StarCraft earns a place in World Video Game Hall of Fame
StarCraft is one of the best strategy games ever made, and there is no doubt that the Blizzard game has seen a lot of success since the first version was released. Now it is added to the World Video Game Hall of Fame for its undeniable impact in the gaming industry for years.
The World Video Game Hall of Fame has now added a total of four classic games to its roster. This included the likes of Animal Crossing, StarCraft, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?. These are the latest titles to make it to the top of the gaming industry’s best of all time.
The games were inducted into The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York, which is part of The Strong Museum of Play. This just proves that StarCraft is one of the best games as seen by a lot of gamers all over the world.
All of the inductees were selected based on the following criteria: icon status which means that the game has been loved by the masses and longevity, meaning that the game has been more than just a common game and still continues to be hyped for many players.
Reach also plays a huge role which sees the game extend over to other countries and connect one place to another. Influence is also a factor since the game has to deliver an impact on the rest of its genre and create a much better standard for other games in the long run.
Blizzard did a great job in putting the RTS game to the top of the world in 1998. The single-player mode was very immersive and the story just hooked a lot of players. The multiplayer mode took a bigger run in StarCraft 2, which saw the game rise as one of the best eSports out there.
StarCraft has won a lot of Game of the Year Awards and even made a lot of novels, graphic stories, toys, and many other products to keep the audience and players hooked to the franchise. That is why the game stays relevant.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores