Ok, bit of an odd question I admit, but I keep seeing footage of Wargroove and I'm not exaggerating when I say it's sending shivers down my spine. Usually when I see footage of a new game these days I say, "Hmmm, that's cool," then I give a shrug and more often than not wait to buy it at a discount. This is the first game since maybe Halo: Reach that I can't watch without smiling.
Here's what I want to know. Obviously, what game triggered you like this emotionally? Why are you so excited about it and what in particular do you think makes that specific game strike a chord with you. If perhaps it reminds you of a game from childhood, what was that game? How old were you when you first played it and what can you remember about playing it your first time around.
A good OP goes first. Anyway, here's Wargroove:
I fucking loved Advance Wars. In fact, anything vaguely turn base strategy on the GBA is something I would play until I was blue in the face, and that console was full of them. I loved them so much, it's strange to acknowledge than I don't think I ever beat a single one. I probably got Advance Wars for my birthday and I can't even remember knowing anything about it. It quickly became my favorite thing on planet Earth... until Fire Emblem became my favorite thing on planet Earth... until finally Final Fantasy Tactics Advance became my favorite thing on planet earth... until my mom made me go outside.
Other than consistently finding the next game I wanted to play, I guess I was a pretty anxious kid when it came to strategy games even though I loved them unequivocally. The levels in Advance Wars where the enemy could spawn units were ones that I found intimidating, I found myself always frustrated by Fire Emblem's permadeath, and I never figured out you could pay to remove stat penalties in Tactics. In hindsight, that last one in particular is a real head-slapper, but what do you want, I'm terrible at video games.
A while ago, someone in the world used the phrase "spiritual successor to Advance Wars" in a sentence and I awoke to a cold sweat. I lamented to imagine something like Skulls of the Shogun or a very modern Valkyria Chronicles, but my tac-strat-spidey senses sent me hurdling through google searches none-the-less until, as if sent down by God, I laid eyes upon not only an attempt to realize the old grid-base-pixelly-goodness exactly as I had remembered it, but a pretty gorgeous and shockingly faithful one at that.
I can confirm that I check Wikipedia daily in the hopes of finding the exact day of Wargroove's release. If you haven't played a game from this genre, I urged you to make it your first.
That's it for my wall of text. Please write your own. I love it when you guys go in depth and I promise you I read every post.