As a life long Halo fan, I can say Halo Wars 2 was worth the wait. It has its flaws of course, like any game. However it is not meant to be an in depth RTS because they would be difficult to play on a console. The graphics are good, gameplay is great, and it's easy to pick up. It ties directly into Halo Wars and even into Halo 5: Guardians. If you liked the first one, I highly suggest trying it out. My biggest issue is a few minor missed opportunity in regards to the grander plot of the Halo fiction.