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  • Summary: StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types do battle across theStarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival. Featuring a unique single-player campaign that picks up where StarCraft: Brood War left off, StarCraft II presents a cast of new heroes and familiar faces in an edgy sci-fi story filled with adventure and intrigue. In addition, Blizzard again offers unparalleled online play through Battle.net, the company's world-renowned gaming service, with several enhancements and new features to make StarCraft II the ultimate competitive real-time strategy game. Features fast-paced, hard-hitting, tightly balanced competitive real-time strategy gameplay that recaptures and improves on the magic of the original game. New units and gameplay mechanics further distinguish each race. Vibrant new 3D-graphics engine with support for dazzling visual effects and massive unit and army sizes. Full map-making and scripting tools to give players incredible freedom in customizing and personalizing their gameplay experience. [Blizzard] Expand
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  1. Positive: 61 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 4, 2016
    100
    Great add-on brings a fantastic campaign, has the courage to conclude a very long story and bring many new features in multiplayer. [Issue #259]
  2. Legacy of the Void offers impressive storytelling with memorable music. Every story has to end like Legacy of the Void. En Taro Raynor! En Taro Kerrigan! En Taro Artanis!
  3. Nov 13, 2015
    90
    “No compromises” is the road Blizzard has chosen. Legacy of the Void is not a simpler game than its predecessors, it’s just much faster, and even more skill oriented than it was before. When it comes to the RTS genre Blizzard is still the emperor, and this game demonstrates it once again with an amazing and bulky single-player campaign, a lot of great extra content, and some brilliant changes to the competitive multiplayer structure. It’s not easy playing Starcraft II, but it’s worth it.
  4. Dec 8, 2015
    90
    An epic saga has come to the end it deserves. A satisfying and challenging campaign with great storytelling, fresh multiplayer experience with new units and balance changes, and two new game modes. There is enough fun content here to keep RTS fans occupied for a long, long time.
  5. Dec 11, 2015
    88
    While I’m still not entirely behind the idea of splitting Terran, Zerg and Protoss campaigns into three separate releases, I must admit that Legacy of the Void won me over. It has everything I expected it to have: addictive gameplay, solid plot, great characters, Blizzard’s trademark kick-ass cinematics, exciting campaign missions and a rich multiplayer package.
  6. Nov 24, 2015
    85
    It isn't perfect, but StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void allows the series to end on a high note, offering a comprehensive experience which should make every type of RTS player happy.
  7. Nov 30, 2015
    74
    Legacy of the Void is hardly a milestone in the RTS genre, but it is a nice bookend to the trilogy. Blizzard has finally fulfilled its promise to StarCraft fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 147
  1. Nov 12, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Holy **** this **** game... The cinematic... the soundtrack... orchestra awesomeness... that ending.... the **** set pieces..... my expectations on this ending of the trilogy were so damn high after WOL... I have waited 5 years .... so good... Thank you.. Also if you like any H. P. Lovecraft lore... this and any other Blizzard game is for you... plot twist.... Shhhh Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2015
    10
    With a Revamped Multiplayer, One of the Best Campaigns in the series history, and promised continued support for the game post launch, I wouldWith a Revamped Multiplayer, One of the Best Campaigns in the series history, and promised continued support for the game post launch, I would call this game a must buy for anything even slightly interested in the RTS genre. Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2015
    10
    The single player campaign is very good, lots of variety and how a mission is done. Blizzard is the grandmaster when it comes to how to makeThe single player campaign is very good, lots of variety and how a mission is done. Blizzard is the grandmaster when it comes to how to make single player RTS seem fresh and unique even though it is a RTS. Cinematics is top rate on their cut-scenes as well.

    But we know what is going to keep players playing this for a long time is the multiplayer and boy has blizzard revamped the multiplayer options like the new co-op missions, archon mod and the daily tournaments every 2 hours or so. I was very impressed they made it a point to update the multiplayer aspect of the game because it was getting stale by the end of Heart of the Storm. I give it a 10 because basically the culmination of years and years of testing that finally blizzard nailed it on the head the multiplayer aspect of game. The single player is worth the admission itself but the multiplayer is worth a lot more then what the price tag is because you will be playing this game for a very long time and that is what is going to give SC2 the longevity that some games lack.
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  4. Nov 13, 2015
    9
    i only play SC game for the campaign, and OMG the best one from the 3. I love how they choose to finish the story and the little extra at thei only play SC game for the campaign, and OMG the best one from the 3. I love how they choose to finish the story and the little extra at the end was good =D. and Of curse those cinematic blizzard is the best doing it. Expand
  5. Nov 11, 2015
    8
    Just like hearth of the storm, great single player missions with **** story. The Multi player is good as ever and new mods are fun. The onlyJust like hearth of the storm, great single player missions with **** story. The Multi player is good as ever and new mods are fun. The only problem i have with this game is again story. SC 1, brood war and even SC2 wings of liberty had great main plots, but HoS and this got just ****ty C trash instead of story. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2015
    7
    Technically speaking the game is great.

    Positive: Looks very pretty, good UI and good additional game modes and features. Good
    Technically speaking the game is great.

    Positive:

    Looks very pretty, good UI and good additional game modes and features.
    Good cinematic and cut-scenes.
    Campaign is very well done. You unlock different variants of units including popular ones from broodwar as you progress.

    Neutral:

    Real-time strategy game with a very heavy RPG influence maybe also Action game influence as well. Lots of special abilities to use. People to talk to in your base and level up your abilities in between missions. Many missions are very restrictive and heavily scripted, feels more like an RPG level. Not a big fan of this element. remember how the primal zerg from heart of the swarm is essentially the same as the diablo 3 boss lord of lies? thats what I mean. This game is essentially a hybrid which makes blizzard Amon lol.

    Music comes across very strong and dramatic, even good, but not quite great. doesnt resonate with the scenes to generate excitement. Music switch between different screens however is not well done, its just cut off and a different track suddenly blast at you - partly because the track starts off on full blast. so 1 sec quite, next second full blast and its not a pleasant
    ther. just doesnt fit together well.

    Negative:

    Missions are nothing new. Pretty much copies of wings of liberty and heart of the swarm. Defend temple/artifact, run from oblivion and giant laser.

    Multiplayer game is too fast paced. New units are grossly overpowered
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  7. Nov 25, 2015
    0
    Epick broken ladder. You play at the level of silver? Not a problem, try to win a platinum and diamond. 1 win on 10 looses! nice! GG and BBEpick broken ladder. You play at the level of silver? Not a problem, try to win a platinum and diamond. 1 win on 10 looses! nice! GG and BB starcraft muliplayer. Expand

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