This review was utter shit and imparted no useful information outside of the trite console vs. PC argument. Rabble, rabble, rabble, RTS without a mouse, rabble, rabble, rabble, would be better with mouse & keyboard. Congratulations, Sherlock, your mastery of the obvious is outstanding.
For a snob-nosed PC RTS elitist, I find it incredulous that you were so hung up on the tired mouse/keyboard diatribe to miss that the focus of the strategy in the game is base management, and high-level strategy. Pretty easy adjustment to make once you've played for 5 minutes and realize that the AI takes care of the majority of the combat work for you. Maybe I'm off-base in that assumption, but your failure as a reviewer was mentioning it if you did manage to connect the dots.
Maybe if you had taken two seconds to get off your mouse & keyboard soapbox, you could have pointed out some actual flaws with the game, such as frustrating pathing with large vehicles, or the inability to use the L-trigger to go backwards in unit selection when multiple unit types are selected.
The statement "For a series that probably never had an RTS in mind" just shows how laughable your ignorance is, since the original Halo was intended to be a Mac RTS (something I imagine has probably been said many times in this thread already). Here's a helpful hint that real reviewers follow: If you're going to pompously pontificate your opinion, make sure you know what the hell you're talking about before eschewing it to the masses.
Has the Escapist done their hiring of reviewers rejected by IGN? At least when I go there to read reviews, the staff uses their review space to do an actual review instead of a poor attempt to parrot Yahtzee's colorful, tangential rants.
There are plenty of things to write a hate speech about when reviewing this game. It's a pity you failed to include a single one in this pathetic sham of a review.