Gamer Limit writes "According to a recent survey conducted by the Nielsen Company even weeks after its release Halo Wars is the game most people are interested in buying. "
Well, I'M certainly not interested, but that's more because I'm too snobby to believe that you can play an RTS game on console. I'll admit it - I'm biased. :P
I use to think the samething but after playing it they executed it very well and i believe yet again Halo has redefined another genre on the consoles. First with FPS and now RTS.
Well even though you are too "snobby" I was convinced that RTS can work on the console thanks to halo... now there is NO! forgiveness to those bastards who can't do it right!
to play a real RTS you have to play it on the pc, anything else is a complete fail in my book, If I played SC or C&C against someone who used a controler, it would be one of the funniest days in my life
I don't think people or the devs care what you call a "real RTS" The devs made an RTS for console gamers that may or may not game on PCs, at this point it doesn't matter so have fun on your PC :) I guess you'll have to deal with it. I don't think your opinion will change the poll results.
Dune II: The Battle for Arakis was on Genesis. That's older than a lot of PC RTS games and the first RTS game I ever played. I bet most of you don't even remember that game. Hell it came out in '93. Most of you were probably in kindergarten
I started off by making fun of Halo Wars because it wasn't a pc RTS or from blizzard. I downloaded the demo and it grew on pretty fast. Yes, it does lack some of the sophistication of Warcraft III, but it sure is fun to play. Most importantly, it has a good control interface making it MUCH easier to control than C&C on the 360. ^@ Element: You're totally wrong... i was in 1st grade
Anyone who thinks you can't have an RTS on a console really hasn't put too much thought into it, snobby or otherwise. The gamepad makes a great FPS controller - I say that as a die hard PC RTS fan from the first Command and Conquer, Warcraft and Age of Empires games right through to the current ones. All you need is an analogue stick for the mouse with two buttons to replace the mouse buttons, everything else is a bonus. Ensemble did a great job with the control scheme for Halo Wars making it fluid and simple to control your troops. Its not the perfect RTS but thats not because of the format its on just down to the design choices made but RTS games really do work on the console.
Dune II was indeed on the genesis, but was also out for the amiga the same year, and for DOS a year before that...
Yup... played the game... I think in 94 (and it was released in that year too)... I was 13 then, and a real Sega fan :) I liked it quite a lot, though I was more into rpgs and platformers. BTW, Halo wars is a neat RTS for a console!
ElementX, you fail. Dune 2 was on PC before it even touched the Genesis.
I simply said that it was a console RTS that was around back in '93. Just because it came out on DOS doesn't mean that my comment fails. I was just telling people that RTS games have been on consoles for a long time, longer than people may realize. I said Dune II was older "than a lot of PC RTS games". I didn't say there weren't any PC RTS's around back then.
The difference is that Halo Wars is a real-time strategy game and when it hit the the one million unit mark in worldwide sales, it became the best-selling game of its kind on current generation consoles... while Killzone 2 is a FPS, which supposedly is a much more popular genre on consoles.
Halo Wars is pretty good for an audience of people who aren't familiar with an RTS. Ensemble did a good job with the controls while keeping it simple, which was pretty much the only thing people were trying to flop about the game. The snobby RTS gamers probably wouldn't like it though since it might be too easy for them since it's not as deep.
I just can't enjoy anything else.
Halo Wars is the most wanted game? Did toilet paper suddenly get expensive?
Halo probably outsold Killzone 2. So Killzone 2 is cheap one ply toilet paper then? You're mad because that garbage took 5 years and over an hundred people to make and it flopped. That over hyped garbage was broken and everybody knows it hence the sales of Killzone 2. A console RTS is more fun than boring ass Killzone 2. Its eating you up inside isn't it.
Wii Fit outsold both of them. I don't care about sales because more sales doesn't mean that it's the best game ever or even close to it. Killzone 2 is much more like a cookie. It's a delicious snack that you can come back to time & time again. Halo Wars also has it's place too because I gotta wipe my ass with something and it might as well be something that I won't mind throwing away. But you're mad because although Halo Wars outsold Killzone 2, Killzone 2 is still the better game and the best FPS this gen. Having no games this year is really eating you up inside isn't it?
I'm with SkankinGarbage. Halo Wars never really entered my radar.
That's not what Gamestop said when I noticed nothing but rows and rows of Halo Wars sitting there....but w/e.
@jaces most wanted game means it is wanted; not that I am going to the store and buying it now
ok...so if it's so wanted then why aren't people going out buying it like crazy then? Unless most of the buyers are underage minors with no job...then that would make sense.
