Microsoft wants more Halo more often

September 22, 2010

Halo fans can expect more titles being released more often, at least according to Microsoft.

With the release of Halo: Reach, Bungie’s part in the series came to an end. But that is far from the end of the series. In fact, it looks likely that the Halo release schedule will now be ramped up significantly.

Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Game Studios Phil Spencer told IGN:

There’s no explicit strategy that says we’re to ship a Halo game every year. I will say I think one Halo game every three years — which was kind of our old cadence – is probably not frequent enough.

We’re coming up on, what, next year is the 10th anniversary. You watch the change in gamers in 10 years. The percentage of players who are playing Reach that were I’ll say not old enough to play Halo 1 at the time, 10 years is a long time between launches. We definitely think about a more persistent Halo engagement for customers and not going dark for two years, and Live helps obviously with multiplayer to keep people engaged.

Spencer went on to promise that this doesn’t mean we’ll get a new Halo game every year; Microsoft won’t be following the EA Sports, Call of Duty example. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but Halo is a different beast with different requirements.

So, Halo games will be coming thick and fast, but not every year. That sounds good to me. The only question left hanging is whether 343 Industries can maintain the quality that has been an ever-present during Bungie’s time in control of the franchise.

124 Responses to “Microsoft wants more Halo more often”

  1. ncaissie:

    LMAO have fun.

  2. ncaissie:

    If the idiots will buy shit in a box then why not make more?

  3. gunstar:

    Microsoft is in bed with Bobby Kotick

  4. phranctoast:

    Halo 3-2007
    Halo Wars-2009
    Halo ODST-2009
    Halo Reach 2010

    4 Titles in 4 years.
    1 game every other year seems like a respectable development cycle.
    I would however expect more titles like ODST.

  5. ncaissie:

    I told my daughter LBP is for 9 year old girls.
    She said that’s not true! I know a 10 year old that plays it. LOL

  6. ncaissie:

    More and more shity Halo

    Enjoy girls.

  7. ncaissie:

    Oh hey guess what? ME 2 is coming to the PS3!

  8. ncaissie:

    I love camping out in the 360 topics. To bad HH wasn’t here so I could laugh at him.

  9. jojo29:

    HH the dumbshit is still reeling from the beating he took at making himself look stupid for 3 consecutive threads, first about the actual sales number reports, then about the ads, and about live costs going up…

    He’s just waiting for someone to say something so he can pretend to retort to it and erase his recent failings :) HH really is adumbshit

  10. twilight:

    More Halo… what a surprise. Is this all there is? Hey Microsoft how about using some of that Halo money investing in some exclusive gaming titles while your at it? All I can say is thank goodness for multi-platform titles.

  11. Barnabe Jones:

    They’re charging $5 for Halo armor for your avatar. Who wants to bet that both CAD and Happy bought it?

  12. b0xel:

    so appearantly the PSP2 was outted by mortal kombat dev

    “Sean Himmerick, who is a producer working on the new Mortal Kombat video game, told Industry Gamers that, “We have a PSP2 in the house and we’re looking at the engine, like what can it support. Always a big thing for us is the performance. We’re running at 60 fps, what can we do and do we have to build all the art assets over. We’re definitely looking at them.”

    He sounded quite impressed when he added, “PSP2 looks like it’s a pretty powerful machine.”

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/PSP-2-Is-a-Powerful-Machine-Says-Mortal-Kombat-Developer-157519.shtml

  13. ncaissie:

    I went to gamestop and they showed me the DCUO vil edition on their system.

  14. Liquid:

    man i love watching the military drop 2000LB JDAMS on the middle east

  15. oldschool1987:

    Ah another franchise they are going to kill.

  16. CarlB:

    “The only question left hanging is whether 343 Industries can maintain the quality”

    They definitely got off to a fine start with the Halo Wars RTS… though I wouldn’t mind seeing a quality Halo RPG akin to Mass Effect.

  17. ToshithegreaT:

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/21/high-velocity-bowling-for-ps3-ships-today-on-blu-ray-with-playstation-move-support/

  18. ToshithegreaT:

    @Carlb

    I dont think halo wars was made by 343 industries but ensemble studio

  19. b0xel:

    Why does the law prohibit sex between lawyers and their clients?

