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StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - Mac|Windows

Model: STARCRAFT 2SKU: 8719899

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 237 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic RTS is back!

    Posted
    Zookerman

    The singleplayer portion of the game falls short of the original. (The original camapign was more of a long tutorial for the online game) The missions while unique from each other lack the strategic structure of the starcraft 1 missions. There are about 30 mission in this game,about as much as seen in the original. Casual players may enjoy the missions alot more than the nostalgic players. My main disappointment was the watering down of the characters compared to how they were portrayed in the classic starcraft. The script feels childish and unconvincing at times. Multiplayer is where the game truely shines. When you first go online,you are given the opportunity to try 5 practice matches before going onto 5 more placement matches. The results from these placement matches determine your league. (higher leagues being more skilled players,lower leagues being less experienced players) Balance seems to work best 1 v 1 games. However,Starcraft 2 is not for everyone. Units in Starcraft 2 tend to require alot more "manual control" than in other RTS'es. In other words,you cant expect a unit to take care of itself,that is where micromanagement kicks in.If you are looking for a cover system,realistic vehicle physics,or innovation Starcraft 2 is not for you. Not expanding,not spending your income,or turtling tend to be losing starategies in Starcraft 2. Air units clipping into each other is an intentional feature of the game implimented from Starcraft 1. (Pro players would do this to prevent multiple air units from being targeted) As of the latest patch,chat channels have been implimented. People who spam the chatrooms can easily be muted. Player invites can also be done by right clicking on the player's name. Graphically,the game is gorgous.On my quad core (2.6ghz) pc with a hd 4670,it manages to look great on at a 1080 x 1920 resolution on medium settings running at around 60fps. Note: An internet connection is required to install the game,however it is possible to play the game offline by selecting "log in as guest"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

    Posted
    Abominable

    This is an incredible game and a great sequel to the original. Graphics are wonderful and have lots of customization, so I can play it on my 3-year-old laptop and my beast of a desktop - both of which still look great. As for the price, yes it seems a bit steep, but it's completely reasonable. I did a quick search to find the MSRP of Starcraft I when it was released in 1998, and along with MANY jetskis for sale, I found what I was looking for: $40 for the game ($30 for the expansion). With inflation, that would be about $54 today. With all the work Bizzard puts into making near-perfect balance, gameplay, and variety, the $60 MSRP for Starcraft II is completely fair. Also considering that the PC gaming industry is being destroyed by piracy, I'm glad Blizzard is still releasing a great game at a reasonable price. This brings me to another point that others have complained about: Starcraft II does not have the traditional LAN capability. All players players must have valid copies of the game and be signed into Battle.net, but the servers still detect that you're on LAN and give you host. This means that LAN games can still play at practically the same speed as traditional LAN games. Others have also said something about needing to buy the game 3 times to get all the races. This is a bunch of bull. You get the full game with all capability, as well as the campaign, for the $60. In my opinion, you should ignore any reviews of a product if the writer hasn't actually purchased it. Most of the negative reviews on this game (at the writing of this review) were written before release. This means they based their review on the beta, speculative or rumored information, or on irrelevant data (such as Blizzard's new policy for forum-posting). Take advice from people who have already bought it. Starcraft II is excellent and worth the $60. If you just want LAN play, then bite the bullet, buy the game, and be surprised how happy you will be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally someone gets a sequel right!

