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...
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
Summary: Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm has a less varied but a more personable campaign than Wings of Liberty , and its unit additions—a mix of tweaked upgrades of older units and entirely new ones—do a good job mixing up multiplayer.
Excerpt: Minimum System Requirements: StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty OS: Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7/Windows® 8 (Updated with the latest Service Packs) with DirectX® 9.0c Processor: Intel® Pentium® D or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7600 GT or ATI™ Radeon™ X800 XT or better Memory: 1.5...
Pros: Great RTS game, high level of polish, fun story, long-lasting multiplayer
Cons: Most of the new content is in single player, limited single player replayability, large price tag for those not interested in the single player campaign
Conclusion: StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm embodies an evolved RTS that shows Blizzard has taken on even more superior genes from other gaming greats, even when those greats coincidentally happen to be of their own creation.
Conclusion: Concept: Explore the twisted but fascinating zerg, and update the already top-shelf multiplayer
Graphics: Everything is beautiful, from action-packed cinematics to in-game unit animation
Sound: An unusual score mixes traditional orchestral work with guitars and growling sound effects – a perfect fit...