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  • Summary: Take to the battlefield with Wargroove, a strategy game for up to 4 players. Choose your Commander and wage turn-based war on battling factions. Design and share maps, cut-scenes and campaigns with easy-to-use editors and in-depth customization tools.

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Nintendo Switch Indie Highlights - January 2019
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Feb 27, 2019
    91
    Wargroove is one of the most charming, polished, and enjoyable turn-based strategy games ever made.
  2. 90
    If you’ve been itching for something suitable to return to after waiting for a new, addictive strategy RPG in the past, you absolutely must get your hands on Chucklefish’s latest. Despite its strict adherence to classic mechanics, it’s a brilliant overall package that has just about everything you could want out of a spiritual successor to your favorite tactical RPG. It’s perfect for on-the-go play on Switch and feels right at home on PC. If you’re not convinced yet, we’re not sure you’re a true strategy RPG fan anyway.
  3. Feb 22, 2019
    90
    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.
  4. Feb 11, 2019
    82
    Charming turn based tactics mixing Advance Wars with Fire Emblem, offering a great campaign and exemplary multiplayer comfort including crossplay.
  5. Mar 18, 2020
    80
    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.
  6. Feb 20, 2019
    80
    Wargroove might not surprise, but it does a good job in reviving and refreshing a classic genre. If you’re curious about strategy games, this one has all the answers.
  7. Jan 30, 2019
    60
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  1. Feb 2, 2019
    9
    Finally a game where I can live my nostalgic childhood of games like Fire Emblem and Advance Wars. On top of the fact that maps can be createdFinally a game where I can live my nostalgic childhood of games like Fire Emblem and Advance Wars. On top of the fact that maps can be created and shared across PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. This game is also on PS4, but because of Sony's ruling, you cannot cross-play between the other consoles if you own it on that platform.

    GAME PLAY

    The game play is spectacular. It plays like Advance Wars but with a few differences. For example, instead of your commander issuing commands in the background, they actually fight with you on the battlefield and are pretty OP at that. You have to be careful though, if your commander dies, you lose. The map creator allows you to create skirmishes, campaigns, puzzle maps, and scenarios. Unlike other campaign editors, though, this game allows you to create your own cut scenes.

    SOUND

    The music is pretty good. I find myself repeating the melodies throughout battle.

    VISUALS

    The visuals are what you would expect from a Fire Emblem or Advance Wars game but to me, I find it scratching that nostalgic factor.

    Although, out of all of the good things this game has, I do however have a complaint here and there. You cannot save multiple games at the same time. You can exit and return to where you left off but that is it. This can be fixed in updates or mods in the future, though. You, also, cannot pick random AI or pick a difficulty for AI either for skirmishes. Again, this can be fixed in future updates or mods.

    Despite these couple of cons, I give this game a solid 9/10 or if I could, a 9.5/10. For $20 (with a %15 discount right now if you have Stardew Valley or Starbound on Steam), this game is a must have for anyone.
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  2. Mar 14, 2021
    8
    A remake of Advanced Wars, but in fantasy setting.

    Good: - it's a sold TBS with good controls - graphics are pixelated and look nice -
    A remake of Advanced Wars, but in fantasy setting.

    Good:
    - it's a sold TBS with good controls
    - graphics are pixelated and look nice
    - online multiplayer and map editor

    So-so:
    - I personally don't like that essentially for each unit there is a table how much dmg it would to every other unit type. Such a system is just not elegant in my opinion. Though I understand that for most players is okay or maybe even great
    - I may be too old for it, but I didn't the cliche story and how it was written. I can't recall the story in Advanced Wars - maybe it was similarly kids-targeted. I think they should have made it more like a parody of RPGs to make it funnier and fit better with the art style

    Bad:
    - nothing really. Well, it feels unoriginal but that's the purpose, as it's an intentional remake for the Advanced Wars audience.

    A fantasy remake of Advanced Wars with multipalyer and map editor - a gift for Advanced Wars fans and still a TBS worth checking out for other TBS players.
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  3. Feb 8, 2019
    8
    Basically a modern day advance wars. An overall solid game at a relatively low price.
  4. Jul 14, 2019
    5
    Juego muy flojo, las tres facciones tienen las mismas unidades pero cambiando la skin ( lo cual me parece muy cutre y te quita las ganas deJuego muy flojo, las tres facciones tienen las mismas unidades pero cambiando la skin ( lo cual me parece muy cutre y te quita las ganas de probarlas al no haber diferencias reales), los turnos son eternos falta fluidez por un tubo.

    Graficos bonicos, lo único. No recomendado.
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  5. Mar 18, 2019
    5
    I'm kind of done with Chucklefish. This game is painfully mediocre in every respect. The pixel art is uninspired and dull. The voice actingI'm kind of done with Chucklefish. This game is painfully mediocre in every respect. The pixel art is uninspired and dull. The voice acting is beyond obnoxious. The dialogue is worse than most free to play RPG maker games. I mean the story and dialogue is not why I would play a game like this but it is actually so bad that it detracts from the game in a huge way. The AI is braindead. The missions are all largely the same. This game just brings nothing new to the table whatsoever and does not improve upon ANYTHING that the genre is already saturated with. I'm also not sure why everyone is trying to pretend this is the only alternative to an "advance wars" style game out there right now. In the last decade there have been DOZENS of proper games in the genre, maybe try and open your eyes a bit more people.

    Overall a disappointing game, moreso than the "release" of starbound. I don't know what they are doing over there at Chucklefish but I'm now going to be avoiding their titles until they prove they are worthy of buying.
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  6. Feb 15, 2019
    3
    Most important: UNITS DO NOT GAIN EXPERIENCE!!!
    And they don't level up. Something even Advance Wars had. The two are therefore not really
    Most important: UNITS DO NOT GAIN EXPERIENCE!!!
    And they don't level up. Something even Advance Wars had. The two are therefore not really comparable!

    The game is relatively shallow. It is more like a puzzle game. There is just not much room for strategy or tactics being the battles and maps are of a rather small scope and you do not have a lot of options with your units. Second the AI is dump as bread. The game still has some appeal but it's for sure no game you want to play for hours on end. It's a game I would advice to pick up when it is on sale for no more than 8€.

    Single-Player Score 0/10:
    If I would had to pay only 8€ for it I would give the game a score of 6/10 but because of the asking price of 16€ I can not advise anyone to buy it if you are only interested in the single player portion of the game. Therefore I give it a single player score of 0/10. If there were unit experience implemented I would give this portion of the game a 6/10.

    Multiplayer Score 6/10:
    The multiplayer experience is a bit better because you do at least have a human AI to cope with. Nevertheless the missing units gaining experience thing pulls down the fun with this too. If there were unit experience implemented I would give this portion of the game a 8/10.

    My overall score therefore is a 3/10.
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  7. Feb 8, 2020
    0
    Doesn't have much going for it. The dialogue is very often cringey, it's not even campy or fun like the advance wars games, it's just... bad.Doesn't have much going for it. The dialogue is very often cringey, it's not even campy or fun like the advance wars games, it's just... bad. The sprites are serviceable, but all the character portraits have these red noses, like they're all alcoholics or something. The game IS very well balanced, but at the cost of not being fun. Battles very quickly transform to "slowly creep forward and win by attrition", which may have been novel in Advance Wars at the time, but is grating here. There's a lot of modes, but really no incentive or drive to play any of them. It's just not very good. Expand

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