Well now I have put some gaming hours in on Halo Wars ( about 10 hours) I will say it's bloody good people.
Now in 10 hours I'm only up to mission 6. Why? I'm playing on Legendary straight off the bat. And you know what, it's the first time EVER that Ive played an RTS game which FINALLY isnt about who's army is bigger. Every single RTS Ive played the likes of (C&C Red alert serires, Dawn Of War, Even the mighty Age Of Empires) they all are about racing to get the biggest army, and when the units are maxed out you attack and always win the mission.
In Halo Wars they limit your troop amounts, (nothing new here) but it's limited to population limit of 40. These plays a very impressive turn as it makes you rely on strategy alot. It has nothing to do with the 360 handling on screen enemies at once, because the covenant have streams of enemies. Some points in mission 5 you can barely se the sceneary due to how much this game throws around.
Controls are brilliant. You really never feel like you want a mouse. In fact 1 hour in and youve forgotten all about the controls.
CGI is the best in any game Ive seen, and same with the normal graphics. Best in an RTS yet (and I played Dawn Of War 2 yesterday). The effects from explosions and attention to detail is truly awesome.
Well done Ensemble, RIP.