Starcraft 2, voted game of the year 2010, and along with everyone, i can see why.
The Starcraft 1 Fan-base was something incredible like over 10 million players, and Starcraft 2 grabbed almost 90 percent of that fan base, and now Starcraft 2 is one of the most watched games for tournaments and the like.
Starcraft 2 combines brilliant graphics with a stunning and virtually endless playability. after finishing the campaign, i was quite disappointed they only let you play the Terran campaign, with the Protoss and Zerg campaigns in the yet to be made Starcraft 2 expansion ( one way blizzard makes money, along with the 1,000,000,000,000 other things) this was very annoying to me, since Starcraft 1 had all three campaigns in the one game!
Their is one big thing that i love about this game, it's the multiplayer system they have, that makes is endless amounts of fun to play.
They have a ranking system, with 4 or 5 different leagues, ranging from bronze (N00bZ) to diamond or platinum, for the absolute pro's. this league system is great! if you go well, you can advance up the leagues, and face new opponents that will get harder and harder as you play on, i love it!
This helps you develop your skills in all strategy games, not just Starcraft 2, stuff like Micro Managing your units, and Hot-keying your builders to make you more efficient and faster at building a base and units. this helps with every single start game Ive played to far. after playing Starcraft 2 for 4-5 months, i played age of empires 2 with a few of my mates (yes nostalgia i know) and i won, simply because of my new understanding of how to move units and how to use them effectively.
Starcraft 2 was one of my favorite games for about 6 months, before moving onto other games, (which is a long time given the 15 hour campaign and the rest was multiplayer!)
The criticism, as always- the game became annoying to play in multiplayer at the start, because before you know how to defend against a rush, all the Zerg players, or all the Terran players would Marine/Zergling rush, and its almost impossible to defend if you don't know the map or what your doing properly, like when you start the game. and blizzard has no done anything to change this. just a little something i had trouble with first playing the game, but i can guarantee its worth it once u start playing in gold+ leagues
my favorite race would have to be Zerg. don't ask me why, but building and destroying things with mutated mutants just makes me happy :)
PERFORMANCE ON PC: 7.5/10
PERFORMANCE ON PC: 7.5/10