    To prevent clients from being billed twice for essentially the same
    service.
    LOL ( stuck on a plane for the next six hours, not much to do, so…..)

  20. CarlB:

    Toshi,

    343 Industries is more of an overseer, not a developer. Ensemble was the main dev for Halo Wars, and Halo itself was originally conceived as an RTS. Ensemble was shut down before Halo Wars release, but Robot Entertainment and Bonfire Studios was formed in it’s wake.

  21. Roca.:

    Ensemble got disbanded shortly after. LOL

  22. CarlB:

    Actually Roca, as I already posted above, Ensemble was disbanded before Halo Wars release.

  23. Roca.:

    Yeah but it got shut down after they “finished” Halo Wars development – which obviously was before the game was released.

  24. Roca.:

    @CAD

    Why I’m Not Renewing Xbox Live Gold
    http://hubpages.com/hub/goodbyexboxgold

  25. CAD:

    And your point is Roca

    I use cross game chat and I use Parties all the time and I send voice mail over Live. given my choice I`m paying. PS3 can`t offer me those services and all my friends are on Xbox Live. You will never convince me to waste my money on a system that I`m hardly going to buy games for.

  26. CAD:

    Plus I hate the PS3 controller. Last time I used it I got cramps in my hand. So tell Sony I`m not buying a PS3 OK mr Employee.

  27. gunstar:

    This is why they are trying to squeeze every penny out of any 360 gamer:

    New Xbox Consoles Can’t Move Microsoft’s Stock

    https://www.trefis.com/company?article=24024#

    ” Xbox and Zune together constitute around 1% of our stock price estimate for Microsoft. Hence any upside to our forecast for Microsoft’s Xbox share or the overall size of the console market will have negligible impact on the stock.”

  28. gunstar:

    It’s really an eye opener how the majority of Microsoft’s stock holders despise their own product -the Xbox 360 while many fanboys worship it.

    Bitter Irony.

  29. ToshithegreaT:

    “You will never convince me to waste my money on a system that I`m hardly going to buy games for.”

    @CAD

    Thats the point, there is hardly anything coming out on ps3 which i would have liked, it has been a weak year for $ony, only heavy rain was good (i m not into hack and slash and racing games) now the rumor is that lpb 2 will be coming next year.. So there

  30. FahKinSuPah:

    @Roca

    That article you posted is laughable. Really. While I agree about alot of things he says, and I have been voicing that same opinion here for a while, he just says alot of stupid shit lol.

    ” The features I actually use via Gold are in-game chat, competitive and cooperative multiplayer, Netflix, Last FM (more rarely), achievement comparisons, profile examination, messaging, DLC for disc-based games, Facebook and downloading demos. I know there are other valuable features such as cross-game chat, but I hardly ever use them, and therein is the problem with paying $50-60 for Gold”

    Yeah alot of things he lists here are available to Silver users as well.

    “here is, of course, a down side to not renewing Gold. Quality exclusives offering deep online multiplayer, such as the upcoming Gears of War 3, will be immediately less valuable because large portions of the multiplayer will be unavailable to non-Gold level users like me”

    Doesn’t he mean that pretty much the entire multiplayer experience is missing?

    “Moving on, the third reason I am not renewing is a series of recent difficulties faced in working with Microsoft regarding my Live account. While still deciding whether to renew or not I thought I should at least turn off automatic Gold renewal as a precaution. I hopped onto my 360 to do so which said that automatic renewal could only be shut down at Xbox.com. I went to Xbox.com, signed into my account and tried to turn off auto-renewal. It wouldn’t work. In fact, after logging in and out several times I could still not turn off auto-renew.”

    You know… I actually had to do turn off auto-renewal a couple weeks ago. MS wanted to give me 3 months for $9.99 so I went for it. Then I went online to turn off auto-renewal just in case. It was a cinch. Took less than 5 minutes.

    Maybe he should have tried to do it using Internet Explorer lmao.

