Precious few RTSs have ever managed to separate themselves from the herd of terrible PC-Console translations. TGR got an advanced look at the game, and they've got the answer.
Halo Sucks Ha Ha
Can it not suck? Only if it starts blowing instead!
So long as the game will not support key board and mouse, thus eliminating micromanagement, then the game will suck. RTS - micro management = FAIL.
Yea, huzzah, yippi ki yea lets attack games we've never even played. Hurray Hurray is this how it feels to be hypocrite mommy.
3 great previews so far.
lol man..you've got a fan club of haters actually your statement is completely true 1.Ve3tro preview 2.xbox insider 3.thegamereviews 3 great previews right there ;)
I'm kind of looking forward to this game and even more so when we see discounts on it. Few games are worthy of full price, except for Ninja Gaiden 2 and Gears of War 2.
And I love how previewers point out the one flaw of the game being that the computer doesn't put up much of a fight. The demo is the first two levels of the game. I am 100% sure, in true Halo fashion, the difficulty and AI of the computer opponent will ramp up considerably as you progress through the campaign. I wasn't prepared for this game to be good. My wallet is going to hurt more than I expected this March.
Because I'm hearing really good thing about this game even the fact that its on a console. Will judge tomorrow, I think it release then.
@1.5 Skirmish mode is also included. Even on the hardest difficulty it's a joke...
only say its good cause it's got halo on it
Great Preview. I'll have to go steal my roommate's 360 so I can play the demo. haha. He'll never know.
So far all the previews I have read have given it great praise.
Halo Wars is going to suck most likely. You're forgetting the DECADES of history junky RTSs have on consoles.
Yeah but they were usually PC rts's ported onto consoles, this is an rts made from the ground up with consoles in mind, and its Ensemble Studios. I don't think Ensemble Studios has ever disappointed me. I don't have my hopes set high for Halo wars, but it definitely is worth playing before you even bother giving it negative feedback.
Command and conquer Retaliation is bomb Sh**!!!!
But factor in that Ensemble was developing the game KNOWING that they were being sh!tcanned after the project shipped... ... I'd be weary about this title. Let's play the demo and see how that goes. Halo Wars has as much going against it as it does going for it.
hmmm. Good point calad. It's a shame they shut down ensemble :( When theres so many other companies theyve bought that have had terrible track records. Not Ensemble, theirs i nothing but good. Hopefully this game IS good though, so we can all remember Ensemble for making one last game before going bye bye.
I never liked the Idea, Halo is just meant to be Halo, ya know?
Technicaly Halo finally is been Halo, or at least, the halo I was first promised back when it was an RTS :P
Probably won't be better that Starcraft, so I'll just keep playing that.
Nothings better than Starcraft! Haha, shame my pc probably wont run starcraft 2 once its out. So I'll jsut have to play halo wars and pretend the UNSC are terrans, the Covenant are the Protoss and that the Flood is the Zerg :P If halo was originally an RTS before it became an FPS... then technically you could consider halo a starcraft clone :P edit: disagree? Man some people get so defencive about their beloved game franchises they jsut forget all about having a sense of humor.
It's not that easy to compare Blizzard's games to anything :p Blizzard just get it right every goddamn time, and you can't deny it. Yes, I've played World of Warcraft, and no, I'm not a hardcore raider or anything, so that's not the reason I'm saying this.
Starcraft will never be beaten, its only gonna be beaten by Starcraft 2 (crosses fingers) I'm interested to see how Halo Wars is going to play out mainly the controls, because that is the biggest obstacle when making an RTS on a console no matter what universe. I just don't get how you can play a fast paced/action pack game when playing RTS on a console.
Yea Starcraft is a damn good game but there is room in my heart for more then one RTS and my heart is a pretty small, dank, rocky place. So I think you could at least check out the demo before condoning it as a game not worth your time, couldn't hurt. (or could it?)
Ensemble Studios has made good games. Will definitely give Halo Wars a try.
Good stuff, game looks uninteresting to me!
If only I liked Real Time Strategy Games. And that's really the issue, right? This game will ultimately determine how many people are "fans" and how many people just like a really good first-person shooter.
