Is it just me or does it seem like Blizzard is getting to be too big for it’s own good?
I stole some time away from other things to play a little StarCraft II (I hadn’t played it since the summer of last year) and I was immediately reminded of how little the actual play has changed – not since the summer, but since the original release.
I played a little vs. AI and found myself going the same route and using the same units I did back in SC. Turtle-spread-turtle-spread-dominate with end units.
It was amusing, but not really satisfying. Admittedly, I did enjoy the single player campaign and could probably play through that again since it has limits on what’s available to you. Still, it seemed like it was short overall and missing serious content for Zerg and Protoss.
A lot of games seem to be doing this.
I don’t like it.
Starcraft aside, I just read through a blog post by Ghostcrawler. I didn’t come away with a warm and phuzzy feeling. It almost felt like I Was being patronized. Like I was reading the common drivel issued from talking heads trained to talk to the public.
I don’t know how many people watch hockey, but interviews with the players are usually the same questions with the same answers. I’m getting that feeling from what’s being said.
“Tell me something I don’t know, especially if you’re going to talk to me like I’m six years old.”
Despite Papa Ghostcrawler’s rambling, I did have an amusing time with WoW on the weekend. I played through the Worgen starting area with LBO and had quite a bit of fun doing so. He wanted to switch over to his Paladin (level 71 now) for a bit so I puttered around with him helping him out there. My sister even popped on and followed around helping out – which LBO loved.
I didn’t really log on as Kremus since I don’t feel there is much left I want to do with him short of raiding. I logged on as Smaken and did a bit of questing and reminiscing about all the achievements I got on Smaken; the mounts, the companion pets, the exalted reps, the raids and all the PVP stuff. I then looked forward to what was available in Cataclysm.
Not a whole lot.
I can’t help but feel Blizzard made a mistake by not releasing enough content to do. Not just levels, but rewards and things to look forward to. Most of the content changes and effort gone into the game are at the lower levels – things I’ve already been through (at least six or more times).
So far the best times I’ve had with this expansion have come from leveling. Dungeons were fun for a bit, but now they’re just something to do for Valor Points.
What were they thinking?
And where the heck is Diablo III? I need some mindless clicking that results in gory splattering (DA2 has some ‘mind’ involved).