Listener Review – Starcraft 2 Beta

Hey guys Ravonbrand here from and today I will be reviewing the Starcraft 2 Beta


StarCraft-2-Zeratul-Protos-812Set in the 26th century in a distant part of the Milky Way galaxy, the game is built around three species: the Terrans, human exiles from Earth; the Zerg, a race of insectoid genetic assimilators; and the Protoss, a species with vast psionic power. Wings of Liberty specifically focuses on the Terrans, while the expansions Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void focus on the Zerg and Protoss, respectively. The game is set four years after the events of StarCraft: Brood War, and follows the exploits of Jim Raynor as he leads an insurgent group against the autocratic Terran Dominion.

However, unable to inflict major damage against the Dominion, Raynor’s forces are relegated to the roles of mercenaries, recovering artifacts of an ancient species thought extinct, the Xel’Naga, for their enigmatic employers.

Now if that sounds boring don’t worry from the second you step foot into this world you get grabbed by your marines and pulled down to the world of Starcraft (see what I did there). What you see within this beta is just at the moment the multi player game at work. But that will satisfy even the most die hard of StarCraft fans as this game certainly does deliever in all areas.


starcraft2 OK lets start right at the start.After the first couple of account screens you jump into a multi player game with the press of just 3 buttons. Pick your faction, your team preference and hit go and that’s it. You start with just the command base and a few SCV’s and you build your force from there. To get up to attacking strength it can take anywhere between 4 minutes and 15 depending on the experience with the game and strategy you are undertaking. (I have been killed within 3 minutes of a start of the game in some instances but this is down to my inexperience I would hope with the game and original.)

But come on though look at those graphics. Scroll your mouse wheel up and you will be brought to ground level close to the action and the units, buildings and surrounding area are superb. A lot of work has gone into creating an visually stunning but also magnificently easy game just to jump into and just get a game and play right away.

Controls are easy to use with simple and obvious shortcuts help you to complete your constructions quickly and with ease. But don’t be fooled this is not an easy game to play on multi player against players who may have played the original and I have found myself losing a lot more than winning. But the thing that I love about this game is that when you lose you want to jump right back in and grab the next sucker and beat his Zerg butt into the turf. Usually this ends up with my butt being handed to me again though.

Overall I cannot wait to get my hands on the full game and start to play the single player campaigns because this game is a sure winner even with someone like myself who has never touched a StarCraft game or who knows little or even nothing about this game.

I would give this beta alone a big big 5/5 even though I can’t win.

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Gamer/Podcaster/Blogger - Mike, who is also known as Fimlys in the WoW community, is the Author of Asleep at the WoW Blog ( ) and Co-Host on the Twisted Nether Blogcast ( ) and HotsCast a Podcast about Heroes of the Storm. He also produces Polygamerous and does the web maintenance. An avid gamer, he's played since his parents first bought him an Atari 2600.. Back in the stone-age...