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    Starcraft Review


    At a glance A long, long, time ago in a galaxy far away, Nebu was under att – Wait, wrong story, but it does take place in another galaxy. Starcraft is an amazing RTS game that still holds up as great as the day it was released on March 31, 1998.

    General

    Game: Starcraft
    Genre: RTS
    Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

    Availible on

    P.C.
    Mac
    *Also was released on the Nintendo 64 by Mass Media Interactive Entertainment*

    Story

    A corrupted human Government, seeking more resources decide to head on over to their neighboring galaxy where the Protoss inhabit to try and obtain more resources, at the same time a deadly race of aliens known as the Zerg also enter the Protoss galaxy bringing devastation and chaos to all that they encounter, the time for war is now.

    System Requirements
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    Windows
     
    Pentium 90 or higher
    16 MB RAM
    DirectX-Compatible SVGA Video Card
    Microsoft-Compatible Mouse
    Double-Speed CD-ROM
    (Quad Speed for Cinematics) 
    


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    Macintosh
    PowerMac or Compatible
    16 MB RAM
    System 7.6 or higher
    256 Color, 640x480 Display or Better
    Double-Speed CD-ROM
    (Quad Speed for Cinematics) 
    


    Graphics

    For being as old as this game is, the graphics are not that bad, the cut scenes were well done, as well as the ingame play, taking the stance of a 2d person in a 3d world. Amazing detail, and always a favorite game to play.


    Sound

    To be honest, I usually had my sound off while I was listening to Disturbed, but the times I did hear the music, it really fit into the theme really well. The characters talk when you click on them, and if you click on them a lot, they get really agitated, much like the characters in World of Warcraft.


    Gameplay

    Gameplay is solid, if you are good at multitasking, then I urge you to try this game out. There are so many combinations between all races, such as, “Zerging” making a massive amount of zerglings to rush your opponent in the beginning of the game. Each race has unique characters.


    Zerg

    Zerg buildings and units are entirely organic in-game, allowing every Zerg to slowly regenerate if they are damaged. Zerg production is far more centralized than with the Terrans and Protoss; a central hatchery must be utilized to create new Zerg, with other structures providing the necessary technology tree assets, whereas the other two races can produce units from several structures. Zerg units tend to be weaker than those of the other two races, but are also cheaper, allowing for rush tactics to be used. Some Zerg units are capable of infesting enemies with various parasites that range from being able see what an enemy unit sees to spawning Zerg inside an enemy unit. In addition, Zerg can infest some Terran buildings, allowing for the production of special infested Terran units. (Wikipedia.com)


    Protoss
    All Protoss units and buildings are covered by a regenerating energy shield, further increasing the amount of damage that they can endure, although units cannot be healed or repaired, more expensive and take longer to create, but extremely powerful. (Wikipedia.com)

    Terran
    Terrans are considered to be more adaptive than the other two races and are able to produce units at an average expense. Primary base structures can even lift off and fly to other locations, allowing players to move buildings for quicker troop deployments, access to new resource locations or to save the structures from destruction by the enemy. Terran buildings and mechanized units can be repaired if damaged, and combat medics can heal wounded organic units. (Wikipedia.com)

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    The mighty Protoss destroying a Zerg base

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    The human-like Terran destroying a Zerg base

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    The mighty Protoss destroying a Terran Base

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    Online Mode
    Online mode consists of a few different things, such as;
    Chat Rooms
    Ladder Matches (ranked matches)
    Standard Matches
    Custom Maps (CTF, RPG type maps, etc.)


    Customization

    Starcraft comes with a Campaign Editor, with this Editor you can create maps of any style, and if your good with variables, triggers, or you have a number of pre-scripted AI scripts, you can mix and match with what you are wanting, and virtually anything is possible.


    Ratings

    Graphics:10
    Audio: 6
    Replay:10
    Overall:8.5


    Conclusion

    This is a really great game, the story mode can get a little dull at times, but the online mode is absolutely great, its pure competition. If you upgrade to the expansion “Brood War” than there are a lot of new features that make or break a match. Such as, the Protoss Arbiters have a skill called Recall, which teleports however many units in a small radius to a destination point, usually I go all out with Protoss Carriers and have them recalled into the opponents base for pure win! This is definitely a game you must try, yes it is old, yes the graphics are a bit outdated, but this game is still fighting, and still selling! I get the thrill of adrenaline rushing when me and my partner go in for the attack, decimating everything that opposes us. So c'mon, join us in the battlefield, after all, it is war.

    There are the pros and cons, just like with anything else.


