Blizzard announced the next release to its popular game catalog, Starcraft II, in Seoul today.
The prequel, Starcraft, is a massively popular Real-time Strategy game, which is part of the World Cyber Games competition.
If you have been visiting Blizzard official websites, you will notice that they are lining up their previous games in a time line. Today on the front page, of the web site, you see “Hell, it’s about time”. We have been waiting for the sequel to Starcraft, and here it is!
The Starcraft II website, is the superb designed web site, please do visit it.
Starcraft II featured the 3 original races from Starcraft, the Zerg, Protoss and Terran. It will feature a new graphics engine, but possibly better than World of Warcraft and Warcraft III. It also featured Battle.net for online multiplayer games and not forgetting the World Editor which makes custom maps.
Well, this game will take months to release. At least we have something to look forward to. Cheers!
The popular series, Command and Conquer, the sequel, Tiberium Wars is due to release on March 26, that’s 3 weeks from now. If you enjoy the Command and Conquer series, this will be a must-buy for you. It has been years since EA releases the sequel or games from the C&C series, so this new game will feature attractive graphics as well as gameplay.
This new games features new race, the Alien. Yes, Alien. This is the first time Alien is featured in the C&C series, playing alongside with Brotherhood of the NOD and GDI. The new graphics engine will stun you too.
EA has released the demo for this upcoming new real-time strategy game.
You can download the demo from the following locations:
Check it out now!
Supreme Commander, designed by Chris Taylor, creator of a very popular strategy game decade ago, Total Annihilation. This new real time strategy game is set to release on 20 February. For those who can’t wait to touch on the game, you can download the demo from the link below.
Download the demo here. The file is 1.05GB in size, so it may takes some time to download it.
The Crusade has begun.
Yes, the much anticipated expansion to the world’s most populated massive multi-player online role playing game, the World of Warcraft Burning Crusade has officially released throughout the entire world. You can activate Burning Crusade on your account by visiting the World of Warcraft community site.
And let’s get on to Level 61. Hooray!
The last of the 3 next generation console has been released. Nintendo Wii does not feature fancy hardwares like the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, however it comes with innovations, such as the Wii Remote.
The Wii Remote is basically a 2 parts controller which features normal directional controls and the movement of the controller itself, as a control. Interesting concept. Now Wii players will no longer sit down at a couch and let the fingers do the movement, but the whole arm and body will be involved too.
Wii is much smaller than Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in terms of thickness width. But this small powerhouse does great job in keeping you hook on the games.
The Wii is the cheapest among the three consoles, priced at US$250. Visit Gamespot for the complete coverage of the hands-on of Wii.
In case for those who still don’t know, Sony released PS3 few days ago. The release does not come with the many new games. However, blockbuster games like Final Fantasy XIII will be release next year. Good news is, PS3 can play Final Fantasy XII.
20GB PS3 costs US$499, while the 60GB model costs $599. Asia countries like Singapore still does not have local distribution of PS3, therefore the import version costs skyscraper price. In Singapore, the 60GB model costs SG$1599! If the PS3 spoil, there goes the thousands buck.
Last Final Fantasy sequel in PS2, Final Fantasy XII still boosts strong characters and graphics.
The voice overs, whether it is the English or the Japanese are great. There goes the “Haha” that fills with ambigious meaning (sarcastic or real?). The in game graphics engine is as awesome as the CGI scenes. The transition is unnoticeable, and sometimes you might just admire the graphics with your jaws drop.
FFXII comes with the real time battle system, that means that you will no longer bumps onto random encounters and battle on. In FFXII, you can see your enemies while you are exploring around. Now you can avoid your enemies as and when you want or flank them hard. However, you will not see gigantic size monster appearing in front of you. The new introduction, Gambits are sets of instructions for the player’s AI party. It offers more powerful and alternatives to play the game with the real time system. Gambits are earned through each stages of the game, there will be better Gambits that will definitely help you out while you think, for example, heal dying allies first.
FFXII introduces a new skills system, called License. The new system replaced the FFX’s Sphere Grid System. This new system requires players to buy licenses to use items, spells or weapons. The downside of it, players have to rely on FAQs and mind games in order to buy the best licenses because the range of licenses revealed to the players are limited until you open some to reveal to the others.
FFXII will still be a great game. PS2 fans do not need to ditch their PS2 now for the soon to release PS3. Gamespot rated FFXII 9.0. The FAQ is available in GameFAQs.