StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
STARCRAFT STILL THE BEST GAME SINCE 1998 .
This game is the modern representation of a chess game but in a far better perspective, it requires strategy and adventure, and also how to manage your resources, expantions and espionage of your opponents... I have been playing this game for years and can't get tired of it, simply... any match is always different.
Anjoy the game and have fun ... GLHF
Starcraft 2, now even bigger.
Bought it the first day it went out in Canada, there we're already 1,000,000 players on Battle.Net, i played the Campaign at first, and i have to say, good job Blizzard. They kept the ''Old'' Starcraft 1 Interface Style (Depending on the Race you play)! The Story matches PERFECTLY the Lore. The Books also. Cinematics are simply INCREDIBLE. Sometimes i wished videos would last longer so i could get myself some popcorn and watch them as a movie!!! The gameplay is VERY well made, haven't found alot of bugs concerning controls and Macros yet. To those saying this game is the ''worst'' of the year, no offense, but you've got to learn more on Strategy Games. This is one of the BEST Strategy games ever made with the First Starcraft. These games are a Monster of the Gaming Industries. And Blizzard did a good job on this one. Honestly, Blizzard, good job, you took your time, here goes the honor boys! Waiting for expansions/ next part! i R-E-C-O-M-M-E-N-D this game, BUY it! seriously!
Another Beta Tester
I have to disagree with all the Hullabaloo and Happiness over SC2, it is still unbalanced, the only good thing that will come out of this game is the Single Player Campaign (which we couldnt test in Beta), so all we did was the same things over and over again. And 99 percent of the time it was against an 8 year old who decided to send his entire start of miners to attack with one unit and wipe u before u could even get a base up, or u start off with 0 minerals while opponent gets an extra 250 bonus pool. Its still very unbalanced and the ladder system is not fine tuned at all nor is the matching system. As someone else said the only reason i will also buy this game is for the Single Player Campaign and when the price goes down cause it is not worth $59.99 plus tax by far. There are Fewer protoss units in this vs the other races who have more units to choose from last count it was 4 less. I even went so far as to finally remove the beta game from my system. Boring battlenet.
Even if you don't like RTS games, try this one.
I put hardcore gamer, but this game is perfect for casuals as well. I picked up this game having never played an RTS game in my life, (I previously played a lot of Call Of Duty, and World of Warcraft) I only got it because one of my friends wanted me to play with him, and it's by a company I like. Wow, this game's story mode sucked me into RTS games in minutes! The story is so good, and the gameplay is easy (To clarify, easy to grasp etc. they teach you everything you need to know without it feeling like learning it etc.). Also the online is very competetive, and a ton of fun; I can play it for hours. If you played the first starcraft, just like the info up top says "It's everything you wanted to do and more!" (I got the first one also because I liked this one so much).Honestly, if you are even slightly curious about this game, I would try it; this is coming from a PREVIOUS FPS and MMO gamer.
Worth the 10 year wait
This is one of the greatest games you can buy. Many people dislke that on the single player you cannot play as all three races but there are things in this game that can only be done paying as terran such intereacting with other characters and making converstation. the story is about Jim Raynor and what he is doing about the Mensk empire. The graphics look amazing and the new units are even better than ones before. There are a ton of achievements to be earned which include doing certain feats in each mission such discovering all artifacts in the mission, not losing any buildings, destrying a special enemy unit in a pit of lava, etc. All the missions tend to be very different from the rest giving you a great variety. The mutiplayer is even more fun. You play a few rounds which decides what rank you'll be placed. If you win more games you go up in rank, if you lose you go down so no matter what you wil always have an even challange. There are also custom games which are more like mini games for those wanting to take a break from the hardcore gaming and have some easy fun.
Great game, but...
I'm a long time Blizzard fan. I own all of the titles and Starcraft 2 is the first one I've had disappointments with. Everything about the game is top notch except for the lockdown. I for one never needed to use battle.net in the past. I play with a close group of friends so being forced to use battle.net now is just annoying. I used to love to make custom maps for my group of friends, now there's all kinds of restrictions on what I can make, publish, store, whatever. I don't want to have to deal with battle.net for map making either. I can say I love the cinematics, and the single player campaign is quite enjoyable. Graphics and sound are a nice improvement from the original, but then again, I would hope so, it's been over 10 years. I also like the ability to set the difficulty level as well as game speed. All in all it's a great game, but be prepared to give up any freedoms you might have in order to play it.
Blizzard Becoming the Next EA (that's bad)
Blizzard has historically been a solid company. A company, yes, but one that was actually devoted to quality and delivering what the customer wanted, unlike many of its competitors that pump out games of the same title every few months in order to make as much money as possible (e.g. EA). In the late stages of the BETA, however, Blizzard is releasing BattleNet 2.0 which will: block any attempts to play with friends through LAN; restrict players to play other players in their own region (U.S, Europe, Asia, and you have to buy the c opy of the game for that region to play with online friends from a different region); eliminate chatrooms, i.e. the community (you'll have to organize events, clans, etc, through out of game programs); you can't name your game (like "3V3 FASTEST NR 20MIN"); and you can't watch replays with friends. I, for one, will not be buying SC2 in its current form, and until Blizzard stops being what has become a word tossed around too lightly, a sellout.
Not what i was expecting
Starcraft was one of the greatest RTS's i have ever played in my life, finally starcraft 2 comes out after over 10 years from its original predecessor, you would think it would be an improvement with more races, superb graphics, and great quality, but instead all i've experienced was a great downfall. The number of units in this game are very numerous but they replaced many of the major units such as, the firebat, wraith, medic, vulture, etc. I wouldn't really add the "II" to the end of "Starcraft, when it seems that all they improved were the graphics, but even the graphics aren't that great. The music in this game could be so much better (in my opinion), especially for Terran, their music just sounds like an endless western guitar solo, it destroys the mood everytime i play them. The zerg however is better. Protoss sounds like a copy of World of Warcraft music. All of this was my opinion, i really wish they could've added a bit more races, and make the game better...
Great game but....
This game is amazing. The cinematics are stunning, dramatic, and contain an amazing ammount of detail. This has been a downfall of many RTS games but Blizzard does a nice job with an AI that is actually a challange. You will find yourself changing stratagies and build orders over and over. The smaller maps make for interesting development and new strategies. If you were a fan of the original, this game will do more than satisfy your technolust for RTS games. And just wait till you try out the map builder and play with your friends on the map you created, secretly giving your position an edge. The only thing i have a problem with this game is the "multiplayer interface" the lobby is slow and not easy to navigate. The achievments you obtain, and the rewards you earn are not presented properly. You never really find out if you earned a new profile picture unless you try to navigate the obscure multiplayer home screen. Onlything left to say is: LAN PARTY AT MY PLACE!!!!
I got the beta in Blizzard's 2nd closed-beta push for Starcraft 2. It was a fun game at first, but with all the new patches they did throughout the beta it became REALLY unbalanced. I used one strategy for about a week straight and never lost. All you had to do was be terran, make your first supply depots at the entrance of your base to make a gate-like multistructure, and to start massing marines with 1 barracks and marauders with 1 other barracks. Keep 2 mining fields at all times, and after about 15-20 minutes make another 2 barracks, one for marines, one for marauders. With 2 mining fields you can endlessly produce all the marines and marauders you want until you have a big enough army to just walk through anything. Even with the patch that nerf'd/buff'd marines that reduced hp but increased damage, it still wasn't possible to beat the strategy. And a couple weeks ago Starcraft 2 beta online service went down, so don't bother pre-ordering to get the beta key.