July 28, 2010

My Life For Aiur, I Guess.

Yesterday was Starcraft Day! As of this writing, I don’t have Starcraft 2 yet. It’s coming later this afternoon.

But I’m not really excited or anything.

I don’t know. I have wonderful, wonderful memories of the original Starcraft. I remember playing the ever-loving crap out of it back in the day. There is absolutely no doubt that it is a completely fantastic game in every respect. There’s a reason why South Korea loves it so much. Blizzard only makes quality, and there’s nothing to make me think that this new game won’t be completely fantastic in every regard as well. I should be excited about getting to play a good game, right? I mean, I even installed Windows 7 on here in order to get prepared for Starcraft!

But yeah, I’m not particularly thrilled. Maybe it’s just because it’s taken so damn long. I mean, how long as Starcraft 2 been in development? Like 10 years at least? A long time. In that time period RTSes went from something I did nearly every day, certainly once a week, with people like Essner to a genre I no longer have any interest in and don’t really play. I really got into Dawn of War II, of course, but not the actual RTS mode. Just the RPG-like story mode. Granted, I think Starcraft is going to have a little of that, but, well… it’s Starcraft. It has to stay Starcraft, for the most part, or South Korea will declare war. Or something. It’s a game with such a rabid fanbase that they can’t really change it fundamentally. It’s not going to be significantly different. Granted, it’ll be good, but where I sit now, it feels like a known quantity. I may feel different after playing it, of course, but that’s how it comes off.

While internet is at a fever pitch, I’m kind of not. That’s okay, of course, and I’ll play it. Oh, will I play it. I just don’t mind that I have to wait until late afternoon to do so, I suppose.

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