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So, Wargroove. It's a fantasy themed strategy RPG, built around commanding armies and claiming territory in a style more like RTSes than, say, Final Fantasy Tactics. It's a grid-based game with unit manufacturing, income, and objectives. Mechanically, how it works is pretty simple; You've got basically three kinds of buildings. Your stronghold, which if destroyed you lose the game; Unit-producing buildings; And villages, which produce money. At the start of a given match, you have a tiny little set of basics, just enough to start getting your first buildings locked down. Unlike the RTS comparison, here the buildings are all fixed, and you take a unit to them and capture them for your own use.
Without a doubt, due to its long duration and its tactical nature, Wargroove is an indispensable game for lovers of the genre, and for those who are not the same, they can discover a genre that they have not yet played. It has a main campaign around 20 hours, which can be more if you carry out the secondary missions, which will give you plenty of fun. The big downside is that it is one of those games that you either hate or love, almost without middle ground. In addition to a very misunderstood genre today, precisely for that reason its greatest advantage is its greatest defect, as there is little of this genre that makes you adore it even more.
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Wargroove offers several ways to get your turn-based strategy fix, whether it's playing through an hours-long campaign, creating your own scenarios, or playing online
Overall if you like a strategy game I can’t fail to recommend this, it is full of character and fun to play without being terribly difficult, but the game editor is amazing for giving you value for money. I thoroughly recommend this game.
There's a lot to love with Wargroove. I definitely have my qualms with some of the campaign mission design and plot, there is so much here to love. I can't say that it's a completely innovate entry into the genre, but I think it's safe to say that Wargroove is a title that needs to be in every turn-based strategy lover's catalog.
In a world bereft of a new Advance Wars, Wargroove is a worthy successor. Its fantasy retro strategy stylings mark it out as a wonderful amalgamation of the classic Fire Emblem and Wars games, and while it doesn't revolutionise the genre in the way that the modern Fire Emblem games have it nails the feel of Intelligent System's best games – while standing proudly on its own.
For those who are eager for a new turn-based tactics game that succeeds at trying something new, or for those who have been keeping an eye on this game like I have over the past few years, Wargroove is immensely satisfying and certainly doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon.
Beautiful, bright and bold. Wargroove is a fun, tactical war title with a lot of content. It's deep, rewarding, and never overwhelming. Its art style is something to die for and the presentation is beautiful. It does a great job of explaining everything gradually to the player and drip new content and features. Wargroove is a must-buy for fans of the strategy genre.
As far as strategy games are concerned on the Switch, Wargroove is one of the best titles you can find on the eShop. Extremely deep and diverse strategy gameplay, ridiculous amounts of replayability, and charming presentation all combine to make this one an easy recommendation to anybody looking for a deep and cerebral experience for their Switch.
From all angles, this is an experience you can truly tailor to do just what you want it to. Chucklefish has packed this game so full with meaningful experiments—and things that are worth seeing.
Wargroove is the sort of game that brings back a feeling people had long forgot. Advance Wars has been absent for years and, while there were similar sorts of games like Tiny Metal, they didn’t quite capture the same magic. Wargroove does.
Wargroove is the turn-based tactics game you've been waiting for. It looks wonderful and sounds amazing, but it also plays so well. The strategy layer is deep but simple to learn. With several different modes in single player and multiplayer, there is something for both hardcore and newcomers of the genre.
With impressive tactical depth, a challenging campaign, an excellent multiplayer suite and an outrageously deep set of tools for user-generated content, Wargroove is one of the games of 2019 and is well worth a look - doubly so for Advance Wars veterans.
It might lack the quirkiness of Nintendo's own Advance Wars series or the flair of Fire Emblem, but it ends up being one of the more polished strategy games available on the system.
With a complex array of systems and mechanics, Wargroove is a deep and challenging strategy game, full of beautiful and colorful pixel art. The campaign, various multiplayer modes and other single-player options result in a huge content, making it one of the best independent games of the year.
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Wargroove is the best turn-based strategy RPG that's come out in ages. With a near limitless content pool, a solid single-player campaign, and addictive multiplayer options, it should be around and entertaining its fans for years. Here's hoping it's the start of a new franchise, because I already want more.
Wargroove is a majestic contender, if not outright successor, to Advance Wars, that every turn-based strategy fan should play. Beyond it’s handsome campaign and likable characters, there’s a ton of customisation and content to dig into or create, which makes it a bargain too.
It is Advance Wars on the PC, it’s a Tile based XCOM game, it’s a strategy game with NO randomness. There are so many reasons to check out Wargroove, but above all else, it’s just really good.
It offers up everything I expected from a game inspired heavily by Advance Wars, plenty of its own sparks of brilliance, and a presentation that made even the longest of conquests easy on the eyes and ears.
