It is no wonder there are many internet memes out there based off of the Starcraft following.
Finally, with better graphics and a faster processer, Star craft 2 brings us with these zerglings!
Ok, so not being a wikipedia file on Starcraft, enough of its past.
STARCRAFT II the gameIt is faster. much much faster. For me most games have lasted 9-33 minutes, One on one games. The mining is faster (goes by 5 resources and half the time) and everything builds a little faster. I played protoss in the first one, and I am currently trying them out in the new one. One major difference is there really is no Late game power players. There is early game, mid game, and game over. It used to be that the protoss could upgrade the most and became the most powerful in the later part of the game. And as mentioned, the Zerg rush early on. Well in the second one, these roles are reversed. The protoss are supposed to be the advanced civilization, so they already have things ready and developed. The zerg have to grow each unit and evolve into new technologies.
So the first few easily noticeable things, besides the graphics. Again, the speed of everything has been shortened. Some may also notice a few buildings have been adjusted on there cost. Some other things you may not notice, some hot keys have been moved/changed. Mostly the right hand keys, This is a big deal at first to long time players. I learned to type one handed by playing the original. You never let go of the mouse, so you need to hit the P button with your left hand. Well now all the P's are now E's. I still catch myself reaching for the P every once and a while.
I realize not everyone may have played starcraft, or Computer RTS's for that matter. In the competitive circuit, the game is all about speed and efficiency, so hot keys are single keyboard letters that replace having to move the mouse and click on an icon to activate something. This is generally a 40k blog, so I'll make that comparison and raise some hell maybe.
Protoss = eldar
Zerg = Tyranids
Terrans = imperium.
Then you'll get the die hards on either side, who came first, whats on second, I've never made it to third base.
I've played a little too long into the night, so I'm going to call it here. To anyone interested, Check it out. It is a great game, if your computer can handle it (as with all new games) and it is fun and really not that hard to get into. I'll try out the Single player storymode when I get more free time. Questions or opinions?