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Re: SC II: Heart of the Swarm
Seeing the siege tanks deploy and having vikings transform looks incredibly badass.
But yeah, what the **** was that viking pilot thinking? "Lemme just land infront of this ultralisk and stop his rampage single han-HURK", especially wierd when you see this defensive line not more then 1 kilometer away from that place. Couldn't he just... ya know, landed over there? And shoot his massive miniguns from the relative safety of that defensive line?

Eh well, its 2 minutes of pretty explosions and stuff. Let's not try to think too much about it.

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Re: SC II: Heart of the Swarm
People who expect quality stories and writing from the present Blizzard are all living a lie.

Cinematic is pretty cool, which I suppose is all you can hope for.

 

Offline TwentyPercentCooler

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Yes it is! She took over the original voice artist, which did cause a huge uproar from the fans, as the original VA did an amazing job with kerrigan.

I agree that the original VA did a great job...


...but people are complaining about Tricia Helfer?  :confused:

 

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She's not terrible, but I don't think she's quite as good in the role either - most screen actors don't make sterling voice actors. What really hurts her is the awful script she's saddled with.

 

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...but people are complaining about Tricia Helfer?  :confused:

The problem was with the dulcet dark menace of Number Six, they sorta thought Kerrigan could be carried by voice rather than action.

That didn't work out.
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Offline TwentyPercentCooler

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She's not terrible, but I don't think she's quite as good in the role either - most screen actors don't make sterling voice actors. What really hurts her is the awful script she's saddled with.

A common problem. Not that I'm surprised. After all, this IS Blizzard. They seem to have gone the Michael Bay route. Without any shred of self-awareness about it.

 

Offline An4ximandros

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Saw the leaked ending, screw it. I'm not gonna bother. Specially since I only play RTS games offline, so good stories are a must for me.

 

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Saw the leaked ending, screw it. I'm not gonna bother. Specially since I only play RTS games offline, so good stories are a must for me.
leaked? this seems to happen quite alot for some reason.

so how was it, three shades of copy-paste? the EA treatment? :P
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Re: SC II: Heart of the Swarm
Nobody was having ago at Tricia, it was at blizzard. Apparently they never Glynnis Talken-Campbell to come back and voice Kerrigan, despite that fact she wanted to do it again, That's was fans were so angry at, so goes the story.  As for the leaked ending, it was apparently deliberate, to get peoples views on the ending, as i believe it has been altered, due to the fans reactions at. Its a typical ploy, "the Leak it" to get feedback.

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Altered like 'they added a couple high-res zerglings and a slow shot of her ass as she walks towards the guy'? or 'fired everyone who worked on the script and had a six year old come up with something better for a cookie?'

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Not sure how altered it is, but i know they completely rechanged the campaign, because all the feedback was that it was wings of liberty but with Zerg. So maybe they did rewrite the whole ending, if they changed the majority of the campaign. I have also preordered the Collectors Edition, yes i am sad, but i love Starcraft.
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She's not terrible, but I don't think she's quite as good in the role either - most screen actors don't make sterling voice actors. What really hurts her is the awful script she's saddled with.

What is so painful about it all is that she was likely chosen for a) being a popular Sci Fi actress and b) having her name on the box and c) without any regard of whether she is suited for the role.

As much as I love her (other) work...  I really can't see her as "Kerrigan" lol. Sucks that the original actress was not choosen to voice Kerrigan again, propably for no other reason than not being popular and expensive enough to use her name to brag with on the box.

On the other hand... with how much SC's storyline sucked and is propably going to suck in the next installment that is a rather minor complaint. :p
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Re: SC II: Heart of the Swarm
I haven't played or put my hands on 2 for a bunch of idiot reasons (I've played the first one)...

... so taking into consideration all of the above, is getting both chapters so far [and playing them nonstop-ish back to back] worth my dough or not worth it? Because if not, there's another game on my list I'm saving for.

Yes it is! She took over the original voice artist, which did cause a huge uproar from the fans, as the original VA did an amazing job with kerrigan.

I agree that the original VA did a great job...

...but people are complaining about Tricia Helfer?  :confused:

It's bloody sad that I'll remember her as more of a machine rather than something... more... organic-ish. Mother of ducks, that doesn't sound right. *cue imaginary gun from desk and points down throat*
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I'm pretty sure the Cylon skinjobs were mostly organic.
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Re: SC II: Heart of the Swarm
Trailer looks cool.
Though Starcraft cinematics have never really appealed to me, the action they showed in the cinematics of the first game were never on a scale with the game itself and so were totally immersion breaking.

The one fault I would find with this trailer, other than the size of the Cruiser, is why are there burrowers or whatever beneath the city? Didn't they only just start the invasion? So in the time it takes those ultralisks to run down the street some burrower was put down, burrowed under everything and came up behind the tanks? Doesn't make sense. Though I realize they're just trying to show as many cool units as they can or whatnot.

 

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Re: SC II: Heart of the Swarm
I haven't played or put my hands on 2 for a bunch of idiot reasons (I've played the first one)...

... so taking into consideration all of the above, is getting both chapters so far [and playing them nonstop-ish back to back] worth my dough or not worth it? Because if not, there's another game on my list I'm saving for.

nope

 
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nope

Basically this. Wait for a sale. And each campaign should take a very long time, especially if you play on the hardest difficulty.

 

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nope

Basically this. Wait for a sale. And each campaign should take a very long time, especially if you play on the hardest difficulty.

I don't know if you guys are being entirely fair here.  While the story was admittedly lacking, and I certainly wouldn't pay full price for SC2 (I didn't even on launch day, thank you Air Miles gift certs), the singleplayer campaign was entertaining, particularly if you go for the achievement-whore route (which I did).  I wouldn't necessarily play on Brutal, but on Hard you unlock all the mission-specific achievements and its quite the challenge.

I certainly didn't regret the 30+ hours I sunk into singleplayer.
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Re: SC II: Heart of the Swarm
The one fault I would find with this trailer, other than the size of the Cruiser, is why are there burrowers or whatever beneath the city? Didn't they only just start the invasion? So in the time it takes those ultralisks to run down the street some burrower was put down, burrowed under everything and came up behind the tanks? Doesn't make sense. Though I realize they're just trying to show as many cool units as they can or whatnot.

It's a Blizzard cinematic.  By definition it will not make canonical sense in relation to gameplay.  This was true even in SC1.
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Re: SC II: Heart of the Swarm
I don't know if you guys are being entirely fair here.  While the story was admittedly lacking, and I certainly wouldn't pay full price for SC2 (I didn't even on launch day, thank you Air Miles gift certs), the singleplayer campaign was entertaining, particularly if you go for the achievement-whore route (which I did).  I wouldn't necessarily play on Brutal, but on Hard you unlock all the mission-specific achievements and its quite the challenge.

Didn't technically say it was bad, just that in my opinion it's not worth paying full price for both at the same time, especially since it should take a very long time to even finish one. Well, unless you go straight through determinedly.