Starcraft II Round-Up

Longtime TMA listeners and readers know that I’ve been deeply skeptical of Starcraft II for quite awhile, and now that I’ve played it, I think my skepticism was well founded. However, I didn’t expect to like the direction Blizzard have gone nearly as much as I do.

But I don’t think it’s the towering achievement that it is so often portrayed to be. In fact, I think this is one of the toughest games to assess.

Last night, Tom Chick rejoined us on TMA, and ex-Gamasutra writer and future Irrational employee Chris Remo stopped by to share his thoughts. We had a fantastic discussion, and wrestled with the many problems Starcraft II poses for those trying to judge it. Go give it a listen.

However, I also penned some thoughts of my own for Gamers With Jobs, a site at which I will now be writing regularly. This is exciting. GWJ is probably my favorite gaming community, and I’m friends with just about everyone who writes there. In fact, my not writing there was starting to seem a bit odd. So they took me in, and I promptly picked a fight about Starcraft II.

Go read my first piece for the site, and enjoy the brisk discussion that follows.

  1. Great read as always Rob. I look forward to discussing SC2 with you personally. If only we had Jim’s Place we could meet :P

    And congrats on writing for GWJ, I was also wondering why you weren’t there yet.

  2. Hmm, I will be giving this a listen sometime today. I haven’t frequented GWJ in at least a year, but if I guess I can pop in there now and again to see what you have going (good job on that btw). The ‘StarCraft Too’ post at the very least, inspires me to put something down for the game myself. We’ll see if I actually get around to it though.

    • Clay
    • August 11th, 2010 9:49pm

    That piece is incredibly well written.

  3. Marcin Tasz :
    And congrats on writing for GWJ, I was also wondering why you weren’t there yet.

    Because he doesn’t have a job. Slacker.

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