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StarCraft II:Heart of the Swarm

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Overall 8
8.0

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

Auracore MediaWorks
29 April 2013
  • Summary: The Swarm invades the hearts of nostalgic gamers everywhere
  • Pros: High-quality campaign; captivating storyline; improved matchmaking balance; easier to play with friends.
  • Cons: Improvements too subtle for the casual gamer; too little focus on adding to the multiplayer gameplay.
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Overall 8
8.0

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

Square-Go
30 March 2013
  • 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 changes to the menu. It’s all for the better, and makes the StarCraft II experience all the sweeter.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
20 March 2013
  • Summary: It has been almost two years since Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty was released. Since then, fans of the Zerg have been waiting for the Heart of the Swarm expansion to tell that race's side of the story. The time has finally come for the Zerg to get their moment to shine--and shine they do. It's unfortunate that poor writing intrudes on the campaign, because the missions themselves are highly entertaining and varied, and online play provides plenty of cutthroat thrills.
  • Pros: Fun and diverse campaign with plenty of places to visit and cover in creep, Kerrigan and her army can be upgraded in powerful, satisfying ways, Great, varied online play with strategic depth, Slick production values in all respects
  • Cons: Absurd story makes the original Starcraft seem like Shakespeare, Some multiplayer balancing issues
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Overall 9
8.5

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

GameTrailers
15 March 2013
  • Excerpt: The pressure is on for the determined Sarah Kerrigan. Having lost her powers as the mighty Zerg matriarch, she has a lot to prove as she claws her way back to the top in StarCraft II’s first expansion, Heart of the Swarm. Standing in the looming shadows of past series hallmarks like Brood War, this expansion of StarCraft II focuses solely on the fate of the swarming, hive-minded Zerg.
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Overall 8
8.0

StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Review (PC)

gamingshogun.com
15 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Heart of the Swarm, the second in the StarCraft II trilogy of games, had me amped from the moment I heard its title announced. StarCraft is a franchise that prides itself on cutting-edge gameplay, great graphics, and terrific storylines.  Sure, there are plenty out there who are only into the StarCraft series for the strong and often extremely challenging multiplayer aspect.
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Overall 8
8.4
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 10
10
Control 9
9.0
Addiction 8
8.4

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Review

Cheat Code Central
14 March 2013
Overall 9
8.5

Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Review (PC)

Softpedia
1 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Starcraft 2: Hearts of the Swarm is a video game that will generate impressive sales on the strength of its name alone and there’s a huge audience that will buy it just to get access to the competitive multiplayer. The core game experience lacks any clear innovation, but Blizzard compensates by offering an impressive single-player spectacle that will keep fans engaged throughout the almost 20 hours of play and cutscenes.
  • Pros: + Old-school strategy mechanics, + New options for multiplayer, + Impressive presentation
  • Cons: - No innovation, - Soap opera level story
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Overall 9
8.5

Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Review (PC)

Softpedia
1 March 2013
  • Conclusion: Starcraft 2: Hearts of the Swarm is a video game that will generate impressive sales on the strength of its name alone and there’s a huge audience that will buy it just to get access to the competitive multiplayer. The core game experience lacks any clear innovation, but Blizzard compensates by offering an impressive single-player spectacle that will keep fans engaged throughout the almost 20 hours of play and cutscenes.
  • Pros: + Old-school strategy mechanics, + New options for multiplayer, + Impressive presentation
  • Cons: - No innovation, - Soap opera level story
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Overall 8
8.0

"Stellar" sci-fi strategy expansion wows fans of the series.

Common Sense Media
27 February 2013
  • Summary: Parents need to know that StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is a "Teen"-rated military strategy game set in the future. It is a strategy game that you can play against other players in real time. You mostly kill alien species from a top-down "isometric" view, opposed to a first-person perspective in games like the Halo or Call of Duty series. Still, there is blood and body parts strewn on the battlefields.
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Overall 8
8.0

Husky Rescue - New Light Of Tomorrow EP

The Digital Fix
8 March 2005
  • Excerpt: Taken from the excellent album Country Falls New Light of Tomorrow finds Finland's Husky Rescue at their most Air-esque. It's a gorgeous, evocative and - to unashamedly use a cliche - glacially paced track with Moog burblings and wonderful steel guitar.
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