gamers (100%) found this review helpful
First of all, if you've read any of the negative reviews, you've probably realized that the majority of them come from young children who obviously rented/bought the game after no more than glancing at the cover. So ignore those.
Anyways, what people tend to not realize at first is, this is NOT a first-person shooter.
It is a third-person strategy game, in which you will create/command units, customize your base(s), etc.
There are two different game modes, Campaign and Skirmish. Skirmish is pretty much a custom battle, and I'm pretty sure I don't have to tell you what the campaign is like.
- Decent Graphics
- Addictive gameplay
- Hours of fun for strategy game fans
- Slow-Pased gameplay at times
- Limited customization in terms of bases
So is it worth renting? Absolutely, If you're a fan of strategy games.
Is it worth buying? Rent it first, then see if you wan't to buy it.
posted by Waagh1337 (NIAGARA FALLS, NY) Mar 7, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
The game feels like a blast to the past. It plays very similarly to games like Starcraft and the original C&C's.
It is also one of the few actually functional RTS games on the Xbox 360. The control scheme is precise and not overly complicated.
The game is said to be shallow compared to most of the RTS games released on PC. Well, that makes sense, considering the limitations of a funtional control scheme on a xbox controller, and the graphics power of the xbox. If you look at halo fans, most of them are generally FPS fans, and RTS is a new genre to them. Anything too complicated would only scare them away.
Pros: 1. Great control scheme 2. Amazing visual design and animations of the units 3. Based on a well known and epic universe of Halo 4. Campaign is decent lengthed and very appropriately epic 5. Good introduction to RTS for all the FPS players who just like to shoot stuff 6. Ensemble already made DLC for this game before they shut down. Expect a third playable faction (Flood), and many more updates
Cons: 1. Compared to PC RTS games, it's shallow. But for a functional console RTS, it's pretty good 2. The online is pretty barebones. Very functional and no lag at all, but still barebones. It'll probably be updated soon 3. For now, there's only 2 factions, and a handful of maps. Expect DLC to be released soon