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7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 91 Ratings

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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: 37 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Feb 7, 2019
    95
    Wargroove is a great spiritual successor of Advance Wars serie. It's funny, clever and very addictive. If you enjoy with turn-based tactical games, you must be played it.
  2. Jan 30, 2019
    90
    Wargroove is challenging in all the right ways, but never rigid in obstinance. From all angles, this is an experience you can truly tailor to do just what you want it to. Chucklefish has packed this game so full with meaningful experiments—and things that are worth seeing.
  3. 90
    Many have tried and failed to craft an accessible and satisfying turn-based strategy game in the years since Nintendo abandoned Advance Wars, but Wargroove is near perfection. From the slick animation and funny writing to the deep tactics and diversity of play options, this is more than just a throwback or homage.
  4. Jan 30, 2019
    85
    Wargroove’s brain-teasing tactics and impressive level editor make it the Advance Wars successor fans have been waiting for.
  5. Jan 31, 2019
    85
    If you miss Advance Wars, you have to try this. It might not be as good as Nintendo’s franchise, but it's definitely a very enjoyable experience for fans of this formula.
  6. Jan 30, 2019
    80
    WarGroove wants to become a fiercely competitive game for this old genre; and this brand new Chucklefish title does it. However, at the end of the day, it is not deep nor complex enough to be excellent.
  7. Feb 15, 2019
    60
    Wargroove is a very enjoyable game but one which still feels rough around the edges.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Feb 5, 2019
    10
    This game is solid. If you're looking for a Fire Emblem-esque experience while waiting for the real Fire Emblem game to drop, then WargrooveThis game is solid. If you're looking for a Fire Emblem-esque experience while waiting for the real Fire Emblem game to drop, then Wargroove will definitely hold you over. Not to mention Chucklefish has promised free updates, free DLC, and other expansions to the already complete game. For $20, you cannot go wrong! Expand
  2. Feb 24, 2019
    10
    I was really scared I am not gonna like this game but it's adorable and hella fun and addicting!
    it made me get to the 5% battery warning
    I was really scared I am not gonna like this game but it's adorable and hella fun and addicting!
    it made me get to the 5% battery warning without noticing :D

    it has cute characters it's cute and silly in a nice way. the characters are cute and nice IMO. (the tree girl is adorable)

    the mechanics are fun too! I really love the artstyle and this game looks very pretty!

    it can be a little frustrating to lose sometimes or make dumb mistakes but I love it

    one downside: it's very hard to tell what units the icons are referring to in the effective or vulnerable page!
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  3. Feb 4, 2019
    10
    People have been waiting for a solid Advance Wars successor for 11 years, and Wargroove definitely lives up to the hype. The game isPeople have been waiting for a solid Advance Wars successor for 11 years, and Wargroove definitely lives up to the hype. The game is phenomenal. A great campaign, "war room" type arcade maps, online CROSS PLATFORM multiplayer, and a ridiculously customizable map and campaign editor, this game jams in a ton for $20.

    I would be giving this game a 9.5, but since metacritic doesn't allow for that, I'm rounding it up. The devs have been incredibly responsive to user feedback, and are implementing a bunch of fixes that players have been wanting on day 1 (keep in mind, day 1 was Friday, and they are already pushing updates on the following Monday). Over time, this game will be even greater than it was on release, and for anyone that likes Advance wars and Fire Emblem, this is a great game to pick up.

    And it's $20.
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  4. Feb 7, 2019
    9
    TLDR; Amazing game more similar to Advance Wars than Fire Emblem. Good story line. Fun game play for the go, especially in handheld mode.TLDR; Amazing game more similar to Advance Wars than Fire Emblem. Good story line. Fun game play for the go, especially in handheld mode.

    Full Review; I was hesitant because I loved Advance Wars, but more for the style of war with Tanks and Troops and didn't feel I would like this with Dragons, and Tree People. I was wrong. its quite enjoyable. I have hardly noticed the change in skin. I will say I have played many Fire Emblem games and never got very far into them. Advance Wars I've finished every game. WarGroove I am near finished with. Im excited to play local co-op with friends just like I did many years ago with Advance Wars.

    #JonTonReview
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  5. Feb 2, 2019
    8
    I love the game so far, great maps, great story and characters, the only thing i can't stand and keeps it away from a 10 out of 10 is the factI love the game so far, great maps, great story and characters, the only thing i can't stand and keeps it away from a 10 out of 10 is the fact that you can't place the long range troops where you want and then attack, you must place it where the calculations want and you can't see how much range they have to make the strategy factor more robust. Expand
  6. Feb 23, 2019
    7
    I give this game a 7, because in every way other than balance, it is fantastic, but the glaring balance problems in the campaign are suckingI give this game a 7, because in every way other than balance, it is fantastic, but the glaring balance problems in the campaign are sucking away all the fun I could be having. At default difficulty, you basically have to be perfect to complete late game levels in the campaign, and that is made infinitely more problematic when you consider how long some of the missions are, and the fact that there are absolutely no checkpoints! The "get good" mindset does not incentivize developers to make good and well-balanced games, and that end product only serves to turn away people who play games to relax! It's great that there are so many options for adjusting the difficulty, but if by the end of the campaign, I have to dial down the enemy damage to less than 75% to be able to survive even 1 strategic mistake, or have to redo an hour+ mission, makes this game less fun than it should be. There's still so much fun to be had with this game, between the arcade mode, and the map editor, and if you go into the campaign with the difficulty adjusted down, that can be fun as well, so I still recommend getting it. Expand
  7. Mar 19, 2019
    0
    Discount version of Advance Wars 1, a game made 18 years back, with a particularly bad Forced Tutorial that even forces suboptimal movement;Discount version of Advance Wars 1, a game made 18 years back, with a particularly bad Forced Tutorial that even forces suboptimal movement; subtracted good ideas such as Days of Ruin's persistent vision; the grading system only even caring about Speed; and even worse unit AND CO balance with obvious issues being aggravated, with the developers refusing to care to fix the problems. Expand

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