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    Installing the game from the box I bought (Australian internet connection </3) Can't fucking wait to play it man

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    I just finished the campaign on hard.

    Overall took me ~11 hours to finish, i was doing it on HARD mode, and was trying to do some small achies along the way (so i did reload quite a few times).

    Have to say, really dissapointed with single player. Especially with the story. I absolutely loved the original SC story, and quite liked WOL story too. HOTS story feels like they just threw together 150 different writers and told them to write something tangently relating to zerg.
    I mean, zerg dont even feel like zerg anymore. More like... biological terran or something. Philosophical discussions, independent thought, etc... What happened to my swarm?

    At times story makes no sense whatsoever, and the gameplay isnt that much better either - i really am tired of the "What, did you decide to push out of your base? Here, lets have a squad of 15 tanks spawn outside your base with no warning of any kind. Have fun running back half across the map".


    I know SC2 is mostly about multiplayer - and MP HOTS is very, very good. However, i dont think i have ever been so dissapointed with a blizzard game as i am now with HOTS singleplayer. Well, except maybe cataclysm.

    Time to sleep now. Wish i did that instead of staying up to play this.

    Edit: i Brutalled the WOL campaign and loved it. So its not me being terrible. I just really, really dislike HOTS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anakonda View Post
    I just finished the campaign on hard.

    Overall took me ~11 hours to finish, i was doing it on HARD mode, and was trying to do some small achies along the way (so i did reload quite a few times).

    Have to say, really dissapointed with single player. Especially with the story. I absolutely loved the original SC story, and quite liked WOL story too. HOTS story feels like they just threw together 150 different writers and told them to write something tangently relating to zerg.
    I mean, zerg dont even feel like zerg anymore. More like... biological terran or something. Philosophical discussions, independent thought, etc... What happened to my swarm?

    At times story makes no sense whatsoever, and the gameplay isnt that much better either - i really am tired of the "What, did you decide to push out of your base? Here, lets have a squad of 15 tanks spawn outside your base with no warning of any kind. Have fun running back half across the map".


    I know SC2 is mostly about multiplayer - and MP HOTS is very, very good. However, i dont think i have ever been so dissapointed with a blizzard game as i am now with HOTS singleplayer. Well, except maybe cataclysm.

    Time to sleep now. Wish i did that instead of staying up to play this.

    Edit: i Brutalled the WOL campaign and loved it. So its not me being terrible. I just really, really dislike HOTS.
    I like the story so far. Why U hate it so much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anakonda View Post
    I just finished the campaign on hard.

    Overall took me ~11 hours to finish, i was doing it on HARD mode, and was trying to do some small achies along the way (so i did reload quite a few times).

    Have to say, really dissapointed with single player. Especially with the story. I absolutely loved the original SC story, and quite liked WOL story too. HOTS story feels like they just threw together 150 different writers and told them to write something tangently relating to zerg.
    I mean, zerg dont even feel like zerg anymore. More like... biological terran or something. Philosophical discussions, independent thought, etc... What happened to my swarm?

    At times story makes no sense whatsoever, and the gameplay isnt that much better either - i really am tired of the "What, did you decide to push out of your base? Here, lets have a squad of 15 tanks spawn outside your base with no warning of any kind. Have fun running back half across the map".


    I know SC2 is mostly about multiplayer - and MP HOTS is very, very good. However, i dont think i have ever been so dissapointed with a blizzard game as i am now with HOTS singleplayer. Well, except maybe cataclysm.

    Time to sleep now. Wish i did that instead of staying up to play this.

    Edit: i Brutalled the WOL campaign and loved it. So its not me being terrible. I just really, really dislike HOTS.
    So you leave your base completely undefended and then complain because you get attacked? wut...

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    11 hours? So it'll take a below average player twice as long. I'm happy with that.

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    I really liked the campaign of WoL, so planning on picking this up.

    Somehow I never am able to get into the multiplayer though. I'm pretty good at 'twitch' gaming and things like League of Legends, where I have to outplay someone with just my 1 character (not going into team tactics here). Once I have to multitask everything goes to hell.

