Halo Wars is set to launch on March 3rd. However, the Xbox 360 exclusive isn't getting the same hype and fanfare treatments as the previous Halo titles.
Wow...such an insightful article. First off the answer to why SOLEY resides on the fact that its switching genre to a niche genre rather than all the other stuff. Even in the best of times...this game will be second fiddle to the main Halo games. RTS while popular in some circles... pales in comparison to the popularity of top notch shooters...ESPECIALLY on consoles.
The game is will millions of copies. They have enough pre-orders to have a midnight launch and Killzone 2 doesn't....at least in my area. GOSH DAM* IT!
because its an RTS on a console. JOY
Well obvoiusly it IS going to be the least popular Halo. Think about the type of people that generally play the Halo series. Some of them are hard core gamers but the majority are halo-is-the-only-game-I-play-a ll-I-care-about-are-first-perso n-shooters type of people. They're going to buy the game and be asking, "Why are my people so *(#@ing small?" Personally I can't wait for Halo Wars and I'm more excited about it than Halo 2 or 3.
I tried the demo and this game was surprisingly good for being an RTS on a console and even more so against other console RTS games I tried. I'm a little surprised at many reports of GS midnight opening for HaloWars, but not or cancelled KZ2 openings. KZ2 is hyped up the wazoo and from what I can tell pre-orders are brisk. Am I missing something here?
Why? Because RTS on consoles should never happen unless there is a mouse involved.
Yeah it's an RTS trying to capitalize on the HALO name. It'll to fine with RTS fans, but little with FPS fans.
It's a pretty straightforward argument. Halo Wars is a spin-off. I'm not calling it a good game. I'm not calling it a bad game. It's a spin-off, and spin-offs never sell as well as the main franchise. Plus, in these harsh economic times, I doubt Microsoft can afford to send out $1,000 Halo grab bags to all the reviewers....again. (that last part was sarcasm, just in case you overly-zealous fanboys start going apesh*t on me)
And judging by the clear reviews.. I'd say they didn't hand them out this time either. Oddly enough, I've seen more of the RPG game commercials, than Halo wars, cant remember the name. The Tri-Ace one.
ODST is a spin off. Halo wars is actually going back to the original idea that bungie had. Halo started off as a RTS. It was MS that requested it be changed to an fps. If ms hadnt bought bungie then halo might still have been an rts series and available for the mac as well.
Blademask are you seriously so naieve to think companies will send out grab bags? Especially first party developers?
Elven6 Get with the times. Microsoft sent out "goodie bags" to Halo 3 reviewers at the end of 2007. This isn't the first time they've done it. Another recent example was when they sent out free "reviewing laptops" to review outlets when Vista was just coming out. You may love the 360, but don't defend Microsoft's shady business practices.
You still haven't provided any proof of a first party sending out what is essentially bribes in return for reviews. In the specific example you like to give, Halo 3. And when did I mention the 360? I'm talking about first parties in general, leave your fanboyism in the open zone please. Regarding laptops, one's that they could keep? I've been sent stuff by a few tech companies and so have a few of my friends, in all cases we had to return them after reviewing them.
Well for a start...it isn't developed by Bungie and isn't a FPS!
Because its an RTS and not an FPS...
exactly what I was thinking when I read the title. What a redundant article.
It wont sell millions, but it will sell well. They're not advertising this game as a RTS and so I think many casual Halo fans will pick it up not knowing exactly what it is.
RememberThe357 I think that this game will sell allot more than people think and I'm surprised that anyone will think any less, The word "Halo" in any game will automatically mean millions in sales do you honestly think this game would be talked about if it was called "Space" Wars or "Army" Wars it's the only reason this game is even getting a mention with as much hype.
wait til Oct when halo ODST comez out...ppl will see wut microsoft exclusivez r all about in termz of salez, hype and advertisement... the install base of X360 will b around 33 to 35 mil and easily close to 5 mil salez of ODST in first few weekz!!!
just wait till mS first party titles ..come out.. the word HYPE, SALES, ADVERTS .. will take on a whole new meaning... its not like we dont know what MS can do.. come on..
