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Wings of Liberty

Posted on 2010.08.01 at 23:59
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
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After saving his money for what must seem like forever to a 10-year-old (about six months to the best of my recollection) for his "long-term" purchase of a PS3, he decided the long-awaited StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was worth delving into his savings for, and purchased the game himself. When I explained that LAN play had been disabled and each player would require their own [legal] copy of the game (unheard of in this household) he offered his remaining monies to go toward the purchase of my game.

My sweet boy is a gamer at heart ♥

Of course he hasn't been waiting for the game as long as, oh...I've been waiting! I remember loading the "Brood War" expansion on my Windows 98 laptop back in...let's see...oh yeah, NINETEEN NINETY-EIGHT. That is to say, two years before he was born. He didn't wait. The rest of us did. He was amused though that this new game was so similar to the original. Another "plus" in my book.

I was thrilled to discover that both my kids boxes could play it, surpassing the minimum specifications and meeting or exceeding the recommended specs. Just don't accept the installer's suggestion of texture quality as it will actually allow you to set it past what your video card has onboard with no apparent issues and that single change will greatly improve you visual experience.

I loved the score - very much a retooling of the original, but with real orchestration and less of that pre-millennium synth. Like embedded midi's in that era's webpages *shudder*. I am also greatly enjoying the Western twang they've added reminiscent of Firefly. I don't know why its there, but it really puts a smile on my face during gameplay. The electronic booklet which comes with the iTunes download is magnificent! Studio shots, mixing boards, the choir, the brass, the freaking cathedral in Woodstock, New York converted to a studio, just WOW.

Also - get this, Tricia Helfer (BSG's [Caprica] "Six") does one of the voices - how cool is that?

I think my next trip to the bookstore I'll pick up the novelizations.

So yeah, we're getting the band back together.

We're on a mission from God.



Comments:


Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2010-08-02 08:40 (UTC) (Link)
So yeah, we're getting the band back together.

Rock On!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-08-02 14:52 (UTC) (Link)
It has been written, "Those who have the youth, have the future." So come now children of the beast; Be strong - and shout at the Devil.
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2010-08-02 21:06 (UTC) (Link)
"Yeah, f*** the sun, I f***in' hate it too, long live the f***in' beast."

Edited at 2010-08-02 09:06 pm (UTC)
Renegade
leonardii at 2010-08-02 21:47 (UTC) (Link)
We need a SMACKDOWN!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-08-02 22:47 (UTC) (Link)
Dude. Its exactly like the original. Only moreso.

BAM!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-08-03 00:13 (UTC) (Link)
Well if it isn't the Ghost Agent.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-08-03 00:25 (UTC) (Link)
Wait until he gets a load of Diablo III.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-08-03 00:28 (UTC) (Link)
I got an unexpected raise today after being told last week at my 3 month review that there would not be one.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-08-03 00:35 (UTC) (Link)
CONGRATULATIONS!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-08-03 00:41 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!!! Hey, if you wanted to add Tim on Facebook he is under Tim ________.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-08-03 06:13 (UTC) (Link)
So after making fun of the junior admin at work for playing the single-player campaign...

Yeah, any way. It really is lots of fun if your boy spends the night with the neighbor kid and your daughter goes to bed early and your wife is watching television and you don't want to get destroyed in 18-seconds by a fourteen-year-old kid online.

And I get the Western music now. Single-player is seriously not why I bought this game.

BAM!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-08-03 22:26 (UTC) (Link)
Can you please buy me a copy so I can play too???
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-08-04 00:13 (UTC) (Link)
So yeah, not only did they remove LAN play and require an internet login, but they also charged $60 a game!

At this point though, I'm thankful there's not an online subscription fee. Fuck that.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-08-04 00:33 (UTC) (Link)
So I guess that's a no then!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-08-04 03:09 (UTC) (Link)
As soon as Target carries it for $9.99 its a HELLS YEAH!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-08-05 04:36 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, I'll be playing it with you in ten years then!!!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2010-08-03 23:02 (UTC) (Link)
Of course he hasn't been waiting for the game as long as, oh...I've been waiting! I remember loading the "Brood War" expansion on my Windows 98 laptop back in...let's see...oh yeah, NINETEEN NINETY-EIGHT. That is to say, two years before he was born. He didn't wait. The rest of us did.
I don't think you understand waiting like you think you do. If you did, you would have talked about waiting for Duke Nukem Forever.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-08-04 00:15 (UTC) (Link)
Notice how I didn't talk about how long I waited for the game until it was *actually* released?

Same rules apply.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2010-08-04 00:31 (UTC) (Link)
*snicker*
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-08-05 04:44 (UTC) (Link)
How the Hell does it take 13 plus years to put out a fucking video game???
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-08-05 04:52 (UTC) (Link)
You develop and maintain the money-making blockbuster hit World of Warcraft and milk the teat of that cow until it runs dry.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-08-06 01:37 (UTC) (Link)
I was actually talking about Duke Nukem Forever but yeah that holds for Diablo III and Starcraft II. Blizzard was supposed to come out with Starcraft:Shadow Operative for Playstation 2 etc 10 years ago. I'm just happy they are finally comming out with Diablo III.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-08-06 01:45 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, gotcha. So yeah, and Starcraft Ghost was supposed to be a console FPS. I'm just glad we are now where we are. Dibalo III will hopefully be the "Wings of Liberty" of that franchise.
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ehowton
ehowton at 2010-08-05 22:21 (UTC) (Link)
Myself and 4.7 million other American's think so :) What I appreciate about it is it doesn't even require a supercomputer to run it. That was a big plus for me because what's the fun of playing a game I can't play with my kids?
Jas
exorhi at 2010-08-16 00:03 (UTC) (Link)
badass,SC2's fun but i dont' own it. its super expensive.
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