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Poll Results: should i get sc2?

 
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    yes with out doubt
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    No
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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
Obvious fanboy is obvious.

If you don't like the gameplay mechanics of SC2 then don't play it, for christ's sake.

But since we're already comparing the two, let me raise a few points here...

If SC2 is so flawed, then why the hell does it have tons of players, lots of tournaments, better exposure, a much bigger community, and to be honest, I've never seen any good SupCom 2 casters (or any casters at all).

Oh yeah... Why doesn't Supreme Commander have tournaments that have $100,000 prizes?

Go figure..... And yes, I am talking to you goldboy
first thing first - go troll somewhere else. We are not talking about whether I should buy the game, we are giving opinions on the game. So to say "If you don't like it don't play it" is simply irrelevant in my recommendations to another person.

Secondly, the reason why Starcraft 2 is so popular is because of Starcraft 1. And also because Korea has take video games way out of proportion. I will get to this later.

SupCom2 does have regular tournaments with prizes up to a few Grand - not much compared to Starcraft, but no-one plays this game proffesionally so its an unfair comparison.


Unfortunately in Korea, Starcraft has created a a 'virtual' sports which is not only very detrimental for Korea's youth, but has created this hyped-up competition in video games. Video games were created as a way to relax, and will always remain a-way to relax.
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
This doesn't even deserve a lol.. Oh wait! It does. LOL



It's called "marketing strategy" ever heard of it?

Oh... and let me add a little extra....

Starcraft 2 was released 10 years after the prequel.

Whilst Supreme Commander 2 was released only 3 years after its predecessor... Wanna know why that is? IT'S CAUSE PEOPLE GOT TIRED OF THE FIRST GAME.

SC2 was released 10 years after the first one, cause there was no need to release another starcraft game. But they still did it. Wanna know why? Cause of all the feedback from starcraft players. That just shows how enormous the starcraft gaming community is.

I don't even see the supcom community convincing GPS and square enix to release a mere expansion.
Sorry large amounts of fail detected while trying to argue with a 12 year old.

For starters, there was a very successful DLC release for both Supcom1 and 2. Secondly Supcom 2 was released 3 years after Supcom 1 because - can you guess it? - Supcom 1 was a success. There is no other way a sequal would be released if the original was not a success. Never did business huh?

Talking about business, any company out to make money would bring out sequals as much as they can - if there series is a success (look at COD - people are always complaining, but it is the biggest commercial success in video gaming history). And that is why Blizzard brought out Starcraft 2. Thats right, to make money. Not because of your fairy-tale fantasy where game developers care about their community. That used to be in the past, not anymore, especially when they've smelled $$ that COD made
post #33 of 46
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Video games were created as a way to relax, and will always remain a-way to relax.
so were soccer, football, baseball, basketball, blah blah blah. look how much money + time is devoted to those now.
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so were soccer, football, baseball, basketball, blah blah blah. look how much money + time is devoted to those now.
those all contribute to our well-being, in terms of physical health. Hence it is only normal that we have professionals to show us how to do it

but when I play those sports I never play against those guys. When I go online to play a game, I have no idea who I am up against - and if these guys are taking the game too seriously/are paid to play ~ this is no fun for me because I don't even have a chance
post #35 of 46
Omg... so you're just butt hurt. Never heard of beer leagues or any other competitive sports? You don't know who you're playing against either. Be good get good or give up. Just because you refuse to get good at it doesn't mean you need to flame the game for being "bad".

Too many contradictions in your posts. Take a chill pill, relax and let it go.
    
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post #36 of 46
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so were soccer, football, baseball, basketball, blah blah blah. look how much money + time is devoted to those now.
well I think some people find video games to relax,relieve stress,anger issue,some finds them to make money out of it, there are many possibilities with video games what people can do with it.

For me I enjoy playing game for fun but any way i never played supreme commander before so no idea what's the game like can't comment on that

one thing i can say is starcraft 2 has huge community behind it and I seriously doubt there won't any bigger strategy community then starcraft 2 stands today.
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I already made my point.

To OP: you should buy SC2
    
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If you like lots of action, fast paced gameplay, balanced races, go for it.

Personally I love it, I'm not very good at it but I still enjoy it, the match finder is quite decent but as with most, it has its moments if madness where it pairs you with somebody a lot higher or a lot lower.

Tldr - I'd say get it, great game

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those all contribute to our well-being, in terms of physical health. Hence it is only normal that we have professionals to show us how to do it

but when I play those sports I never play against those guys. When I go online to play a game, I have no idea who I am up against - and if these guys are taking the game too seriously/are paid to play ~ this is no fun for me because I don't even have a chance
when you log on to battle.net, you don't have a chance of being matched up with someone whose skill level is much higher than yours. there is a whole ladder/division system that matches you up with players of similar skill level. if you don't play starcraft well, you'll be matched up with someone who is roughly bad as you. that is where decision making, mechanics, tactics all come into play to determine who wins.

what is the "strategy" that you talk about in supcom and how is it different to starcraft? you do realise there are about a zillion different openings and builds for each race against each specific race matchup, each that have been refined and played to death over countless hours... like a certain classic strategy game i know.. you know... CHESS??! but if one had played it for only "several hours" or even "several hours over a week" he/she wouldn't know crap about the game. again, like chess. i believe competitive supcom would also have optimised build orders and strategies against each faction? and the player that best executes the appropriate strategies in each matchup will usually win? which is usually how a strategy game should be decided?

now i am not saying starcraft (or any other game) is as strategically deep as chess, but the similarities are there - starcraft and its sequel have much much higher learning curves to play competitively than what you would normally expect. setting "repeat actions" like in supcom is counterproductive because build orders are optimised to have a certain amount of minerals/workers/units at a certain point of time.

(oh and you do realise starcraft, and aoe, and every other strategy game, has had unit build queuing since the beginning, right?)

anyway, point being - it's pretty ridiculous to say starcraft lacks strategy when compared to other games. i don't know how you characterise it, but if it's the "herp derp lets just make a bunch of units and throw it at the enemy" game it wouldn't have been broadcasted for 15+ years and host to tournaments worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

IGN is starting up a new pro league for sc2 as well.

http://www.ign.com/proleague, prize pool estimated to be $150~200k.
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Don't forget there is an insane amount of custom games for SC2. And growing constantly. You can literally place SC2 every day for a month and get a different experience.
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