Monday, August 30, 2010

First Things First...

Allow me to start this off by giving a little credit where credit is due.  Blizzard, a lovely little company who intrigued me with Starcraft and the Brood War expansion, took a long time to develop and finally get Starcraft 2 to the state it is currently in today.  One could argue not much has changed from the original SC and BW expansion and the only thing the SC2 has succeeded in doing is forcing gamers to drop more $$$ to get up and running with the pros on Battle Net (BNET).  Oh, and they also succeeded in making playing against a terran player even less fun than the turtling strategies we faced in BW!

Well there may be something to say about Terrans, but more on that at a later time.  The amazing thing to me is that after all these years, Blizzard could produce yet another Real Time Strategy (RTS) game that at first looks so much like SC of the past, but added subtle differences that enhance the gaming experience for everyone.  The way resources are gathered, troops are trained, map doodads, and viable strategies for all the resources all play into what makes SC2 not just another RTS game, and certainly not just a "more expensive" starcraft.  Blizzard has created something magical here and hopefully after doing a little research (or hopefully reading some more information here) you will agree!

For those not yet swarming (pardon my pun) to join the rush, please take a look at the official website and find a retailer near you.

Another thing I will hope to do in this blog is to leave you with some arbitrary quotation that strikes me while writing in hopes you will find meaning and a way to connect it to SC2, your life, or anything else you may find interesting.  This isn't a copy paste job from Google, these will be unique!

"When you can anticipate exactly what an enemy is thinking, there should never be the need to have as strong an army."


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