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!


p e k o s ROB aka Pac-Man said...

Got your email, thanks! Your link has been added.

As for Halo Wars, I downloaded the demo but was left somewhat unimpressed. I think I will wait a year or two til it goes down in price, because it seems just like every other RTS I've played except on a console.

Graphics are great, it plays better on a console than I thought, and it's more Halo, so it's all good. I just can't justify paying $60 (or more for collector's because I like them) for this game that I might get tired of real quick.

I'll holla at you guys when I get the Res Evil 5 review up (which will probably be a little while...) and some older games like Blue Dragon.

Juxtapose said...

I also didn't feel that the Halo Wars: Limited Edition was worth the cost, which is why I went with the retail version.

The controls for the game are really good, the best I've seen on a console, and I'm really enjoying the game.

Honestly, I highly recommend it.