Surprise, Microsoft just released a video of the Halo Wars E3 closed-doors demo, and here it comes.
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Sure did get there fast...
I'm not particularly a Halo fan but....this does look pretty cool. I love Ages of the Empire, so this is a no brainer to me. Looks good.
Gorgeous, the amount of detail in this RTS is beyond anything I expected for Halo Wars.
It feels very ALIVE and vibrant.
As someone who originally started gaming playin C&C and its successors, I am totally pumped for this game, and the interface looks SO much more refined than the interface was for tiberium wars. I cannot wait for this title to hit next fall! 2008 for the 360!
its probably just me, but I feel it awkward that the marker is always at the center of the screen, in these type of games i like the independant movement of the map area and cursor to deploy troops, something that keyboard and mouse offer you. I dunno, graphics look cool though
exactly dude. these controls are broken, they should ship this game with a mouse and keyboard.
It's one of these games? Oh weird...hmm I love Age of Empires but I dunna about this, if the demo is true I'll try it.
I don't get it, it's C&C and some other games ripoff. What is this?
MOst rts games ripoff each other. DOnt you get an RTS lol
This is StarCraft on Xbox 360.
this will be Xbox 360's Starcraft. LOTR BFME and C&C3 for Xbox 360 got good reviews and those were just PC ports. Here are my reasons why Halo Wars will be good.
- EA proved that RTS's work on Xbox 360. (BFME, C&C3)
- It has Halo in the name, it's bound to sell well.
- It's being built from the ground up on the Xbox 360.
- It's being made by Ensemble Studios, makers of the Age of Empire series. (Which is good)
Something tells me EndWar will be better
Thats because its on PS3 aswell.
I really like lighting in the game, but my favorite is the Warthogs :) Love when they squash the covenant. The animation looks really cool too. I cam really see that the game has a lot of potential but, I am so far not impresed. I dont like the enviroments, surrounding (but its only 1 map I saw), then I hope that there will be more units, for example flood and more viechles and spartans! And I did not like the "super attack" come from heaven, it didnt give me that "wow" feeling. But so far its good, hope that the game comes to PC.
As the game takes place decades before the Covenant releases the flood at Alpha Halo.
I dont like this type of game......
You don't like RTS games, so instead of just NOT COMMENTING, or saying an actual intelligent comment, you say: "looks lame."
Assclown users like you should be bubble stripped and shamed by the community.
Still Looks Lame....
if it was on ps3 you would...douche..
RTS are my favorite games and this looks awesome. Wish it would come out for PC though.
08 = good RTS year (at least for me). Halo Wars, EndWar and World in Conflict! Awesome!
He could of took care of all those guys, without loosing any men or breaking a sweat. hehe
This game is actually going to have more Spartans in it, and I believe it will tell the story of what happens to them and why Master Chief is the last one alive.
like the Zerg...That would be a w e s o m e!!!!
Serve the Hive o_o
I hope it comes to PC as well.
this game looks terrible. they should just redesign the GUI and ship the game with a mouse and keyboard. seriously, the guy had so much trouble moving his stuff during that firefight. don't get me wrong, i love RTS games... but micromanagement is gonna suck with these broken controls
How long did you spend working with the controls before you decided they were broken?
THATS AMAZING THESE GRAPHICS ARE ALMOST AS GOOD AS COMPANY OF HEROES DAMMM
yea i'll admit these graphics are tight but i feel like the gameplay's broken without a mouse and keyboard.
It's like with the upcoming Halo game... no way an FPS will ever make it with a console control scheme!!!
where's the minimap that let's you view areas of the map quickly?
it definately needs some polishing up on the controls and map navigation, I hope they figure that out before release lol.
I wasn't interested before, but I may reconsider that.
the video looked really fun.
To me that really was just C&C: Red Alert on PS1/PC in a different skin, i think i will pass on that
Still i susposs if your a big fan of RTS i would suspect you would be interested
game looks brill, the controls dont look broken, they look the same as c&c on the 360 and i loved that
I didnt play RTS games on consoles.. HOW can you select units?
or show the target ? I think it will be as SH!t as console FPS :P
sorry im a PC gamer more than console one..
BTW the graphics is really good and like HALO 3 it has a nice DESIGN and colors..
"HOW can you select units?"
Press the A button.
"HOW can you select units?"
Someone obviously didnt watch the video......
Like I had trouble understanding what was going on. Just a lot, a lot of blasting from all areas.
RTS games do tend to look complex if you're not experienced with them. If you are, you know exactly what is going on!
Looks pretty cool, graphics are nice but I might wait to get it on my PC then my 360. RTS's are pretty much better on the PC than consoles.
But how often are RTS's built from the ground up on a console? That could make a big difference here (since it was designed with the 360 controller in mind). And how long are you willing to wait for a PC port (if they've even confirmed one yet)?
This game probably won't ever come to the PC. The control scheme was built to play on a console only.
Ensemble has said this time and time again.
this looks really good.
I'm not a big RTS fan, but this game may just change my mind. Looks real good. I think they should work on the controls a bit more though.
Fixed reticles give me motion sickness.
I hate to say this because it makes me sound like a sony fan (which i'm not) but for me I'll wait for the PC version so i can use a mouse.
I hope that like Gears a PC version will be made eventually.
i noticed the tester never used an attack-move, but i couldnt imagine theyd make an RTS with no attack-move. i didnt see any sort of option for unit formations, etc., hope that'll be there. the grphx are great, looks better then starcraft 2 IMO. hope a demo is coming for this
edit @ below - it looks like when you make an infantry squad, 1 infantry unit you build is really 6 soldiers that all move and stay together, alot like how infantry works in C & C 3. i said somethin about it cause when he was moving the 2 squads i noticed they stayed far apart when both were told to move to the same place, and that would suck if you couldnt adjust that. watchin the warthogs running over the gruns and elites, sending them flying, was awesome tho
From watching the video, I got the feeling that unit formation is part of what makes the control scheme work on a console. It seemed like some of the unit groups might be self managed. Hard to say, but I'd be surprised if there wasn't some kind of support for it.
I love RTS games and I always thought it would be impossible to be able to play on a console. But after playing C&C on the 360 I fell in love. The controls are perfect and easily able to do whatever you want without feeling like I need a keyboard and mouse.
Halo Wars is going to be a big seller for sure. That's why I love my 360. Just has more variety than the ps3.
I really liked this demo they showed, how all the units have strengths and weakness. This should offer some very nice gameplay and balance, can't wait to battle online (assuming that there will be on).
Can't wait to play this game. I actually play console RTS games way better than I do PC ones because I guess I just like the controls simplified down to my level.
The MAC canon is awesome BTW.
i just do not like RTS games at all
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