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Starcraft 2: Less 3D, More 2D

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    Starcraft 2: Less 3D, More 2D

    Blizzard is working hard on its highly anticipated follow-up to its original space and aliens real time strategy game, but goes on record to say that even though the game uses the latest technology, players will not be adversely affected.

    Starcraft 2 was announced last year, squishing rumors that Blizzard was working on a next-generation MMO to follow after its extremely successful World of Warcraft. But this isn't to say that Starcraft 2 wasn't well received. In fact, it's more than likely the most anticipated game in development today.

    Based on entirely new code and sporting a sleek and detailed 3D engine, Starcraft 2 definitely shines in every visual way. Many gamers initially felt that while the in game teasers looked good, the 3D nature of the game may adversely affect gameplay. Long time Starcraft players will testify that the original 2D Starcraft engine is what gives the game such a fast paced feeling.

    According to Starcraft 2 lead developer Chris Sigaty, Blizzard is working hard at making the 3D engine un-intrusive as possible.

    "It's a whole 3D engine, so there will be differences to some degree but our core goal out of it is to have that really fast-paced action, quickly grabbing units and assigning them to particular targets, you know, to match the fast-paced action," said Sigaty.

    Traditional RTS game play is what Starcraft fans have been dying for, for more than 10 years. Sigaty appears to know exactly what this is all about. In fact, Starcraft is still played today all over the world. Blizzard wants to keep that trend going, as its obviously a very successful one.

    "Our goal is not to let you feel [3D] too much, other than see the amazing effects you can get out of 3D: lighting, real-time shadows, all these things add up to a much nicer looking game that scales for a much longer period of time," said Sigaty. "Out of it we hope we can achieve that great quality of look and that same quality of play that you saw with the 2D stuff."

    Most gamers are hoping that Starcraft 2 will hit store shelves late this year, but so far Blizzard has not made any comments on the game's official release date, sticking to a "when it's done" model. Regardless, there's no denying Blizzard's history of success.

    "There's such a hardcore fan base that has certain expectations, so that's definitely the biggest challenge from my perspective. We made some decisions early on that we'd keep a lot of that familiarity."

    source: http://www.tomsgames.com/us/2008/03/18/starcraft_blizzard_rts/
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    I think they are too afraid to change it cause the crazy Korean pro's would freak if it wasnt a clone.. They shouldnt be afraid of change! I hope blizzard doesnt make a complete clone!
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    I hope it's released before I die. They got through three Warcrafts before processors got to GHz speeds, why can't they release Starcraft 2 by the time we see almost 6GHz quad-cores flying around?
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    Minimum req's for Starcraft are Pentium 90 and 16mb of ram LOL thats like 126x slower than what the average user has now lol
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    I know! Yes, it's definitely a complete overhaul, but I think they're trying too hard to make sure that it's up to date with technology. They need to just set their noses to the grindstone and choose the technology today and base it off of that. The plain and simple fact is that if Starcraft 2 features the same addicting gameplay that the original had, if its graphics are a few months down the road, nobody's gonna give a flying protoss about it.
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    Yea, as long as I get to play those tank defense or w/e there called im good!
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    Have you seen the videos? Those little burrowing zerg things that come at you and pop into green goo are dirty. If that's what the game ends up looking like, I don't mind. I don't need World in Conflict graphics. I just want a new Starcraft!
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    Screens

    here are some screens from the trailer:
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    Aww your first thanks ever from me...how sweet...
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    If Korean pros get mad at that they need to be slapped back into sense. Ive never seen those screens before it looks amazing!
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    Really? Check out the youtube videos of it. They're pretty sweet.
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    Not at all!
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    i like the 3d engine and new untis way bether then orginal starcraft
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    I think the game is going to be something big! No matter what they go for it. We've wanted this game forever in a day. November is a long way away, but for what they have shown, even at their website, is really making me feel the tingle of the game!

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