    Posted
    csafozzie

    If you like the original Starcraft then you will love SC2. Blizzard has held onto the old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." SC2 kept the old elements of the original SC and added some new twists to the single player campaign to add more depth to the game. Anyone who has played the original will be able to drop into SC2 without any major adjustments of how to play. Yet the strategies will be new as more units, a better AI and added elements such as between game upgrades ,research, mercenaries and even selecting your own mission path give the game more depth I have been playing it since yesterday and have enjoyed every minute of it. If you are expecting flashy graphics or a flood of new elements, its not here. the graphics are better than SC but nothing too fancy. Your units will not get lost in a clutter of colorful background and unnecessary foliage. Could of used a little more flash in the firing and explosion department, but it is still a nice looking game. (For those who complain about the lack of graphics, go play your Xbox or PS3. This is a computer real time strategy game, not some pretty click fest mind numbing shot em up game.) Only played multiplayer once and it was easy to connect and find an opponent SC2 allows you to practice online first with a real opponent before you start get into the racking and ladder part of online play. Yu can also play in a skirmish mode and there are training games that allow you to do your best at different scenarios and enemies, The only bad I have to say about it is that there is no manual to speak of, you must be online to play even the solo games ,and it seems to move a little to fast for me, even n the lowest speed setting. While the game is only set up to play the Terran in the campaign, it last long enough to not be that big if an issue for me. All in all if you liked SC then you will like SC2. Looking for a good strategy game in real time, this is it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good game, not great, but good

    Posted
    PatC63

    I've only played the original game a couple of times so I wasn't really sure of what to expect from this one. My son and a couple of friends were really hyped up about SCII so I picked it up. It IS a fun game, just not my cup-o-tea for the most part, well, for multiplayer anyway. Everybody plays the MP online at the fasted speed, games can be over in just a few minutes, really. Being an Age of Empires (2 & 3) player, I'm used to having a bit more time. This game almost seems like you need FPS reflexes to play, online anyway. The single player game was way more fun.The speed is more my style (playing on 'normal' difficulty) and the story isn't to bad either. It's worth playing it to the end. And my son enjoys filling me in on plot points that relate to the first game. Graphics are especially good for the most part. The terrain and units are deverse enough that looking at them doesn't get old to quickly. Special effects are nice (explosions, shots, lasers..., etc), but on the faster speeds they almost go by to fast to notice. In fact, the only complaint is that there's a lot of times where it's hard to tell how many units are huddled together when the action really gets going. They seem to "stack" on top of one-another. This is particularily true for air units, for some reason. Doesn't happen to often, so it's not a big deal. Game play is nice to, with multiple ways to group units and buildings. Mass producing units is a snap when you can group your buildings and queue up a couple of units at each, out pops an instant army at a gathering point of your choice. Nice. And an idle worker icon that appears on the side of the screen can be a real lifesaver. All in all, a good game, but the multiplayer isn't for me, which is probably the biggest draw for the game. If you can handle the speed of the online games, this one is for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Game but unoriginal overall.

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Firstly i should say the reason i rate the storry down to average is due to the fact that it's back story is quite similar to a few Events during the Tyranic Wars in Warhammer 40k. In fact you can summarize the factions using factions from Warhammer 40k Terran= Space Marine + IG Protoss=Eldar Zerg= Tyranid. those of you who are fimiliar with a couple of other sci-fi games on the market and sci-fi stories will notice the blatant similarities of some the games units to units from other universes. and frankly it's frustrating For a game to get so Much hype only to watch it piggy back off of what others designed and fabricated. i haven't played the actual campaign yet only had a 7 day trial i'll have the game by next tuesday though. Furthermore i give it an overall rating of Fair because of it's lack of newer controls. now to explain what i mean here. Look at most of the other RTSs on the Market Supreme Commander 2 had an auto grouping system and basically a strategic command map that allowed you to move troops easier across an large map. Dawn of War 1 made Squad Combat in RTS good and introduced i nice re-inforce feature that turns almost any Infantry unit into a mobile factory. Dawn of War 2 made things more tactical than it's predecessors. CoH perfected DoW 2. HOwever the biggest blow to this games play style is the fact that there is no Default Attack Move option and your own units will and can just walk by enemy units if you didn't move them using Attack Move. unless they are holding their ground the units can be incredibly stupid Builders also often build themselves into corners. Something we don't see with any of the other RTSs on the market since 2007. it's command system does not hold to the standard of a 2010 RTS. as is common with most RTSs you can't remap the controls however in this game hitting buttons is the key to success not use of the mouse primarily like most other RTSs on the Market. I Would Recommend either downloading a Macro Program or buying a Macro capable key board to assist and a macro capable mouse good ones you can get at best buy are the Razer Lycosa and the Razer death Adder which are fairly cheap and of excellent quality. i will say what is nice about the game play is supply depots which increase population can be used as road blocks as they go into the ground or pop up on command. that and at least Terran Bases can fly anywhere incase of an emergency. all the races are uniquely different from one another. units on all sides however die just a little to quickly if you do not have superior numbers. also the idea of completely irradicating the enemy base is sorta old i enjoyed the more objective oriented gameply brought to RTS by the Supreme Commander and Dawn of War Series. Maps look nice but it feels wierd looking at them they aren't as 'real' as most other RTS maps and have a distinct artificial look and feel to them. aside from that Map design is good for gameplay but aesthetically awkward. other than that it's well balanced and pretty fun Overall i find this game a marked and sad step backward in RTSs Fun but unoriginal at best attractive but awkward. I would recommend this game only to a friend who has experience playing RTSs or to someone who is serious about competitive RTS play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Already polished in beta, waiting for release!

