Some players that were accustomed to the Starcraft I never had high hopes on the story of Wings of Liberty. Two years ago, I read two books in the StarCraft universe and I was impressed that they managed to immerse myself there in the characters. Kerrigan's abandonment in New Gettysburg feels more real and intense in the Liberty's Crusade than through the story of the game that even has the advantage of images and sounds.
With Wings of Liberty, I expected to receive only an epic solid storyline in terms of shape and got more than that. I was surprised how the story is presented with all the sections of the cruiser Hyperion, with attention to detail and cultural references and the way they are combined with the gameplay.
Instead, I'm disappointed of the story in terms of the background. A renegade who had drowned the pain in alcohol? The hero full of muscles, apparently tough, but with a heart of gold? The elementary Hollywood twists and, above all, already almost completely revealed in the trailer Ghosts of the Past? The ending is suppressing with ease one of the strengths of the narrative qualities of the first part of the series? Blizzard had available a previous game and some books written very good that is a solid universe with millions of It had at its disposal some campaigns made by fans (Legacy of the Confederation) that teach lessons on StarCraft characters and action. And Blizzard creates a semi-soap opera? Some may see a possible excuse in the fact that “there are two more parts”. I honestly think that given the perfect premises on which Blizzard could have developed the perfect game nothing is an excuse for the fact that nothing remarkable was achieved.
Putting the cynical approach aside, there is a chance that Blizzard will recover by the following expansion packs. What struck me was the ease with which writers have chosen to ignore certain events of the past for the sake of creating “revelations” in the current story.
I am not someone to argue with a Star Trek fan on “Can you send Plasma Injector defect in a parallel universe?”, but to do it for example on an old senile Zerat’ul who does not remember what happened in the secret mission in Brood War seems awkward and rather unpleasant and the fact that Jim Raynor does not speak adds even more to the embarrassment.
In fact, the main problem is that all fireworks and clichés are too obvious and this is making Blizzard look pathetic.
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