Brian Crecente at Kotaku writes: We've been worried a bit, here at Kotaku, about the launch titles lined up for this weekend's kick off of Nintendo's 3DS. The platform is a neat device with plenty of potential, but the games so far available mostly aren't quite there.
Enter Ghost Recon Shadow Wars. This turn-based strategy game foregos the bells and whistles of 3DS' tech offerings (like StreetPass, the gyroscope and pedometer) to focus instead on delivering an engaging tactical experience with a bit of 3D panache.
While I found even the 3D a bit off putting at times, especially with the constant looking back-and-forth between 2D and 3D screens, the basic gameplay of Shadow Wars is so much fun, so reminiscent of tactical titles like X-Com, that I couldn't put it down.