Great for Halo fans, not so for hardcore RTS playe
posted by JZAAAAA (TAMPA, FL) Sep 13, 2009
Member since Apr 2008
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
I'm not really a hardcore RTS player, only really played Starcraft, but I do love the Halo series. This game was fun to play for the Halo-inspired units, the story was good enough, but the cinematics were excellent. They should've gotten this development studio to do the cinematics for Halo 3, because they were definitely a reward to look forward to every time you beat a level in the campaign. The gameplay is definitely vanilla RTS, but the charm of controlling Halo-inspired units should be enough to keep Halo fans satiated, but it's definitely not that deep. Almost every level can be beaten with Warthog recon, then mob the AI with mixed units, and keep using your "unit heal" leader ability.
gamers (68%) found this review helpful
You have to hand it to the folks over at Ensemble they did a great job getting an RTS to fit a console control scheme. The Graphics are great, and the aniline replayability factor is wonderful.
I compare it to a game of chess with your friends. You can change your strategy and just like in poker you had better know your opponent and his tendencies so you are best equipped to counter and destroy him.
Ensemble put a lot of love into this title and it shows.
Graphics - 8 Game play - 8 Story - 9 (many people didn't like the story I did Replable - 9 Campaign - 8
I really enjoyed this title and it is 100% worth a rent if not a purchase!