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The Girlfriend Review (Starcraft II, Amazon & UPS)

  • Jul 28, 2010
This isn't really a review of the game, but I hope you enjoy my Starcraft II story....

So, yesterday was the big day. Starcraft II, the sequel 10 years in the making. I thought Mike was going to explode. The suspense started the day before yesterday. He kept checking on the order status (pre-ordered with release date delivery from Amazon) and was staring to panic because at 6 that evening it was still pending shipping. At this point, he is lamenting that fact that he pre-ordered from Amazon and just knew that he was going to get the game late. By the next morning, it had updated that it was out for delivery via UPS. All is well, or so we think.

UPS packages are normally waiting for me at the door when I get back from work around 5. Every now and then we may have to wait until 6 or 7, but that's pretty rare. Well, of course, when I get home at 5 there is no box. When Mike gets home at 6 there is no box. When we finish eating supper and catch up on yesterdays TV at 7, there is no box. He is quite annoyed at this point. "Why does this always happen to me? Why isn't UPS here? Do you think they are going to deliver my game or are they going to deliver my game? I hope they don't decide it's too late and try to keep it until tomorrow! Why did I pre-order from Amazon?" This goes on and I convince him to play Super Mario Galaxy II with me. We play a few boards, and around 8 his phone rings. He looks at it, kind of like it did something wrong. "That's Jaret. He's called to ask me how the new Starcraft is, AND IT'S STILL NOT HERE!" So he answers the phone and leaves the room. Well, a little while later, I hear him say he sees the truck and has to go.

So, I walk into the living room and take a peek out of the window. There it is. The big brown truck. I swear, it's like the UPS guy has a sense of humor and knew how badly Mike wanted that box. We live on the corner of the first street in the subdivision. There are maybe 6 houses on the entrance street. Two of them had packages. So, Mike is sitting at the window watching the UPS guy slowly bring out boxes. Then, into the truck, and swoosh! Right past our street. He runs to the side door, in the hopes that maybe he will drop the box off there. (I'm not sure why he would think that, they always leave our boxes on the front porch.) No luck, the truck just passes the house by. At this point, I'm really having trouble not laughing at his frustration. Finally, the truck comes back up the road and turns down our street. He's standing at the window, and I open the door and told him to just meet the guy at the truck, it will save him the trip up the driveway. So he walks up to the truck and I swear, it seemed like forever that the guy was in the back looking for the box. But at last, it's in Mike's hands and all is well! Well, sort of well. He's still annoyed that it was 8:30 before he was able to start installing the game, but at least I don't have to call Amazon about our release day delivery being a day too late. Release day (or actually night) delivery, achieved!

As for the game, he must really like it, because he has disappeared into the computer room. But everytime I see him, he is smiling. I guess I'm going to be a Starcraft Widow, at least until story mode is complete!

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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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