PREVIEW: Halo Wars

Halo Wars Preview- Darkspineslayer

Every saga has a beginning…

Halo Wars chronicles the events leading up to Halo: Combat Evolved. 20 years prior, you are in command on the Spirit of Fire, and leading your troops up against the terrifying Covenant. This game however doesn’t have you looking through the eyes of a Spartan, as Halo norm…

Instead this game is an RTS title based in the Halo universe. You will build and capture bases and train groups of marines, Warthogs and everything up to Spartans, then send them out after your foes. For a traditionally PC based genre to make it to a console is a rare feat, and usually ends up as an inferior alternative to games like Starcraft and Dawn of War. Halo Wars is different. Designed from the ground up for the Xbox 360, the game controls almost as smoothy as something like Starcraft.

That’s not to say the game can hold a candle to Starcraft though. On it’s own merits, Halo Wars succeeds as a console RTS. However with a demo maximum of 40 units, so many buildings before you need to capture another base and only 2 races to control, it’s definately on a much smaller scale than a player of a PC RTS game would be used to. Look forward to a rewiew of the full version of Halo Wars in coming months.