Review: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
A clever, if necessarily limited, mix of
Michael Plant is chief editor and writer of gaming ezine and blog GamesCatalyst.com, as well as editor of 'The Independent'’s games review printed in the Saturday supplement 'Information'. Established in February 2011, Games Catalyst endeavours to bring its unique brand of fact and satire to the videogaming community and, in tandem with 'The Independent', hopefully turn a few non-believers on to gaming while we’re at it.
Monday 25 March 2013
Sci-fi hokum meets real-time strategy once again, as Blizzard’s long awaited
expansion of StarCraft 2 finally finishes its preparation for war; this time with
the Zerg taking centre stage (they being
Giger-esque aliens hell bent on the assimilation all other races).
As before Blizzard have injected a clever, if necessarily limited, mix of
gameplay styles, so that you’re rarely left following the tired ‘build a vast
army’ formula; instead being forced to make quick decisions against the clock
or nursing finite forces against overwhelming numbers.
It’s online where the game takes off however, with further subtle changes implemented to reinvigour the videogame chess that is StarCraft and complete a must buy package for fans.
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