Starcraft 2 a Disappointment: 7 Reasons Not to Buy it
One of the most expected games has been released yesterday and a lot of people are disappointed by it. Of course there are a lot of gamers who enjoy Starcraft 2, but it does lack a lot of features and Blizzard does seem to do their best to rip off the customers. I will list here some of the most important reasons why you shouldn’t buy Starcraft 2.
1. No LAN Mode
Starcraft became popular especially due to its great LAN mode and people still play it in LAN parties after 12 years from its release. A lot of fans where expecting Starcraft 2 to support LAN too, because they simply don’t want to play in Single Player mode or Online. Until now, more than 253,000 gamers signed a petition called “LAN in Starcraft 2 Please,” but Blizzard doesn’t care and announced there will never be a LAN mode in Starcraft 2, so do not buy the game hoping you will get one in future updates.
2. No Offline Mode
The game does actually have an offline campaign, but it’s only partially offline, because you need to log in to Battle.net to be able to play it. So if you don’t want to connect to the internet or don’t have a connection, you can forget about playing it.
3. The Price
Starcraft 2 is one of the most expensive PC games, at $60, being even more expensive than some console games. It may be one of the most expected games around, but the price isn’t justified at all. And when I say this I don’t consider the price you will have to pay for the Protoss and Zerg campaigns.
4. Only Terran campaign
Starcraft 2 only comes with the Terran campaign right now and the Protoss and Zerg campaigns will come both separate at standalone games and, of course, you will have to pay for them. If they will both be priced at $60 too, then this makes the game cost a total price of $180, which is a bit expensive, don’t you think ?
When you install the game, you need to either log into your Battle.net account or sign up for one, though this will be useful when you want to play, because you will have to log into your Battle.net account each time you want to play, being it in Single Player mode.
6. No Cross-Region play
Blizzard doesn’t offer a simple and free cross-region play, but if you’re desperate to play with either European and American friends, for example, you need to buy 2 games and set up 2 Battle.net accounts. Need I say you will not be able to play with your European and American friends at the same time, if they each have an account on their own region. So if you’re from Europe and want to play with your American friends you either set up your account on Battle.net US and only play with Americans or buy two games and set one on Battle.net US and one on Battle.net EU.
7. No Chat Rooms
Starcraft 2 doesn’t feature chat rooms, so say goodbye to talking to your friends in the Starcraft 2 Lobby, though they might include it in future updates.
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