    Pros:
    Fantastic Online Gameplay
    Very nice social environment
    Pure competition
    Built in map-editor for custom games
    Feel like facing the best? Go play ladder matches


    Cons:
    Easy to make hacks undetectable
    May not suit children who are younger then 16 (lots of cursing from opposing players)


    Awards
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    •	Greatest Game of All Time - GameSpot 
    •	Number-one selling PC Game of 1998 - PC Data 
    •	Walk of Game inductee. StarCraft received a star on the floor of the Metreon in San Francisco in early 2006. 
    •	Game of the Year -- Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) 
    •	Game of the Year -- Computer Gaming World 
    •	Game of the Year -- European Consumer Trade Show Industry Award 
    •	Game of the Year -- PC Powerplay 
    •	Game of the Year -- Gamesmania 
    •	Best Game of the Year -- PCFan 
    •	Taiwan Gamer's Choice of Game of the Year. -- Chinese Edition of PC Gamer or PC Gamer (China) 
    •	Hall of Fame -- Gamespy 
    •	#7, Top 100 Games of All Time: 2005 Edition, and StarCraft placed #2 among PC games IGN 
    •	#7, Top 100 Games of All Time: 2003 Edition - IGN. 
    •	#9, Top 100 Games of All Time - Entertainment Weekly/G4.tv 
    •	Strategy Game of the Year -- Computer Games Strategy Plus 
    •	Strategy Game of the Year -- Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS ) 
    •	Real Time Strategy Game of The Year -- PC Gamer 
    •	Strategy Game of the Year -- Gamespot 
    •	Strategy Game of the Year -- Games Domain 
    •	Strategy Game of the Year -- Gamesmania 
    •	Best Real Time Strategy Game - Editor's Choice -- Gamezilla 
    •	Best Real Time Strategy Game - Reader's Choice -- Gamezilla 
    •	Best Real Time Strategy Game - Reader's Choice -- Gamecenter 
    •	Best Real Time Strategy Game - Reader's Choice -- Duelist Magazine 
    •	Best Real-Time Strategy Title -- PCFan 
    •	Mulitplayer Game of The Year - 1999 Milia Awards 
    •	Multiplayer Game of the Year -- Gamecenter 
    •	Mulitplayer Game of The Year -- The Gamers Net 
    •	Best Multiplayer Title -- PCFan 
    •	Best New Multiplayer Online Game -- 1999 Codie Awards 
    •	Best use of Online Multiplayer Gaming (Editor Award) -- HotGames.com 
    •	Best Online Game - Reader's Choice -- Duelist Magazine 
    •	Special Achievement Award - Best Story -- Gamespot 
    •	Special Achievement Award - Best Multiplayer Game -- Gamespot 
    •	Best use of Sound in a Computer Game (Reader Award) -- HotGames.com 
    •	#1 Reader's Top 50 -- PC Gamer 
    •	Best Depth -- PC Accelerator 
    •	5 out of 5 Stars Editor's Choice-- Computer Gaming World 
    •	5 out of 5 Gameworthy Rating -- C/NET Gamecenter 
    •	9.4 out of 10 -- Online Game Review 
    •	92% Editors Choice -- PC Gamer 
    •	4.5 out of 5 star rating - Computer games Strategy Plus 
    •	5 out of 5 star rating - Mac 3D Total Action 
    •	9.1 out of 10 rating -- Gamespot 
    •	A+ -- Gameweek 
    •	4 out of 4 star rating - USA Today 
    
    



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    Approved Nice review, just make the graphics rating... more current.

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    second, love the guide, but your requirments are messed up, Windows is in Grey and small and Mac is in that weird color and big.


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    cant wait for II. Got a beta key and everything yay!
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    Thats awesome, thanks for the positives, and for graphics, I don't know what the hell I was thinking, I think I was leaning more towards, the Graphics are pretty good for the game being 10 years old. :P
    Destinations unknown, I'll find my way there

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    It's also where the idea of zerging comes from - an early rush by someone playing the zerg was a viable tactic to win. Most balanced game ever IMO.

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    Cool Starcraft Owns

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    Greatest RTS ever! No doubt about that, great review as well.

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    Best RTS ever! No doubt about that.

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    I think it' silly to review a game with expectations of modern times.

    The game was state of the art during its time.

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    The game might be old, but it's still a lot of fun to play just like Counter Strike Source .


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    I'll have to check out this game called Starcraft.

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    great game.thanx 4 ur review~~

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    Originally Posted by zaccc View Post
    great game.thanx 4 ur review~~
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