Joystiq StarCraft II Review

Joysqtiq writes : "If any other company but Blizzard had simply put new graphics over the same old interface, it would have resulted in an interesting novelty at best. But within moments of putting my hands on StarCraft 2 during the open beta, it was clear this was no mere novelty. It's been more than a decade since I played the original, but the sequel feels both instantly fresh and familiar. It's not a game that will be forgotten in the rush of the coming months' releases. It feels timeless"

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BornToKill2854d ago

i suck at RTS and don't play them but... this game is already GOTY.

PlayerX2854d ago

As much as I love Starcraft II. I think some reviewers won't give it such high scores such as this because of the lack of LAN and the fact that it only has one campaign. So I don't think it will win Game of the Year. In the mind of most reviewers Mario Galaxy 2 has already won Game of the Year.

Conloles2854d ago

Truly epic game, the best exclusives - always on PC

Perjoss2854d ago

i think PC may get some sympathy votes because of the state of things, no PC gaming is not dying but it is in a bit of a state, certainly not in its prime, This could well be GOTY.

evrfighter2854d ago


what state would that be?

the state where we switched to DD and every publisher using steam is singing in the shower and having a skippity-doo-dah day?

or maybe the state where a non crappy console port a la bc2 sells more on the pc? as evidenced by the devs saying there are more pc users than 360 and ps3 combined?


Montrealien2854d ago

What I find Ironic about your comment PlayerX is that Galaxy 2 got praised for the exact reasons SC2 gets praise. For not fixing something that is not broken and adding just enough to make it that much better. The only difference is, we had to wait 12 years for SC2 and 2 years for SMG2.

I think SC2 is defenitly Goty contender for 2010, then again, there has been so many great games this year, on all platforms.

Perjoss2854d ago

a state where it is no longer the lead platform for the bigger titles, and devs like id and crytek which focused so heavily on making games optimised primarily for PC are now looking more towards consoles.

evrfighter2854d ago (Edited 2854d ago )

you mean those dev's epic, id, and crytek that released mediocre games (in cryteks case a game no one could play but still went on to sell 2million+ when hardware caught up) within 2 months of cod4 and tf2?

let me break it down for you

FPS games crysis, unreal 3, quake wars, cod4, tf2 all released within 2 months of each other
I see the two GARGANTUAN reasons why those 3 dev's were left scratching their heads and ended up resorting to blaming piracy.

Montrealien2854d ago (Edited 2854d ago )

sure Perjoss, impressive...

Feel free to leave out Creative Essembly, Relic, Bohemia Int., Blizzard, Valve, Bohemia Int. and trust me, I could go on.

Get out of 1995, PC gaming was not in a state then, and is not in a state now. deal with it.

PC gaming is in this kinda state,

it is always a few steps ahead consoles, and it has been this way since day 1.

Perjoss2853d ago

you said Bohemia Int twice :P

But I started gaming on the PC and am a PC gamer mainly, Valve are amazing and I'm a giant Blizzard fanboy, you are preaching to the choir, I'm just stating how I feel about the situation in general.

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animboo2854d ago

loving every minute of playing this..

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tdrules2854d ago

did anyone expect anything else?

Cairnius2854d ago

My only problem with their review is that it was written by someone who had been in the beta. You can't tell me that his thoughts on the game hadn't already, to some degree, been set in stone before he reviewed the retail release.

I'd have preferred that the review be written by someone with a fresh perspective. A little thinking ahead could have had Joystiq ask someone not to play the beta in lieu of promising them the review piece when the time came.

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