• Icehearted - October 19, 2012 12:21 a.m.

    The eSports stuff was lost on me since I consider such things a complete joke. I felt a little put off that a lack of subscription somehow seemed to justify the $60 price tag according to Brian, or at least that's how it seemed. This smacks of exploitation. They have a terrific IP, and rather than treating the fans respectfully, with full-fledged games with complete sequels, they break up a single game to exploit their fans for more cash. no, one doesn't have to buy these, but it doesn't make it any less exploitative. For me it's extra sad, because I really loved Starcraft, but I refuse to be milked for that. A battle-chest of some sort in about 2-4 more years or so will probably be the only way I will ever play these. As it stands I've got far too much personal integrity to let myself be taken advantage of this way. Sorry Brian, I have to disagree with most of your point.
  • Thedigitalg - October 19, 2012 12:25 p.m.

    Except it's not 1 game split into 3 really, is it? Did you even play the first one? The campaign, on brutal, is 12 hours+ for someone with an average skill with SC. Paying base price for a game with a campaign over 12 hours long, and no multiplayer, is normal nowadays. Throw in an addictive multiplayer and it's a bargain (well, except Blizzards pricing is a little higher than most). Also, top-tier Starcraft is incredibly fun to watch, even without an MLG sub. Just use Youtube, and watch Day9, the greatest gaming personality evar.
  • GamesRadarBrianKim - October 19, 2012 3:26 p.m.

    @Thedigitalg: Agreed! I'd also go so far as to compare Starcraft 2 to Harry Potter. Each movie is essentially a chapter in one large book. Fans paid full price for every book and movie ticket with a smile on their face. @Icehearted: That's ok man, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Would I be happy if it were only $40? Hell yeah! Would I still buy it if it were $60? Absolutely! To each their own. =D
  • icbacomingupwithapropername - October 18, 2012 11 p.m.

    I may have imagined this but until I read this article I was fairly sure it was common knowledge that the heart of the swarm was going to cost standard expansion price and that the multi player additions where going to apply to all for free and that purchasing the expansion was only for the campaign.
  • Stormwolf - October 18, 2012 8:14 p.m.

    Personaly i played starcraft 2 back on the first game on the battle chest my friend got me into it and ill still say to this day the most epic rts i have played i instantly fell in love with the zerg even though i wasent too good a t them at all in the first but in this one i found it a lot eazyer to use them even rthought i may not be the best player i love starcraft 2 but thisd is only part 1 of 3 or maby more i can probly say they may not end at 2,eventully there may be a 3rd but you cant leave the game how it ended nore the choice to let you play the sides of the story of the protos and zerg,primary games are all about the story thats what gets the game to usualy sell a and for some its the multi but even so without the story it cant get you into it as much,it needs a zerg campaign for the lovers of zerg out there 60 is a good price to pay for a full game and the wol has been out for a while and given people good experances with it but things change and we need to experance the zerg or protos not just humans,most games now and days are 60 for full games,as for wows expansions thats what they are expansions not full games theres the diffrence with these for starcraft there full games on there own not expansions so the price will differ.
  • Viron - October 18, 2012 3:54 p.m.

    WHAT THE FUCK?! $60?! Are they serious? If I didn't have enough reasons to hate Blizzard now I have plenty. I wanted to see how the story progressed but not for $180. I guess the shitloads of money from WoW isn't enough. Fuck it, I'm done with Starcraft.
  • ChaosEternal - October 18, 2012 4:51 p.m.

    You might want to remember that there are as many missions in WOL as there were in the original Starcraft. They aren't splitting the campaign into three parts and making you pay full price for each, they are making three separate full size campaigns.
  • KnowYourPokemon - October 18, 2012 4:54 p.m.

    The funny thing about that is it's not $60. I don't know where they got that idea and I don't know why they stated it but Blizzard said their expansions would cost the regular expansion price (so roughly $40) and not the price of a full new game...
  • Viron - October 19, 2012 10:19 a.m.

    Hmmm you're right, that is misleading. Still the replay value wasn't in the campaign it was (supposedly) in multi. I might get this one but that is it. I can't stand the protoss and to be honest I don't like the zerg that much. Entire campaigns dedicated to them probably aren't gonna win me over to them.
  • LordZarlon - October 18, 2012 3:30 p.m.

    I'm a huge StarCraft fan from the beginning and I can't wait for this expansion. I am disappointed with some of the new units, I am a Zerg player, but that won't taint the whole package. Will it splinter the esports scene? My personal enjoyment is more important to me than esports has ever been.
  • DarthPunk - October 18, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    As someone who doesn't really care about the multiplayer I just want some more campaign stuff

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