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Windows 7: StarCraft II - Midnight Release

27 Jul 2010   #11
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hmmm... that's foul. I'll have to do some reviews to see what's going on with that.


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28 Jul 2010   #12
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
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That's all fine to register the product, but I want to know if a constant connection is required or can you play the game off line.
Well, when you launch the game....it requires you to logon with your battlenet account....so this makes me think that you will need to have an internet connection to actually play the game.
Sounds like it, same kind of crap ubisoft is pulling.
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28 Jul 2010   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
They decided to release this ONE game as three instead. Apparently the campaigns are being released as expansion packs.
As far as I am concerned, that is pure extortion.
~Lordbob
Well, these companies are in business to make money....so it kinda stands to reason. I just look at the amount of time that I spend playing the game. If I pay $40 for a game and I play it for 200 hours....that comes out to like 20 cents per hour.

Also, with something like SC2, the online multiplayer version is free of charge...unlike other popular games like WoW...where you have to pay a monthly fee to keep playing.
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28 Jul 2010   #14
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The expansions aren't going to cost what a full game cost, yet each one adds enough content to be considered a full game. If you think something is wrong with that, check out the Sims 1, Sims 2, and Sims 3 expansions. $30 to add drapes to your living room. I know, because my wife has them all.

I'm in the middle of a huge Exchange migration right now, but I installed the game last night. I haven't played it yet, but it seems like once you activate and register with Battle.Net, you'll be able to download the client and play...so the game DVD might be worthless. That would make it rather Steam-like.
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28 Jul 2010   #15
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

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28 Jul 2010   #16
Blue Steel

Windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

lol i never got that ... I'm in Australia and everything went smoothly here.

I too was shocked to see that it was an online game ..

It keeps track on your campaign status, achievements , friends , etc.. and puts it onto your battlenet account
there is a campaignmone , and many multiplayer options.

but apart from the rolling movies/cut scenes and the online ladders , stats , records etc.. to me it seems pretty true to the game mechanics as the first starcraft. mind you i've only done one mission so far
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28 Jul 2010   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That still all begs me to ask...is there anyone that had a modern computer capable of running this game that doesn't have an always on connection?? The fact that is needs to be connected shouldn't be a hindrance to anyone here in 2010.
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28 Jul 2010   #18
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
The fact that is needs to be connected shouldn't be a hindrance to anyone here in 2010.
Good point; but unfortunately there are still areas where high speed isn't available... even in 2010, thus the customer can only get dail-up

I found this out when I used to work for a phone company. I was like WOW
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28 Jul 2010   #19
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

As far as I know, it should still work over dial-up to handle the authentications. Obviously you wouldn't be playing online multiplayer.
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28 Jul 2010   #20
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

True & true.
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