Won't buy it,can't wait for Halo 4 though
I never found the Halo universe very compelling, so it'll take a lot to convince me that this'll be any good. But hey, I might be surprised.
this looks like a starcraft rip off, you know this is one game you bring home and don't tell your friends about because they'll call you a flaming homo. "Hey guise, check out my Halo wars" "Queer." In the event that you purchase this and then realize it has nothing to do with Halo except the aesthetics you'll probably wipe your ass with it then return it, because let's face it Halo is one of the worst stories ever told. Enjoy your crappy game turds.
I predict a 80% metacritic score for this trash cash in. No $700 swag bags can save Micro$haft on this one.
but i never thought halo fans and rts fans overlap very much. i could be wrong though :)
I am undecided on this game I'm definitely going to need a demo.
of course it will suck!
Of COURSE it's going to be great! Have faith, people.
And unit balance :>
When an RTS game on a console is comparable to a similar PC game and it just comes down to controller preference is when RTS console games have arrived. From what has been shown it's controls still seem too slow for multiple skirmishes and large scale battles. Would like to play it on the PC as Ensemble were great PC Devs. Too bad MS doesn't support keyboard and mouse controls because they don't want to be seen as a PC lite console, yet rely on PC ports.
Sony is trying to match what Halo did eight years ago for console shooters and Halo has already moved on to breaking new ground for RTS' on consoles. Shows you how Microsoft leads and Sony follows these days-- MS releases Xbox live PS3 relases PSN years later MS releases Xbox live arcade Sony releases PSN network games years later MS puts a hard-drive in the Xbox Sony puts a hard-drive in the PS3 years later MS introduces achievements Sony introduces Trophies years later Xbox has a headset PS3 has a headset years later etc. etc. etc. I could go on forever. I wonder where Sony would be without the Microsoft? The PS3 would have probably been the Wii without motion control or something. Nintendo and MS are creative. Sony just kind of just tries to monopolize technology through imitation, pricing, and marketing. So glad the days of Sony gaming dominance are over.
"The PS3 would have probably been the Wii without motion control or something." and you'll be merely another troll without bubbles.
Haha! You do realize that Sony has been in the console market a lot longer than Microsoft, right? Have fun in your fantasy world.
yeah, you're right. Sony would have stolen motion control from Nintendo, too. @dustgavin Wrong. Microsoft games started in 1990. Ever heard of PC games? also, Microsoft Windows as a gaming platform has been around a lot longer than the Playstation. Look it up. Consider both of you OWNED!
Didn't realize that the PC was a console. You should at least get your GED before leaking such nonsense. I would love for you to argue more, but it seems you are out of bubbles. Consider it your hint to open a book and not your mouth.
Sony makes a console Microsoft makes a console with the exact same games years later(biggest tragedy ever, microsoft tried to walk in by directly getting the same games as the ps, while nintendo have always been different) Sony puts hdmi port in ps3 Microsoft puts hdmi port in 360 Sony had 1080p(which microsoft says won't be important) Microsoft adds 1080p Sony gets video store Microsoft gets netflix Sony has casual games(lips buzz etc) Microsoft copies exact same casual games Sony has blu-ray waiting for it
sony didn't invent or popularize consoles, dude. lol, so neither Sony nor MS can take credit for consoles. that's just silly. exact same games? you've got to be kidding. the 360 had a video store at launch. that's another thing Sony copied. netflix is not a video store. it's free streaming movies to netflix members. "Sony had 1080p(which microsoft says won't be important) Microsoft adds 1080p" True. However, the 360 was the first HD console. Another thing Sony copied. "Sony has casual games(lips buzz etc) Microsoft copies exact same casual games" True. Sort of. Console trivia games have been around forever, since Atari. "Sony has blu-ray waiting for it" hd-dvd came out before blu-ray. so this is another instance of sony imitating and monopolizing a technology it didn't invent. In summation, Microsoft copied a casual lip-synch game, the hdmi port, and a specific screen resolution from Sony (even though MS introduced HD to the console market). All hail, Sony the innovators! What would the gaming world be without 1080p, hdmi ports, and Singstar? Surely, the stone ages!
