Advance Wars & Fire Emblem: Why One Succeeded and One Faltered

Advance Wars is a strange series with a history of massive critical acclaim, only for it to disappear for over a decade.

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mynameisthumper755d ago

maybe this is a hot take, but AW is better than FE imo.

thorstein755d ago

I love both, but I was unaware that AW failed. 10 years of a game doesn't seem like it faltered to me.

mynameisthumper755d ago

whether it failed or not, I still play dual strike, and my original cart will never leave my 3ds! while I'm excited for the reboot, I wish DS was included in some way, and ngl but if any game series is worthy of the HD2D graphical style that octopath, star renegades, and othe games are doing these days, it's def AW

FallenAngel1984754d ago

One had playable characters in Super Smash Bros and the other didn’t

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ZeekQuattro754d ago

Waifu's & husbandos saved Fire Emblem. Its why FE Heroes generates more money than any other of Nintendo's 1st party mobile entries and why the sales of the 3DS and Switch entries performed so well. People gotta have those bikini clad variants of Rhea, Dorothea or Byleth after all. lmao I would like to say it was because of gameplay updates like casual mode or being able to be more hands on with how each character develops over time but I know the aforementioned waifu's is the biggest reason. I hear enough about it from my friends and when I venture online. lol

I myself started playing Advance Wars and Fire Emblem around the same time on the GBA. I ended up preferring Fire Emblem as I grew up playing RPG's with that similar medieval theme. When it comes to Advance Wars I liked Days of Ruin on the DS the best as I liked its darker tone and setting but that performed so poorly that it caused the IP to go dormant for 12+ years. Something that would of happened to Fire Emblem if not for Awakening taking off. Awakening was an aptly named title as it certainly got people to wake up and buy a FE game. The one before FE Awakening titled Shadow Dragon sold about as well as Days of Ruin leading Nintendo to issue a warning about future of FE entries should Awakening fail. I'm glad it didn't come to that. I just hope people buy the remake of Advance War 1 & 2 because it will probably be another lost decade if they don't. Just saying. Nintendo is clearly not afraid to drop support for its IP's if sales are not up to snuff. Being critically acclaimed is great and all but in the end Nintendo is more worried about sales.

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12 Advance Wars alternatives on Steam

Looking for games like Advance Wars? Here‘s a list of alternatives you can find on Steam and play on Steam Deck.

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More Details On New Fire Emblem and Screenshots Leaked

A brand new mainline Fire Emblem is reportedly in development and a set of screenshots and details have leaked online for it.

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New Fire Emblem Screenshots And Details Leaked

Nintendo is reportedly working on a brand new Fire Emblem game that has been leaked in the form of screenshots and some other details.

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ZeekQuattro617d ago

Believable. Nintendo does like to sit on games sometimes for different reasons no matter how silly they end up being. Just look at Advance Wars. Zero excuses for that game to be delayed indefinitely. Not sure how I feel about that two toned hair though. Hopefully the final build looks better than these leaks.

phoenixwing617d ago

Day one. Was hoping for another one.

CrimsonWing69617d ago

Man, this is what I wanted! Not the Dynasty Warriors spin-off! So glad this is a thing!

H9617d ago

This looks quite good, but this
"New “Emblems” gimmick allows players to summon “FE characters from the past” for your squad."

This is not it cheif

PapaBop617d ago

Damn.. Gust have came a long long way since I was hooked on Ar Tonelico back in the PS2 generation.

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