I received an email from Blizzard last night. For anybody who doesn’t know, Blizzard is the company behind the Warcraft series of games (including World of Warcraft, on which Rise of the X-Syndicate is based). They’re also responsible for the development of the very well known and respected StarCraft game, that came out over 12 years ago this month, and is still being played by fans worldwide.
A little less than two years ago, Blizzard announced it was coming out with a sequel to the famous StarCraft game and I, like many others, was tickled pink at the promise of a sequel.
You see, I love the Warcraft universe that Blizzard has developed over the years, but StarCraft was the game that fully introduced me to what Real-Time Strategy (RTS) games could be. I was in highschool back when it came out, and we would commandeer the computer labs after school and play 8-player games late into the night. Truly an amazing experience.
And after 12 years, the game has been thrown back into my life, as the email I received last night invited me to participate in StarCraft 2′s beta testing!
I can’t tell you what I think of the game yet, partly because I havn’t played it yet (its downloading and installing at the moment) and partly because I’m not too sure how much I can say (the legal agreement was a tough read).
I’ll have a look and see what I can find, and if I can post my testing experiences and thoughts on Folaji.com, I most definitively will.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to fight aliens on a far away planet.
Marge: Oh, that sounds like a good movie!
Uhh… yes, yes… movie…