All in all, I was pretty pleased with Wargroove. Not only did it satisfy my nostalgia for Advance Wars, it expanded my expectations in wonderful ways. Best of all, it’s a super affordable package, only costing $19.99 for at least 20+ hours of content (though far more if you want to see everything). Yes, there are still some important kinks to iron out, but I can’t help but recommend this to fans of Advance Wars and tactical games in general. And if you find it too easy, you can always challenge yourself by trying your luck against other players. If you need a new strategy obsession on every major console, do yourself a favor and pick this up.
If it’s your jam – like it is mine – then Wargroove offers literally endless potential. And even if level designing isn’t really your thing, it’s still a lot of fun to play around with.
Wargrove is a strategic game made with great passion and considerable knowledge of the subject: a must-have for lovers of the genre, but also an excellent starting point for any newcomers.
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I cannot stress how extremely powerful campaign editing tool is in this game, you can make your own story! This is just brilliant, I wore a hat just so I can tip it off to the developer in respect, this game is really great if you think you would like this type of combat system? you will not go wrong here, the sheer amount of content in this should suffice, absolute gem.
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Wargroove is the game fans of tactical role-playing games have been waiting for. The huge amount of content and play modes, solid gameplay almost completely devoid of RNG and excellent presentation make it a game that no fan of the genre should pass on.
Wargroove might be the least original game I've played in a long time, but it offers fans of the Advance Wars series something we've been lacking for a while. Thankfully, Wargroove does add enough subtle variations on Advance Wars' formula to create its own niche, and multiplayer is much easier than convincing your other friend with a Game Boy Advance to buy their own copy. Even if you're playing alone, there's plenty to see and do, as long as you're willing to learn some hard lessons along the way.
Wargroove is the best kind of strategy game because it has enough depth and complexity to be endlessly compelling in the hands of the best players but is also simple enough to understand for anyone to pick up and enjoy the charming pixel art. With a ton of content and an amazingly detailed level editor, Wargroove is like a love letter to turn-based strategy games.
If you’re a fan of the old AW games, you owe it to yourself to pick this one up. Even if you’ve never played a game in the franchise, I still recommend this one. It’s a load of fun!
Wargroove, is an excellent reimagining of Advance Wars, a game that has defined turned-based tactics as we know it. The campaign tells a typical fantasy story we have all heard before, but it serves as a great and fun introduction to Wargroove's deep strategic gameplay. The multiplayer has well-designed maps, and extra modes like the puzzle mode to keep things interesting. The built-in editor is powerful, yet easy to use, and promises endless fresh content in both singleplayer and multiplayer. Although it has some minor issues that could cause inconveniences, they are overshadowed by the game's very enjoyable gameplay.
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Are you looking for an entertaining strategy game with depp combat system? Or a mixture of good storyline and Great multiplayer Mods? What about some Creation in making brand new maps all by yourself? Wargroove is here. One of the best strategy games of eighth generation.
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Wargroove is a great spiritual successor to the Advance Wars series and one I highly recommend to strategy game fans. It’s just a bit of a shame that this version released so long after the others and doesn’t have Cross-Play which can make finding online opponents difficult.
Wargroove takes everything that fans love about Advance Wars and turns it up to 11! With diverse and interesting unit types, a dozen different heroes to unlock, each with their own unique combat abilities, and a well written, lore-filled campaign Wargroove is every strategy fan's dream game. The sprites are gorgeous, the gameplay is addictive, and the music and voice acting are top notch. Fans of Advance Wars don't want to miss out on this one!
Wargroove is a good tactics game, which manages to deliver nearly the same experience as advance wars all bundled with a big content, a massive level editor and diversified missiondesign, but also stays without little exceptions in the comfortzone of his template and struggles with some inconsequences in artwork and sound. Fans of Advance Wars and tacticsgames still are served best here and should definitely pick this one up.
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Wargroove doesn't reinvent the wheel, clearly taking inspiration form the Advance Wars franchise. Still, since the Nintendo IP is absent from the scene since far too long, Chucklefish's last effort find its place in the Switch library.
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Wargroove takes the best of Advance Wars and mix it with some new things that allows it to stand by itself. It is a genuinely fun game with its own personality.
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Even without the precision and balance of its source of inspiration, Advance Wars, Wargroove still manages to offer an excellent strategic experience through a wide variety of modes.
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Wargroove takes a classic formula and repurposes it for a more traditional swords-and-sorcery fantasy setting (with battlepups). With its large number of modes and impressive suite of creation tools, it's almost enough to fill the Advance Wars-sized hole in our heart.
Unlike a lot of indie-level titles, Wargroove is truly fully featured. It's got a solid story mode, but that's just the start. The side modes and especially the map editor give you a lot of bang for your buck.
