I am sorry Blizzard! I finally broke down and downloaded a copy of the BETA of SC2. I’ve been dying to hand over my hard earned money to play the game that never seems to Gold.
AI First Reactions
So far I must admit I have been really impressed with some of the changes in game play. The AI in SC2 is incredible. If you think you will win against the computer on EASY you are mistaken. There is no more of the defend the “First rush”, tech up and kill the computer.
Star Craft 2 Units
While a lot of our favorites are back there are a quite a few that are no longer with us. Most units that have been removed have been recycled, given new names or new abilities. It will be interesting to see if during the single player campaign if there will be any mention of the changes. Blizard if you are reading this I REALLY hope you will explain the changes! Some of the units that are no longer with us are:
- Fire Bats
- Drop Ship
- Science Vessel
NOTE – As I find more units that are missing I will post them here. Also note because this is a BETA units are constantly getting added and removed.
New Game play Dynamics
There are several new things to worry about in SC2. There is explosion damage that can now slow down units. There are also some units that can now jump or teleport to small ledges. A third thing I have found is there is also destructable wall or rocks. These destructable items are typically located at the back of your base. You might have noticed that things like shuttles and “hidden” units like lurkers have been removed. This will definately make changes to the game play.