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News StarCraft II will have casual appeal

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 31 Oct 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Nothing will budge my mum off Solitaire.
     
  3. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    ^^ mine too, although she prefers Spider Solitaire (two suits).
     
  4. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    So, instead of the console excuse to dumb it down Blizzard uses the Mom excuse?
    I dont care either way, stop dumbing down games, k thx bye.
     
  5. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    My mum plays sonic the hedgehog on PS2, got her one of those sega collections with all the sonics on :D
     
  6. Mentai

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    Wow, here's hoping they dont massacre Diablo 3 >.>
     
  7. Cobalt

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    Diablo 3 "Your little sister can play too!" ¬_¬
     
  8. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    What else is new???? Every other game these days is for "casual" players. Devs are starting to doom their games before they even hit the market.
     
  9. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    Diablo was always easy to play hell my 6 year old sister plays it (she loves the butcher) but the theory was always easy to play difficult to master which is true of all good games
     
  10. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    I like games that I can't beat in a day or a weekend.
     
  11. koola

    koola Banned

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    Epic FAIL!

    I fear this is just another cash cow now *sigh*.
     
  12. DarkLord7854

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    The original Starcraft wasn't all that hardcore either, you could pick it up as your first time game and play it just fine (not online of course). As long as you can still play at whatever level you want, I'm good with that
     
  13. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    yup.

    the first one is actually quite "casual"; yet it allows you to micro manage and extensive macro manage as well.

    in other words, it's easy to learn, hard to master. its a good thing.


    having easier learning curve does not equal "butchering" the difficulty level.


    relax, folks, sheesh.
     
  14. MrMonroe

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    There is no way my mom is going to put this on her laptop and start perfecting her Zerg rush. It just isn't happening. There's a big difference between making the game easy enough to get into to appeal to people who aren't "hardcore" and making it actually appealing as a concept to those people. My mom just doesn't have any interest in amassing an army to subjugate aliens; she doesn't give a damn whether the gameplay is accessible.

    I am happy they are simplifying it, though. I might actually be competitive online this way.
     
  15. The_EXorcist

    The_EXorcist Possibly Australian

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    Casual Gamer??? who are these ppl? They don't matter. Games should be advancing, just like the hardware that is being made to play these games, dumbing down should not be allowed for a sequel under ANY circumstances
     
  16. UrbanMarine

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    I just thought about their release phases (1-3) and I doubt a casual gamer would follow SC2 through all three phases.

    @Exorcit: Gameplay these days are in 2nd or 3rd place. It's about graphics and casual gamer appeal.
     
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    Something my mom will play???:jawdrop: My mother don't even like using the computer, so she thinks me play on the computer is a waste of time. If they had mothers like mine, they will be broke.:wallbash:

    I also agree, the market is focusing too much on the casual market. If they focused on the hard core market, they will get more coverage which leads to more people buying the game which leads to more money (and more pirating if they use DRM):idea:
     
  18. yuusou

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    Now that I remember. My mum used to be a Hard Core Super Mario Land gamer on gameboy. Waking me up in the middle of the night asking where batteries are. But now she just plays all the Solitaire games and Mahjonggs on linux.
     
  19. Ending Credits

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    Still, even Pokemon has a hardcore following.
     
  20. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    I'll raise you Transport Tycoon! Although, that was my dad. He was glued to it for years.
     
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