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StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty Beta Retrospective
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Gamespiral has posted a new article examining the features available in the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Beta. Blizzard Entertainment's return to the popular StarCraft RTS franchise will feature a robust new single player campaign and a host of new units and tactics for multiplayer fans to enjoy.

Even the general presentation of the game was greatly reminiscent of the first Starcraft, with many of the same building and character models. However, the updated 3D graphics and phenomenal environments made Starcraft 2 not only a joy to play, but also a pleasure to look at. Even during massive battles between opponents even in a 4v4 game ran smoothly with no hiccups at all in my experience. The user interface of the game was also not only nice looking, but also very easy to use. From the menu, players can check community news, check their statistics, check their ladder standings, and much more. Finding an online game on Battle.net is easier than ever, you simply choose your race and your game type (1v1, 2v2, 3v3 or 4v4) and click find match and in less than a minute you would be paired up with the correct number of players and placed into a game. Players could also find a match but also create a party of friends, create a custom game, play co-op against the AI, or play an unranked FFA game. One thing however that has angered long time Starcraft fans is the complete absence of LAN support. All multiplayer games must be played through Blizzardís online network service, Battle.net.

The music and sound effects of Starcraft 2 were by far the most impressive of any RTS game that Iíve ever played. Each race had itís own music as well as their own unique sound effects and extremely well done voice acting. Although I didnít have a chance to do it I guarantee that playing Starcraft 2 on a good quality sound system would be one hell of an experience.
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