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Submitted by Medievaldragon 1065d ago | review

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Review | Blizzplanet

Blizzplanet reviews several aspects of the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm after finishing the single-player campaign in Normal mode: Cinematics, Voice Over, Navigation UI, the Story, Kerrigan's Talent Tree and the Evolution Pit's upgrades for each zerg unit.

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm shattered all expectations with a compelling gameplay experience and a story with twists and cliffhangers. (PC, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm) 10/10

Medievaldragon  +   1065d ago
If I could have played the entire game for free and given the option to buy it to play it again, I would have bought it and played it again. It's worth. The story was very decent with some interesting twists I never saw coming.

A character from StarCraft: Brood War returns as a support character assisting Kerrigan in her path of vengeance. An element from the secret mission only available in the StarCraft 64 (Nintendo) shows up in Heart of the Swarm leaving everyone who knows the lore awed.
vanethe  +   1065d ago
I never played any star craft game , so im asking: do i need to finish wings of liberty 1st, then i can play heart of swarm ?

i know i have to buy both of them..
Hydralysk  +   1065d ago
Considering the whole plot of HotS takes place like 3 weeks after the events of the WoL campaign and there are a lot of characters who you'd never know if you didn't play WoL I'd highly recommend playing through the Terran campaign first.

ESPECIALLY if you haven't even played the original because there is next to no introduction to who the main characters are in HoTS and you'll be left going "Who is this Raynor guy? What is the Queen of Blades? Why is she so pissed at this Mengsk guy? What artifact are they talking about? What's an Overmind? Why can this chick control Zerg?"
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vanethe  +   1064d ago
that makes sense .

alright thanks a lot ;)
Medievaldragon  +   1065d ago
Indeed, you need to install Wings of Liberty, then the expansion. I think you can play Heart of the Swarm without playing Wings of Liberty first. They are part of a 3-episode story, but they can be played as independent self-contained stories.

I guess you can play Wings of Liberty at a later time to connect the dots on the overall story.

The StarCraft universe is kinda big. Lot of lore with conspiracy, betrayal, heroism, twists, and sacrifice.

The lore expands beyond just the video game. There are novels, an 8-issue comic book by Simon Furman (Transformers writer), and the 5-Volume Tokyopop manga StarCraft: Frontline. Some of the StarCraft novels suck, but the main ones would be StarCraft: The Dark Templar trilogy, StarCraft II: Flashpoint.

Lot to catch up eventually if Heart of the Swarm steals your heart. There's a Wings of Liberty (new) for $19.99 if you don't have it. http://amzn.to/Yw1XQo
ThanatosDMC  +   1065d ago
I hope they make Swarm Queens and Swarmlings default in multiplayer. No more injects. I want a more reliable source of Larvae.
rev1234  +   1064d ago
This is a crap game. Heart of the swarm severely lacks in innovation as an expansion.

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