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StarCraft II Demo

The StarCraft II Website now offers Windows and OS X playable demos for Blizzard's real-time strategy sequel. Word is: "If you haven’t yet experienced the intense strategic combat of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, you can get into the action today with the newly released demo edition. Featuring full access to the first three missions of the single-player campaign, as well as unlimited access to skirmish mode as the terrans versus an A.I. opponent, the free demo gives you an introduction to the cinematic storytelling and fast-paced gameplay of StarCraft II."

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22. Re: StarCraft II Demo Jan 4, 2011, 23:10 Numinar
 
Oh wow so disappointed. Maybe the hyper competitive well balanced multi with antiquated interface is worth it for a lot of people, but so is Jesus and Muhammad. It's actually helped me appreciate Supreme Commander 2 more. How can the media be so wrong? Are they pandering to the cult of blizzard? Even the wing commander bits I was looking forward to come across as half baked and poorly written. It looks and runs worse than Company of Heroes despite having, I imagine, several magnitudes of budget advantage over it.

WTH world, WTH.
 
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21. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 22, 2010, 12:15 Optional nickname
 
Nuukee wrote on Dec 22, 2010, 08:10:
There was adjustable difficulty in Dune2?
Are you sure??

Yes, it was adjustable.

If you added 4 sticks of 30pin simms, it got easier to destroy the A.I
 
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20. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 22, 2010, 11:30 Ant
 
Is there a full installer instead of this downloader? Is this different from that NVIDIA's free trial?  
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19. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 22, 2010, 09:33 Beamer
 
I might grab this.

Back when SC came out I totally ignored it. I was fairly done with RTS by that point, and any interest I had left was tied up in Total Annihilation. StarCraft, lacking in infinite building queues and waypoints, felt like a huge step backwards in time (even if TA drove me nuts with a poorly-implemented fog of war.)

Maybe I'll try this, but I haven't really played and enjoyed any RTS since TA. As much as I played the crap out of the genre during the mid 90s rise, I really stopped enjoying it at all.
 
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18. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 22, 2010, 09:19 Silicon Avatar
 
SC2 was okay. It was certainly polished.

It felt familiar and fun at first and then after a while it felt kind of retreaded. I guess with the old SC I could work on the other race's campaigns when I got bored, but now not so much. I haven't played in forever.

I hope they take more chances with Diablo 3.
 
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17. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 22, 2010, 08:10 Nuukee
 
There was adjustable difficulty in Dune2?
Are you sure??
 
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16. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 22, 2010, 07:39 InBlack
 
AngryMax wrote on Dec 22, 2010, 06:08:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 22, 2010, 06:03:
So i take i am the only one who doesn't like SC2. Cliché, bad gameplay, bad AI, bad story, does nothing new. Sign of getting old?

Maybe because i never was a fan of RTS games in ... ah well

Nah, i am the same way. I enjoyed the original for a few months when i was 17, and after trying this one it offers nothing new. Compared to some games that came later like Rise of Nations, its just too primitive.

I can see how younger crowd would have a lot of fun with this.

Im 30 and I dig it. So do most of my friends. But then again we've been playing RTSes since Dune2. I have a friend who is currently trying to finish the entire SC2 campaign on "brutal" difficulty, quite a feat apparently.

Its definitely a throwback to the old-school RTSes of old. Does that mean its bad? For example I really dig WH40K: Dawn of War 2's multiplayer. Does that preclude me from liking SC2? Why would it?

Sure the story is full of cliche's and the gameplay is more of the same old same old. But it works and its FUN!

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15. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 22, 2010, 07:32 ruffil
 
Tainted wrote on Dec 22, 2010, 06:47:
i am unwilling to drop £35 on it
Just find a friend and buy 2 games paying just 1 at Amazon.de in Germany: http://amzn.to/fX9etJ
With package/shipping that's roughly £20 per game which is quite a nice deal, imho.

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14. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 22, 2010, 06:47 Tainted
 
i'll bite. i am definitely interested in the game, but i am unwilling to drop £35 on it regardless. No game is worth that much...  
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13. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 22, 2010, 06:08 AngryMax
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 22, 2010, 06:03:
So i take i am the only one who doesn't like SC2. Cliché, bad gameplay, bad AI, bad story, does nothing new. Sign of getting old?

Maybe because i never was a fan of RTS games in ... ah well

Nah, i am the same way. I enjoyed the original for a few months when i was 17, and after trying this one it offers nothing new. Compared to some games that came later like Rise of Nations, its just too primitive.

I can see how younger crowd would have a lot of fun with this.
 
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12. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 22, 2010, 06:03 eRe4s3r
 
So i take i am the only one who doesn't like SC2. Cliché, bad gameplay, bad AI, bad story, does nothing new. Sign of getting old?

Maybe because i never was a fan of RTS games in ... ah well
 
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11. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 22, 2010, 05:45 InBlack
 
Way to go Blizz! Get people hooked on the storyline, and skirmish is a nice bonus...  
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10. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 22, 2010, 03:40 Dev
 
|oR|jonvall wrote on Dec 21, 2010, 23:01:
Wasn't there a demo already released? Or was that a trial....or open beta? I remember playing this game about a year or 8 months ago.....not my cup of tea.
They were 14 day trial passes, I think 2 of them were in every starcraft 2 game.

I'm guessing blizzard figured that most of them are given away and used up now.
 
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9. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 22, 2010, 00:01 PHJF
 
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8. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 21, 2010, 23:07 Techie714 ©
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 21, 2010, 22:49:
Techie... you play MAG?

MAG?
 
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7. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 21, 2010, 23:01 |oR|jonvall
 
Wasn't there a demo already released? Or was that a trial....or open beta? I remember playing this game about a year or 8 months ago.....not my cup of tea.  
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6. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 21, 2010, 22:49 PHJF
 
Techie... you play MAG?  
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5. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 21, 2010, 22:22 SirKnight
 
Back in the late 90s when SC first came out I played the demo and didn't care for it much. I liked C&C a lot more.

But a while back when I bought my GTX 460 it came with a trial of SC2 (trial for buying a graphics card? wtf!? where's my full game!?) and surprisingly I liked it a lot so I bought it for $50 on Amazon (I would not pay $60 so I waited until a deal came along).

The same kind of weird thing happened with Diablo. I played the demo when it came out and thought it was lame yet everyone around me was going crazy over it. Then a few years later when Diablo 2 came out, I gave it another chance and I loved it. I have loved Diablo ever since and I still play Diablo 2 to this day. Mostly single player though.

It's weird how it took so long for me to come around to these games.
 
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4. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 21, 2010, 22:05 Techie714 ©
 
@Half Elf

I'm not much of a whiner, in fact I play a ton of games. My favorite is the Fallout franchise, I'm also playing BF:BC2, & Just Cause 2 right now. I'm just not a big fan of RTS games & especially ones based in sci-fi. Feel free to add me on Steam, I play tons of stuff. But yes my heart is in tactical FPS games. *slower, realistic combat*
 
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3. Re: StarCraft II Demo Dec 21, 2010, 22:00 Overon
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 21, 2010, 21:26:
Dude your idea of good gaming is ARMA II. Whine less, try other games and see what fun you've been missing
How do you know this?
 
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