Demoneater wrote:Uh? Am I the only one who isn't going to buy the game here?
What about the dudes who complained about blizzard here just shortly?
In my eyes, SC II is a total fail for me. Mostly cause of the blizzard politics. Activision Blizzard will really get the milk out of the cows...
- No LAN mode
- You have to be connected to the internet all the time, even during SP games (afaik). Not to mention what they might do with all the data they recieve through this way,
- IIRC increased game price. It might be just a few dollars now, but it is about the principle, if they sell games for an increased price very successful they will continue like this and other publishers will follow.
- You just get ONE race campaign. The others will be sold as addons for a quite high price I suppose. You are paying then for just a 1/3 of the campaign. Nice move, hm?
LAN: Get over it. LAN was something useful when we all had dialup. Almost any household is connected to the internet now, obviously you are, so lack of LAN is no issue. If you take a look all around, you'll notice LAN overall is disappearing. Don't point your finger at one company only.
Connection: No, you don't. Turn off your connection. Surprise, you can play. What can you play? Singleplayer. Because it's singleplayer. If you're connected to the internet you might as well be connected to multiplayer. Why be connected during singleplayer? Achievement spamming. Xbox and PS3 do this, and the Wii are all connected online at all times. What reason is there not to be connected at all times. Who cares what they do with the data? Splinter Cell collected data of all maps and strategies used, and presented it in a press release. Did people out them for collecting anonymous data? No, because that's a ridiculous argument.
Game Price: It's 2010. Get with the times, get a job. 60 dollars is not
overpriced. Buy any
other game just released and you'll find yourself saying "all of these games are overpriced!" But take a look at the bigger picture, oh wait, that's just standard pricing now. And.. Shocker! It's cheaper than the mid-90's, and that's not even including inflation. Games ranged between 50 to 80 dollars in the mid 90's when minimum wage was much less than it is now, if you look at the market overtime you'll find PC games (and only PC games) have decreased in price over time. Get your facts straight.
One race: Get over this the most. The campaign is extremely fleshed out and so far it's taken me longer to play than StarCraft and
Brood War combined. There's a reason for that- It is
longer. There's a plethora of other features available aside just a campaign for singleplayer. Maybe if you owned it and played it you'd quit bickering about it.