    Or stopped trying to do it on the PS3 browser and got on an actual computer lol

  31. ncaissie:

    “now the rumor is that lpb 2 will be coming next year.. So there” LMAO you are so full of Shit

  32. ncaissie:

    “it has been a weak year for $ony”
    LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
    You are such a fuckin retard. I put you up there whit HH now. You pathetic piece of shit. Go back to eating your curry.

  33. FahKinSuPah:

    @ncaissie

    You’ve been quite cranky lately. Did you accidentally sit on a Move controller and get it stuck somewhere?

    :D

  34. phranctoast:

    LBP2 has been pushed to Jan 2011. I was wondering why they would have GT5 and LBP2 happen the same month, not to mention the Sly Collection. The funny thing is, that the last couple of months are so stacked that I was thinking of waiting until January to pick up LBP2 anyway.

  35. Roca.:

    @FahKin
    “he just says alot of stupid shit lol”

    that’s why it was directed towards CAD ;)

  36. Roca.:

    “Thats the point, there is hardly anything coming out on ps3 which i would have liked, it has been a weak year for $ony”

    Says the guy who had to beat the same game 11 times while waiting for the next ‘good’ title. That’s just sad

    The only game worth playing on 360 this year is ME2 and that’s coming out on PS3 in a few months, after tha it’s been a dry year for the 360 in terms of exclusives (can’t count ME2 anymore). While the PS3 have all these games games with much better reviews and better looking than anything on 360.

    no wonder you guys pay for Live – since that will make most of your games last a bit longer until the next good titles is out – Halo, Gears is all you guys have now and Bungie worked on their last Halo game.

  37. Roca.:

    “LBP2 has been pushed to Jan 2011″

    There goes its chances of winning GOTY, 360 exclusive games just got a big break – will they have what it takes to be a strong GOTY contender?

  38. ncaissie:

    “You’ve been quite cranky lately. Did you accidentally sit on a Move controller and get it stuck somewhere?”
    I’m just sick of the BS lies from that jackass. LOL

  39. ncaissie:

    “LBP2 has been pushed to Jan 2011″
    That better not fuckin happen or I will be blasting Sony with a nasty email. I already pre ordered it and it is a Christmas gift. I will freak out on them.

  40. ncaissie:

    “Says the guy who had to beat the same game 11 times while waiting for the next ‘good’ title. That’s just sad”
    So true. What a POS.

  41. phranctoast:

    Sorry Ncaissie. Officially announced by Media Molecule.

    There’s way too much coming out now/soon anyway.

    I guess the kids will have to get Move instead.

  42. Roca.:

    @ncassie
    Give them Sly Collection instead or [Move + games].

  43. ncaissie:

    “I guess the kids will have to get Move instead.”
    I was giving them both. lol
    So Media Molecule is getting my nasty email and Sony is getting CC’d.

    Move was more for the little ones.

    Lots of games for older people but Sony and MS are lacking in kids games. Something I will be putting in my email. :(

  44. ncaissie:

    Sly Collection is for me.

  45. ncaissie:

    @Toshi You are a fuckin ass hole!

    ;) I’m the type to shoot the messenger.

  46. CarlB:

    “Yeah but it got shut down after they ‘finished’ Halo Wars development – which obviously was before the game was released.”

    No roca, Ensemble disbanded before Halo Wars development was complete. Robot Entertainment (formed from some Ensemble staff) finished developing it.

  47. FahKinSuPah:

    “I’m the type to shoot the messenger.”

    I feel sorry for your mail man

  48. Roca.:

    wrong CarlB.
    They got shut down after finishing Halo Wars as they shut down 28 days before Halo Wars hit the shelves.

  49. Roca.:

    “Project Milo, Lionhead’s controversial A.I. game for Kinect, has been canceled, claims a source speaking to Eurogamer. The project was officially closed down yesterday with “19 contractors” laid off in the wake of the decision, the source said.”

  50. twilight:

    It’s interesting about the controller issue. I don’t know but I now actually prefer the Ps3 controller. It could be because I have used the Ps3 controller so much. If there was a way to do it, I would love to use the Ps3 controller on the Xbox360 system. I’m sure some people would like to use the Xbox360 controller on the Ps3 system.
    Ncaissie,
    Don’t worry you still have plenty of Ps3 games to keep your gaming fingers busy. Gran Turismo will be arriving soon. F1 is supposed to come out today. Hopefully, this game is going to be good. I just have to decide which system to get the game for.

