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A great game and loads of fun!
on August 20, 2016
Halo wars is an RTS game.With this in mind, do not expect to be playing the normal halo games. Although halo wars may share some of the lore from previous halo games, it is not to be mixed up as a cheesy spinoff of the Halo franchise.
- The graphics are good... for how old this game is. There is nothing that makes you just stare in awe of how realistic or appreciate the amount of intricacy in the models.
- The story is very interesting and made me want to play just one more mission, just one more mission, just one more... the cycle repeats. Although, a friend of mine stated the story felt 'on rails'.
The player is allowed to build any unit he wants and approach the enemy any way he wants, but the game may "guide" him sometimes. An example of this would be (sometimes this happens, not all the time) when the mission starts and the player doesn't have a base, he just directs his units around to capture a base.
- Multiplayer for this game is very fun if you have a teammate or two to play with. Playing online by yourself will not be a great experience as most teammates (like every game) are very bad.
- The balancing of this game is not fantastic. Most multiplayer matches end up with one side making scorpions ( tanks ) and the other side mirroring it. There are some blatantly overpowered units and some extremely under powered units. Sometimes it is very fun to win with under powered units though.
-The sounds are perfect and everything has its own audio queue. All units have 4-5 different lines they say when directed.
-The path finding for this game is below average however. Path finding is the way a unit travels from one direction to the other. Sometimes I will direct a warthog to a spot and he will not even move. Other times he becomes stuck behind a pack of units instead of finding a different way around.
Overall this game is a 4 star game. It is not anywhere near perfect, that is for sure, but is one great game and will give you loads of fun when playing.