Now Playing - StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Campaign
Cam and Martin get their Zerg on and play through two missions of the Heart of the Swarm campaign.
by Sarah Lynch on
warhammer is far superior to the storytelling then starcraft 2, starcraft 2's story is washed up hollywood cliche garbage honestly i don't know what happened to Blizzard, lost all respect for them as far as story telling goes.
One thing people doesnt realize is that Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War 2 has far better graphics, physics and even gameplay than this. It was the logical evolution from Warcraft 3. However, the one thing that tips the scale in favor of Starcraft 2 is a huge pool of players that make matchmaking a cinch. It is kinda sad that the inferior game gets all the support from the game community because Blizzard name is behind it, yet the one game that actually innovates and pushes the boundaries of the RTS genre forward gets quickly forgotten and ignored. Fact is Sarcraft 2 has been a noticeable step backwards for the genre. If all the players that are now playing Starcraft 2 would instead give a try to Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War 2, they would realize how much of a chumps they are for sticking to a gameplay relic like Starcraft 2.
I rarely comment on gamespot forums, but, watching this this clip and remembering some others made me so frustrated that I had to take a walk for 10 minutes and return to write this comment.
First, why do I prefer to check gamespot rather than other videogame review sites? Because I find the site well structured, easy to use and navigate, because I find reviews rather unbiased and close to my opinion and because I find the news well reported, well cited and on time.
Please specialize your staff based on their preferences and of course based on their skills on different gaming genres! Those who are good at RTS, for example, know the genre better as a whole, and consequently can play, judge, review, rate, and cast this particular genre better. There is no need to be rigid, there just needs to be a preference towards more knowledgeable and more skilled people when deciding to make a piece about a specific game.
A word to castors:
Cam, I enjoy your “What if machine” episodes, and Martin, I think addition of you and Eddie has made a great impact on news section of gamespot, but I have a few requests that are meant to improve the viewer experience, I would be glad if you guys could arrange to do them or give your thoughts on them. These are not just towards you but also towards any other gamespot staff who does a play/cast episode.
1.When choosing a difficulty, please choose a difficulty appropriate to your skill level. If you could breeze the game on a specific difficulty, that is the right choice to play and cast at the same time, if you had a little difficulty, or worse, the game was challenging on a specific difficulty, that difficulty is not the right choice. This has the dual purpose of avoiding death or disaster in the game that would require a reload and waste the viewers’ time, as well as freeing up your mind to make great comments.
2.It is better to play that specific part of the game beforehand, (This is actually done in this episode and so is not related to the castors of this episode, but the next part is! J ) This will allow you to know which part of the game –whether cinematic, a smart or funny quote, or any other “special” moment in the game- requires attention and thus, does not need comment.
3.It is alright to stop commenting and focus on the game on large or difficult battles to minimize your loss.
Thank you and wish you the best. J
They put most of the effort on the cgi sequences. The graphics are too cartoony, so they dont use the game engine for the story sequences...The game just didn't age well. They will get my money if they bring back star craft ghost, or start from scratch and do some other 3rd person or fpg with the star craft universe.
I told myself on Monday I wouldn't buy this after being..well terrible in WoL online. I've since complete the campaign as of tonight, and pondering if I'll take another go at multiplayer.
Damn Blizzard for making good games!
Can't wait to get my hands on it . Dying to play this . In my opinion Wings of Liberty is still one of the best games out there .
One of the reasons I can't watch these 'Let's Plays,' is because you cannot skip to the middle in these GameSpot players...