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Seen a lot about this game and i was wondering if its worth getting into. By watching a few vids on youtube a gather its a sort of C&C game but more futuristic? Is it easy to get into and learn how to play and one last thing, wheres the cheapest place to buy if i choose to
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If you haven't played the original, yes it's an RTS like C&C. It involves 3 different races:

Terran: Human
Zerg: Mutations basically
Protoss: "Futuristic" race

You can download a free trial from battle.net I believe and can play in offline mode as Terran only versus computer. I would check that out first before you buy it. It's been dropping in price some, I think it's between $30 - $35 right now.

Learning curve is different from playing against computers and people obviously. Terran would be the easier to start with (since it's what you play as in the single player campaign). There is a learning curve for any of them, if you haven't played before.

You build structures, each one able to produce units or equipment upgrades. Three different tier levels, etc. If you've played C&C you'll have some grasp to it.

It's fun, addicting and all around good game
post #3 of 34
Heres my take on it: I liked single player, it was fun.


multiplayer: there are way to many people who are better than me and I didnt like dying within 3 minutes. cause I suck.. lol
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The basics are easy to learn, but some people are incredibly into it and have really sophisticated strategies that would obviously take longer to learn to compete against. I bought it for the campaign and thought I got my money's worth, even though it's one of only 2 games I've ever paid full price for.

It's a really solid game.
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Sounds good, ill keep an eye out for it.
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Pretty good game, definitely worth getting into. xsf described it well, similar to C&C, 3 different races, max supply of 200, good campaign and awesome MP
    
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post #7 of 34
Try the trial. If you like the multiplayer, get it.

Note that SC2 has a ladder system where your W/L ratio, once you're stable, will be 50% (if you're used to owning people in FPS it takes some getting used to). Don't give up if you're having a hard time at the beginning and you'll do fine.
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Its a great game but the learning curve is a little steep. Some people who play are members of SC2 message boards and are always learning new strats and tactics. Just make sure not to give up if you are having a rough start, it is really fun once you start winning.
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Try out the demo on their website before spend any money on it. It's really a great game -- it's my personal favorite
 
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As a completely non-biased faboi , i say your looking at a wrong game.If you like the C&C style of play , stay away from macro fests like SC2 and play something like DoWII which more fast paced.
    
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