Well, I gave the Halo Wars 2 beta a go. If you enjoy the RTS formula of the original, you will probably enjoy more of the same.
Of course, this is the beta. So naturally I did hit some server issues trying to start up my first match. And I have to mention the load times.
The time it takes to load up a match, can be spent reading one of the Halo novels. It's very much like the loading times in Toy Soldiers: War Chest. (If you don't remember, that game takes ages to load as well.)
I don't want to come across negative though. When I was playing the game, I enjoyed myself trying to figure out the mechanics. It's been awhile since I've touched Halo Wars, and the tutorial video did help some.
The controls are pretty straight forward, but will take some adjustment as well. All in all, it's not bad. I would have preferred a snippet of the single player campaign though. You can see the gameplay for yourself down below.