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Old 06 Feb 2009, 23:28   #1 (permalink)
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Well, the demo has arived on the XBL marketplace and I, and others, have downloaded it. And I can say, with my hand on my heart, that this game will be fantastic when it's released. Everything in the game feels so balanced - infantry aren't going to get ran over by tanks, but tanks are still able to dish out the damage that they want. Air craft have to be as afraid as tanks because everything can fire at them. No matter what your game is you'll be able to play it effectively - Those that like Infantry will be able to swarm without the fear of just being ran over, Tank players will be able to launch a barrage of attacks at the enemy, and theres plenty of fun to be having with hit and run tactics. Or just simply have a battle of attrition. Theres loads of different ways to play as you expect from a good RTS.

So. It has all the basics down. Why Bother with HW? Well, it's Halo. The units in the game behave exactly as you have encountered in the actual shooters - in the grunt units, the grunts will perish first leaving a rock hard Elite left. Spartans are able to tackle a good number of threats on their own. Elite honour guards will carve half the enemy army before they are taken down. Hunters are the stubborn buggers that they have always been. It feels just right all the time. It's not a repitition of Another command and conquer game. Everything in it feels uniqe in it's own little way.

Anyone else gotten hold of it?
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 00:09   #2 (permalink)
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meh, I didn't like the controls... I just don't feel that rts games work on consoles(with the exception of endwar using mic controls).
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 00:21   #3 (permalink)
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I didn't notice any difference between a PC RTS and Halo Wars to be honest.
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 00:30   #4 (permalink)
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on a PC RTS I feel that the controls are tighter and that you have more freedom with a keyboard and mouse than a controller, the controller just felt... restricting to me.
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 00:40   #5 (permalink)
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How can you have so much more freedom when all you have to do it point and click?
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 01:31   #6 (permalink)
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more sensitivity on the mouse and more precision... :P
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 01:42   #7 (permalink)
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Get back on topic stop argueing why whats better on what ><

Halo Wars..... hmmmmm I dont wanna like it but I do...Its Halo so its gonna be fanboyized straight away...but its decent.... Damn
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 02:11   #8 (permalink)
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back on topic for me, I don't really like the style as much as other RTS games, no base building or resource collecting . (don't bring up DoW2 because since when was 40k about building bases? :P)
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 02:27   #9 (permalink)
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(don't bring up DoW2 because since when was 40k about building bases? :P)
Since DoW 1.

DoW 2... not so much.

I'm trying to download the demo but it looks like it's going to take FOREVER. I swear, my XBL connection is yammed up.
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 03:19   #10 (permalink)
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darn you droidsrule, getting around my dawn of war 2 with dawn of war 1 .
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