Rated 10 out of 10
by IceCraft 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
Rated 10 out of 10 by A WoW Player 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!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Raquel Santiago 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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Bobinoo 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.
Rated 4 out of 10 by SomeoneGood 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...
Rated 9 out of 10 by Kris Knight 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!!!!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Remenissions Beta down
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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Eidon Blizzard make up your mind!
Okay... We have all been waiting for one and only one blizzard game... Diablo 3... and I'm sorry to say we may never see it... Hell I myself am a big Starcraft fan and was very into the idea of Stargraft:Gost... but I just can't handle blizzards lack of acknoweldging its cash crop... the original bread winner... the Diablo series... Blizzard I know your not but I hope you would listen because I love your games... I still play diablo one and two fairly regulary at lan parties and love both the warcraft and starcraft series... not to mention I am an avid world of warcraft player as well... I cant wait to play this game... so long as you actualy make this one... I kbnow your content with the millions you make on wow... but think of us fans... we want to re-live more then warcraft... we need you to re-kindle the fires of your other series... If blizzard screws me over again... Im done... I love you blizzard but please... think of the fans not just your pocket books!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Fabioo Best RTS on the market
I just picked up my copy and i havent stopped playing for 6 or 7 hours. i gave it such a high score because it is very well deserved. For an RTS it has a very involving riveting emotional storyline and great intermission breaks to upgrade ur troops. this is the first RTS where u get to know personally the characters. the intermission breaks are great to explore the world of starcraft. the graphics are absolutly amazing and the different music for each race is unique. for fans of the old it does hav that kind of retro feel but at the same time very modern and fast. fans of RTS this is the best product for you and even for those who arent as big of fans just give it a try, ule be suprised at how much enjoy it. the online is pretty cool too for new ppl. its like matchmaking for ppl similar to ur skill lvl so if ur worried bout getting destroyed online u dont hav to. get this game, great entertainment for those days in the class room when ur bored
Rated 10 out of 10 by TheJazz Instant Classic
Starcraft 2 takes everything from the original game, and expands on it greatly. There are also a ton of new features that make this game even more special. The campaign mode has been improved with RPG elements. You can now use the experience points earned in the campaign, and buy permanent upgrades for your units. Also you can use those points to hire "mercenaries", that aid you in your quest. Mercenaries cost minerals, and can be summoned every three minutes, up to 3 times per battle. This is just one of the many things that make this game more fun. Each story in the campaign mode, you are doing something different. The new backgrounds, add a lot of flavor. While playing the game, you can now build barracks' to produce 2 unit at once. All units are cooler, and deeper. Starcraft 2 is a fantastic game, and has exceeded my high expectations. It runs very well on my MacBook Pro with 2.4GHZ. If you liked Starcraft, you'll like this game even more.