Toronto Thumbs: Halo Wars Review

Toronto Thumbs writes: "So Master Chief and Darth Vader walk into a bar – stop me if you've heard this one before…

As several rounds of bourbon begin setting in, a noise erupts from the back as a drunken advertising executive starts belting out a broken rendition of "Rhinestone Cowboy." Both characters simultaneously mutter a seething hatred for amateur karaoke under their breaths, and that shared moment forms a bond that quickly leads to a long conversation. They both represent franchises that have aided expansion by telling numerous stories of varying size from differing points in time. The use of various mediums to accomplish this has fed continual possibilities in expanding their respective mythologies.

But Master Chief wants to expand on the game-play of the series, and reveals that he has an idea about an RTS styled game that could tell a larger story. The difference in game-play landscape presents the opportunity for larger conflicts from the Halo universe, which could be explored in ways not accessible to a first-person perspective..."

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