Take to the Stars – Starcraft II Review

Shawnn Hwang, Staff Reporter

Anyone who’s familiar with Starcraft knows that the long awaited sequel is out, twelve years in the making since the original.

The first of its kind, Starcraft is an intense massive multiplayer online as well as a real- time strategy game. This whole game is based on aliens versus humans set in the year 2500. Basically you get in depth with alien technology warfare matched against our own.

The game consists of three different races:  humans(Terrans), Protoss and Zergs. Very similar to the original, the game now also features new units for all races. In addition to that, Blizzard had made an effort to produce the best possible graphic enhancer. Blizzard has even done a better job with Starcraft: Wings of Liberty story line-based off the original. Both graphics and storyline really optimize the Starcraft experience and drags you into the story.

When SCII came out on July 27 th 2010, it  sold over a million copies on the first day. Immediately 80% of those who bought the game chose to play online. The reason is that Starcraft players host competitions. This time it’s added with a multiplayer feature where players all over the world can compete.

Overall, I would highly recommend this game for both Starcraft and RTS enthusiasts.