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Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition (Windows)

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Written by  :  Justin Joe (2)
Written on  :  Aug 30, 2005
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

This Update is from 1999 - remember that

The Good

The original War2 is a classic - this update was to get the game running in Windows as a 32-bit application (thankfully) and to add War2 to the list of games that can be played on b.net.

StarCraft functionality was added to the interface in the same way that War3 functionality has recently been added to the StarCraft interface. Consider this an added bonus, not an update.

In 1999, this game released at $14.99 US Dollars. It wasn't meant to be a remake, a huge upgrade, or anything of the kind - if anything, it was a marketing tool for War3 as it included the first trailer for the game. No matter how you look at it, Blizzard practically gave this game away because they knew it wasn't a true update - and so should you.

The Bad

Even in 1999, this game was on its last legs. It couldn't hold up to StarCraft or the soon to be released War3 - in fact, it was downright frustrating to work with the limitations that had been lifted in StarCraft.

The Bottom Line

The Warcraft world is known for its stylish, toon-like, feel. People have giant hands and feet because it makes everything larger than life.

If you take games so seriously that you think they're meant to be "real", you have much deeper issues than a cartoon battlefield. C&C is a great series in single player, however, C&C multiplayer has always been a joke when compared to any Blizzard title.