Glory Days 2

MPN: SGLOREUS00
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Brand Eidos ESRB Rating E10+ for Everyone 10+ Genre Action Platform Nintendo DS Features Take a seat in the cockpit and become an ace pilot in the most intense strategy action game to hit the Nintendo DS. Manage wartime tactics like deploying units and rescuing civilians simultaneously bombing the enemy from above. Orchestrate paratrooper air-strikes, capture enemy bunkers and master special weapons like the V2 rocket. Multiple game modes allow for a diverse range of play, including a robust single-player campaign, customizable battles, and a multiplayer mode which supports up to 8 players at the same time. Your country is calling, live the glory days and become a war hero! Unique Gameplay - Manage the strategic aspect of war while simultaneously bombing your foes as an ace fighter pilot. Strategy - Deploy tanks, sol...
Summary
Product Title Glory Days 2
Manufacturer Eidos
Power Score 3.7 | 4 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Glory Days 2
4 Star Review  GameSpy - Sep 17, 2007

It's a mash-up of old-school side-scrolling shooting and real-time strategy that's tricky to master but tough to put down.

Read the full review »

Glory Days 2
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Aug 1, 2007

During the transition from the Game Boy Advance to the Nintendo DS, a mysterious, low key title from Atlus hit the scene - Super Army Wars may have sounded slightly Japanese, but it was actually a new title for a French game that was originally announced as Glory Days. Due to its bad timing, unfamiliar branding, limited distribution, and mostly poor critical reception , Super Army Wars hit the retail scene with the power of a diffused bomb.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
If only they would stand still
2 Star Review   By member henwy - Nov 12, 2007   

Strengths: The graphics are similar to the cutesy style found in advance wars.

Weakness: Speed of scrolling causes difficulty in hitting targets. YMMV. Touch screen integration only seems to exacerbate the problems.

I picked up glory days because it seemed like a good game to tide me over until the next Advance Wars or similar was released. The basic concept is territory acquisition through combat. There is a long horizantal stretch and at one end is the enemy base, at the other is yours, and in the middle is neutral territory you are trying to seize and control. To accomplish this, you are given control of either a helicopter or a jet with which you zip around bombing enemy bases and tanks, and shooting infantry. With the helicopter, you get the added ability to pick up your own troops and drop them further along the battlefield so they can secure bunkers. The problem I had with the game is that I found it incredibly difficult to accurately hit targets when moving at speed. Since you only have a limited amount of ammunition before you have to return all the way to your base, land, and rearm, it's in your best interests to make each shot count. With the helicopter, it is possible to hover, but if you do it for too long you're likely to get shells up your tailpipe. When flying full out, the screen tends to zip past and I end up bombing innocent stretches of road than actual targets. The graphics are nice, and the audio tolerable. You can also use the touch screen to fly your plane/helicopter but I found that it only added to the miss rate since the controls were not all that impressive and seemed tacked on.

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Great combination of action and strategy
4 Star Review   By member mkernan - Sep 14, 2007   

Strengths: Great action, great strategy, fantastic sound, innovative gameplay

Weakness: Solo campaign is a tad short, no online or single card multiplayer

Glory Days 2 is an interesting little DS game. Its a sequel to a Gameboy Advance game that was called Super Army Wars here in the US. Its a great combination of 2D, side-scrolling action and strategy. You pilot either an airplane or helicopter while also commanding your tanks and troops. Its a little tricky to manage the strategy aspects while flying around, but once you get the hang of it, its great fun. Essentially, each level is comprised of one long 2D area with your base on one end and the enemy's base on the other. The goal is to proceed through the area and ultimately take out the other side's base. I can't really comment on the multiplayer aspect because there is no single-card play or Wifi connect play, but from what I've heard, its a pretty fun multiplayer experience if you have one or more friends that own the game. Overall, this is one of those games that you'll either love or you'll just not really get into at all. If you're a fan of either strategy or side-scrolling action games, you certainly ought to give it a try though. Think of it as the old game Choplifter with some strategy elements mixed in.