  51. ncaissie:

    “I feel sorry for your mail man”
    It’s Ok. The wife gets the mail. LOL

  52. ncaissie:

    “Ncaissie,
    Don’t worry you still have plenty of Ps3 games to keep your gaming fingers busy. Gran Turismo will be arriving soon. F1 is supposed to come out today. Hopefully, this game is going to be good. I just have to decide which system to get the game for.”

    As I said this was one of the bigger gifts for my 9 year old daughter who can’t stop talking about it. She plays LBP 90% of her gaming time. She is going to be very unhappy Christmas morning.

    I myself would never buy the game.

  53. FahKinSuPah:

    @ncaissie

    At least there should still be plenty to do in LBP until it actually does come out.

    besides, life is full of dissapointment lol. Your daughter gotta learn that some day, especially as a gamer lmao

  54. Roca.:

    better LBP2 getting delay than GT5 ;)

  55. b0xel:

    “especially as a gamer lmao”
    you can say that again.

  56. phranctoast:

    Oh.. Imagine if his daughter was a GT fan. She would have experienced all the disappointment one can muster up due to all the delays.

  57. Barnabe Jones:

    Yeah that is disappointing, but considering the scope of the game, it makes sense. It’s only a few months.

    I’d rather have a game with a smooth launch, than have to wait a few days while they iron out the bugs.

  58. b0xel:

    PSN+ users get early access to Assassin’s creed brotherhood beta on sep.27
    anoyne excited about that game?

  59. twilight:

    Ncaissie,
    This is so sweet. I can understand that you want your daughter to be happy on Christmas morning but she’s going to soon realize that she has it all and more because she’s has you for a dad.

  60. phranctoast:

    @BJ
    I don’t really believe the official statement as the real meaning. I think they wanted to get out of the cluster fuck that is the holiday season. Way too many games are out in such a small period of time. Whay have it compete against another high profile Sony title? Lately January to March has been just as good for high profile games as Oct-Dec.

    It eliminates a high profile game from PS3 exclusive 2010 calender, and adds it to 2011. sucks but it’s not the end of the world.

  61. phranctoast:

    @b0xel
    I am, but it will probably get very cheap like the others real soon so I’ll pick it up in the bargain bin.

  62. phranctoast:

    @twilight

    So disappointment all around. jk jk I kid I kid ;)

  63. CarlB:

    “Ensemble got disbanded shortly after. LOL”

    Ensemble was disbanded before Halo Wars release, and
    Robot Entertainment, formed from Ensemble’s former staff, continued Halo Wars development before release of the title, which included playtesting and online functionality of the game. Robot Entertainment was also responsible for future DLC, updates, and online maintenance for the title.

    Halo Wars is the best selling and highest rated console RTS to date.

  64. Roca.:

    “So disappointment all around”

    LOL – feel bad for the kid already ;)

  65. Roca.:

    CarlB
    “Ensemble was disbanded before Halo Wars release”

    you are right there, they did got shut down before Halo Wars was released but I said stated above:

    “They got shut down after finishing Halo Wars as they shut down 28 days before Halo Wars hit the shelves” <- just like you said 'before Halo Wars release'

  66. phranctoast:

    regardless of this Ensemble thing, we know it wasn’t 343 Industries that had anything to do with it. They are a development team btw.

    Not to take anything away from Halo Wars as I hear it’s a good RTS, but lets be honest. One can take a dump in a box, put Halo in the title and it will still have a midnight launch so people can say they were the first to smell said dump.

  67. b0xel:

    ^
    who gives a crap… find something more intresting to talk about dammit.

  68. Roca.:

    “regardless of this Ensemble thing, we know it wasn’t 343 Industries that had anything to do with it”

    exactly

  69. jojo29:

    “Halo Wars is the best selling and highest rated console RTS to date.”

    Thats not saying a whole lot Carlb when your ONLY competition is Battle for Middle Earth, and on the same platform with nary near the market appeal as a ‘Halo’ title…..