Least popular, to be sure...an RTS based on a shooter franchise...developed for a console... ...but make no mistake, it will sell millions.
Article is massive amounts of fail. The obvious is news now apparently.
In other news, Why water is wet.
It's a real time strategy game. That genre is an...acquired taste, not many can get. I personally only got into the Empire Earth and Empire At War games myself.
Onomix don't comment on N4G while your high on PCP.
What's funny is that Halo was originally intended as a RTS.
I wonder if they put a lot of thought into this..... really stating the obvious lol
ITS MADE FOR 12 YEAR OLDS AND ANYONE OLDER WHO LIKES IT S FRANKLY A LITTLE WEIRD AND CREEPY.
How does liking Halo make you creepy? You better f******* respond.
I would rather see Microsoft put more focus on the Halo Wars franchise than the regular Halo FPS games. I think HW has alot of potential and after playing the demo, I can honestly say I prefer HW to Halo 1, 2, or 3. While I am aware that most feel the exact opposite, the RTS genre seems to mold well with the Halo Universe.
It's called, "Why Ralph Nader lost the election"
It IS the least popular Halo game. Not that it's a bad game, but because Bungie Games didn't make it. LONG LIVE BUNGIE!
halo this halo that they are making the best fps halo 1 look like crap by using the halo name lol ms still need to milk as much out of the halo name lol the game would be good on pc tho not in consel
OMG Gamespot gave 50 Cent: Blood in the Sand a higher score than a Halo game. It's official, hell has frozen over,lol. Idk about u guys but is it me or is GS looked upon as the #1 game review website. I mean to me it is and from what ive seen more people always anticipate Gamespot's reviews over any other source. I like X-play also. In the end, if u like the game then ur not gunna let a review tell u otherwise.
It's a shame if Halo Wars doesn't sell well because this is looking like a game to take the franchise in new directions (and is a great studio's swan song). I mean, I love my FPS Halo as much as anyone else. But the Halo universe is deep enough to allow for different types of games to tell its story...
I doubt it will sell bad. It has the word 'Halo' in it. And Microsoft's install base is way too big to not notice all the ads smacked in their face once they go to the XBLM.
Have any you ever put any thought as to why MS decided to make Halo Wars. In other words, what is the only reason Halo Wars exist.
Came in here to post this: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I dont it takes a rocket scientist to figure that out. But at the same time, its also kinda hard when youre talking about some of the best-seling games ever. Halo Wars could sell 5 million copies, which would be huge, but will still not touch Halo 3. Also, MS is aware that this is a different type of Halo, which is why they say at the end of the commercial "Try it now on Xbox LIVE". There may be the few people that buy it and still dont know, but thats your own fault if youre too stupid or careless to find out what youre buying.
Amen for demos. Helped me find--and avoid--many games. And as for demos, HW's is pretty solid. It sold me on picking it up at some point...but not at launch (had to have my Star Ocean fix today).
Written by the prestigious author of high quality blogs of the recent past like: 1. 'Killzone 2 has a chance of having better graphics than the original Killzone' 2. 'Fallout 3 is actually not the first Fallout title' 3. 'Gears of War 2 is not an RPG as originally believed' 4. 'The Wii might actually sell pretty good in 2009' 5. 'You need an internet connection to play Xbox Live' Truth: A whole lot of us will buy Halo Wars and it will be the #1 selling console RTS ever made (and yes the most popular too)
Don't hate on halo wars, it isn't worth it. it could be decent who cares, no one plays rts on a console, unless it's command and conquer. Just buy killzone 2 and leave the newb gamers alone.
What is the top 10 then?
THere is a midnight launch event in Virgin store here in dubai as well..
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