    Posted
    newbies

    Hello everyone, I'm currently playing the SC2 beta and I've put about 200 games in. I'm a top 8 platinum league player in both 1v1 and 2v2RT. Most of my 2v2AT teams are in platinum too. The game is already quite polished overall. As of 4/9/10, it has gone through 8 patches already, each one containing balance changes and bug fixes. At any given moment, 8000-140000 players are logged in the beta on the new battle.net system depending on the time of the day. The user interface is familiar like it's predecessor's, but has quite a few improvements that make it more friendly to new players. Almost all hotkeys have been moved to the left side of the keyboard for easier access. Easier rally points setup and production queues make macro much easier. Smart-casting allows you to cast spells with multiple units without single-target selecting them. At the higher levels though, there are plenty of things that require your attention, from queen's birth larvae to chrono boost from the nexus, and even those with a very high APM (actions per minute) count will be busy macroing and microing at all points of the game. Even if the game was released today, I would definitely buy it, as even if it wasn't balanced perfectly as of now, Blizzard will definitely keep the game patched well and fix all bugs and imbalances. Personally, I am preordering the collector's edition from Best Buy as soon as it's available, so I can pick it up from the store on release day!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Most Epic Game EVER

    Posted
    tehpwnerer19

    I was a big fan of the original StarCraft that was released in 1998. It was the greatest game of it's time, and 12 years later Blizzard has done it again with StarCraft 2. I have never seen such an in-depth campaign focused around the player and their choices in a real time strategy game, or any game for that matter. The storyline keeps you sucked in and wanting to play more to see what is going to happen. On easy difficulty anyone should be able to play the game and have fun, on normal you will be challenged if you have experience with RTS games even, and of course the 2 harder difficulties will challenge you even more. There are tons of things to unlock, including unit/building upgrades, multiplayer portraits, score for completing challenges, and much, much more. The graphics are also very scalable. On my 13" MacBook Pro with onboard nVidia 9400M graphics and only 2 GB of RAM I can play in low settings, which still look amazing, with no problems. On my iMac in ultra settings, it is just amazing. As always Blizzard has outdone themselves with the cutscenes and the HD videos that they bless us with. This game is easily a 5/5, and is definitely worth a buy. Whether you are new to RTS games, or are a seasoned veteran, you will love StarCraft 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    if you like RTS's, you'll want to pick this up

    Posted
    DirtyMcDirt

    I purchased this game when it first came out and still actively play to this day. The story mode was very fun to play through (sucks you can only play as terren but i guess its okay because of the expansions coming out hopefully soon). The fact that you get to choose your path with different outcomes made me want to play the campaign more then once and i did but the real fun is the multiplayer aspect of the game. Battle.net for SC2 is much better the the Brood war days and more accurate to match you with someone with similar skill so you don't just get walked. And with the frequent balance adjustments to each race and maps the strategy's are always evolving so it keeps gaming pretty fresh. The co-op versus AI is pretty fun too. Sometimes i don't feel like thinking and playing heads up games and just jump into a random co-op vs. ai matches and you can meet some chill people and try new builds as well. i guess to sum it up If you loved Starcraft and Starcraft:Brood war, you'll love this game. The new units, updated controls and interface, and Battle.net match making system are great. I can't wait for the expansion to come out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent, but not great

