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StarCraft 2 - This I will not buy and here is why!

  • Aug 9, 2010
First off I loved Starcraft and the expansion. For me it was the ultimate best in RTS gaming. Warcraft was fine (inc #3) but I was never the one for World of Warcraft.

Starcraft I played mostly alone but on occasion I'd join with friends to play over LAN.

The only other computer game I have spent as much time with is Shogun and Rome Total War so you can see where I am coming from.

Then this is released. And I wonder if Blizzard was bought by SEGA or if their board is become over greedy?

With the massive following of the Star/Warcraft series this was a sure seller but no lets squeeze the buyer for his bucks.

1) This is not a complete game

Unlike all the games before this, you can only play one fraction in Single player. What where they too cheap to include the other 2? The game is expensive as is.

2) Be a guest in your own game on your own computer

The only way to activate this game is via Battlenet and then you must play this through Battlenet or else you must sign on as a guest on your own computer with your own copy of the game :P

3) No LAN

This isn't the most serious thing for me but here I will stand by my own friends who have LANed the previous game to bits. Why? Why take out the one feature that ensured the games timelessness?

My stand against this new marketing will mean little in the scale of things, but it is my ardent stand. Maybe after a few years the complete game will be released with discount with all 3 races, maybe then to they will have less stringent ties with Battlenet and allow you to own the game you buy. And maybe they will see how badly they have treated their support and consumer base and reintroduce LAN play.

But then maybe others will join my protest, 

Quote Alice's Restaurant:

"You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think
he's really sick and
they won't take him. And if two people, two people do it,
in harmony,
they may think they're both faggots and they won't take either of them.
And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in
singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. They may think it's an
organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I said
fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and 
walking out. And friends they may thinks it's a movement."
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Continue the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races will clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and new unit types will do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival.

Featuring a single-player campaign that picks up where StarCraft: Brood War left off, StarCraft II presents a cast of new heroes and familiar faces in a sci-fi story filled with adventure and intrigue. In addition, Blizzard offers online play through with several enhancements and features to make StarCraft II even better.


  • Single-player campaign or multiplayer available
  • Full map-making and scripting tools give players freedom in customizing and personalizing their gameplay experience
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Number of Players: Single-player, Multi-player
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Console: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Genre: Strategy
Release Date: July 27, 2010
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