Gameplayer has gone live with an exclusive hands-on with Halo Wars, detailing exactly how the game plays, backed up by some new screenshots. Judging from the report, the game is looking much better than first expected.
"When Halo was first conceived in 1999, Bungie intended it to be a real-time strategy game that would be released for the Mac and PC. Once Microsoft had acquired the studio development changed and, as the saying goes, the rest is history. With a successfully trilogy safely completed, though, the original idea has been rekindled, only this time with renowned strategy experts Ensemble Studios at the helm."