There’s a lot on offer here, and while it does lose itself in the grind sometimes, the sheer amount of content here more than makes up for the negatives that you’ll encounter, especially if you’re a fan of the games that inspired it.
It took a decade for the vacuum left by the absence of Advance Wars to be filled, not by a new game in the series but by Wargroove, an independent title that has all its qualities. The difference is the tone and look, the fantasy world rather than the military too, but for the rest, Wargroove is the turn-based tactical game that fans of the genre were waiting for, especially on Nintendo Switch obviously.
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Wargroove is a fantastic game in the turn-based, tactical RPG genre and a great starting point for anyone who has never played such games before. It also has a high skill ceiling for those who consider themselves experts.
If you like strategy games, you should without a doubt check out Wargroove. It takes the foundation that Advance Wars set so many years ago and expands upon it in new, exciting ways, topped with gorgeous pixel art and a good amount of charm. There's a ton of content here, and there's no shortage of user-generated content either. Wargroove is an incredibly robust package, and it's one that fans of the genre should not miss.
Chucklefish could have easily won the adoration of many by simply trying to make a game that panders to the nostalgic Advance Wars crowd, but they've gone above and beyond to deliver a product that is surprisingly full-featured and absolutely brimming with content. Not only is Wargroove an accomplished turn based strategy title, its suite of creation tools also makes it an infinitely replayable one.
Wargroove is the pixelated strategy game for a new generation of commanders. The shallow story doesn't deter from the intricate gameplay that makes Wargroove the perfect indie game for even the finest of tacticians.
Wargroove enhances the Advance Wars formula with various tweaks and outstanding cross platform modes. User generated content ensures players will be grooving for years to come.
Chances are if you enjoy tactics games, or the games Wargroove so clearly draws inspiration from, you're going to enjoy Wargroove. Mechanical changes to critical hits, and settlements, as well as the puzzle mode, beefy content editor, and overall unit balance make for a fairly enjoyable tactics game. Despite the litany that sets in from the campaign and lack of overall variety in the commanders, there's still a huge amount to love about Wargroove and the many ways to play it round out a tactics game that is easy to recommend.
Wargroove will undoubtedly please the majority of fans of the genre, but it is not without faults. Hopefully, this will bring life back to the turn-based tactics genre, and take it to new heights.
Between the myriad of built-in options – the single player campaign, arcade, and puzzle modes – and the user-generated content that will assuredly continue to stream into the game's library, fans will likely find themselves coming back to Wargroove repeatably to see what new adventures may be in store.
The strengths of Wargroove come from the visuals and the gameplay, relegating the story to second place but that’s absolutely no problem for me. In order to get the most out of this game I really had to fall into it and I’m glad I did. There’s plenty to love about Wargroove.
For the fans of the admittedly niche genre of turn-based RPGs, Wargroove is quite a find considering its price and the amount of content it offers. If you have ever wanted to bask in nostalgia and step back into the waters of classic turn-based titles, Wargroove can offer you a trip back in time and a couple of dozen happy hours.
Advance Wars veterans will be right at home in Wargroove, but even everyone else is sure to enjoy the tactical mayhem. However, it wouldn't hurt if the game was a bit faster paced.
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Wargroove has the confidence to stick to simple, familiar gameplay with a few twists, rather than try to wow you with its novelty. While its charming graphics might make it look cute, it offers a vicious challenge that gets a bit uneven at times. If you get into its slower pace and high difficulty, it also offers plenty of alternate game modes and custom campaign creation tools to extend the fun.
Wargroove is finally on PS4, and despite launching with practically no fanfare, it's very much worthy of your attention. The pixelated exterior houses surprisingly deep tactical gameplay that's easy to grasp but will soon give your grey matter a workout. With highly customisable difficulty and a vast range of modes to enjoy, this is a decent turn based strategy game that fans of the genre shouldn't pass up -- although we suspect many will have played it to death already.
Wargroove is a faithful update of a classic strategy series and, despite some smart additions, never really achieves more than that. The competence is commendable, and this is a solid game that will keep strategy fans amused for a while.
It’s not a game in which every element is effective, especially for those who demand a powerful narrative, but Chucklefish has made something worth investigating for those thinking Nintendo has let Advance Wars sit around without a follow-up for too long.
From the moment I started the first mission in Wargroove I was instantly transported back to my childhood and hours spent huddled around a Game Boy with friends marching tanks across the screen in Advance Wars.
Chucklefish's strategy tribute does nothing worse than Advance Wars, and little better - instead, it's exactly what it needs to be to spiritually succeed. It's small, in both character models and design ambition, but it's probably going to be massive. Despicable.
The truth is that you never know when a game will change your mind about a gameplay style, and I had high hopes that this would be the case here. If anything, though, Wargroove solidified my distaste for this flavor of attrition-friendly turn-based strategy.