Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. review – nothing but hot air | Metro Gamecentral

The creators of Advance Wars and Fire Emblem have a brand new game featuring a steam-powered Abe Lincoln. So what went wrong?

It’s not really right to think of Nintendo as one monolithic entity. Talk about ‘Nintendo’ and you might be referencing them as a console manufacturer, a publisher, or a developer – and their attitude and track record as each is subtlety different. Even as a developer they have several very different studios, many of which enjoy a surprising degree of autonomy. Advance Wars creator Intelligent Systems are one of our favourites, but we’re sad to say this is not their finest hour.

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