    BUT, Ensemble Studios were great developers, Age of Empires/Mythologies are still some of the best RTS ( better than Halo Wars at that ) games to date, sadly, their gone :(

    343 Studios may be talented, but, i doubt they will hold Halo up much longer after Reach before it gets really dull….Halo Karts could be next?

  70. CarlB:

    “Thats not saying a whole lot Carlb when your ONLY competition is Battle for Middle Earth”

    That’s NOT TRUE jojo!
    RUSE is out! And guess what?!
    IT’S MOVE COMPATIBLE!!!
    Just that mere capability of syncing with TRUE 1:1 tracking tech will make it BLOW AWAY anything you’ve ever seen before because it’s… wait for it… “CRAZY ACCURATE” and even laproscopic surgeons use it daily for every surgery ever known to man!!!

  71. CarlB:

    http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/343_Industries

  72. twilight:

    Roca and Phranctoast,
    Lol.
    I don’t really care for rts games. I generally find them to be boring. I’d rather hack or shoot at something.

  73. CarlB:

    Don’t you mean they aren’t a game development team phranc?
    The trademark for 343 wasn’t filed by Microsoft until after Halo Wars release, but it is listed as one of their past projects. Maybe due to Frank O’Connor, or in their action as a publisher.

  74. phranctoast:

    343 Will be making the next Halo game. One of the podcasts I listened to had a guy leave them to work for 343 in the capacity of making games.

  75. phranctoast:

    Ruse would probably sell more if it was called Halo Ruse. Oh wait. Halo Ruse already exists. It’s called Halo ODST. The Ruse being that it’s not actually a full game ;)

  76. CAD:

    Thats not saying a whole lot Carlb when your ONLY competition is Battle for Middle Earth, and on the same platform with nary near the market appeal as a ‘Halo’ title…..

    Oh Please Jojo the 360 has

    Command and Conquor 2 & 3
    Toy Soilders
    TC End War
    Ruse
    Supreme Commander
    South Park Tower Defence
    Battlestations: Pacific
    Worms 1 & 2
    LOTR
    Culdcept Saga
    Sid Meiers civilization reveloution
    Star Trek Legacy
    Overloard
    Operation Darkness
    and Halo Wars

    Sound like a lot of Compitition for a Strategy game to go up against.

  77. CarlB:

    Ruse would probably sell even more if it was called Call of Duty Ruse. Oh wait. Then maybe Move would actually be relevant. Nah, that won’t happen this gen ;)

  78. ncaissie:

    LOL she will live.
    I am more impatient then anyone lol

  79. CarlB:

    Worms, SP Tower Defense, Civ Rev, Overlord, and Culdcept? I think he meant RTS only CAD.

  80. CarlB:

    Don’t even mention Operation Darkness.

  81. Roca.:

    so many shitty games listed on here…….

  82. phranctoast:

    speaking of lack of relevant motion devices. Any word on Ruse getting Kinect support? Oh wait….I forgot, Ruse may be considered a core title. Can’t sully up Kinect with core titles now can we ;)

  83. CarlB:

    That’s what the controllers we already have are for, aren’t they? ;)

  84. CarlB:

    I’m sorry, I forgot… Sega’s gonna exploit the shit out of Move with Samba de Amigo 2.

  85. Roca.:

    RUSE is dumbed down to be a contoller-paced game. Even with the Move the game will still run slow not giving you the advantage and quickness of MK that the Move offer.

    in other words, you will command your units faster and more precisely but it won’t matter much since the game is paced having the controller in mind which means a controller player will just take longer to command units but at a slow paced a controller player will be able to keep up with a Move player.

  86. twilight:

    I’m not happy. I just drove to Gamestop on lunch break to pick up a game that’s not there. They sent me a message yesterday stating the game would be in today. I get to the store and the game didn’t even come out today. This really sucks.

