StarCraft II – The Biggest Game Ever?
Did you know that StarCraft 2 sold close to 6 million copies on Day 1 on launch date 27 July 2010 after being delayed for more than 6 years? Of this amount close to 4 million copies were just from South Korea alone, whereby the remaining 1.8 million from the rest of the world ( excluding China ). Just imagine how many players there are worldwide and how many join these ranks every day. This is arguably the biggest game at least for the past 10 years, or biggest game ever on any gaming platform to date.
It’s a known fact that PC Gaming that once used to dominate Personal Gaming has lost substantial traction and interest to the boom of Console Gaming and recently even Mobile Gaming. So how is it that the biggest game ever is only PC? StarCraft 2 is one of these exceptions, and possibly a franchise that will continue to grow as its daily fanbase and community. Important point to note, that StarCraft 1 originally released in 1998 alone was still actively played even after more than 12 years of its initially launch. The unofficial stat is that there are at least 10 million users still for StarCraft 1 to the present day.
So if you haven’t already given this 사설토토 a shot, what are you really waiting for? To give you a brief summary, StarCraft 2 is labeled as ‘Real-Time Strategy’ which implies that not only do you need fast reflexes, but also a good frame of mind being able to multi-task effectively. It offers various gameplay modes from Single player Campaign modes to Custom User Modes and finally to your competitive online Multiplayer modes. The original game kept people busy for 12 years, wonder how long StarCraft 2 will keep us at bay!
StarCraft 2 launched as ‘Wings of Liberty’ covering mainly the Terran race storyline. The good news is that you can expect at least 2 more upcoming expansions being rumored to be called Legacy of the Void for the Protoss race, and Heart of the Swarm for the Zerg race. The latter, Heart of the Swarm is the current upcoming expansion targeted for release end 2011, but don’t be too happy yet. Although Blizzard Entertainment is well known their quality of games, they are also infamous for their delays in launch dates and current track record for the pending Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft expansions are enough to give you good idea on what to expect.
Even with that being the case, it would be interesting to see what this expansion brings to the gaming community and we are leaning towards the positive here.
StarCraft 2 just like most games these days, tend to have ‘learning curve’ requirements either due to complexity of the game or enhanced user interface gameplay experiences and similarly there are independent Game guides online available to make this process easier. The question is, which of these guides are good to buy or use, as there are so many out there not knowingly if it is really worth your time.
If you choose to take time to slowly progress, there are actually plenty of resource sites out there now giving you the basic information of the game, mostly fan and community StarCraft sites. However, if you plan to take your progress more seriously and be result-driven, a guide would fit this purpose and perhaps you might want to consider checking one out.