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Product Details
Description
Brand Eidos ESRB Rating E10+ for Everyone 10+ Genre Action Platform Nintendo DS Features Take a seat in the cockpit and become an ace pilot in the most intense strategy action game to hit the Nintendo DS. Manage wartime tactics like deploying units and rescuing civilians simultaneously bombing the enemy from above. Orchestrate paratrooper air-strikes, capture enemy bunkers and master special weapons like the V2 rocket. Multiple game modes allow for a diverse range of play, including a robust single-player campaign, customizable battles, and a multiplayer mode which supports up to 8 players at the same time. Your country is calling, live the glory days and become a war hero! Unique Gameplay - Manage the strategic aspect of war while simultaneously bombing your foes as an ace fighter pilot. Strategy - Deploy tanks, sol...
Summary
Product Title Glory Days 2
Manufacturer Eidos
Power Score 3.7 | 4 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Parent Retsku: B000PE0F4C
Expert Reviews
Glory Days 2
4 Star Review  GameSpy - Sep 17, 2007

It's a mash-up of old-school side-scrolling shooting and real-time strategy that's tricky to master but tough to put down.

Read the full review »

Glory Days 2
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Aug 1, 2007

During the transition from the Game Boy Advance to the Nintendo DS, a mysterious, low key title from Atlus hit the scene - Super Army Wars may have sounded slightly Japanese, but it was actually a new title for a French game that was originally announced as Glory Days. Due to its bad timing, unfamiliar branding, limited distribution, and mostly poor critical reception , Super Army Wars hit the retail scene with the power of a diffused bomb.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
If only they would stand still
2 Star Review   By member henwy - Nov 12, 2007   

Strengths: The graphics are similar to the cutesy style found in advance wars.

Weakness: Speed of scrolling causes difficulty in hitting targets. YMMV. Touch screen integration only seems to exacerbate the problems.

I picked up glory days because it seemed like a good game to tide me over until the next Advance Wars or similar was released. The basic concept is territory acquisition through combat. There is a long horizantal stretch and at one end is the enemy base, at the other is yours, and in the middle is neutral territory you are trying to seize and control. To accomplish this, you are given control of either a helicopter or a jet with which you zip around bombing enemy bases and tanks, and shooting infantry. With the helicopter, you get the added ability to pick up your own troops and drop them further along the battlefield so they can secure bunkers. The problem I had with the game is that I found it incredibly difficult to accurately hit targets when moving at speed. Since you only have a limited amount of ammunition before you have to return all the way to your base, land, and rearm, it's in your best interests to make each shot count. With the helicopter, it is possible to hover, but if you do it for too long you're likely to get shells up your tailpipe. When flying full out, the screen tends to zip past and I end up bombing innocent stretches of road than actual targets. The graphics are nice, and the audio tolerable. You can also use the touch screen to fly your plane/helicopter but I found that it only added to the miss rate since the controls were not all that impressive and seemed tacked on.

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Great combination of action and strategy
4 Star Review   By member mkernan - Sep 14, 2007   

Strengths: Great action, great strategy, fantastic sound, innovative gameplay

Weakness: Solo campaign is a tad short, no online or single card multiplayer

Glory Days 2 is an interesting little DS game. Its a sequel to a Gameboy Advance game that was called Super Army Wars here in the US. Its a great combination of 2D, side-scrolling action and strategy. You pilot either an airplane or helicopter while also commanding your tanks and troops. Its a little tricky to manage the strategy aspects while flying around, but once you get the hang of it, its great fun. Essentially, each level is comprised of one long 2D area with your base on one end and the enemy's base on the other. The goal is to proceed through the area and ultimately take out the other side's base. I can't really comment on the multiplayer aspect because there is no single-card play or Wifi connect play, but from what I've heard, its a pretty fun multiplayer experience if you have one or more friends that own the game. Overall, this is one of those games that you'll either love or you'll just not really get into at all. If you're a fan of either strategy or side-scrolling action games, you certainly ought to give it a try though. Think of it as the old game Choplifter with some strategy elements mixed in.

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