|Game:||StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty|
This is a hard section to cover because there isnt anything new here other than the units and maps, which I covered in gameplay. The game is still StarCraft 2 and has not changed so for that merit, it still rates very high on the charts because the multiplayer is so good. HotS hasnt really added much or changed much in the multiplayer formula, outside of 26 new maps.
So I dont have much to say! The multiplayer is great! As great as SC2: WoL! So yeah! Im giving it the same score we gave it before, because its the same! Its just as good, I guess, and well, yeah!
The game is $39.99 and will probably be $29.99 or $19.99 within six months. So its not a full retail box price, but its still pricy I guess for what you get. You dont get NEARLY as much content as a World of Warcraft expansion, since were talking a single short campaign, lots of eye candy cinematics. Im going to give this a so-so score because I dont feel like I got my monies worth right now, but whenever the price drops itll definitely be worth the bucks.
Im just reviewing the expansion here not the full game, which is worth every penny. So make a quick note of that.
The master archives and multiplayer make this a long term game that you load up anytime you want to play for almost anyone. There is a lot of long term gameplay here thats enjoyable, so once again Ill copy our previous score over and add 3 points for the master archives, a major enhancement to the campaigns enjoyment and replayability.
The expansion is pretty awesome, I like it, but there are some faults and most of it boils down to a lack of content. The campaign is short, there are only a handful of new units, and most of the other changes came with a patch before the expansion even launched. To top it off, some stuff is kind of just not really interesting like the XP for killing units in multiplayer unless thats your cup of tea.
However, its still StarCraft II and StarCraft II is an impressive game. This doesnt change that or alter it much, since there isnt a lot there to alter or change it with. To that extent, Im going to rate the expansion a bit lower than the original, but still suggest that you play it if you love StarCraft II.