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Would you buy Warcraft 1 & 2?

#11KilronPosted 11/11/2013 6:11:39 PM
I will happily buy 2 again. I don't give two ***** about the first game.
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#12LiquidDeePosted 11/11/2013 6:41:01 PM
Probably,if they make an HD remake with a few other improvements cause they are almost unplayable as they are right now.
#13GynthaeresPosted 11/11/2013 6:48:23 PM
For $10 or so, sure. I already own two versions of WC2, but I don't have WC1. Or rather, I just have the shareware version.

I'm expecting a $20 price tag, in which case I'll wait for a sale.
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#14Chaos_MissilePosted 11/11/2013 6:48:41 PM
Ningishzida posted...
Has anyone recently played WC1/2? I think they may be somewhat dated in game-play, even for someone like me who has a high tolerance for retro.


I played both back in 2009/2010

WC1 is really dated primarily because of these 3 gameplay issues:
a) you cant build your base anywhere as you please and only near roads, which can only be built near each other.
b) you cant use a drag box to select your units; you have ctrl + click one by one
c) you can only select up to a max 4 units.

In WC1, shortcuts keys were a neccesity

WC2, on the other hand, is still very playable. Aside from fixing those issues above, the overall gameplay speed is also far faster. Also has these 2:
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Za0rZs0Qk
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1QJXxhJ2gE (which might sound familiar if you're primarily a WoW-only player ^_^)

I used to play a number of Blizzard games in my younger days and none of their latest offerings really has tunes as good or memorable as those 2.

On the plus side, I cant recall much about WC1 but WC2's graphics still holds imho.
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#15Zer0theNightPosted 11/11/2013 6:49:36 PM
the problem i had with 2 was that both the orcs and humans were identical.. which made it balanced but in a terrible way lol
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#16noimnoturdaddyPosted 11/11/2013 7:16:34 PM
No. It's like remastering music people have already heard, or HD re-releases of games we've already played. Lazy cash grabs. New properties please. Wish there were less idiots who bought this **** in droves. Time moves on, no use clinging or attempting to relive.
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#17TimePharaohPosted 11/11/2013 7:22:28 PM
noimnoturdaddy posted...
No. It's like remastering music people have already heard, or HD re-releases of games we've already played. Lazy cash grabs. New properties please. Wish there were less idiots who bought this **** in droves. Time moves on, no use clinging or attempting to relive.


VHS/Cassette master race
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#18noimnoturdaddyPosted 11/11/2013 8:46:45 PM(edited)
TimePharaoh posted...
noimnoturdaddy posted...
No. It's like remastering music people have already heard, or HD re-releases of games we've already played. Lazy cash grabs. New properties please. Wish there were less idiots who bought this **** in droves. Time moves on, no use clinging or attempting to relive.


VHS/Cassette master race

Missing the point entirely. I keep up with the times, technologically, but why would I re-buy things I've already experienced? Even if they supposedly "upgrade" it, it's nothing more than taking the same experience and trying to sell it twice. I could've watched classic Metallica footage updated for an Imax screen with uncompressed audio, so I could see and hear them in all their 80s glory, but that wouldn't change the fact that they suck now.

The only time anyone starts revisiting old properties is when they know the well is running dry. Happens for any creative person. When you're peaking, you don't have time to rehash, there isn't enough time in the world for you to get your ideas out there. When it slows down, you see how much you can recycle and resell to people who are desperate to remember what you *used* to be (or to capitalize on people who feel like they missed out, but with these kind of things, it's always a "you had to be there").

And yeah, I do think Blizzard is the Metallica of the gaming industry. Most of the things they did weren't innovative, they just did it better, reached a wider audience. Then they ran out of ideas, but people keep giving them money, because dat legacy, dem glory days. They were so damn strong, it's hard to admit it's over.
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#19Lady UnePosted 11/11/2013 8:49:45 PM
Nah.

Never got into Warcraft or Starcraft.

Dawn of War, CoH and Age of Mythology were more to my liking.
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#20The cranky hermitPosted 11/11/2013 9:43:02 PM
Blizzard working to get Warcraft and Warcraft 2 on modern PCs

What's to work on? With Warcraft, you slap on a DOSBox loading script. Easy, and pretty much the only way to do it, unless they feel like remaking the game engine (very unlikely) or still have the original source code (even more unlikely).

With Warcraft 2, Battle.net edition works fine as it is. And if they want the DOS edition in all of its MIDI goodness, DOSBox is the answer once again.

This reminds me of that time Vivendi anounced they were "reworking" the original King's Quest games for Windows XP, did nothing for years, and then just slapped them as-is on a disc with an outdated build of DOSBox.
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