Posted Wed, Mar 17, 2010 by Cyrak
StarCraft, without question, has the most prolific history of any real-time strategy game. Its impeccable balance that spawned hundreds of unique strategies, map designs, and builds is legendary in the online gaming community. As StarCraft II prepares to take up the mantle of its predecessor, Ten Ton Hammer takes a closer look at how the armies of StarCraft II have evolved, beginning with the early game Zerg.
Roaches turn the early game versus both terran and protoss upside down. Whereas in StarCraft zerg's only defense against protoss and terran was overwhelming numbers of zerglings, now zerg can go on the offensive early micromanaging roaches to deadly effect against the less mobile zealots or stand toe to toe against terran's ranged forces. Roaches also regenerate health at an incredible rate while burrowed adding to their effectiveness.