10.15.2008

StarCrap II x 3 = None

My first PC games were real-time strategy (RTS). Although, in truth, I'm not a big fan of the genre. I just didn't have any choice back then because most of the games that are sold and played in my area were RTS. But I did fall in love with some games such Dawn of War, Company of Heroes, World in Conflict and, of course, StarCraft.

StarCraft was a revolutionary RTS back then. The game has three factions instead of two, and each factions have its own unique units and strategies. I didn't play the game on Battle.net or PvP on internet cafes with my friends though. As always, I was more interested finishing the campaign and following each faction's storyline. That's why when Blizzard announced its sequel last year, I was so ecstatic. The game immediately made its way into my "Most Anticipated Games" list. But I'm not excited, or interested, with the new units or the new graphics. I just want to know what happens next in the story.

Surrender your cash!

Last week, however, at BlizzCon 2008, Blizzard announced that StarCraft II will be shipped into three different games, one game for each faction campaign. Well...that sucks. So if I want to know the story of all three factions, I must buy StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Terran), StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (Zerg) and StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (Protoss). Blizzard said:
"...players will access more story content, more characters, and more customization. Rob Pardo, executive vice president of game design, said that each game would be approximate in size to the original StarCraft. Each game will be a stand-alone installment – not an expansion."
Pure BS. They just want more money. If people buys all three of the games that's $150 right there. That's just too much for me. So I'll just pass and pretend that this game was never released. Although, I know, a lot of people will still buy it. Because Blizzard has such a huge loyal fanbase.

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2 comments:

RONeiluke, RN said...

kelangan yata talagang mangyari yun at magkakalyo to consider yourself a decent guitar player. no pain no gain! hehehe!

thanks for the info mate :) i'll definitely check them out! weee!

peace out!

salingPUSA said...

I am never into online gaming. grew up in a very remote area where computers are like dinosaurs (they exist only in books)----so when I started learning it, the basic programs are on the agenda. Computer gaming is a luxury therefore. I thought it's fun to learn it though, and addictive too.ayt?