Starcraft 2 - It is out there

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Signeon, May 19, 2007.

  1. Signeon

    Signeon It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 17, 2005
    So, it looks like Blizzard has announced Starcraft 2. And yes, it's an RTS. Slashdot does a decent job summing up the facts, and there's two blogs on the subject already in motion: one on 1Up and one on IGN.

    The details are pretty sketchy so far, but it's good to see that Blizzard's at least making another RTS instead of WoW in space.
  2. runab0ut

    runab0ut First time out of the vault

    Apr 12, 2007
  3. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003

    Sorry, just had to. Instead of a crappy MMOG we get an RTS! :D
  4. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    Looks somewhat shitty. Better than Warcraft 3's horrible graphics, but still shitty.
    It's bloody, though, which is a good thing.

    Other than that, Blizzard is a company I have some trust in to make a good game. If only they could also get the story at least as good as in the fist StarCraft...
  5. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 15, 2005
    Interesting. Most... interesting...
  6. Dagon

    Dagon Still Mildly Glowing

    Dec 9, 2003
    It looks like Starcraft, but with better graphics, great thing for me.
    I would want the same thing for Fallout 3
  7. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Too... shiny.
  8. radnan

    radnan A Smooth-Skin

    Dec 1, 2006

    lots of shtuff daily ..
    i liked both starcrafts and warcrafts for their uncompromising style .. and great emphasis on quality storytelling and excellent balance ... :)
  9. Zaron

    Zaron Vault Fossil

    Feb 5, 2007
    Ohh, how I've been longing for this; let's face it, Sci-fi>Fantasy (Blizzard fantasy that is, I never liked the 'eternal mage of fire and laser'-shit). What worried me is the system specs the game is going to require; better start upgrading my jar right now.
  10. radnan

    radnan A Smooth-Skin

    Dec 1, 2006
    blizzard seems the only one excused from the hardware game in on the PC market .. they make good looking games with great style but decent requirements (mostly because they use style and tricks over highpoly and ubereffects_... i cant remember a blizzard game that when it came out didnt run well on medium systems ... games might not look next gen but the low specs gets the game sold easier

    and from the screenshots.. if you can run Warcraft 3 with everything on ... most likely SC2 will run decently.
  11. zioburosky13

    zioburosky13 Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 24, 2004
    I felt a great disturbance. As a million of Koreans have their head explode in joy :lol:
  12. chewie

    chewie Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Dec 3, 2005
    Thank the atoms - it is no MMO-shit ... Yeah! :D
  13. mr. pastorius

    mr. pastorius A Smooth-Skin

    Aug 26, 2006
    I wonder what kind of PC will it take to properly render a Zergling mass attack.
  14. Zaron

    Zaron Vault Fossil

    Feb 5, 2007
    Heck, my computer lagged during zergling attacks on the old game, wouldn't dare imagining how this will be like.

    Just watched the trailer, and I gotta say, Blizzard sure can make you long for something.

    Hell, it's about time!
  15. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    Seems like it's gonna be one nice game, at least Blizzard gave a pause into the WoW overdose. But for me, as I stated before in some other thread around, Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War is THE RTS, and anything in the genre has to be squad based to get my devotion. Gonna play SC2, thought, even missing squads, 7 races, artillery, etc... IF my PC runs it, that is ^^

    Dude, except for the fact that the story will continue where Star Craft: Brood War stopped, nothing else was revealed. Thus, you should be optimistic, not the opposite... Besides, your post is a bit incoherent, when you say that have some trust in Blizzard (which, if I remember correctly, gave no deception to their fans so far - not me at least) at the sime time you say their game is shitty. Just my opinion, no offense intended.

    Oh, come on, Wooz! What do you have against shiny things? We are Glitering Gems of Hatred, we all should like shiny things like us, as long as they ain't shitty. Let's save our bitter for BethSoft :P
  16. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    I mean the graphics look somewhat shitty.

    As for the game, the general feeling I got from the interface (which is almost identical to the old one), and the sounds on the site is that they'll try to keep it faithful to the previous games. Hopefully it will be so.
  17. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    This is so awesome I don't know how to respond.

    Really I played Starcraft for the good story missions, great multiplayer action, and excellent user made scenarios. Really I spent more time playing user-made maps both by myself and cooperatively than time playing SC multiplayer or the missions combined! I'm sure they'll include an editor for the game so I'm not worried even if it hasn't been announced.

    I'd still buy it just for the story and multiplayer though even if they didn't have an editor.

    One complaint though. As glad as I can be that they're actually making SC2 and not World of Starcraft I think they're doing to SC2 what they did in WC3 which is to make the buildings smaller and the troops bigger. Much more cartoony. Really in comparison to SC they look only a little bigger, but I thought the size differences in SC were perfect.

    The Vault Dweller
  18. John Uskglass

    John Uskglass Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Aug 29, 2003

    "Nuke Cola", heh.
  19. God is Dog backwards

    God is Dog backwards Mildly Dipped

    Jul 25, 2003
    Hope there's some innovation in there, a new race at least.
  20. John Uskglass

    John Uskglass Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Aug 29, 2003
    Nope. Most of the same units it looks like too.