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Necessary sacrifice or cash grab?

Shacknews reports that Blizzard has chosen to release the much anticipated Starcraft 2 as a trilogy of separate games with each release focusing on one of the 3 factions. The first game in the trilogy will consist of the Terran campaign, and will be called "Terrans: Wings of Liberty." The second campaign will focus on the Zerg and will be called "Zerg: Heart of the Swarm," The third campaign will be focused on the Protoss and will be called "Protoss: Legacy of the Void."

Blizzard’s Rob Pardo stated, "The second and third games will be like expansion packs, but we really want them to feel like standalone products." He also justified the decision mentioning it was necessary to maintain the quality of the product, the alternatives either being a long delay of the game, or a scaling back of the campaigns.

According to the Shacknews article, each of the campaigns will have different play styles with the Zerg campaign implementing RPG elements, the Protoss campaign will implement diplomacy elements, and the Terran campaign will implement a Protoss mini-campaign.

The very important multiplayer component will be unchanged despite the separation of the campaigns. Some units will be specific to the each campaign and will not be available in multiplayer.

It remains to be seen if the separation of the campaigns is a necessary sacrifice to provide the best possible gaming experience to the customer. Each game will now feature more in-game cinematics and story content. Whether the decision was an unnecessary cash grab or not will become clear after the game is released.



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RE: Compilation
By Screwballl on 10/13/2008 10:37:51 AM , Rating: 2
if you like these games then give Sins of a Solar Empire a try.


RE: Compilation
By 325hhee on 10/13/2008 12:52:56 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
if you like these games then give Sins of a Solar Empire a try.


I just looked at a vid on Youtube, wow that game does look awsome, reminds me of Home World, but better, gonna pick up a copy, thanks for the recommendation. I hope there's a Star Trek skin for it, hehe :)


RE: Compilation
By Ringold on 10/13/2008 9:38:54 PM , Rating: 2
There is an awesome-looking Star Trek mod out there for it, but it hasn't been finished yet. It'll be nice when it is, though.


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