Below you can see twelve new Halo Wars images showing all the weapons and troops you will have at your disposal whether you choose to fight as Covenant or the marines.
yiieehah! i need this game .. Now!
I'm still unconvinced that a great RTS can exist on a console. Halo Wars hasn't really shown anything to convince me otherwise. I think the best part of this game will be all the uninformed Halo lovers who buy the game because of the name on the box, only to realize they have no idea what an RTS is. :)
Maybe it will open those gamers up to a new genre perhaps. I have a feeling most folks that played Halo for the first time never played a FPS before and were first introduced to FPS's, especially on consoles by Halo. This might be a good thing that expands gamers and popularizes RTS on consoles *hopefully* to the point they can work out the controls somehow.
"I'm still unconvinced that a great RTS can exist on a console" Wasn't that said about Fps' too? :)
I doubt that anyone will buy this game thinking that it's an FPS. Do you assume that Halo fans are retarded for some reason? It is definitely likely that people will buy the game because it has the Halo name on it but not without knowing what they're getting. I'm also unconvinced that an RTS will be great on a console, but who knows? Maybe this game will surprise us all.
FPS started with goldeneye not halo, and yes many moms will buy it for their little johnny not knowing what it is.
@PistolPumptMonk I recommend you to play LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth 2 on X360 Is a pretty good RTS on Consoles.
I agree - Battle for Middle Earth is a great game with great controls. Worked very well for a RTS game on the 360 and when i see some of the gaming mechanics - i see a lot of resemblance from the LOTR - BFME in there.
I agree that RTS does not work well on consoles at all. BFME worked okay on consoles due to the fact that you really don't have too many units... I remember I topped off at 5 calvary and 6 or 7 infantry squads, which was disappointing, since it was difficult to emulate the immense battles from the movies. Maybe I'm just used to massive battles of Supreme commander, Age of empires, rise of nations etc Unless Halo wars use a very similar system as BFME2, it might not work so well... and if it does, it won't be as epic as the FPS.
If some u didn't like Tom Clancy's EndWar game don't buy this cus its the same thing only with diff characters and storyline but the game play is the same and you wont like it aether
I once witnessed a Gamestop customer purchase Kane and Lynch for 60 dollars over COD4, with multiple people trying to explain to him why COD4 was a better game. His final reasoning for getting Kane and Lynch? "Yo, this junk got that thing were you can do two people at the same time on one TV?" I'm not saying Halo fans are stupid, and I didn't say they would think they were getting an FPS. But I DO think many will buy a game without having ANY idea what they're getting into. Also, I do think Halo Wars has a chance to show gamers a new genre, and I do not discredit the validity of that possibility. Also, the reason FPS games got good on consoles is because the controllers evolved to feature two joysticks (Yes I know Goldeneye and Perfect Dark were amazing, but they are not quite up to PC level control). Until I see a controller with every shortcut a keyboard can offer in an RTS, I will remain unconvinced that they can pull it off on a console. Keep in mind I am not a PC gamer and I don't play games on my PC, it just seems like the one genre the PC will always be equipped for. I also think its possible that they could prove me wrong and Halo Wars could be a great game. And I will humbly admit defeat. But for now, I will form an opinion on what I have seen.
Awesome DAY 1 purchase for meeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
To my disapointment it doesnt even look that great. I really hoped for more.
Funny i was expecting Less. Day 1 buy for me
I loved LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth 2, but I haven't been that hyped about Halo Wars. Until I saw these screenshots. It looks awesome, extreme attention to detail.
It's very low on the Pre-order charts, can't imagine it being that good to be honest. I may get it on PC when it comes out.
People say anything to discredit games... Amazon pre-order chart 09' so far 10. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars - DS 9. Pokemon Platinum - DS 8. Street Fighter IV - Playstation 3 7. Halo Wars - Xbox360 6. Warhammer Dawn Of War II - PC 5. Empire: Total War - PC 4. Resident Evil 5 - Playstation 3 3. Pikmin - Wii 2. Killzone 2 - Playstation 3 1. Mario Power Tennis - Wii
http://screenshots.teamxbox... Link better shows of how nice HW looks Don't forget that this has been built AROUND the pad from the very start and designed with quickness in mind - it's more action based and ideally suited to the pad because of this.Saying it needs a keyboard and mouse or that it will suffer from lack of, is just being ignorant obviously It is potentially very good and i advise fence sitters to at least give the demo it a real shot Clearly a lot of HW is cr!p comments will be mostly from PC and PS3 owners but if any 360 owners are dismissing purely because of what they think, then think twice maybe as you may like it after all I'm not really into RTS but from what iv'e read, this is faster paced more accessible and immediate
Just like many instances where Sony fanboys and other bashed Microsoft for bringing something to a game console that they didn't think could be done... this game will be a success. Do you guys remember comments like: "FPS do not work on consoles.." and Microsoft made FPS big in consoles with Halo. "Achievements suck"... and once Sony copied with Trophies now people are embracing it as "Something great for the game industry". Now is time for RTS... we hear the same arguments about this too... it may be very possible that microsoft may start a new trend where consoles are no longer seem as a NO NO for RTS games... just like they did with FPS... You haters shouldn't be so angry... if Microsoft manages to get it to work and people embrace it... it will benefit all future consoles... what if Microsoft wouldn't have change people's perception about consoles and FPS? would you have Resistance or even Kill Zone 2? RTS for me is my favorite genre... I have all major RTS games on the PC... and those on the xbox 360 I already have. So, no one here have any valid reason or proof that indicate that they are qualify to determine why RTS games can work on consoles...
