The venerable Halo franchise holds a hallowed place in the history of gaming as one of the greatest FPS franchises ever, even if the more recent entries from 343 Industries are more… divisive. But in the midst of that all that first-person goodness it’s easy to forget the two Halo spin-offs that took the series in very different directions. The two top-down twin-stick shooters were terrible attempts to capitalise on the Halo name and should never been spoken of in polite conversation. Halo Wars, on the other hand, fared much better when it tried to help bring the RTS genre to the Xbox 360 in 2009 and earned itself a sequel, albeit a sequel that eight years to arrive. While Halo Wars 2 is actually the newest Halo game to have been released, it’s also incredibly easy to overlook. I’m here to tell you that Halo Wars 2 is a real-time strategy gem that acts as a great jumping off point for bigger, more awesome RTS titles.
Hello my friends, I’ve somehow managed to acquire another bloody cold, so I’ve not really been doing very much over the past couple of days. Still, I wanted to get a Weekend Whammy out there and ask about what you fine folks have been playing over the past week or two?
Hello my friends, my family, my loyal minions. It’s time for another Weekend Whammy and this week I’m talking about a few RTS games and celebrating the fact that Halo is coming to PC right about…er, now, actually. What a time to be alive, eh? The world might […]
While everyone awaits a new Halo sequel from 343, why not pass the time with Spartan Games Halo: Fleet Battles, a tabletop miniatures game about UNSC and Covenant ships colliding? Let’s see if it’s worth picking up in this review.
I’ve often had the unenviable task of patiently explaining to other gamers why I really just don’t care about the Halo series. It’s not that I dislike them, it’s just that the gameplay really doesn’t click with me, though I thoroughly enjoy the multiplayer for its inherent […]
For Bungie I can only imagine that it’s a slightly stressful time. Although they did create several critical hits before going on to sculpt Halo, the team as it stands now is a one-hit wonder, known almost exclusively for their work on the legendary Halo series. With Master […]
343 Industries have just released a trailer showing off a few choice snippets of the completely remastered cutscenes for Halo 2: Anniversary, and damn are they beautiful. Naturally these are completely CGI and don’t represent the actual gameplay, but the sheer effort going into remastering such an old […]
343 Industries upcoming collection of all the Halo games to date has just gotten a surprise trailer. If you weren’t already aware then the package will contain HD remasters of the first two games, while the two newer titles will be updated to a higher resolution. All four […]
Halo fans will finally be getting some news at E3 this year, according to Phil Spencer of Microsoft, but exactly what that news will be remains a mystery. When questioned via Twitter as to when eager gamers could expect some news about the beloved franchise Phil Spencer replied […]
In an unsurprising move Microsoft and 343 Industries announced today during Microsoft’s E3 media event that a brand new Halo game will be arriving sometime in 2014, boasting dedicated servers for multiplayer and running at a slick 60FPS. It’ll also be running on a brand new engine to […]