TeamXbox writes: "Even for people in the media who get plenty of chances to play a game before its release, the demo dropping on Xbox Live is still an exciting time. Mostly because we know that we're no longer the only ones to have ever played a game outside of the QA department. The demo dropping means everyone who wants to has played it and now the great collective internet masses can debate its merits ad nauseum. At least until the game comes out.
We've talked a lot about Halo Wars here on TXB. And not to brag or anything, but I've actually beat the game (got the reviewable a couple weeks ago). So playing this demo is like a reminder of the full experience that I've had and quite enjoyed (oops, no evaluative statements, this is not the review). So the question, for me at least, is not how good is the game, but how good is the demo."