Halo Wars: Why fans of Halo 3 will love Halo Wars

Fans of Bungie's original Sci-Fi FPS trilogy will find lots to like in Halo Wars. Here are our five favorite bits of fan service.

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  • Despite venturing in the real-time strategy genre of video games, Halo Wars has a lot to offer fans of Halo 3 and the Halo FPS trilogy as a whole. Sit back and read on to find out why you don't need to wait until Halo 3:ODST is released to get your Halo fix. Here are GamePro's five reasons Halo players will dig Halo Wars.


    Halo Wars: Why fans of Halo 3 will love Halo Wars

    The UNSC Spirit of Fire CFV-88 is blessed with an AI that's smart as a whip, and a bit of a smart-ass to boot. Serina only shows up in cut-scenes, but her dry British wit and borderline insubordinate sarcasm will make you forget all about Cortana's absence.




    Halo Wars: Why fans of Halo 3 will love Halo Wars

    Halo Wars' Arbiter might not be the same entity you're familiar with from Halo 2 and Halo 3, but he's like an alien Jack Bauer amped up on steroids and crank. If old Predator-face weren't tasked with wiping out humanity, we'd almost root for him instead.




    Halo Wars: Why fans of Halo 3 will love Halo Wars

    The classic green jeep with the unique suspension was a thrill to drive throughout the original trilogy. You might not get to pilot your favorite fantasy vehicle directly, but you can finally enjoy gunner and grenadier passengers who can actually hit the broad side of a barn.




    Halo Wars: Why fans of Halo 3 will love Halo Wars

    There's a good reason the Covenant are obsessed with the Forerunners: they left behind some pretty insane technology. We're not going to spoil it for you here, but Halo Wars doesn't let its status as a prequel prevent it from exploring some really cool ideas.




    Halo Wars: Why fans of Halo 3 will love Halo Wars

    John-117 might be the most famous of these genetically engineered supermen, but three MJOLNIR-wearing bad-asses are better than one. You might have to retire your Master Chief fantasies, but watching these upgradeable walking tanks tear into the Covenant is always entertaining.

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    mrhammer

    Okay. So I'll love Halo Wars because it's got stuff that Halo 3 had, plus a cool story. Interesting thesis.

    Is it an FPS? No? Then I probably WON'T love Halo Wars.

    camhead25

    yes, HW coverage and KZ2 coverage is pretty equal but come on people, they are different genres. I will say, if Halo 3 looked like the cut scenes from Halo Wars, no one would have bitched about H3s graphics. That is why I am waiting ODST, if the FX are anything like the cut scenes we have seen of ODST, it will be pretty sweet.

    wutisupmon

    mmm... me likes how you are balancing KZ2 articles with Halo Wars articles now...

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