  87. jojo29:

    CAD, the term “good quality” and “AAA” must elude you or your mind so small it can’t comprehend such terms…

    Lets take a look at your pathetic list:
    Command and Conquor 2 & 3
    Toy Soilders
    TC End War
    Ruse
    Supreme Commander
    South Park Tower Defence
    Battlestations: Pacific
    Worms 1 & 2
    LOTR
    Culdcept Saga
    Sid Meiers civilization reveloution
    Star Trek Legacy
    Overloard
    Operation Darkness
    and Halo Wars

    Lets minus out the trash and see what we are left with okay? you do know what ‘minus’ means right?

    Command and Conquer
    Halo Wars
    LotR
    Ruse
    EndWar (introduced voice recognition)

    Lets take out the games that are trying to do RTS differently are we are left with:

    C&C
    Halo Wars
    LotR

    Some of the games on that list weren’t even fucking real RTS games you stupid ass moron…sorry but CAD sometimes you are fucking stupid, im not knocking Halo Wars, im saying there IS NOT A LOT of competition in the RTS market….its funny though how you got all bent out of shape because i m not praising everything Halo…

    Now lets see whats left on just the 360 console:

    LotR
    Halo Wars…

    Geez which one of those two is catered to the 360s strengths AND has MS FULL MARKETING backup? Halo…so no shit its the best RTS on the 360, and since Sony or anyone else has yet to develop any other RTS for Sony OR 360, that leaves Halo Wars….

    /done making CAD look like the bitch fanboy he is..

    oh yeah and the Halo character designs and story are utter garbage…Master Chef is the WORST character of all time…BUT, i do love the vehicle designs and fun multiplayer in Halo :)

  88. CarlB:

    no Samba de Amigo for you twilight… :(

  89. jojo29:

    and CAD…please, oh please try and debate with me on the RTS genre….your credibility is utter dog shit as you have Age of Empires just sitting there remember? Because ‘PC gaming sucks and you hate that type of game’…..

  90. CarlB:

    Stormrise FTW!

  91. CarlB:

    AND it “challenges your conscience”… BONUS!

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/stormrise

    lol

  92. Roca.:

    that is also on 360. nice try

  93. ncaissie:

    “Stormrise FTW!”
    DCUO FTW!

  94. ncaissie:

    For my son’s Birthday, we bought him an iPod.
    For my daughter, she got an iPhone .
    and for my Birthday I was pleased to receive an iPad.
    Thinking along the same lines, I got my wife an iRon –
    and then the fight started….

  95. phranctoast:

    LMAO!!!!

  96. Roca.:

    LMAO @ ncaissie

    Iron Man is a super hero, Iron Woman is a command.

  97. ncaissie:

    lol

  98. ncaissie:

    Why do women have small feet?
    To fit nicely under the cupboard.

  99. phranctoast:

    I thought it was so they can get closer to the sink.

  100. b0xel:

    what do you call a 100 blonds standing ear to ear?
    a wind tunel

  101. twilight:

    CarlB,
    Lol. No fun for me.

  102. CAD:

    JoJO

    Your a dumb ass. I don’t know much about RTS games but I know compitition when I see it and I named plenty. You can dismiss what ever you want but I’ve laid the facts before you so go on and pretend that other games don’t matter in your quest to dismiss Halo Wars as the best RTS on a Console. I’m sure Halo attached has something to do with it but just play the game and trust me it’s tons of fun. It the first RTS I’ve enjoyed on a console not because it’s Halo but because of the control system is easy and not over complicated.

    On a Side note is it necessary for you to carry on like a idiot and call people names just because I show you up. In the words of HH “Pathetic” LOL

  103. jojo29:

    How did you show me up???
    There is no real competition on consoles in terms of quality RTS, consoles are lacking GENRE CHANGING games like:
    Dawn of War
    Company of Heroes
    Supreme Commander (in all its PC glory not dumbed down)
    Warcraft 3
    Command and Conquer (again in all it pc glory)
    Starcraft 2
    LoTR: BfME
    Age of empires

    If you want

    The only competition on consoles is LoTR…period listing all those others is just you trying put Halo on some pedastal….as for the insults, you desreve them, as you failed to read the part where I said Halo Wars is a decent RTS….I’m a DIE HARD RTS fan, sorry if the best Halo can do is “decent”, when compared to the likes of company of heroes, where armor is actually a factor in defense of projectiles, I.e, a sherman tank’s shot will bounce off a panzer tanks front plating JUST as in real life, to starcraft 2 where graphics meld with intensive micro managed gameplay seamlessly, dawn of war, where micro management takes a back eat for

