Review: Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One) almost manages to revive the console RTS

Halo Wars 2 has been the most surprising addition to the Xbox One library. It’s the sort of sequel that seemed more at home on a wish list than on a release calendar, rousing fan memories after eight long years of dormancy. With no real competition on the radar, ...

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Impressions: Halo Wars 2 Blitz, the stepping stone to RTS

Uttering the term “console RTS” typically gets me a cynical response, one about the folly of commanding an army with a controller. Yet here I was, on my Xbox One, loading up another session of the Halo Wars 2 Blitz open beta. It has a learning curve, certainly, though ...

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Interview with Halo Wars 2’s Design Director Clay Jensen

After eight long years, Microsoft Studios has pulled the Halo Wars series out of cryostasis, reintroducing the concept of a console-based real-time strategy game to new a generation of players. In that time, the franchise as a whole has transferred to a new studio, making this the first RTS ...

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Halo Wars 2 Blitz beta dated for Jan. 20–30

Microsoft has announced a multiplayer beta for Halo Wars 2’s Blitz mode. Running from Jan. 20–30, 2017, players will get to experiment with all of the cards in the retail build, conducted on the “Proving Grounds” map in either 1v1, 2v2, or 3v3 formats. Blitz is the all-new multiplayer ...

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Halo Wars 2 will take place right after Halo 5

E3 2016: After a long wait for fans since 2009, Halo Wars is finally getting a sequel, with a new chapter hitting both console and PC in February 2017. Halo Wars 2 continues the story of the crew of the Spirit of Fire, as they now take on the Banished (led by new villain ...

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