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Mar 16

Diving into The Heart of the Swarm

Been spending some time playing StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm since it released on Tuesday and though I am only about 5 missions in I am having a good time and love the story campaign so far.  It is a perfect B sci-fi movie action game where Kerrigan the Queen of the Blades who is mostly back to Human Genetic Material is trying to find and rescue Jimmie Raynor the man who rescued her and used the Xel Naga artifact to purge most of the Zerg DNA from her body.

I won’t spoil the surprise, but Heart of the Swarm has not only the various unit upgrade features called Evolutions that Wings of Liberty have but also has a separate skill tree for Kerrigan herself as she levels up to unlock new abilities which can be either passive or active.

I bought 2 copies of the game, one for my son who is an avid StarCraft fan as well and one copy for myself and it was well worth it so far.  I am not really a great player on multi-player, I tend to base build and have a weak offense taking my time so my skills are suited to custom battles against CPU or other casual players, certainly not the hardcore gamers online, and I won’t be entering any tournaments.

Here are some Heart of the Swarm Screenshots

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StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm is definitely worth picking up if you bought Wings of Liberty and completed it, the new features, units and story are enjoyable and I missed playing.  It was way too long between the release of Wings of Liberty and The Heart of the Swarm.