Sunday, March 08, 2009
Poll of the Week - Do You Think Halo Wars is Revolutionary?
Last week's poll asked you "Which is your Favourite Entry in the Halo Trilogy," and though the number of voters was small, here are the results:
Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox) - 2 Votes, 20%
Halo: Combat Evolved (PC) - 1 Vote, 20%
Halo: Combat Evolved (Mac) - 0 Votes, 0%
Halo 2 (Xbox) - 3 Votes, 30%
Halo 2 (Vista) - 1 Vote, 10%
Halo 3 - 3 Votes, 30%
Total Votes: 10
Halo 2 (Xbox) and Halo 3 tied for the first spot. I personally voted for Halo 2 (Xbox), as it truly was a revolutionary experience in so many ways. While Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox) was an exceptional first person shooter, and done on a console no less, Halo 2 introduced several game mechanics not yet seen on the PC platform:
- Vehicle Boarding
- Dual Wielding
- Weapon Swapping with Generic AI Allies
- Excellent Friend and Foe AI (Beat all other PC shooters I played in 2004)
Halo 2's Campaign offered such a varied experience, that I played through it half a dozen times and almost every play through I could approach each battle very differently, depending on what weapons or vehicles I used. Few shooters even to this day have matched the replayability of Halo 2's Campaign and can present the gamer with so many simple yet fundamental options that greatly alter their gameplay experience.
And keeping with this tone, this week's poll is entitled "Do You Think Halo Wars is Revolutionary?"
Vote now, and let us know what you think!