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Why loyal players still see StarCraft II as a worthy game
Aug 11, 2021, 4:03:00 AM

Why loyal players still see StarCraft II as a worthy game

It has been more than a decade since StarCraft II came out but it still has a significant number of players. Blizzard released it way back in 2010 and it is still going strong now. Let’s dive into what makes it such a compelling game.

StarCraft will always have an impressive legacy since the series dates back to the late 1990s. It has had a significant impact on the video game industry and it continues to endure as one of the premier strategy games the scene has to offer. When it comes to its genre, StarCraft is the golden standard for big-budget strategy games due to its deep tactics and smooth gameplay.

Even though SCII was released in 2010, it continues to be a game that evolves. There has been a decade of patches and evolution with the game but with Blizzard pulling the plug on updates, there has been widespread concern regarding the health of StarCraft. Even if there have been no updates for almost a year, the loyal player base is still here and fighting for their favourite game’s life.

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What is so good about StarCraft?

While StarCraft’s community is fighting for their game’s life, people have asked about what makes SC such a good title that has made these people show their loyalty. 

When it comes to gameplay, StarCraft and its sister game Warcraft are still considered the best example of clean mechanics in strategy games. It has been more than a decade since both series had main-series releases with their games but they are still being played around the world. 

Esports tournaments have also endured through the years which is one of the reasons why people are passionate about it because these events strengthen the player base’s support for SC.

It also helps that StarCraft is one of the most accessible games in the modern era. Since it was released a long while ago, it does not require high specs to play which opens a door for new players to enjoy the game without worrying about possible technical problems during gameplay.

Will Blizzard ever repay the fans’ loyalty?

Blizzard has not supported StarCraft since they pulled the plug on patches in late 2020. It looks like Blizzard’s stranglehold on StarCraft will continue until they show some sense of urgency when it comes to either an expansion or a third game in the series. 

It is difficult to see Blizzard doing something soon with the StarCraft IP since they are too focused on creating new games in the Diablo series, expansions in World of Warcraft and their constant support for Overwatch. For the fans, hopefully, they can get some support from Blizzard since they have endured with the game since it was released in 2010.

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Words: Cholo Martin

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