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Submitted by Toni_S 1745d ago | opinion piece

Will StarCraft II live up to the hype?

StarCraft II will be released on July 27, 2010. After years of speculation, discussion, screenshots, demos, beta testing, and probably hundreds of online and print articles on the game, Gamertell wonders if it'll be worth it. (Blizzard, PC, Starcraft II)

GenoZStriker  +   1746d ago
It already has. If you have played the beta from start to finish and have been involved with the SC community, which I'm sure you haven't, in helping Blizzard make improvements on the game then you'd known that it already has. The game has come a long way since the beta started and the majority is satisfied with it.
RedDragan  +   1745d ago
I never played the Beta, I know someone who was in there (via the net, not personally through life) and he said he got a very massive impression that...

Metaphore coming

"It is like they are sitting there with you to see what you want from this game"

I have no reason to not believe him, so I am hoping they make a good one here. Starcraft was simply awesome, even down to the cutscenes, I am not expecting Starcraft to be better... just as good as #1 because that would mean it would be an awesome game. Possibly game of the year candidate.

Starcraft 2 appears to have been made with maticulate care, like they used to do with Warcraft when it is RTS. As popular as WOW is, Bizzard's speciality is this type of game, the Real Time Strategy. They are simply the masters of it.
rawrockkillz  +   1746d ago
I was in the beta for the last 2 months and it blew me away!
moe84  +   1745d ago
Depends on how hyped up each individual player is. It probably will, but we'll see what happens over the next week.

I'll probably enjoy the hell out of it.
Darkfiber  +   1745d ago
From what I've played in the beta, not even close. They essentially just released the exact same game with a few minor tweaks and slightly updated graphics. Gameplay and units are pretty much identical and the feel of the game is exactly the same.

That being said, most Blizzard fans are idiots and will worship anything that company releases without being able to judge the game for what it actually is (I think they must have a missing gene or something) so I'm sure they'll all love it. I'm very disappointed by it, but judging by the million and a half first person shooters out there, and the fact that Uncharted 2 won game of the year last year from a million sites even though that, too, is just a linear 8 hour shooter just like every other game out there, people seem to want to play the same thing over and over and don't care about innovation. So I guess they're just giving fans what they want, more of the same thing they've been playing for the last 12 years. But not me, Blizzard. Not me. Dawn of War 2 has spoiled me for innovation in the sci-fi RTS genre, and I can't go back in time and play this outdated piece of crap, and I certainly can't bring myself to buy it three times either. They've single-handedly undone every bit of innovation that other companies have brought in the last 12 years by releasing the same game, and it will sell 10 million more copies than any other RTS which is just a damn shame.
RedDragan  +   1745d ago
So what you are saying is that with this game having uprated graphics and minor tweaks, it is essentially the same as the first game?

That would mean Starcraft 2 will be awesome. You seem to be in a very small minority, because Strcarft fans didn't want them to ruin the game by trying to change the essence of it.

I suppose you are the type of person that feels a company must change it's logo every year because "it looks old".
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