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You sank my... etc.
by Peter Willington 14/5/2012
Product: Battleship (3DS)
Developer: Activision Blizzard
Format: 3DS
Genre: Strategy
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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There are a few key titles missing from Nintendo on the 3DS, and one of them is an Advance Wars-style game. Never fear, though, because Activision is here to scratch that particular itch with its new Battleship movie tie-in.

I've no interest in the Liam Neeson vehicle on which this game - developed by Magic Pockets - is based, but the plot is straightforward enough. You're out on a training exercise with the world's fleets when suddenly all communications are cut off by an alien threat.

Cue some ruggedly handsome sailors talking about duty, honour, and the importance of teaming up to counter the unknown menace. Pretty soon, you're presented with some turn-based strategy scenarios, which via intermittent flashbacks give you control of multiple officers, each with its own special abilities. ...
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Fans of Advance Wars should have this extremely challenging game on their radar, for it's one they'll relish
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 8
Value: 7
Innovation: 6
Overall: 7
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