I played C&C tiberium and red alert on the 360. Really liking this game. I now see (with the ease of movement a mouse affords) why people say "RTS games don't feel right on consoles". I do think hotkeys may be a problem for me personally as a console gamer. I love the way I can do everything with just a mouse. So, is there any chance I could play at a low level online, or is it really hopeless sans hotkeys?
Video Blog: Playing Through StarCraft II
Brad, I'd suggest going Fullscreen Windowed Mode. It allows seamless Alt+Tabbing!
And do you prefer the in-game missions, or everything surrounding them 'outside of the game'?
I find myself loving the TV coverage in the cantina and the story unfolding the most. In-game missions are good though! Best I've had as far as RTS' go.
Hey Brad, I think it'd be cool if you made another one of these, but sorta explaining how you got better at the game for beginning players. I have a small amount of RTS experience, and I have on idea where to start. I am actually really good against other people that dont really know what they are doing, but if I play someone who actually knows how to play at all I get crushed. I know there are things like build orders and knowing the tech tree that will make you better, but I really have no idea where to start. What build order do I use, or how do I find out what to use. What are some overall basics of the game that you always need to know besides hot keys.
Basically, if you just made one of these that sorta detailed how you got better that would be awesome for new players like me.
Sounds pretty good. Not for me, but it does look pretty comprehensive. I was thinking this would not be a "complete" game due to the fact that it's coming out in three parts, but it doesn't appear that way from what Brad's saying.
Like I said, not a fan of RTS games, but this one looks pretty good.
" Question: I have Starcraft 1 one my PC that I got a few months ago and touched very briefly (my first Blizzard game incidentally). I was curious about the fiction and how it ties together. It seems like it has a rich lore that runs pretty deep. So, I was wondering if it was worth it to finish the original (along with Brood War), like I was planning to before picking up this game. How does the game address events of the the past game, and is the quality of the story even worth it? Good feature though Brad. Surprisingly coherent doing a monologue like that. Pretty informative. Wouldn't mind seeing more of these, in general across the site too. "The original and expansion have great stories and presentation. As long as you can handle some pixelated graphics, go for it.
Yay, Brad gets his own feature at last (I guess there was the PC 'building' one but this one could actually go somewhere). I thought it was really good stuff Brad. I'm probably not going to buy Starcraft 2 but it's interesting to know what's going on it and what is noteworthy. The tone of the video was perfect as well.
I vote yes to more video blogs: more for Starcraft 2 but maybe this kind of content could show up for other purposes as well and even from the other guys. Maybe it'd be suitable for where there's a game that only one of you is really passionate about, maybe where there's a strong multiplayer component which means you'll have other meaningful experiences with it post-review and so you just give some solo thoughts on it straight to the community. Just a thought.
" You just stabbed through my heart Brad Shoemaker. WC3 had a fucking excellent story and narrative back in the day. But I'm looking forward to these video logs in the future, definitely something I'd love to see Giant Bomb crew do on the constant basis. "I agree. I just played WC3 and TFT this year and they have stood the test of time. Didn't watch the rest of the video after that.
I like the idea of video blogs.
Really enjoying the campaign right now, I can only guess what mission that "zombie" one is, the one I deliberately avoided so I could get more zerg research points haha!
Love the upgrade system and the breaks between missions where you're on the Hyperion. GG Blizzard.
Finished the campaign on hard, achivements say 25 / 29 missions complete though, so im unsure if i missed some objectives or they are the ones where you have to make a choice about the mission you play.
The last Zeratul mission was epic.
Probably gonna play through again, made stupid choices with the tech trees.
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