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Halo Wars (RTS)

Discussion in 'NF Archives' started by TagZ, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. TagZ

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    UPDATE BUMP: Ingame footage. here (longer)

    UPDATE BUMP: Its not really a huge update, its a pic of a UNSC Short Sword and i have no details.


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    What do you think about a halo rts and it not being made by Bungie?
     
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  2. ExoSkel

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    I love RTS games. Can't wait to see what Halo Wars will have offer.
     
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    I cant wait to play this GAME!! Here's the official website:
     
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    If it's pulled off right, this could turn out to be really good. I myself am not really a fan of RTS, but if I get to see one of my all time favorite video game wars from a birds eye-view, AND it's good, I'm sold.
     
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    I have to admit at first i was worried about it being an RTS but i have just rembered the companys experience and background (ensemble studios) they are the ones who created age of empires. although i am not a fan of AOE i think they'll do a good job. plus im sure bungie will be keeping a very close eye on them.

    :nuts Imagines controlling a squad of spartans ... so cool :cry .
     
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    If I have to be honest, I think Halo as an RTS game won't work out that well. They should stick to FPS.
     
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    Do remember that Halo (the precursor to it) was originally an RTS. Though this looks interesting, although I'm not to sure how the gameplay will work out, but nevertheless, it may actually be a decent Real-Time Strategy game.
     
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    Man, I love the idea for Halo Wars. But I'd liked to play RTS games on the PC and not on a console. I mean, how the hell can you micro someone when you don't have a keyboard ??
     
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    I think its good that another company is developing the RTS game, as long as Bungie keeps a close eye on them.

    Ensemble has done amazing work with RTS before, so this should be awesome.

    Granted everythings is like it's supposed to be in the Halo World.
     
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    Well if they keep it ground battles that it should stay close to canon (since the UNSC are better at land warfare than space compared to the Covenent). I hope it is squad based like DoW, but I suppose I could handle single unit groups. I suppose it will only have two main armies right? This is actually good because it should be easy to balance them (Most RTS games, when first released have really unblanced armies).

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    Every time I hear about a new RTS coming, I always think about how it could be Starcraft 2 if Blizz got off their asses :cry
     
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    Below is from the faq section on the Halo Wars site.

    FAQs
    Q: What is ?Halo Wars??
    A: ?Halo Wars? is the next big real-time strategy game from Ensemble Studios, creators of Age of Empires. Designed exclusively for the Xbox 360, ?Halo Wars? allows you to take charge of the human UNSC armies and see the Halo universe from a totally new perspective.
    Q: Where does ?Halo Wars? take place in the Halo timeline?
    A: ?Halo Wars? takes place before Halo 1 during the UNSC?s first deadly encounters with the Covenant.
    Q: Can you reveal anything about ?Halo Wars? storyline?
    A: Players will lead the crew of the UNSC?s ?Spirit of Fire? from initial skirmishes to an all out war against the evil Covenant.
    Q: Will I be able to play as the Covenant?
    A: Stay tuned.
    Q: Why is ?Halo? being made into an RTS game?
    A: Warthogs are cool. Scorpions are cool. Controlling lots of Warthogs and Scorpions and sending them into battle is really, really cool.

    We?ve been big fans of Halo for years at Ensemble Studios, and when we sat down to discuss our next project we thought Halo would be absolutely perfect as an RTS on the Xbox 360.
    Q: When will ?Halo Wars? be available?
    A: Stay tuned.
    Q: Will I be able to play Halo Wars on Xbox 360 and PC?
    A: Halo Wars is for the Xbox 360 exclusively.
    Q: Is the trailer pre-rendered?
    A: Yes, and it's based around our world concepts and uses lots of in-game models. The sound and music were done at Ensemble Studios as well. Props to our friends at Blur for bringing it all together and making it really shine.
    Q: Other RTS games that have transitioned to console have had issues with controls, how will ?Halo Wars? improve on the formula?
    A: ?Halo Wars? was created for the Xbox 360 from the ground up, which meant we didn't have to make compromises or shoe-horn in artifacts from a Windows PC game. We were able to take all the best aspects of RTS games, make them work perfectly on the Xbox 360, and exclude the rest.
    Q: Where can I learn more about other Halo games?
    A: Our friends at Bungie, the creators of the Halo Universe, have lots of information about Halo. Check them out here: .
     
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    Bump for update at the top smile-big
     
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    Somebody i know actually thought that this was a halo movie.:nod

    haha
     
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    Bump for update. So not alot of people seem too keen on this game, i myself am actually really looking forward to it after seeing the vid.
     
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    Yes Halo wars will kickass FOR SURE.
     
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