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Review Starcraft II has been a long time coming and regardless of whether you’re a real-time strategy fanboy or not, Blizzard’s newest release for PC and Mac has generated quite a buzz. It promises to fill a void that has been sorely felt in the console-based wars of recent years.

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The first thing that becomes apparent is that Starcraft II is a faithful hound and builds nicely upon the original experience. Blizzard hasn’t changed the core game play, but that’s not saying there isn’t an evolution in the overall architecture.

Base construction and the collection of resources are the guts of this game and fans will be pleased to see that the solid backbone of this hasn’t changed. What is new is the amazing amount of customization, which helps you build a totally unique and complex anatomy upon this veritable backbone.

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Fire in the hole

Veterans, fanboys – who will, after that epic wait, no longer be boys – and those who have played before, will be familiar with the galactic events on which the narrative is based. The rest of us get a general synopsis during the installation, so don’t worry if you were only six the first time round.

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