Did you like the catchy heading? Did you really expect old Darth Solo to have written a review to Starcraft 2 before everyone else got the chance? I'm afraid I'm gonna have to disappoint. However, check this out...
Here, a quick review of the multiplayer: No LAN, 0/10.
This comment, if you follow the link, was posted on arstechnica today and it made my laugh. Every Blizzard junkie probably knows that tomorrow's the launch of Starcraft 2 but personally I won't bother even though the event itself is of great interest to me. It's a Blizzard game, what do you expect?
It makes me sad that they decided to omit LAN play from SC2. My theory is that it had nothing to do with the difficulties of implementing this feature but that they did it simply as a means of preventing piracy. This is regrettable but I'm afraid it won't stop piracy one little bit. I'm willing to bet that someone out there will create a LAN mod for the cracked game. It's just that LAN won't be playable out of the box. For those who really need the functionality of LAN play (and there are plenty, believe you me), the only option might be to download a pirated version.
I was never big on strategy games and while I managed to finish other RTS games in single-player mode such as C&C, Red Alert and LotR Battle for Middle Earth, I simply couldn't do it in any of Blizzard's games, including Warcraft 1-3 and Starcraft. The story in all of these games is amazing and the gameplay is very well balanced and polished but from a certain point in the single player campaigns the game got so hard that I was easily overwhelmed and gave up in frustration every time.
So I won't be buying SC2, at least not at this point. I might do it later when all 3 campaigns have been released and when the price drops to a decent amount but for now I'm just gonna watch from the sidelines. I can't wait for the first real reviews!
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