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RTS Starcraft

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by DeltaForceOperator, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. DeltaForceOperator Literate

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    I recently have started to play this game. What is your opinion about it? I play Starcraft 1 in skirmish mode with computer and so far it looks excellent. Nice 2D graphics without any lag, interesting choices in build and strategy. Interestions factions ( Terran, Zerg, Protoss ).
     
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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Insert Title Here RPG Wokedex Strap Yourselves In
    Played it through back in the 2000s and again last decade. It's a good game, although some of the (later?) Protoss campaign missions started to feel more like work than having fun. I like the cheesy cinematics and how the Terrans are portrayed. Multiplayer is not for me, I suck too much.
     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Insert Title Here Strap Yourselves In
    Get your apm up young blood.
     
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  4. jackofshadows Magister

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    A brilliant game. And even skirmish mode alone is able to provide countless hours of joy, yeah. When I was still new to the game, my favorite setup (inspired by Starship Troopers) was terran vs 3-5 zergs and playing defensively until all the minerals were depleted and then phase two: the cleanup started.
     
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    The game is pure incline. The atmospheric campaign was one of the best I have ever played in a RTS game.
     
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    Best game Blizzard ever made.
     
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  7. Azalin Arcane Patron

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    One of the best if not the best rts of all time,the Brood War expanson is pure incline too
     
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  8. DeltaForceOperator Literate

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    and Diablo 2
     
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  9. jackofshadows Magister

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    There can be only one.
     
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  10. what am i doing Arcane

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    Neat setting. Great soundtrack. Gameplay was good for its time, has aged badly, but that goes for basically every older RTS since SupCom demonstrated how to do the genre properly.
     
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    How exactly did it age badly?
     
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  12. what am i doing Arcane

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    Locked camera, bad pathing, bad unit AI in general, lack of templates, non-flux economy, bad instruction queuing, land and air units aren't meaningfully different, low unit cap, projectiles aren't simulated, no relief dependency, no battlefield reclaim, no build assist / build force mechanic, etc.
     
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    There is almost nothing in your list that would somehow diminish my joy with this game if I were to come back and replay the game's campaign. And I am pretty sure that 95% of all the other players out there who played and loved Starcraft will think the same.
     
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  14. what am i doing Arcane

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    For me personally when I go back to playing older RTS which I loved in their time - AoE2, StarCraft, WLBC2, etc - I actually can't enjoy them anywhere near as much as I did back in their day, having experienced so much better since then. The gameplay is so bad by comparison that it actively hampers my enjoyment.
     
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    So because it isn't Total Annihilation it's crap. Ok
     
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  16. what am i doing Arcane

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    I know you think you've posted some sort of "gotcha!" but yes, that's correct.
     
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  17. Catacombs Magister Patron

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    You can get good by getting stomped constantly by the South Koreans. SC is a national sport.
     
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  19. Malamert Magister Edgy

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    Amazing game. Superb campaign with a rad story, great character interactions and perfect voice acting. Never cared much for the competitive nonsense though, so outside the campaign I mostly played team games with AI or custom games.
    Shame how Starcraft 2 absolutely raped its characters, story and just about everything else.
     
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    I admire how well they managed to design & balance 3 such completely unique factions. Most other devs would've just copied, recolored & reskinned the units, maybe added a couple unique ones, and done a few stat tweaks.

    The Terrans are one of my all-time favorite factions. Love the "Confederacy in space" design, and the gritty kinda redneck feel (like Firefly). Makes most other sci-fi factions feel sterile by comparison.

    Favorite jukebox song from the sequel:

     
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  21. Gandalf Learned

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    Starcraft is a great game, but one lame thing about it is that Blizzard has copied took inspiration from the Warhammer. They did it with Warcraft first. Pretty lame in my eyes.
     
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  22. Malamert Magister Edgy

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    They took Warhammer's autistic retardation and made it into something good.
     
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    They looked up to Aliens for Terran/Zerg inspiration. You can recognise the dropship line.
     
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  24. Corbin Dallas Multipass Learned

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    It was and is fun and good. Awesome campaign from start to finish, with maybe a bit of a dip in protoss campaign in brood war. Become queen bitch of the galaxy/10.

    I found the enhanced re-release felt really choppy to me, the animations just did not seem as smooth.
     
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    RTS has been my favorite genre in my teens and I still like it, but despite all the RTS fans claiming Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander are the BEST EVER!!! I never really got the appeal of them.
     
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