  104. jojo29:

    …takes a back seat in favor of all out action…
    Sorry Halo Wars fails to dethrone current top rts games….its only the top of the consoles only because there is nothing else on consoles…..period…

    As I said, it is a good n decent rts game, made so for the sole FACT there is no competition….that’s like saying Madden is the best football game out there…we all know otherwise but I could say “but tecmo remake bowl is out “….

  105. jojo29:

    @CAD
    “Your a dumb ass. I don’t know much about RTS games ”
    Exactly you don’t know jack shit about the genre, let alone which are considered top AAA titles, so STFU and stop defending a game in a genre you know jack shit about, but pretend to only cuz it has Halo in the name..

    “but I know compitition when I see it and I named plenty.”

    You just admitted knowing jack shit about RTS, so how do you all of sudden know the competition in the RTS genre?? Oh yeah, because I knocked Halo down from the pedestal you have it on…

  106. Rhino:

    NC…what does Wife stand for….

    Washing
    Ironing
    Food
    Entertainment

  107. Rhino:

    BTW F1 2010 is pretty sweet. Add me on PSN “ImTheRhino”

  108. b0xel:

    @Rhino
    LOL good one, I text it to the wife and she says you’re wrong though. she says WIFE stands for: With Idiot For Ever…..LMFAO! ( thats great honey, thanks)

  109. CAD:

    JoJo

    You have issues don’t you. It a good thing I don’t read much of what you say but today I did and dude your a mess. What happened your read one part then responded then read somemore and went off in a tantrum LOL Yeah anyways dude I couldn’t care less about all the other RTS that you claim are better and they probably are for someone who cares about RTS as much as you. All I know is that I enjoy Halo wars more then any other I’ve tried and the bottom line is HW is dame fun it’s easy to control and the Multiplayer is awesome. I can spend hours just batteling people online. 3 ON 3 matches are the shit.

  110. Barnabe Jones:

    Was the demo for Ruse really that bad?

    I haven’t tried it yet, and I’m not the biggest RTS guy, but I thought it looked decent.

  111. Rhino:

    BJ, I played it and it wasn’t bad… graphics were decent enough but wasn’t my type of game.

  112. Barnabe Jones:

    Hey If PS# or PC guys want early access to Tomb Raider, go here:

    http://www.gamespot.com/event/codes/lara-croft-ps3-us/

    It comes out in 4 days anyway, but I thought I’d let you guys know.

  113. Barnabe Jones:

    Rhino,

    I’ll have to check it out at some point.

  114. CarlB:

    “that is also on 360. nice try”

    So is Ruse, which I already mentioned, what is your point? I wasn’t even comparing consoles, just console RTS games. And my point remains, as far as console RTS goes, Halo Wars is still the best selling and best rated; and yes, jojo is absolutely right, it still has no real competition, even though major PC franchises have tried and mostly failed to make the jump to console for years. LotRBFMEII (comes the closest), C&C 2&3, SupCom, EndWar, Ruse (even w/Move), and Stormrise… it still hasn’t been beat. Are PC RTS games better? Hell yes. Is Halo Wars and BFMEII still enjoyable on console? Definitely.

    Barnabe, probably not. It got decent reviews, but if you were really used to the best PC RTS, you would see some glaring differences and might miss them even if you were playing the PC version, depending upon your attitude.

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/ruse

  115. Barnabe Jones:

    Actually here’s a PC code Steam code:

    AME2E-J2258-E7ZJC-KNF87-RAC7N

    First come first serve. Let me know who grabs it ;) I clicked on PC by accident.

  116. Roca.:

    is it good?

  117. CAD:

    Oh and Jojo I didn’t just go out and buy the game I tried the demo and that’s what convinced me to buy the game. I’m sure many did the same thing.

  118. Roca.:

    Why you only have 2 or 3 achievements for AC2 and Dead Space?

