Legacy of the Void was Blizzard’s last installment of the Starcraft 2 saga, a brilliant story with brilliant gameplay and an ending so open that you would think that anything is possible. But is Starcraft what it used to be? There was a time when the RTS genre was dominating the market, people would be playing it all the time and Blizzard forged a solid empire on this style of play alone. Can we still appreciate RTS games, or are they a thing of the past?
Let’s look at every super expected game out there: we have Black Ops 3, Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront, anything that is a shooter practically. So how can we be sure that the RTS genre is going to survive? It is a very good question with a very simple answer: because the style remains unique compared to what the rest of the gaming market really wants. It is a privilege not to be a shooter nowadays.
Think about it: every shooter that is coming out is basically some form of advanced Counter Strike. It is a general statement, we know, but how much more creative can you get with games in which you just have to shoot stuff? You are practically doing the same thing over and over again, just that you find yourself in different contexts which, honestly, don’t feel all that different to begin with.
Legacy of the Void managed to be an outstanding game in a mediocre world. With the capacity of controlling so many units and a storyline that literally left players crying in the end, Legacy offers you everything you expect from an RTS like this one. Not to mention that we should be commending Blizzard on their achievement. They even mentioned during BlizzCon that they focused all their efforts onto releasing this game.
Compared to shooters, RTS games not only provide a different experience, but they also help gamers achieve another sense of awareness in their play style. Controlling one unit has always been a sort of “primitive” style of play, while controlling hundreds of units at the same time and managing them on a huge battleground definitely points to a more diversified and organized mind.
So is Starcraft what it used to be? Is it still worth looking at it? Definitely. As a product that stands out from the crowd and focuses on improving the player himself, we can guarantee that Legacy of the Void, and the entire Starcraft 2 saga is worth your money and time.
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