Hello there guys...it's been what? 1 year & a half since my last blog post about StarCraft 2 (I'll be back to it soon)....
Well...I might be back more regularly. This is my last semester in university and my load is lighter than previous semesters...so we'll see.
I played plenty of games in the past year, top notch games:
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
An absolute epic on an RPG games with story-telling that I have yet to see in any other RPG. Improved combat over the first Witcher game and Visuals that I'd cla.ssify as top 3 in any PC games..and I played PLENTY of PC games. Rating: 9.4
Batman: Arkham City
Being a fan of the first Batman, this game was a priority. Long story short, this game is all I wanted from a Batman sequal and maybe more. Rating: 9.3
A purely action-packed game that is completely focused on having a blast rather than having a satisfying storyline or multiplayer. Recommended for rental, espeically for those looking to having a blast. Rating: 8.9
EA sports never disappoint me with their FIFA games; every year they find means to outdo themselves. Fifa 12 is by far the greatest FIFA game to date, if not best sport game. Rating: 9.5
Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams
I had some reservations when I started this game although I was a big, big fan of the first game. After finishing the game, I couldn't for the life of me remember why I had those reservations. One thing however, Rapture doesn't have the same creepy, moody feel it had in the first Bioshock. Rating: 9.1
Zelda: Skyward Sword
The metacrtic of this game was quite outstanding. Revieving a 10/10 from EdgeMagazineis no small feet. I did not finish the game yet (studies got in the way :( ) but I am absolutely loving the game. The dungeons feel different from before, in a good way. The new visual ****Nintedo used this time breathes life into a game that is 25 years old, and the controls are just as I imagined a Wii-Zelda game to be. However, the dowsing ability & the constant notifications when receiving items do hinder the pace of the game a bit, which is unfortunate as this game quite a marvelous creation. Rating: --
Greatest game of all time
I am not claiming that this game in better than SMG2, Zelda: OoT, Mass Effect or whatever. I am saying, however, that this game is my favorite game ever and I do not see that changing ANYtime soon.
The game is StarCraft 2.
My last blog was about this game and how the multiplayer aspect of the game is so great. It's not just great, it is absolutely the BEST. Now I see what an ESPORT means. Being an avid fan of football (soccer) I have an idea of how professional sports play out in terms of tactics and challenge, and I say it with full confidence that StarCraft 2 is a SPORT!
Never before did a game (other than SC: Brood War of course) have this amount of depth in it. The amount of different strategies & factors that play into the game is just out of this world. Two years into the game and it is going stronger than ever with multiple patches from Blizzard in attempt to make the game balanced, and they have done a great job at that...oh and an expansion is coming out sometime soon as well. The game is so fun & deep that I started following professional players play at a regular basis; kind of like I'm doing with Football (Soccer). Every month or so a new tournament starts and pro players from all around the world go there to participate, the best coming from Korean as some of you might know. With top-notch commentators & casters, the game is now is the highlight of ESPORTS and deservedly so. And with constant support from Blizzard, Intel, ASUS & countless other International orgainzations, this fact will hold for a long time.
Myself, I play on ladder frequently though not too much as to overdo it. The ladder system provides an amazing way for any player to have a blast with the game while learning the games steadily thanks to Battlenet's league system. The leagues are clas.sified as Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Masters & Grandmasters. Never was there a moment where I felt like I belonged to the wrong league. Right now I'm in the Diamond league (EU server) which is considered to be good, and getting there wasn't easy :( I went through a lot to get here, and it was well worth it.
Bottomline, this game deserves the attention of everyone & I am sure most people will enjoy this game in ways they never though possible, whether by playing the game directly, or by watching the pro games or by both (like me).
If you are interested, then these 2 websites are what you should be visiting to really enjoy the game:
www.gomtv.net -- GOMTV host the biggest SC2 tournament in the world, which basically means the biggest ESPORT tournament in the world. Epic stuff here, simply epic.
www.teamliquid.net -- Majority of the community are here. The site serves mutliple purposes, it provides the latest news related to the game, has an up-to-date encyclopedia about the game & acts as one of the biggest non-korean teams.
If anyone on the EU server has the game already, please feel free to add me. Here's a link to my profile:http://eu.battle.net/sc2/en/profile/850327/1/Khiari/