StarCraft: Remastered was released mere hours ago and it has already achieved a tremendous success. According to players, the new version is a well-made reproduction of the original and the visual effects are simply stunning. The Remastered version now supports 16:9 aspect ratios. Players are provided with features such as cloud saves, ladder ranks, replays, as well as multiple player profiles.
The automated matchmaking and the competitive ladder are just two of the features hinting that the SC:Remastered offers a modernized experience and it will appeal to those who have been playing the game for two decades now.
Although gaming forums and social media networks are flooded with superlatives about the updated version, the lack of a universal autocasting across all units came as a slight disappointment. However, Blizzard representatives explained that they did not include such a feature on purpose. Their aim was to unleash a Remastered version that truly replicates the blockbuster released in the late 90s.
Players also reported that the matchmaking has hit a temporary snag, but the overall impression is that Blizzard has done its job brilliantly. The StarCraft: Remastered runs at hundred fps and the unsightly pixel mud is now polished and turned into crisp pixel blades.
For newcomers, the game is still a challenge to master and they have to prepare for a steep learning curve. Before engaging in the game, novice players need to get familiar with the strategies, not to mention that fast reactions are essential for survivability.
The updated version features the Brood War expansion and it can be purchased at a price of $14.99. Players who do not wish to spend cash but play the World of Warcraft, are enabled to convert the in-game gold and purchase the game.
Those who settle for the free version will not have access to the matchmaking and leaderboards. Still, they will be able to play the campaigns and LAN games on any PC that has an up-to-date OS support.
It is important to note that StarCraft fans are supposed to pay only if they want to play the 4K version. Those who believe the original Brood War and StarCraft versions would suffice, can log into their Battle.net accounts and play for free.