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Warcraft

If you have not heard of Warcraft then you probably are living in a cave on Mars for the last decade. This game…uh cult game created by Blizzard Entertainment was released on 2001 and has been a leader since in its genre. The game is based upon The Great War between the Orcs and Humans that took place a long long time ago. WarCraft one and two looked a lot like DOS based snake games but had a flavor of its own. Warcraft III – Reign of Chaos was something that put the franchise on a record smashing spree. It reached out to millions and won their favour in no time making it one of the best RPG games ever. The expansion Frozen Throne was also welcomed by all and  became a hit. The multiplayer version of Warcraft aka DOTA(Defense Of The Ancients) also created waves(actually more than waves) and is comparable to multiplayer games like Counter Strike, UT etc in terms of playerbase and acceptance. However in terms of online gaming Warcraft can beat others hands down. It has the largest MMORPG community till now and still growing. The expansion packs are awaited by many and have a tendency to become a hit instantly.

The game places you in the magical and mysterious world of Azeorath. It has single player campaigns for different races viz Humans, Orcs, Night Elfs etc and it add races in the later versions like Blood Elfs, Goblins etc. You get to play all of these and experience the idiosyncrasy, units, Heroic powers etc of each one of them. Once you finish the Single player campaign you will be well versed with the game craving for more. Thats where multiplayer steps in. Blizzard has created a virtual world on the Internet where thousands of gamers create their avatars and set out on adventures and quests. It is the first ever massive multiplayer game allowing all the players to co exist in Azeorath. Enough said !

Pros :

Great unit variations across races, good storyline, awesome gameplay and control.

Cons :

Could imporve the graphics a little more.

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Starcraft – a forgotten epic.

Blizzard entertainment best known for their creation of Warcraft series over the years released a game called StarCraft in March 1998. It was totally opposite to Warcraft and was based on scenarios from the 26th century. The game was one of those real time military strategy comparable to the command and conquer series(Red Alert/Tiberiun Sun). This one had three main species and the player had to play each one to complete the game similar to Warcraft. The species were Terrens(humans), Zerg(insectoid) and highly advanced Protoss(psionic bastards). All fighting for a distant part of the Milky way galaxy. Its sequel Starcraft II -Broodwars was released recently.

Pros:
Not much complex as Tiberiun Sun in terms of weapons and structures
Great music and storyline
Relocation of buildings possible(if you play Terrans)
Mac version also available

Cons:
Only one level of upgrade for humans 😦
No indication for idle SCVs or similar units
No ships

Overall:
Try it once for sure if you are a strategy game genre fan.
If you like it and think its fairly easy, try going against someone from S Korea !!