I don't trust reviews. They're frequently made by people in the pay of the publishers, or by people who have a predisposition to be nice about things which perhaps do not deserve such niceties.
So I ask you peoples who are not in the pay of Blizzard, and may have experienced Starcraft 2. Is it any good? As good as 'they' say? GOTY material?
...a worthy purchase??????
worthy purchase? yes it is.
If you played and enjoyed the original starcraft then you will enjoy this. It adds a lot to the game but at the same time keeps its core gameply intact. I've only played the single player so far and I say its pretty long and enjoyable. They also give you a varying degree of customization as you can research certain upgrades for your units and structures, ie stimpacks, permanant cloaking, etc. The single player missions are pretty nostalgic of the first game, like the early mission where you try to hold off the zerg while waiting for rescue, or a raid mission where you are given certain units and only those units to destroy a key target.
I read the single player campaign is very story driven. Is it like Dawn of War II?
I wouldn't call dawn of war II very story driven (especially if you mean the vanilla dawn of war II) but yes there are some intresting plot twists here and there and you do have an option to choose if you help one group over another. You also have a starmap allowing you to choose different mission (you do them all eventually so I think its kind of pointless IMO)
I suppose it does give an option to play the missions in an order you want to play them in. If you say you're able to choose upgrades as the campaign progresses, perhaps failing a mission, playing a different one to get an upgrade and then revisiting the previous one is a good idea.
Yep, You also get new units with each mission you take. so say you fail to kill a zerg swarm, do another mission where you get a firebat and come back could be of great help. especially when you buy the upgrade that increases damage and the range of his flamethrower.
Sounds mucho interesting. I shall certainly add it to my "to buy" list!
glad I could help, also welcome to the forums.