> then why aren't people going out buying it like crazy then Huh? You _have_ seen the sales figures right? Over a Million in Sales after two fracking weeks: http://blog.wired.com/games...
@Jaces Some people are in college or have other priorities that they must take care of before they can go out and spend $60. I cant afford to get every game that I want. I am sorry that you have all the money in the world for yourself to go out and get every game you want.
...Yea whats your point. KZ2 broke 1mill too. http://www.gamasutra.com/ph... Big deal. So let me break it down for you, +1 Million == you shut-up. @Halochampian: Well the website does say it all, so it must be true. Right? I mean people are dying to get there hands on Dragonball: Evolution, so it must be in the top 10 right now, eh?
Halo Wars minus Halo mythology equals very mediocre RTS. True story. I was there.
Very true. I couldn't stomach more than a few hours of this game before I was crawling back to my PC with a Warcraft III iv stuck in my arm.
Just shows how powerful the halo brand is...all your proving is nothing can compete with the juggernaut...
That was about as retarded as somebody saying minus the Final Fantasy mythology the games would be mediocre. The devs pulled it off and finally made halo as it was intended to begin with.
Unfortunately the mediocre franchise that is halo, was reconized first and the people followed. Im just glad I didnt fall for the trap.
Fall for what trap? Since when is a mithology behind a game a trap? It´s not like you are following a sect or anything by liking a game or not. Look, I´ve played games for over 20 years now... Loved a lot of "universes" "sagas" "stories" call it whatever you like. Halo does one FINE job at it. The masses backing that up is a testament to a well written game (be it simplistic or not, but effective nontheless).
If you put the FF mythology in a racing game = Epic Fail. So do not act like the mythology of any game is enough to make a game great. even though i feel Halo Wars dosent fit as a Failure. If you think so i know you are hoping for Halo Racing : Spartan vs Covenant LOL
I believe Halo Wars has received far more attention than it ever deserved. Why fuel the flame?
If someone likes it and wants to contribute to hype then so be it... just don't do it on my lawn!
This is actually the only Halo game I've wanted to play. I'll probably pick it up next week or something.
Just a little late though.
And Jonas Brothers are the best band ever. (BIGGEST SARCASM EVER THEY SUCK [email protected]).
that if you didn't say the sarcasm part, they'd think you were serious.
what kind of people did this survey go out to?
Did anyone here Get halo Wars? Was it good? I was curious about it, and it does look nice, since I am a Halo fan I am thinking about this one.
uh.... elementary school kids? :)
Yes i did and it was very well played out. The campaign mixes it up and the cutscenes are amazing. It is a little stale on the strategy side tho as in once you play something like Starcraft you cant compare anythign to it. It just seems like they could have added more to the buildings thats all but i would recommend it tho, play the demo first of course.
lmao u guys know i'm kidding right?
They disagree with what you said and see your comment as trolling.
sheesh now i have to put a /sarc next to all of my sarcastic comments people are a bit too sensitive these days
Yeah you should do that so people don't think you're calling Xbox fans kids that don't know any better so next time you're not "misunderstood" :)
It looked really good, and that's what I thought. I'll have to go and maybe see if my friend will let me download the demo because I am a Net Neutrality supporter, I do not do multiplayer on the 360; otherwise I would because XBL is top-notch.
The only reason why ppl want this game is because the name halo other than that it a meh rts game.
lmfao FUHK h -a l o
Halo wars proved that RTS games on the console works and that in itself makes it the best RTS on the console (as if any of them were any good) but I think the servery left out an important detail... how the servery was done... a servery that allowed multiple choices and such as "I pick this game and this game" rather than "I would pick this game OVER this game" kind of servery... so it's very possible that halo was at the bottom of the list of choices that people picked but the point is that Halo was picked the most... They need to verify detail like that to idiots who want to say halo is the best (I have to say I'm one of them)
toilet paper all of a sudden got expensive lol
Hahaha! I laughed too, ya?