    Posted
    Kwikfox

    I have been a fan of Starcraft for quite a while. I just beat the game and I must say it was a very fun single player experience. However, many things were lacking. The Bad: I feel that the game itself is outdated and feels like it has been outdated since 2000. I will explain what I mean: The Camera: The camera is fairly lacking, the only thing the camera can do is zoom in and out. It would have been nice to have a camera where you can rotate it as well as zooming in and out. Structure placement: Wow, still based on the square floor design. This is one of my biggest dislikes. Using the square floor design limits so much of what you can do. I would have preferred a more dynamic floor layout, such as Command and Conquer Generals in 2003 to the newest Command and Conquer games, and even some RTS games from earlier. Also, the lack of structure rotation; with a lack of being able to decide on how you want a building to it face it gives it more of a dated feel. Unit movement: Just like in the first one, units will sometimes get stuck after constructing a building. Very, very, very annoying, and this can possibly be related to the floor design, but starcraft is the only RTS games that I experience this issue frequently. I was hoping Blizzard had fixed this in the second one, but they did not. The good: Awesome story mode, I was impressed with the story, and I was hooked on the game for 3 days. The game also had some good music, and the missions were very fun. I have yet to try multiplayer, but I will start that soon enough. Ending: SC2 is a good game, I gave it three stars because I feel that a lot more could have been improved, fixed, and changed from the first one. I do feel that Blizzard took the first Starcraft and just updated the graphics and wrote a new storyline, which after an 11 year wait it should have been far better than it was.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Too many unreasonable demands, too much work!!!

    Posted
    GamerInaBlizzard

    I received Star Craft 2 as a gift, since someone knew I really liked Star Craft back in the day. My intense disappointment with this product is very hard to put into words, but I'll hit the high points. First, the out of box experience for installation is abysmal. The game required almost half a Gig of patches to be downloaded, and then it spent the better part of an hour installing them. Once that "fun" was over with, it complained that my video card driver (which it's a fairly common card) wasn't supported, but that I could try to play anyway (gee, thanks). What finally caused me to uninstall this game and put it back in the box was Blizzard's unreasonable demand that I had to create a Battle.net account and drop a bunch of protections on my firewall so that a game running on my computer in my house could "phone home" to Blizzard. Uh, not likely. They even say in their own help files that "Modifying your firewall settings may reduce the security of the computer it affects." Ever hear of port 80, guys? Port 443? Is there any good reason I have to open up (and I'm not overstating this) 116 ports on my computer just to play … a … game? My question to support asking if I could just play single player without dropping my computer's security was met with a stern no. In return, I'm uninstalling it and returning it. If I'm successful returning it, an iTunes gift card for the amount will be a heck of a lot more entertaining for a heck of a lot less effort and risk. The fun I used to have with Blizzard games is now just that - used to have.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    After 12 years of waiting...OMG

    Posted
    Martyr2k6

    So I just got this game, and unfortunately enough I never finished the first game or the Brood War Expansion (due to heavy multiplayer activity) and I decided to play the first 3 levels of the campaign and multiplayer... The gameplay is AMAZING, so many things I thought would be nice if they could have added had they further expanded the original appeared (addons to supply depots, higher squad cap). I have already logged about 5 hours into this game and I have owned it for 6 hours... The graphics are gorgeous and don't cripple my laptop on "High" settings and play amazingly smooth on my desktop on Ultra... Everything just looks beautiful and moves smooth as butter. Haven't gotten too deep into the storyline, but while installing it I was able to get a nice recap from the first storyline. While I haven't (and likely won't beat the storyline until I beat the first one..) beaten the game. I sincerely hope it's a long storyline beings as the game is split three ways... This is a must buy for PC gamers, or gamer's of any creed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worthless Without Internet Connection

