Twelve years is a long wait for Blizzard fans, but for many, it was surely worth it. StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty was launched on 27th July in all its glory worldwide, promising an epic sequel to the original classic.
We got hold of the Southeast Asia edition during the launch event. Everyone who bought the game will get a military dog tag pendant (a limited metallic brush edition for the early birds), a StarCraft II T-shirt and the game. Some of the lucky folks also walked away with free Razer or Steelseries goodies from the lucky draw at the launch.
Here’s the view of the back of the game box
War is coming with its glory when you open up the box front
..as well as all its horror
What’s inside the box…
Installation and Starting up
In StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, the installation gives you a little twist while you wait patiently for the game to finish installing – a background music and a commentator that recaps the story during the first StarCraft twelve years ago. Yes, a good reminder just in case you have pretty much forgotten the story.
With StarCraft II comes with the newly revised Battle.net feature fully integrated into the game. You will need to create a Battle.net account, followed by creating a character which is a breeze to do. But the first few things you may want to check before kick starting your campaign is the options.
All the graphics, audio and gameplay tweaks can be found in the ‘Options’ menu and trust me, you are going to love Blizzard that they are providing lots of options and room to match your liking, especially if the graphic card you have may not be the best performing one.
Running an average rig with 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo e6600 on a Intel 975x mainboard, 4GB DDR2-800 SDRAM, ATi Radeon 4870 graphics, and preinstalled with Windows 7 x64, I was able to ramp up the settings to “Ultra” and snap in some 5.1-surround sound with 128-channel audio. Overall frame rate looks seamless and impressive.