Crave Online writes:
"Somewhere between the three games, the books, the toys, the comic, the hype and the rabid fans, the canon behind the Halo series sort of fizzled out for me. I just don't find myself wrapped up in the lore of Halo like I was when I played through the first two titles.
And it's that sense of "meh" that had me feeling a little trepidation when it came to Ensemble's Halo Wars. Bungie made the Halo FPS games, right? Ensemble is making Halo Wars, the real-time strategy game set 20 years before the Halo Event. Got it?"