Reviews and Problems with StarCraft II:Heart of the Swarm
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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Review
1 May 2013
Excerpt: The wait has been long and anxious for Heart of the Swarm, the expansion to 2010's StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty. Blizzard originally hinted at a very rapid release schedule which did not exactly come to fruition.
Excerpt: Back in the year 2010, Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty easily won me over. As someone who wanted a true sequel to Starcraft, (and waiting ever so patiently while Blizzard centered their focus on World of Warcraft) I wanted a return to classic real time strategy, while at the same time being able to...
Excerpt: Starcraft has been a running for some time now with its most recent Terran based Starcraft II ”Wings of Liberty” title so we all knew it was only a matter of time until there was more to the story, and today we take a look at just that in the new “Heart of The Swarm” release.
Conclusion: We aren’t overjoyed at the sight of a new Blizzard game as much as we were in the past. As for the narrative, well Blizzard is leaving us in the middle of a story, which, realistically, could’ve been told properly years ago in a single release; preferably one that includes campaigns for all 3 three...
Pros: Exciting and diverse single-player mission structure, a beautiful and overall engaging real-time strategy with that traditional Blizzard glimmer that gives it a terrific epic feel, the brilliant art, cool-looking graphics and awesome sound create a fine atmosphere;
Cons: Some character and story inconsistencies, relatively short story campaign, friendly AI not as alert as it should be
Excerpt: Absence makes the heart grow fonder. That, or tentacles – because it’s certainly not Sarah Kerrigan ’s disposition that keeps cowboy-turned-space-marine Jim Raynor chasing after his queen in Blizzard ’s Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm .
Pros: Excellent graphics; creative in-game mechanics; great re-playability
Cons: Lame plot; multiplayer additions feel a wee sparse
Excerpt: The second part of StarCraft II is here in the form of Heart of the Swarm, the Zerg campaign of Blizzard’s sci-fi RTS. This expansion, in addition to a new singleplayer campaign, brings in new multiplayer Units and many tweaks to make gameplay even tighter, as well as some general user-interface...
Excerpt: Not everyone was happy about Blizzard breaking StarCraft II's story up into a trilogy. But here's one great side effect: the zerg-themed campaign in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is something more ambitious than simply more of the same of what we got in 2010's Wings of Liberty.