Now how did this conversation get in here? Ohh well might as well join in the fun eh? Xbox and Ps3 have both made some great advancements when there not busy ripping off each other. The big corporate machine M$ somehow came out on top (how is a mystery) but while sony was building their powerhouse, M$ started trying to do some innovation, and while some flops occurred some flourished. The xbox has been innovative because it needs to be in order to set it apart from the ps3. but the Ps3 is no push over and has some unique features. Will this strategy work? We'll have to finish this conversation in about 3 or 4 years when we know for sure. UNTIL THEN SHUT UP
Microsoft had a Video store long before Netflix and Sony Video Store. Microsoft now has a video store AND Netflix.
have a way of being good, even when they are supposed to be average lol halo theme, better say halo shooters i expect this game to do well among fans of halo plus fans of RTCs i wont buy it,but it seems like a good game @Whydis everybody in n4g loves you, you are like a mascot or something like that
it will probably be a pretty good game but i cant stand RTS so meh
Telling it not to suck is like politely asking the Earth not to orbit around the sun. It's just not gonna happen.
Each day that i'm on here i hope to see signs of intelligence from you Sony lot You guys really don't know daft you sound I'm guessing an average age here of about 15 or so or perhaps even reduced mental ages Followed info on this game for a while now(i'm guessing none of you have) and potentially at least it sounds very promising And heres the thing, if Halo was indeed as sh!t as you guys make out, it wouldn't be forever mentioned in just about every fps article there is.It would simply vanish like so many others before.No amount of MS money can buy a loyal and massively devoted fan base like Halo has Pointless monkeys spouting worthless garbage all day on forums such as this - makes a gamer proud
Not as childish as watching Barney and Elmo like Hero's dance and sing on your screen. Pink! Baby Blue! Posh Red! Unite into Halo Wars!
I can't tell if these people are joking. If they are, Im not amused If there not im gathering every piece of gaming equipment I own and dropping it off a cliff. then Im going to start a monastery so that I can create a safe haven from fanboys and there we will make our own games and own systems, and we will treat all of them with the respect they deserve, it will be like communism but...for games, and it wont suck.
Actually 15 is probably a little generous reading back over some of these But yeah embarrassing stuff for sure
Couldn't care less if it "sucks" compared to others' standards, will try it out for myself and see how I feel then, though RTSs usually aren't my favorite.
Yes comedy isn't really your thing is it, stick to what you're best at
As a PS3 lover, I am actually hoping this one does well. I am seriously hoping that game developers actually get the controls right for RTS games without having to use K+M. I really hope Ensemble have got it right on this one. Plus Halo fans need an expanded storyline that a FPS can't give them. Too all you lamers flaming the game - the console world needs better RTS. If this brings us a step closer to that - bring it on I say.
HAHAHAHAHAH YOU RETARDS you guys have nothing... except for kiddie games like halo... produced by kiddie fiddlers. UNLIKE THE PS3... WE ACTUALLY HAVE HARDCORE GAMES for e.g. resistance 2 ( 60 p online ), MGS4 ( amazing ), KILLZONE 2 ( KICK ass, the best fps i've ever seen ), uncharted 1+2 ( unbelievable graphics ), WARHAWK ( the most dramatic online xp. ever with epic orchestral music... *cries* )....etc etc etc but all you guys hav is kiddie s*&t apart from gears...( alright..cud of been better...( oh sorry that impossible coz its used up 98% of 3FIXME's power ) ...SIKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK hahahahahaha LOSERS hahah haha hah hah
The sad thing is this kids probably serious. :(
I have a rather huge mortgage and car note at the end of Feb. Only enough to purchase one game which will be Star Ocean:The Last Hope If Reviews and critics like the game I'll definitely pick it up next pay week. I still play Starcraft2 on my lunch breaks every year for the past few years a new RTS will do me some good but as of now I'm designating my 64.37$ towards Star Ocean4 RPGs are the best relaxation and time consuming game types :D ...back to watching Life on Mars
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