There is no question that StarCraft is not quite the big deal in eSports that it once was. MOBAS are in when it comes to strategy games. Does that mean that the RTS is dead? Maybe not, there is a huge fanbase for old school strategy games such as Age of empires. But what about Halo Wars? What is Halo Wars? Well I’m sure all of you are familiar with Halo, right? The game is one of Microsoft’s flagships, detailing the exploits of the heroic Master chief leading humanity in their war against the alien Covenant. The game started its life as a first-person shooter and in many ways was the title that helped X-box become the powerhouse that it is.
Later the series received a real-time strategy game in the form of Halo Wars. Surprisingly, It’s actually really good. Surprisingly good. There has been a long-standing acceptance that generally strategy games don’t translate particularly well to console. Using a mouse and keyboard just seems far more intuitive for this kind of game, especially with being able to customise keyboard shortcuts. Halo Wars was different. This wasn’t a PC game being ported to console. Here was a game designed for console, and as a result, it just worked. There was an element of resource collecting, but make no mistake the focus was on action. Halo Wars 2 This title was designed with eSports in mind. The main Halo series has been popular on the eSports circuit and Halo Wars 2 was created to play in a similar vein. Although developers 343 had the competitive play in mind when they designed it, it hasn’t yet taken off and become a player in the world of eSports. But should it be? The Creative Assembly executive producer David Nicholson certainly thinks so […]
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