Weird, this was cheaper when they had it as a DOTD in late April.
Ya, it was $16-17-ish then. That's when I bought it, though for $20 it's still a good deal.
Yep, I picked it up then too. It's worth it at full price if you like strategy games IMO. Don't hesitate at $20!
I'm not sure if I like it as well as the last one or not. I think they're about on par, but that's not a knock against it in any way! I think it's much stronger than the GBA ones (especially the second one), and I like that while they added some things, they took others away, so it's not overly complex-which is one of the strengths of the series.
I think the plot's pretty great (again). I like that it's a new universe, since the story from the last one was really done. I liked just leaving that alone, like what happened with Hawk, etc.
At first I hated that this was going to use a new art style, but it's not really that different at all. The art's still appealing, the units and terrain are still easy to pick out, etc. It doesn't really look that much darker or anything.
Also, I'm not a fan of overly hard games which means a lot of strategy and strategy/RPGs don't work for me, but this is fine. There are some maps that are tough-especially some of the training maps-but I've only ever restarted once per map (and usually don't restart at all). When I have restarted, I've just had to come up with a new strategy before I create my first units and I've been fine. I'm a few missions away from the end (and have finished all the training maps), so I might still get stuck, but I've played the vast majority of it so I won't be TOO pissed off if that's the case.
Edited by Wolfpup, 03 July 2008 - 04:21 PM.