I didn't think Armada was that bad for the Dreamcast. Sure, it has it's boring aspects, but I didn't think it was that bad. There's games that I feel are deserving of an F, but I don't think Armada is one of them. Pretty much, is Gauntlet with more RPG elements. Playing with friends I feel gives it a decent grade. However, with games like Gauntlet and Armada, huge amounts of time in one sitting reveals the games flaws. I agree with the upgrading, though. Takes forever to improve one's ship. Overall, not a bad game. I would've given it a C, + or - depending what your gaming preferences are.
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