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Scifi RTS game by blizzard

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The game that keeps on gaming

  • Jun 27, 2010
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Wow. What a legend.

Starcraft came out nearly 12 years ago, and is still being played till this very day. Now, there are several legends in the gaming scene - Dota, warcraft 3, CounterStrike, Doom and WoW to name a few, but none of these can claim to have lived as long, as popularly, as Starcraft.

In the face of 3D graphics and HD resolutions, Starcraft manages to hold it's own because of stellar gameplay, balance, soft counters and a myriad of tactics that Blizzard themselves couldn't have foreseen. It really does seem like a very lucky mess - create 3 distinctly different races together, desperately try to balance them, and watch player tactics unfold. Who would've known that players would form tactics based on everything from unit speed to game engine manipulation? Mutalisk tricks, dragoon dancing, valkyrie hopping - you don't often see tricks like this used in other games, tricks that clearly distinguish a good player from a mediocre one.

Allow me to elaborate with simple analogy. Starcraft essentially evolves real time "strategy" - there's a slight actions-per-minute factor that can be compared to a being able to accomplish a basketball feint. Most strategy games are much like playing basketball manager - you tell your players where to be, what formations to form, and they do that work for you. Starcraft is like that, PLUS being able to control all the actions of all your players. It's a fine balance between micromanagement, macromanagement, timing, creativity, and the ability to manage a billion things at once. think chess on crack.

That's still the way Starcraft is today. And it's not going to die anytime soon, like basketball.

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StarCraft is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game by Blizzard Entertainment and the first product in the StarCraft series. It was initially released for Microsoft Windows in 1998. A Mac OS version of the game was released in 1999, and a port to the Nintendo 64 was released in 2000. The main storyline follows a war among three galactic species: the adaptable and mobile Terrans, who are descendants of Human outcasts from Earth; the hive mind arthropodal Zerg; and the psionic humanoid Protoss warriors.

StarCraft was the best-selling computer game in 1998 and won the Origins Award for Best Strategy Computer Game of that year. StarCraft was listed on IGN's "Top 100 Games of All Time" featured as seventh, and in 2006 received a Star on the Walk of Game at Metreon, San Francisco. It is especially popular in South Korea, where professional players and teams participate in matches, earn sponsorships, and compete in televised tournaments. As of May 21, 2007, StarCraft has sold 9.5 million copies worldwide
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