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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 90
    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.
  2. 90
    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.
  3. Oct 8, 2019
    90
    Wargroove manages to overcome Advanced Wars as its spiritual successor. It is genuinely fun and ridiculously pretty to look at. Its simple to get into, but hard to master in the best way possible.
  4. Aug 6, 2019
    82
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Aug 27, 2019
    80
    Without a doubt, Wargroove has captured the genre on PS4. [Issue#166, p.84]
  6. Aug 13, 2019
    80
    The multitude of troop types, various win-conditions, and resource management offer complexity, while its turn-based nature and well-explained rules lend an air of approachability. A few bad apples aside, the lengthy story mode presents an abundance of diverse missions that feel challenging but surmountable. Successfully funneling your opponent’s troops into a carefully curated ambush, or coming up with the perfect counter to a particular enemy charge is always deeply rewarding, and the diversity of mission setups keeps the experience interesting throughout. Wargroove successfully revitalizes a largely abandoned style of game with its own unique sense of charm and mechanical innovation.
  7. Jul 30, 2019
    70
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Feb 6, 2020
    10
    Si eres de los que jugastes al Advance Wars en la Game Boy Advance allá por el 2001, seguro que has echado en falta todo este tiempo un juegoSi eres de los que jugastes al Advance Wars en la Game Boy Advance allá por el 2001, seguro que has echado en falta todo este tiempo un juego lo más similar posible a aquella obra maestra.

    Pues por fín una compañía se digna en sacar al mercado un juego no solo super similar al Advance Wars, sino que ciertas mecánicas, gráficos, modo de juegos y movimientos son iguales que los del clásico de Game Boy.

    Desde el minuto uno en el que empecé a jugar sentí esa nostalgia que hoy día transmiten muy pocos juegos. Es un juego de estrategia bonito, con una mecánica muy sencilla, gráficos pixelart con muchos detalles y tiene una duración bastante notable.

    Este juego ha sido una de las mejores compras que he realizado en los últimos 2 años. A ver si con suerte, sacan próximamente una segunda parte porque a mi ya me tienen como cliente fijo!
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  2. Aug 8, 2019
    9
    Wargroove is a wonderful strategy game in the spirit of Advance Wars. The storyline has a lot of heartwarming moments, the art style is brightWargroove is a wonderful strategy game in the spirit of Advance Wars. The storyline has a lot of heartwarming moments, the art style is bright and beautiful, the music is well-made, and it's clear that the developers poured a lot of love into every part of the game. There are two common complaints I've read about Wargroove. First is that the missions are too lengthy and difficult. In earlier versions of the game, this was true because of the lack of a checkpoint system. However, The developers have patched the game and now players can save mid-battle. I've found that this is extremely helpful. Another common complaint is that levels feel more like puzzles. There is a grain of truth to this, given that there are better and worse ways to get through the levels. Still, I have managed to get many lower scores, indicating that higher scores are possible and that there isn't just one way to play many of the levels. If you are new and haven't played Advance Wars, the difficulty of this game will seem brutal at times. The AI, after all, is tricky and well-designed compared to many strategy games. I'm a veteran of turn based strategy and, on a few early levels, found myself defeated at least a few times. Thankfully, the developers include options to turn down the difficulty without much of a penalty. My main complaint with the game is that some battles seem a little unfair. This is only because enemy units can appear out of nowhere from outside of the map, making them impossible to anticipate. I'm not a fan of this design choice, but it isn't the end of the world either. If you're in the mood for something new and appreciate a quality strategy game that isn't too complex, I wholeheartedly recommend Wargroove. Expand
  3. Nov 24, 2019
    8
    A very good strategy game along the lines of Advance Wars but with a few of its own wrinkles and a map builder. Lots of charm in the art evenA very good strategy game along the lines of Advance Wars but with a few of its own wrinkles and a map builder. Lots of charm in the art even if the story and world are maybe not the most interesting (but neither was Advance Wars tbh, this is probably more interesting than that setting). Ignore the people review bombing this game, it’s a very sad thing to do, they’re childish and definitely haven’t played it. Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2019
    2
    A lazy Fire Emblem/Advanced Wars knock off. The factions are pretty much the same, the art is boring, the gameplay is even worse than FireA lazy Fire Emblem/Advanced Wars knock off. The factions are pretty much the same, the art is boring, the gameplay is even worse than Fire Emblems made 10 or 15 years ago, be smart and don't play this, value yourself. Expand
  5. 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