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I bet everybody here posting crap and bashing this game its because 1) They don't like the Halo Universe PERIOD! 2) Never played the game or don't like the genre of RTS 3) You are a PS fan and never try it this game 4) Apparently you don't get it yet. Its a RTS in a Console WHY you keep comparing this RTS game on a console against the PC competition. Halo Wars its the best RTS on a Console ever. Did you get it now you punk azz ignorant blinded dumb fnck Halo hater? Hey azz Empire Total War its the best RTS on PC ever but if they bring that game to consoles and force everybody to use a mouse and keyboard then it will be the best RTS in consoles ever! All this PS3 Xbox haters here hate without knowledge and reasons. Why you hate this game? Give me a good fncking excuse. Almost all of you hate a game without even tested the game just because is in the console of your mediocre god competition. You all are like Zombies and even a real zombie will have more brain than you. Like it or not the game its fun i am not posting this to defend the Halo Universe but to complain about your dumb fnck ignorance and stupidity. How can you have an opinion against a game when you never played the game at least 1 time or like the genre he represent. Its like commenting against a RPG game when i don't like the genre or never played one in my life. @ spartan400 down there "I don't really like RTS but i still bought it, but if they make a Halo wars 2 i probable wouldn't buy it. again i don't like RTS though. There you go that is a nice comment. You don't like the genre that's all. But you haters can't deny that Halo Wars is the best RTS in console ever made. Thanks Ensemble Studios
dude.... Warcraft III kills empire
Or... 5) We just don't like the game. I played the demo and didn't really enjoy it. I like the Halo universe overall, and I've played a few RTS on PCs (Not many) but I'm not hardcore about what platform I play them on. I just got bored during the demo...Sorry. RTS's are also a niche genre and it seems kind of peculiar for it to be #1. The obvious explanation is the Halo brand. But there's nothing wrong with that. Many of them might like it and discover they are RTS fans. It should probably be noted that I prefer games that are more action oriented where I am fighting (rather than directing a fight). It's the same reason why I'm not fond of turn-based RPGs (Though I've decided to give FFVII a chance if it's ever released on PSN). So my opinion isn't worth much in that regard, but I do represent a separate category than the ones you listed. I'm glad you enjoyed it though =) Happy Gaming.
Not when XBOX fanboys fight nail and tooth to defend Halo and Gears. (no matter what flaws they have) But Halo Wars probably is wanted alot for a number of reasons... 1) Its a Great "console" RTS 2) Xbox360 lacks exclusives and Halo Wars trumps Ninja Blade so far IMO 3) People want Halo Related games Halo 3 is almost at 10 mil come on even if half bought Halo Wars it would be a success. I myself loved Halo 1, Halo 2 the plasma sword was the chessiest thing ever, and Halo 3 multiplayer was great although i prefer COD or KZ but the single player was lackluster and very easy on every level except the hardest. Perhaps the people that speak against Halo Wars arent ALL fanboys or fit into your 4 categories. Maybe they prefer a Halo FPS over RTS or is tired of Halo "milking" or maybe they prefer better RTS games just because its one of the best RTS games on console doesnt mean you cant find better. Ninja Gaiden 2 Sigma will be better than Ninja Gaiden 2 does that make you wrong for wanting the better version because its not on the same platform?? Not everyone can get both or choose to. Some people (like myself) prefer more quality. Is that wrong??
@XLiveGamer 1) I played Halo 1, 2, and 3 thousands of hours each, and won local tourneys in all of them. I breathed Halo. 2) I played it for 10 hours, got bored, went back and played Total Annihilation, etc (I've been a huge fan of RTS games since I was 5). 3) I play my 360 more than my PS3 these days. 4) It was a joke, mostly, but there's truth to it. I can put an MMO on a console, and it doesn't mean it will instantly work nearly as well as a PC, "just because it's on a console". If you want to play RTS games, go buy a PC. It's pretty simple.
ok im the most unbaised person here. I have halo wars and ill admit I never played an rts and i bought it just because of the halo name. the games ok nothing special at all really. I dont realy like RTS but i still bought it, but if they make a Halo wars 2 i probable wouldn't buy it. again i dont like rts though.
Halo Wars b*tch slaps other games just like me
It b1tch slapped KZ2 on the March NPD.
yes... yes it did
well,its safe to say that like the title says,they are only INTERESTED in buying it but have not bought it cuz they know that all they hgave to do is rip a torrent copy and BOOM,free halo wars.
People are interested in buying all kinds of games on all the platforms don't hate because Halo came out on top. I'm interested in buying Uncharted and Velvet Assassin.
Trust me, the hardcore don't want to go back to "the old way" of base building. Halo Wars style base building all the way! Ensemble(RIP) does it again. Good job.
Wow, Batman didn't even make the list. Who was surveyed and what age group were they?
Batman has not been released yet nor does it have real hype. Going back for the first time just now looking at the list I see why some of you are attacking the post. If it isn't Halo it would some other game because Killzone 2 didn't do so good. Of course because Halo made the top that only makes it worse am I right.
Halo Wars. got it for 20$ off ebay.
Killzone 2 is cool no fps comes close.And halo wars is okay at best.