Terran, Protoss and Zerg have been and Icon of the Starcraft Multiverse since 1998. StarCraft is a with military influenced, science fiction real-time strategy video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Join me in the following movie what I thought about this brand new game.
The single-player campaign will feature missions similar to Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm and will center around the Protoss character Artanis, hierarch of the Khalai Protoss. As it was done in previous Starcraft II games, new units are added for multi/single player gaming, as well as changes to existing units.
However, Legacy of the Void is the first, among all StarCraft games, which makes major alterations to its economic system – Players now start with 12 workers instead of the usual 6 from Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm, as well as half the mineral fields, both in main bases and expansions, have their value reduced, requiring players to have to expand much more frequently and ‘become more aggressive’. This will make the games so much more intense and much more fighting will arise.
I loved the storyline in the whole Starcraft II multiverse, but this one ends with a door in my face. In the beginning one of my favorite character dies and the end in the epilogue was like… Okay and what now. The cinematics were again very dramatic but very good. Even though sometimes the cinematics would look a bit dodgy, they added to the whole campaign.
Next to the single player mode, this expansion introduced us to a new mode of playing. We can now play Co-op. This meant for me, that I could grab my partner and tell him to play the game with me. In this mode you can choose our of six different heroes, who will give you extra spells, extra attacks or a unit with extra spells. There are not yet many different missions you can play Co-op but with the upcoming mission packs, you will be able to play more heroes, more missions and gain more special units. Blizzard will use micro-transactions to expand the gameplay on many sides.
Next to these two story modes there is also the multiplayer mode. Last Blizzcon you could see many, fast paced matches. For example sOs needed seven matches to show the world that he is the best player of us all. I am not the world’s greatest player so my matches in the multiplayer mode, take up to an hour or more. You can play practice, against AI, in ladders, you could play in tournaments or you could play in arcade mode. In this last mode you still play with more players in one map, but these maps are player made.
All in all this game fits perfectly within its multiverse and even with the repeated units, characters and mission like Single-player it is still a very lovely game. The in game cinematics feel like real movies and due to the faster pace of the game the missions got interesting.
- Faster Gameplay
- Beautiful story line
- Exciting new units
- Sometimes dodgy Cinematics
- Weird ending of the story
- Micro-transactions for mission packs.