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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is the first expansion to the 2010 release of the heralded Real-Time strategy game, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Heart of the Swarm features a new campaign continuing the epic story of Sarah Kerrigan, Queen of Blades, as she gathers the remnants of the Zerg Swarm and plots her revenge against the treacherous dictator of the Koprulu sector, Arcturus Mengsk. It also introduces several new multiplayer units and features that enhance the acclaimed StarCraft II online experience.
Continue the Story Where Wings of Liberty Left Off
Heart of the Swarm picks up the story of StarCraft II where the 2010 release, Wings of Liberty, left off, focusing on Kerrigan's quest to reunite the Swarm and exact revenge on Arcturus Mengsk. Over the course of 20 campaign missions, players will follow Kerrigan as she sweeps across the galaxy, incorporating a variety of distinctive zerg species into her brood. Kerrigan will grow in strength from mission to mission, and players will be able to customize her with powerful new abilities, as well as evolve various zerg strains into fearsome new subspecies to suit their play style.
New Weapons, Units and Multiplayer Features
New weapons of war also debut in Heart of the Swarm's multiplayer, including new units such as Terran Hellbats, Zerg Swarm Hosts, and Protoss Tempests, while certain existing units from Wings of Liberty will be updated with new capabilities. New features will enhance the game experience, including group and clan systems; unranked matchmaking; Global Play, enabling players to battle others in different regions around the world; additional stat tracking; user interface improvements; an enhanced physics system, for more visceral looking battles; multiplayer replays, to watch replays with friends; a leveling system that gives Heart of the Swarm players a new way to earn customization options for their online profiles; and much more.
An all-new, Zerg-based campaign, that focuses on Kerrigan, the erstwhile 'Queen of Blades'
Access to approximately 20 new missions
The release of new StarCraft II units and new maps
Improvements to Battle.net, including StarCraft Marketplace, timed to coincide with the release of Heart of the Swarm
New multiplayer options, including group and clan systems, unranked matchmaking, global play enabling players to battle others in different regions around the world, multiplayer replays, additional stat tracking, and others
A leveling system that gives Heart of the Swarm players a new way to earn customization options for their online profiles
PC and Mac system compatibility ensures that everyone can play
Deffinatly worth the money, it is a must for fans of StarCraft
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by daisyborat, USA - Mar 31st 2013
Only three things i can say are wrong with this game. 2 are a personal prefrence, and that is the levels where you just have to build up an army and defeat another base etc, they have tons of cool missions but i like a few of the old school just build em up and defend without all the time limits etc. 2nd, is that before a level starts you have no idea how to buff your swarm, let alone what perks to give to kerrigan, Should have a preview or some sort of suggestion, i know everyone playes differently but a lot of levels people would use the same perks. -the 3rd thing i dotn like is a performance issue, when i bought the first SC2 i was blown away at the quality and the performance, then i upgraded my computer and was blown away again by how much i got from the game. I got this one, and yes i have upgraded my computer again, 2gb video card, I7 processer with 8gb of ram, and its EHHH, i think i would have to give it a 6/10 relative to the last starcraft and other games that i have played in the last year.
-Overall, the two personal prefferences only took a bit away from the game, and the poor graphics quality was the big hit, relative to other games in the last year, make ths a 4/5 star game.
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by Genja, - Mar 30th 2013
Star Craft is one of the best games I've ever played!!!!!!!! Everybody must have it!!!!!!!
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