|Dev: Blizzard Entertainment|
|Pub: Blizzard Entertainment|
|Release: November 10, 2015|
|Players: 1; up to 4 online|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080i||Blood and Gore, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence|
Several tweaks were made to the online multiplayer experience for StarCraft II – most being very solid and appropriate fixes. While the core gameplay remains largely the same, the match setup has been adjusted in a way that they begin with fewer resources for each player but provide you with more workers right off the bat – hopefully to create more action early on.
Blizzard also added daily tournaments with no barrier to entry in hopes to engage more players in the multiplayer experience. Blizzard also brought to the table a set of cooperative missions unprecedented in previous installments to allow for players to work with friends instead of to battle them. Last but not least, Archon mode is included as well. This mode allows two players to control the same side to hopefully create matches with better performances from both sides as well as with more action.
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is a very solid installment to the already critically-acclaimed series. It is a great dive-in point for new gamers to the series, as the playing field has been made more level in a way to better accommodate newcomers and allow them to experience success. It is not a groundbreaking addition to the StarCraft brand of games, but what it does bring to the table, it does right. Although the series is beginning to feel dated and will likely need to be revamped for its next release, StarCraft II does well in catering to its niche audience while accommodating newcomers in a way that allows everyone a gaming experience that, overall, is very enjoyable.
Date: November 11, 2015