|Posted by l The Rudy l on August 28, 2010 at 2:23 PM|
So Halo Wars has once again placed within IGN's Top 25 Xbox 360 Games, but that's no surprise, right?
IGN Editor Erik, on why HW was chosen as # 17:
Who says you can't do a real-time strategy game on the console? Well whoever they are, they're wrong. Halo Wars is proof that with a little tender loving care and a hit license, even the RTS can work on Xbox 360. Now defunct developer Ensemble, makers of Age of Empires, crafted a simplified control scheme that works and works well without any keyboard or mouse required.
The campaign for Halo Wars is solid, mostly thanks to seriously awesome cutscenes that help to tell the story of how the Covenant and Human factions first met. It's when you take the game online, especially in 3v3 battles, that Halo Wars shines.
IGN Editor Ryan Geddes, favourite moment:
There are a lot of great things about Halo Wars. Prof. Anders. MAC blasts. The multiplayer. But my favorite moment from the single-player campaign is a cutscene. All of them are top-notch, and if you're a hardcore Halo fan you'll want to watch them. But there's a scene where a group of Spartans kick some serious Covenant ass in a close-quarters combat. I made some sort of noise while watching it. It was a while back, but I think it went something like: 'Ohhhhhhgahhhhhhhhd!'