Starcraft II



What an amazing four months it’s been.

Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes…
The dead rising from the grave!
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!

That’s but a fraction of what this site has missed out on while I was too lazy to update it!

Well no more, now it’s time to make up for lost time.
Let me start of by telling you a little bit about a relatively unknown* game called Starcraft II.

*I lie, it’s like one of the most famous of all time

I got into the beta for it a little while ago and it’s looking very promising. The graphics look pretty good and there have been some major changes to units, strategies and tactics even though they aren’t that evident from the surface.

All the races retain their basic units from the first game, like the scvs,probes and drones. Terran have their standard issue marines as basic attack units, zerg have their zerglings and protoss have the zealots. After that there have been some big changes to units you can produce.

See here for the changes in units and abilities

I must admit that I haven’t played the game that much and I’ve only gone against the computer because I’m still trying to learn all the new tactics and how to use the new units.

There are still some balance issues and the beta I’m playing now can still change a lot because of some units being dropped/replaced. I’ve also had some crash issues but overall the game works surprisingly well for a beta including the replay option.

Will it become as successful as Starcraft 1 was? Well, I think so. It has received Blizzards usual attention for quality in build and style so it simply can’t fail. I don’t know about it replacing Starcraft 1 completely because you know, people are nostalgic in nature and while Starcraft II is familiar on the surface, some major changes in how people play the game are necessary.

The soundtrack is okay, but I miss the music from the first game though. Terran music could be a little more upbeat. Zerg is the usual mix of annoying sound effects and sort off music and Protoss remains similar to how it was in the first game.

For now it’s time to sign off and perhaps play a match or two!

Oh and soon, my thoughts on God of War III!