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I've seen all this hype about StarCraft 2 ... but what is it exactly? An RPG or what? What's the theme of it and why does everyone see it as being so good?
It is a RTS (Real-Time Strategy), you control your units from a bird perspective POW (real-time), instead of other games like for instance Risk where you have 1 unit that symbolizes a battalion you control each unit.

The theme is an intergalactic war, where the Zerg (alien, bug things..) are trying to spread out and conquer the universe while the Terrans (humans) and Protoss (alien warriors) are doing the best they can to defend themselves.
The game has a very interesting story starting a long time before the story of the game, in fact millenias before.

Why is it so popular? It's 9 years old, but still many plays this game, why?
It's a classic, it is one of the greatest games ever made, the three races are so different yet they are so incredibly equal.
This game is a must-try object and I don't mean try it for 5 minutes, just complete the original and the BW campaigns, you will understand why it's a classic and so addictive.
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it was a horrible RTS game....to me it was repetitive and boring.
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where can i download it? my friend gave it to me, but i lost it in a reformat. also, one of my friends has the battlechest, but how many times can you install it?
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it was a horrible RTS game....to me it was repetitive and boring.
Get out!

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where can i download it? my friend gave it to me, but i lost it in a reformat. also, one of my friends has the battlechest, but how many times can you install it?
It still costs $ but you can pick it up with the expansion for like 10-15 bucks brand new at best buy.
    
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AFTER Diablo and Half-Life? Hell no! Its better than both (but I do love all 3)
no

half life > all
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Its an amazing game. It was game of the year for like 4 years until HL2 came out I think lol.

You can buy Starcraft with the Brood War expansion for like $10 in EBGames. Its worth it IMO, give you some practice if you decide to play Starcraft2
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graphics looks meh to me. Hope the gameplay is good.
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even if those are screenshots, its still in EARLY phases. there isnt even any ambient lighting. dont judge this game so early.
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Yeeeh REEL MEN DRILL DEEP!
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Well I think its IGN's computer not being up to date thus gathering somewhat lower quality pictures. That’s the case with most games they review. It also could be that they save it @ 60% quality jpg in Photoshop to save space....who'd know.

From the video I've seen model as well as terrain quality should look way better, especially if it is designed for DirectX 10.

I wouldn't mind even this quality though if gameplay is very good, also consider how many units can be produced; it will probably give low fps if everything is maxed out even on the newest products.

Those are just my speculations, don't hold me for it.
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