  119. jojo29:

    @CAD
    “I couldn’t care less about all the other RTS that you claim are better and they probably are for someone who cares about RTS as much as you.”

    Well, right here, makes any and all of your opinion worthless…you just said you don’t care about all the other RTS so your opinion doesn’t matter on the subject…at all…

    They are not ‘probably’ better…they ARE better than Halo Wars…does that make Halo Wars a bad game? Not at all, Halo Wars is a great example of how to take the RTS genre, simplify the controls for people like you….it the ONLY game other than LotR (which doesn’t have MS marketing team behind it or the mass appeal of the Halo brand name) that has done RTS on consoles simple enough for the masses

    “All I know is that I enjoy Halo wars more then any other I’ve tried and the bottom line is HW is dame fun it’s easy to control”

    All i know is it WOULD NOT have been NEARLY as big as it is without the Halo name…all im saying is, yes, i AGREE, its the best playing RTS game on consoles….but what im throwing out there is, thats NOT MUCH OF AN ACCOMPLISHMENT since there are literally NO AAA RTS titles to PUT IT UP AGAINST….does your simple mind get it now?

  120. Barnabe Jones:

    I’m going to play it this weekend with my gf. I think it’s a local co-op demo. It’s suppose to be pretty good.

    I just played Enslaved… I’m pretty impressed. I wasn’t expecting too much, but it was a really good demo.

  121. CAD:

    But Jojo

    Do you really know all the controls on Halo Wars. If your only going of the tutorial then trust me there is more that for some odd reason the game doesn’t even teach you about. I learned it from IGN Videos. Once you learn those controls the game opens up even more. I taught HH and I believe the game opened up even more for him.

  122. jojo29:

    @CAD
    I think you are confusing me saying “simplified” controls as to means, easy or made for simpletons, or that an RTS has to have complex controls in order for it to be ‘good’.

    Bottom line: Halo Wars IS a good RTS. I’d give it a solid “B” or even “B+” an 85+. Is it great? From what i’ve played and seen via playing with my brother, its not great, its not bad, it is fun and a good RTS.

    BUT the claim “best RTS on consoles” is a bit misleading and has double meaning: EVEN to ME, a DIE HARD, RTS fan, the crown of best RTS game on consoles does indeed go to Halo Wars. BUT, i believe and know for a fact if there were other AAA RTS games like Dawn of War, Company of Heroes, Warcraft, Starcraft, etc… i know for SURE Halo Wars would not beat them out…would it be able to compete against those RTS games? It could, on name brand alone, but i think it wouldn’t make it in the top 5 best RTS games..top 10, yes easily, but not the top 5…

  123. ToshithegreaT:

    “Says the guy who had to beat the same game 11 times while waiting for the next ‘good’ title. That’s just sad”

    So to let u know, i usually do play games twice or thrice to get the right feel from the game since we dont have renting service here in Delhi

    Just so u know i have also completed lost odyssey 5 times, blu dragon 3rice, FF13 only once

    Uncharted 1 TWICE
    Uncharted 2 4 times,
    Infamous twice
    Heavy Rain thrice
    Resistance 1 not even once left it after an hour or two
    Folklore once (and even that was too much)

    Dreamfall, Longest Journey, still life, BIA road to hill 30, recoil, Codename Eagle and delta force – COUNTLESS times

  124. TheCamper:

    Well, I’m a complete noob to this site, but i made a couple conclusions, CAD is a complete fucking retard, why bother to fight about something you do not know? CAD = Noob jojo = Pro. Last time i checked, Noobs can’t beat pro’s. RTS console games that are successful in capturing my interest and time?
    TC’s End war, was fucking beautiful.
    CAC 3 was good.
    Halo wars. Was a disappointment, I thought it would look like this = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWd1E1cMNqE the way it ended was gay.
    Thats about it for console- OH WAIT i forgot LOTR:TBFME 2. That reminded me of the good old days of playing PC RTS, for example, Dawn of War, Company of Heroes, Starcraft 1,+2, and i can’t forget the fact im on jojo’s side and that i agree with him, not to be a dick rider. Hell, CAD should stay in his Genres, though people who are multi-platform like me would still out-think him.

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