As a fan of turn-based strategy games, I have always been drawn to the Advance Wars series. The series, which began on the Game Boy Advance in 2001, was a perfect blend of strategy, tactics, and fun. The games were easy to pick up but difficult to master, and the colorful characters and charming graphics made them a joy to play.
Unfortunately, it has been over a decade since the last Advance Wars game was released. While the series has a dedicated fanbase, it seems that Nintendo has moved on to other franchises, such as Fire Emblem and Splatoon. As someone who has spent countless hours playing the Advance Wars games, I can’t help but feel a sense of longing for a new entry in the series.
Part of what made the Advance Wars games so great was their simplicity. The games were easy to understand, but there was still a lot of depth to the gameplay. Each unit had its own strengths and weaknesses, and the terrain played a big role in battles. The games also had a great sense of balance, with no one unit or strategy being overpowered.
Another aspect of the series that I loved was the characters. While the storylines were never particularly deep, the characters were always charming and memorable. From the stoic Sami to the bumbling Andy, each character had their own personality and quirks. The games also had a great sense of humor, with plenty of silly dialogue and wacky scenarios.
Of course, the graphics and music were also a big part of what made the Advance Wars games so great. The colorful, cartoonish graphics were a perfect fit for the series, and the music was catchy and memorable. Even now, I can still hum the main theme from the first game.
So why hasn’t there been a new Advance Wars game in so long? It’s hard to say for sure, but it seems that Nintendo has simply moved on to other franchises. The Fire Emblem series, which shares some similarities with Advance Wars, has become a huge success in recent years, and it seems that Nintendo is focusing more on that franchise.
But as much as I love Fire Emblem, it’s just not the same as Advance Wars. The two series may share some similarities, but they have very different gameplay styles and aesthetics. I miss the simplicity and charm of the Advance Wars games, and I can’t help but hope that Nintendo will one day bring the series back.
In the meantime, I’ll just have to keep replaying the old games and hoping for a miracle. Maybe one day, Nintendo will realize that there are still plenty of fans out there who are longing for a new Advance Wars game. Until then, I’ll just have to keep dreaming of commanding my own army of tanks, infantry, and fighter jets.