Halo Wars

As mentioned in a previous post, I recently had the chance to do some video game reviews for Havoc PC. The last of my initial three reviews is live. Take a look if you’re so inclined. Here’s a preview:

Halo_warsHalo Wars

Despite there being just one on the Xbox 360 console and only three previous games in the series overall, the Halo franchise is a juggernaut of epic proportions, the kind of money-maker video game execs would sell their children to have. The Halo brand is a record breaker. A system seller. A guaranteed payday.

So it comes as no surprise that we’re beginning to see the start of what will presumably be a whole roster of games expanding on the Halo universe — and in turn expanding on Halo’s money-making possibilities. Still, Halo Wars is a surprising way to start this inevitable broadening (and no doubt eventual watering down) of the franchise. This is a real-time strategy (RTS) game, after all.