Neoseeker : News : StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm jumps past 1.1 million sales in just two days, proving folks still love Blizzard
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Tenklis Mar 21, 13
People love starcraft. Only plebs love blizzard. After d3 I will never purchase anything from them again, no matter how good people say it is. All they make is casual carebear stuff anyway.
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Aulis Vaara Mar 21, 13
Blizzard are not nice people. They banned me for obscene language after I complained about Starcraft II not booting up when I wanted it to (due to needing to "optimise", which I really didn't have the time for yesterday).

Promptly uninstalled and stopped caring about them. Just wish I could get my money on Wings Of Liberty back.
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THM Mar 21, 13
I've never played it...but I'd love to someday.
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Dorko555 Mar 21, 13
Popular =/= Good. This has always been the problem with Blizzard games. They are vastly overrated, except SC1 and WC3.
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Spastic Mar 24, 13
quote Dorko555
Popular =/= Good. This has always been the problem with Blizzard games. They are vastly overrated, except SC1 and WC3.
Diablo 1 & II are timeless as well... those games still define the ARPG genre. Heart of the Swarm is great for what it is (I still think the Terran-Zerg-Protoss campaign release is dumb -this expansion is not worth $60, but whatever, I love StarCraft ). I enjoyed the gameplay and variety of missions included in the campaign. I've accepted that this game is marketed towards teens today, and not the actual fans of the original StarCraft who are most likely in their early to late twenties like myself.
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Nick Mar 24, 13
Personally I really love Starcraft 2. My opinion is a lot of the "skill" it took to play starcraft: bw was just a learning curve not strategy.

Starcraft 2 is a awesome RTS you can learn to play it effectively with about 24 hours of training. I couldn't even learn the original because of a lack of matchmaking and insane skill level. In one month of SC2 I made it to platinum league and actually get to enjoy clever strategy game vs other people at a similar casual skill level.
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AznLiquid Mar 24, 13
Spastic If you bought it for $60 USD, you got robbed. It's $40 USD, and adjusted for inflation, is what Brood War would have cost if it came out today. The game is definitely geared towards a younger audience, and the story just got completely shit on, but the game is still solid.

quote Nick
Personally I really love Starcraft 2. My opinion is a lot of the "skill" it took to play starcraft: bw was just a learning curve not strategy.
No. Your build timings have to be spot on very well thought out, just like SC2. BW required much more mechanical skill since most of the stuff isn't automated, but like any other RTS, you had to react to your opponent's strategies or you'd get stomped.
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edepot Apr 2, 13
Here are all the cinematics and cutscenes from Heart of the Swarm



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Cyb0-ix4k




Here is an easter egg on April Fools day on Heart of the Swarm multiplayer. Specifically, all your workers turns into miniature Warhounds.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv5uF19bitk
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Mishtram Apr 4, 13
The warhounds thing was cute, I approve.

quote Dorko555
Popular =/= Good. This has always been the problem with Blizzard games. They are vastly overrated, except SC1 and WC3.
Speaking as someone who never played the original Starcraft, and only played Warcraft 3 of all the Blizzard games before SC2 (hey, I was really into RPGs and anti-online at the time), the games are good stand-alones in and of themselves. At least, I was impressed when I loaded them up and gave them a shot.

I honestly don't get the allure of the older Starcraft over its modern iterations, having watched the campaign and some old pro-on-pro action -- the mechanisms of the newer games just seem more improved and enjoyable, and I don't view the story as comparatively lacking against older games of the SC line.

Just me though.
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harhis23 Apr 8, 13
More than a million sales figure in just two days? Undeniably impressive.

Once again, Blizzard has just did a great job in creating such a solid expansion which both builds and refines every player's Starcraft experience. Although, there have been quite a number of claims pertaining to the campaign for single player, which according to some, is poorly written, full of errors, unnecessary upgrades and useless preferences, viewing it from all angles makes me say Heart of the Swarm is definitely extremely well-made.
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