

    Mar 9, 2008
    United States
    Columbia Station, Ohio
    DoR was pure hell for me >_>, half the battles seemed like there was this point that if the enemy had even 1 more unit that me, they would constantly stay that way, and i would end up losing in some dumb way, even if i stalled the battle for 2+ hours. Dual Strike was fun, but the story was pure dumb, the story in DoR was amazing.
  14. Esh

    Esh Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States
    DoR was by far the easiest.
  15. MicShadow

    MicShadow GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 28, 2008
    Advance Wars 2 was a mother effing monster. But its so very awesome
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