Starcraft 2

Hi All.

Has anyone played Starcraft yet?


I never played Starcraft 1 because at the time, I thought Empire Earth was MUCH better than Starcraft/warcraft at the time. But I'm thinking things will be different with Starcraft 2.

For example, I didn't care for Elder Scrolls 3 much, but when Oblivion came out, that was superb!

I don't buy games often, but the ones I like I play over many times..
I hope Starcraft 2 is one of those epic games..

thanks!
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  1. Starcraft 2 is really a superb game and as you said it will be sure a epic game...its currently at no.1 position on gamespot with a 95% rating which is really awesome to get when you have other titles in race.....
    Everyone is loving this game and i am sure you will too
  2. One of the main reasons people buy Starcraft II, and Starcraft in the past, is the user-made custom maps. Those are worth the $60 alone, because essentially, they make Starcraft II a 1000-games-in-one.
  3. enewmen said:
    Hi All.

    I never played Starcraft 1 because at the time, I thought Empire Earth was MUCH better than Starcraft/warcraft at the time. But I'm thinking things will be different with Starcraft 2.

    thanks!


    You missed out, then. Besides, for the SC2 experience to be complete, you need to be familiar with events, characters, etc from the first one.
  4. Lol - I've been playing Starcraft 1 recently, cause I never played it before, and wanted to get up to speed before playing SC2 (which I will when the price drops).
    I must say that Starcraft 1, for me, is a great game, very addictive. One map can easily take me 3 or 4 hours to complete.
    So hopefully SC2 will be a modern verison of that.
  5. RickyT23 said:
    Lol - I've been playing Starcraft 1 recently, cause I never played it before, and wanted to get up to speed before playing SC2 (which I will when the price drops).
    I must say that Starcraft 1, for me, is a great game, very addictive. One map can easily take me 3 or 4 hours to complete.
    So hopefully SC2 will be a modern verison of that.


    No offense, but you're probably going to be waiting quite a while. Blizzard / Activision still charges $40 for the SC Battlechest and it's a 10 yr old game. For the most part it takes years* before they start dropping prices on games.

    *Exception being WOW since we all know they make their money on the subscruption fees...cost of game is only like 4 months so they're trying to get it into as many hands as possible.
  6. I agree, SC2 is likely to retain its current price (or close to it) for some time to come.
  7. Is there a place I can get Starcraft 1 - super cheap?
    I already have Stream.

    I can practice on this before getting into SC2..
  8. I don't know if people will agree with me so take my advice with a grain of salt.

    I'd say just get SC2 and maybe read the SC1 storyline on Wikipedia or something. I wouldn't get SC2 for the storyline. Get it for the multiplayer if that's your thing.

    While SC1 had a great story, it kind of sucks in SC2. I did like some of the single player elements like unlocking a new unit every level and upgrading your units and research new tech to be used in each level. The levels seemed pretty unique too, just the story didn't make a lot of sense to me and seemed to be very simple.

    Another thing about playing SC1 is you can only select 8 units at once if I remember right and there's just a lot of extra clicking when compared to SC2 or modern RTS games.

    If you want to look at some high level replays with high level commentary to see what SC2 multiplayer is like go here
    http://day9tv.blip.tv/posts?view=archive&nsfw=dc
    click on the #150s and #160s as they are the most recent replays. Should give you a general idea about ladder and multiplayer.
  9. I think they sell StarCraft 1 and Expansion for $15 at the blizzard store (digital download...)

    http://us.blizzard.com/store/details.xml?id=110000124
  10. you can get the StarCraft battlechest from www.gogamer.com for $19.90. It includes SC1, BroodWar and I think a strategy guide. I saw this in their flier last week.


    SC2 price drop will not happen, however when the 2nd part comes out you might get a discount if you buy both games. The 2nd one won't be out for awhile.

    SC1 and Broodwar is awesome!! and when playing the SP games just remember "Show me the Money"
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