Does Starcraft hold up?

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  1. GrayApple macrumors member

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    I was looking for a new game to play(tired of hours of minecraft) and was wondering how well Starcraft 1 held up. I'm tempted to get 2 but I'm not sure if my mac can run it well or if I really want to spend sixty bucks.
     
  2. SuperMatt macrumors 6502a

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    Starcraft is a blast. I think it's still one of the best lan party games because even the guy who shows up with an 8-year old laptop can play!
     
  3. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Better learn how to rush...and learn it fast.

    Damn nerds :mad:
     
  4. elmateo487 macrumors 6502a

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    You don't need to learn how to rush. Just learn how to hold off rushes. Then you usually win. :)

    Lots of noobs in the lower leagues though... who all rush. If you play zerg look up Spanishiwas "Ice Fisher" build to counter most stuff

    Edit: it will run on your comp :) they made the graphics with enough bottom end for really old computers
     
  5. Hastings101 macrumors 68020

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    It's still a fun game, though it's lost most of its playerbase because of Starcraft 2, but I'm sure there will still be enough people on multiplayer for you to enjoy yourself.
     
  6. Huntn macrumors P6

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    I believe the original Starcraft holds up quite well.
     
  7. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. It's harder to go back, once you've played Starcraft 2, though. One game that is awesome is the original Command & Conquer. They sell it in the Combo pack called decade. That would be a fun classic game to play too.
     
  8. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    The multiplayer parts of Starcraft 1 and 2 are mostly the same, just one looks much prettier.

    It's the campaign of Starcraft 2 that really shines, and is much (much) more fun than the original Starcraft. Very diverse.
     
  9. DSPalpatine macrumors member

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    On a related note... I've been wanting to try SC since I saw some of the multiplayer videos on youtube. Should I buy SC1 and play it first, and then get SC 2? Or, can I just jump into SC2 and be 'up to speed' on the game?
     
  10. clientsiman macrumors 6502

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    Just get SC2. It is easier to learn, has better graphics. The balance is't as good as it was in the first yet but still is a very good game.
     
  11. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely go with SC2. It's better in every way. There's no point in trying SC1 first. When SC2 installs, you'll get the back story.
     
  12. omyard macrumors regular

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    I played through the original last year when SC II came out. I didn't want to spend $60 and I hadn't played the original since it came out and barely touched Brood War.

    Since I'm not into multiplayer even in RTS games then I went only after the single player which I think still held up well. Of course the graphics aren't as pretty, but the game is still a blast to play.
     
  13. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Do you still require to have an active internet connection to play the single player campaign?
     
  14. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a

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    I think you can play offline for the campaign. It just doesn't allow for Achievements and online game saving.
     

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