    Did quite some reading and saw guides on youtube, and still I struggle horribly against AI ^^

  7. #1107
    I feel like we should call Sarah's pet Zergling Ziggy. Ziggy the Zergling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawdzilla View Post
    I feel like we should call Sarah's pet Zergling Ziggy. Ziggy the Zergling.
    Can I keep it?

    it followed me home.

    -in tychus' voice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anakonda View Post
    Have to say, really dissapointed with single player. Especially with the story. I absolutely loved the original SC story, and quite liked WOL story too. HOTS story feels like they just threw together 150 different writers and told them to write something tangently relating to zerg.
    I mean, zerg dont even feel like zerg anymore. More like... biological terran or something. Philosophical discussions, independent thought, etc... What happened to my swarm?
    Well technically the zerg during the overmind days did alot of talking too it was just the cerebrates + overmind + Kerrigan doing all the talking. But im sure they communicated alot you just didnt get as much indepth into what they do as you are now, and thats something blizzard obviously wanted you to see the more intellegent part of the zerg rather than the beasts you always control.

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    Only a couple of missions in but really digging it.

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    Completed the campaign not too long ago. A little under ten hours on hard difficulty. Just literally swarm your way around the map.

    I liked the story quite a bit. Because we've realized what she was created for. Now this is her journey of "self-discovery".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignit3e View Post
    Do you have to own Wings of Liberty in order to get Heart of the Swarm?
    When entering my CD key it told me it was upgrading my SC2 license to SC2 HotS, so I assume you need the original.

    Anyone notice how some of the title screen music is VERY reminiscent of Total Annihilation?
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    Good thing I didn't drop down my $40 to pre-order.


    Heard the campaign story is god awful. About as bad as D3. Which is no real surprise as it's the same writing team.


    The missions of course I heard are good in of themselves, but they should be seeing as you're dropping $40 on basically a multiplayer patch, so the campaign missions themselves better have some innovation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leafs43 View Post
    Good thing I didn't drop down my $40 to pre-order.


    Heard the campaign story is god awful. About as bad as D3. Which is no real surprise as it's the same writing team.


    The missions of course I heard are good in of themselves, but they should be seeing as you're dropping $40 on basically a multiplayer patch, so the campaign missions themselves better have some innovation.
    So far the story is pretty epic IMO. The story sucking or not sucking is subjective.

    But in reality. SC2 is a video game, if you want an engrossing epic story, the library is that way ------>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beazy View Post
    So far the story is pretty epic IMO. The story sucking or not sucking is subjective.

    But in reality. SC2 is a video game, if you want an engrossing epic story, the library is that way ------>
    In actual reality, video games can tell a story as well as any book.


    And dropping $40 you're really paying for the campaign as multiplayer already exists. So if it doesn't have a quality story....what are you actually paying for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leafs43 View Post
    In actual reality, video games can tell a story as well as any book.


    And dropping $40 you're really paying for the campaign as multiplayer already exists. So if it doesn't have a quality story....what are you actually paying for?
    Actually 99,99% of games fail horribly at storytelling and I have never played a game that manages to tell a story well
    without interrupting the gameplay with 3 minute cut scenes. HotS story isn't amazing, it's very much average but it's
    well presented.

    I think I played somewhere around 20 missions on Brutal. I still have some left but so far I've quite liked the campaign.
    The missions haven't been very challenging. Just drone to ~45 and roll over them with muta-ling-kerrigan. I think they
    could have done more with the evolution system too.

    About the multiplayer, I don't really like any of the new zerg units so I don't see myself playing as much as I played at
    the launch of wings of liberty.

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    Played campaign 9h 30min straight. Got 4 missions left. Been enjoying it immensely so far.
    All I would ever want and need is a hug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leafs43 View Post
    In actual reality, video games can tell a story as well as any book.
    No they cant, and they never have. . .

    Videogame stories can be cool, and sometimes "pretty good". But to compare them to a good work of fiction, is craycray. (Been wanting/waiting to use "craycray" in a sentence all day. Heard it on the radio this morn).

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    I'm about 9 missions in and I'm loving the story so far!
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    Getting Owned on Ladder, 12 games 4 wins.
    2 wins vs Zerg
    2 Wins vs Protoss that don't know how to make a stargate.
    It just feels like playing WoL vs stronger version of Terran and Protoss,
    Lets see how it works out in the next weeks.

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