A bit disappointed by Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarm

15.03.2013

I just finished Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarm and I was a bit disappointed by some aspects of the game.

First of all, the missions are a bit boring and playing like 3-4 at once will get boring. Also, you are interrupted by having to talk with every npc from your ship. Do some side missions that are just interrupting the story.

There are too many units. I’ve finished the zerg campaign by building only zerglings, ultralisks and sometimes hydralisks to defend the base from air attackers.
There are like 5-6 more units that are pretty useless. But you have to do all the side missions that are called “evolution missions”.

The dialogues and the evolution missions feel like they are there just to increase the game’s length.

Kerrigan as hero unit was weird. It felt like Blizzard did a mistake by not adding a hero unit in Wings and Liberty. Or the zerg race is weak and is too hard to play without a hero unit.

The loading screens felt cheap and annoying. They should have used just planets as they did in Wings of Liberty.

What I liked the most was that there are many references to World of Warcraft or Internet things. And most of all (spoiler warning), that the final character is using Arthas’s quote from when he dies in Wrath of the Lich King. I guess this npc is using the same voice actor as Arthas.

Overall, the game is good but it could have been better. What is your opinion?

Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarm



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