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A great Console RTS

posted by Tumba1 (SUNRISE, FL) Mar 2, 2009

Member since Jun 2004

36 out of 53 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!

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posted by Zer023 (EDISON, NJ) Jun 22, 2010

Member since Jun 2010

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

When i first heard "Halo Wars" i was not expecting a strategy base game. I avoided for quite a long time, but as soon as 1 played this....I was amazed!

Campaign: good 4-6 hrs of play.

Story: connects well with Halo

Creativity: Amazing. Cool vehicles, enemies, etc

Cons: gets frustrating when something goes wrong and the time missions really pressures you.

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Epic New War Saga Has Begun!

posted by marshall84 (ASHEVILLE, NC) Mar 9, 2009

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Member since Apr 2008

22 out of 33 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

This is Halo & a new war has begun. Hence none other than the great Halo Wars has come! I will begin.

Controls- Easy to grasp, I definitely recommend going to the Settings in the Main Menu to learn how to control your moves every step of the way. Listen to the tutorials, they are there to help you & gain all the benefits to demolishing and obliterating every fiend & foe that comes your way! Be patience within the game, some & I stress some of the handling of vehicles can be tedious. Keep your palms cool & collective, the payoff is on a large scale.

Concept- simple RTS that has added to the amazingly successful Halo category & genre of RTS. The story is solid. Short, simple & sweet.

Graphics- on a 1 to 10 scale, I give it a 9.5 in my book. The characters are easy to see, the Warthog is fairly large on my 37 inch LCD HDTV 1080p, but it’s full resolution too. I wouldn’t recommend playing this on a small screen. Nothing smaller than a 17 inch. Why I say this? One of my dear friends has a smaller TV & he came over to play his saved games over here, because he had to squint at his TV. Just a courtesy note for you all.

Length- on a 10 scale, I give it 8.5 out of 10. It’s not ridiculously long campaign wise, BUT the multiplayer is out of this world, may I say, next to FLAWLESS. I have YET to lag in any battle, 2 on 2 match or larger if you prefer.

Replayability: I give it 9.5 out of 10. There are some very simple drawbacks, this does come awfully close! I hope my review was helpful to you. Feel free to leave feedback on my LIVE Gamertag SUPERMARSH1984. HALO WARS ROCKS GAMERS!!! Thank You.

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