    Posted
    VeilLord

    The game is basically a graphical enhancement to the great original game with some better movies and more units added to it. Why mess with greatness? My only major complaint there is no Zerg/Protoss hybrids you saw in the secret level of Brood Wars. Unfortunately, even though they say you can play offline if you log in at least once every 30 days, which stinks anyway, they don't tell you it's broken now. If you don't have a constant connection you can't play anything no campaign, no skirmishes with the computer, nothing. So it's a glitch they created themselves with their DRM and they seem unconcerned with fixing it and can provide no timeline. Their customer service was useless and essentially said we we may fix the game so you can use it at some point maybe, don't like it tough, by closing & locking the ticket as resolved when I still can't play the game. My gut feeling, they're lying about it being worked on with any priority, but I could be wrong. The game is just oppressive with DRM and it annoys me greatly that the criminal pirates are still happily playing it for free while paying customers can't. I'm done with any future games from Blizzard. I'd suggest you avoid to so they learn not to treat their customers like garbage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    incomplete

    Posted
    versotech

    My expectations were very high when I heard Blizzard spent 100 million to make this game. But this game falls flat on it face. The cut scenes are beautifully rendered with amazingly high detailed faces but the rest of the body is horribly out of proportion, intentionally boxy and is just painful to look at. The game play is what you would expect from a 1998 game not a 2010 game. We expect at least some improvements like the ability to zoom out, attack on the move as a default, formations (or some sort of facing), and builder units that can assist each other. Many of the fundamental features you would expect from a modern strategy game are missing like chat rooms, offline play, cross region play, single player campaigns that cover all the races not just the humans. As expected the end users license agreement is very restrictive. It grants blizzard the right to monitor your computer and removes your right to give the game away after you are done with it. It also uses the real ID system that allows other users to see your real name and information. If you are concerned about your privacy don’t buy this game. The game was priced at 60 dollars and feels incomplete and over priced. I would not recommend buying StarCraft 2 at this time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Complete rehash with no originality

    Posted
    PaperbackWriter

    If you are a Blizzard fan, then you understand the excitement when it comes to a sequel. When Warcraft III arrived, it was a complete innovation. Warcraft III could barely even be compared to its original, that's how much Blizzard improved upon the game: not only the mechanics and graphics but the overall ingenuity. Starcraft II is not this. The game feels like a complete rehash of the original. The races are all the same, a majority of the units are the same. Everything else that is "new" is actually old, it's used material from Warcraft III, the heroes, the abilities and the unit stats. Even the map editor is simply an improved Warcraft III map editor. Basically, it's Warcraft III re-skinned in Starcraft. Except, I still say Warcraft III is better! The complete awe and sense of how amazing the game is that I had with Warcraft III is completely absent for Starcraft II. The graphics may be better, but the game is not worth the price tag; especially when there are already two proposed expansion packs which will cost a full game each. Blizzard gives you 1/3 of the single player game and a baby proofed version of online play for $60. As someone who is, or was, a Blizzard fan, I am extremely disappointed in this purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME GAME!!

    Posted
    captain101

    I just bought the game yesterday, I gotta say it's the best game I played so far. I'm barely on the 5th or 6th mission and it's already fun as hell. Multiplayer was really challenging, I lost my first game today, but I was alright with it because I could see a replay of what I did wrong, REPLAY HELPS! USE IT!, The graphics in Starcraft II are top notch. Running on the highest difficulty settings, bases, troops, vehicles, and enemies all look highly detailed. The cutscenes -- which use in-game graphics -- also look fantastic. One great thing about the graphics in Starcraft II is that there is almost never a drop in the framerate. As long as your PC can compete with the graphics setting you have chosen, you can run super smooth. Overall, GREAT GAME, IF YOU HAVEN'T BOUGHT IT YET, BUY IT!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Game will be amazing

    Posted
    BlankZero

    I played this as a trial at Blizzcon2008 and it was amazing. I played as the zerg and put it on easy mode to just enjoy the game. I was quickly overwhelmed by the AI and defeated, as it amassed an army easily 3 times larger than my own. I was shocked that I was defeated so quickly as I am a veteran at this game, so I am very much looking forward to playing this when it comes out. They are releasing the terran campaign first, then the Protoss, then the Zerg (to my understanding) and they showed us the opening video of the terran campaign at the convention. It almost looked like a first player game but wasn't. Anyways I am very much anticipating this game, with the amazing detail that I did get to see and the challenge that awaits I will be very much looking forward to playing it for a long time, lets just hope they dont start charging for battlenet (Blizzard does suck money out of you, and once this comes and Diablo 3 I forsee them losing money on WoW, they are going to try to make it up somehow >. >)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Single Player Game horrible multiplayer

