From the PlanetXbox360.com review:
"The wait is over and it's time to evaluate if Microsoft made the right decision to expand the Halo franchise into another genre with the development of Halo Wars, from Ensemble Studios. Having seen over 2 million downloads for the demo on Xbox Live, it's going to be interesting to see how gamers receive the title when it finally releases in a few short weeks. So without further ado, let's dig deep into what could be the most eye-opening game of early 2009 coming from Microsoft – which isn't saying much due to their small gaming portfolio as of this moment. Beginning with a question, we pose a simple inquiry: If you're a diehard Halo fan, how can you deny the ability to take control of a Spartan and lay waste to the Covenant scum that threaten humanity? Well the answer is that you can't."