Goldeneye made fps shooters work on the console, MS was no where to be found, rts dont work because of the button layout needed, not to mention using a joystick instead of a mouse. "So, no one here have any valid reason or proof that indicate that they are qualify to determine why RTS games can work on consoles..." What?
First Halo title to get below 9.0 average. I am a big Halo fan and big RTS fan so this should be like a dream come true, but it doesn't look that great, to be honest I'd rather play a Halo mod for Dawn of War. I am very dubious about an RTS on consoles.
doesn't look great???? some people are just blind ... i think this game looks very very good.
Yes the visuals are very good but most of the gameplay seen so far has looked very bland. Have you seen some of the top flight PC RTS's. No comparison. But hey maybe it will surprise us, I will be one of the first to download the demo.
I'm sorry, I look at this and all I see is Starcraft but without the variety. At any rate, I've tried RTS's on the consoles and I didn't care for them. I'll probably pick up Starcraft 2 on the PC when it hits but I think I'll pass on Halo Wars.
Indeed, i'm a little taken back regarding HW's looks as i wasn't expecting much, just good graphics doing justice to the Halo franchise.I'm more than happy with these graphics http://screenshots.teamxbox...
RTS games are made to run on Xbox360 but ps3 i don't think it will work on that Console its just not made for RTS.
It's likely you are expecting something like an pc RTS from Halo Wars and that's surely lineing yourself up for disappointment.PC RTS are i'd imagine blessed with a huge amount of very clever stuff that require carefully and cleverly realized plans - HW is about punching units out fast and more in line with fast paced reactionary tactics like Street Fighter say or Halo itself It sounds to me like you've already made your mind up and anything different to what you know, wont best please you
Not directed to immediately above I reckon people use the line "i'm not convinced RTS works on console" having not actually played an rts in their lives.It's just a way of slagging on what could be a real stepping stone here for a genre that so far hasn't made any real impact on console owners - different bunch lets not forget.In truth these comments are from people that wouldn't know the first thing about what makes a good rts Don't you just love this site
if anything id buy this on the pc...but even still im not much of a halo fan. It's like the gateway drug to the gaming world, and i started out on the hard stuff...no need for me to go back ya know?
Oh bollocks.Goldeneye was huge and suprised many that a game of this type could be so good on a console.It's true it was the first that raised people's awareness to this but Halo took it to another level and made it work beyond what had gone before I have several N64's and Goldeneye because it's a game i'd rather not be without and i love it but Halo was the next even bigger step into fps console acceptance.Goldeneye was the best and then Halo came along doing the most extraordinary things even pc owners weren't getting - and pc owners can argue against that as much as they like, as a pc lover at the time, my seeing and playing Halo made me soon forget all about fps supposed superiority on pc.I happily ditched my pc only to get one back again when i needed internet MS or indeed Bungie showed that fps could REALLY work on consoles and not just work but destroy anything the pc had to offer - argue against that as much as it pleases , Halo however hasn't been beaten Yeah i know, laughable right
What was said was that halo made fps big not if it took it to the next level, goldeneye started the game,made the genre what it is today, sales will show this, hence why you still have it 12 years later. Nothing touches goldeneye for what it did.
That's fair enough thank you.Just an excuse for me to rant some more about this subject i guess
RIght on, to all their own.
I will say though that it's only because a clever enough system has yet been devised using a controller for rts - i don't think even Halo Wars will find it but it's at least being explored better than before.Mouse is actually a little slow and inacurate if compared to direct selection via a pad and as yet a genius design based around it's use - it's there waiting
If my 360 hadn't of crapped out for the 3rd and last time last year. I will miss halo and I do indeed love anything Halo. Looks cool for 360 owners.
Game is going to be huge..Just the fact that the demo is giving you so much shows that they believe in the game. Who cares if computer fans want to play it or not. Its a CONSOLE game for the masses..Ensemble should be saluted for attempting a game like this from an established franchise. This could end up being the sleeper hit of the year. No one is expecting an RTS to do numbers..Ensemble already knows the biggest barrier to this type of gaming is the huge learning curve. They've said it time and time again that was a huge goal in making this game..I've said it before...I never was an RTS guy..I bought Battle for Middle earth 2 just to get me used to it..I love the game so far..now I actually might get C&C..but i'll wait till after this game drops..
like a Wii game.
Tom Clancy"s EndWar will beat the shi.. out of this game...
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