    Posted
    gamebuyer

    This game is an excellent single player game. It presents the player with a challenge all throughout, and can be taken up to a higher level of play if you wish. The storyline is ok. The game is horrible in multiplayer. If you want to play someone in a non ranked manner, you have to join a custom game. When you go to join a custom game, it forces to play the first opponent in the lobby. This means you cannot choose your opponent. To make a long story short if you are a beginner you end up getting forced to play people who are way better than you are, and you get obliterated with very little chance of winning. Needless to say it makes the game much less enjoyable. If you're a RTS game player who doesn't know much about starcraft or stracraft II strategy, and you have enough of a life that you wouldn't waste 16 hours a day trying to figure out how to win at this game, don't buy this game. Buy something where you have a chance of winning. It's a really nice single player game, but in the multiplayer game it's just not as good as it could be. The battle for middle earth I and II were way better than this game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Takes the original Starcraft and turns it up to 11

    Posted
    Hunyock
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    There was so much time between the original Starcraft and Starcraft 2 that I forgot how much fun they were. This version is very heavily story-driven, with extensive cut-scenes in between missions. You can skip most of them if you want, but I've enjoyed exploring the 4 ship locations and getting the backstory. Each mission has primary objectives you have to complete, plus many have secondary objectives that are optional, plus achievements. Some of the achievements are split in such a way that you cannot get all 3 achievements at the same time (they are on different difficulty levels, or one might emphasize completeness vs. speed, etc.) so if you're obsessed with achievements you'll be replaying the missions over and over. They are enjoyable, so this isn't a bad thing. Aside from the depictions of smoking and drinking in the ship's cantina, the game is more kid friendly than most these days (no bad language, and only cartoony violence which can be scaled down). I don't use the mutiplayer options but it looks like there is a big online community if you're interested in multiplayer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Return to StarCraft

    Posted
    AboveAverageConsumer
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    StarCraft fans have a great reason to return to the franchise. Everything from before is there but with spiffy new graphics, mods, and over-the-top story and cut-scenes. New comers will find a pretty good tutorial throughout the first few missions. Clear graphics and abilities let you discriminate between your favorite units and ones that will get you by until you can mine more material. Mining? Yes. That's one thing I don't miss that was in the original StarCraft. But the SCV units that do the resource gathering seem smarter in this game and the interface lets you quickly find idle units so you know you're missing out on potential gathering. I appreciated Warhammer 40,000 and Company of Heroes approach to resource gathering, but I guess it expected in the StarCraft world. Technically the game shines. Battle.NET keeps the game updated. No online issues yet. Scalable graphics to run on older machines. Later battles might get choppy when a lot more units are on screen, but I am still early in the campaign and can't confirm that. Just guessing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    A tragedy to SC

    Posted
    UnhappySCfan

    Aside from the updated graphics and slight changes to certain units as well as a few additions and the Ladder system(which is better so you aren't always getting matched with some S. Korean who lives,breathes breeds and dies SC). This game is fail. Unfrotunately it will sell well because of ignorance. 180 dollars total to play as all 3 races is a horrible idea for customer satisfaction although since it became Activision-Blizzard their Reputation concerns have become even more nonexistant. I enjoyed SC 1. Was anticipating this game for years. And am sorely disappointed. At least in the C&C universe when you buy the game you can usually get both playdiscs for the different sides and a total cost of maybe 50-60. Blizzard is expecting you to pay for 3 games at 60 a pop in order to fully play and enjoy SC 2. I do hope Blizzard eats it on this one and ends up having to "Battlechest" the entire game in order to sell it. At that point I may pick it up. But at this moment in time I'll play the free Beta that I got months ago. Hopefully they don't screw us on Diablo3 liek they are doing with SC2.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend