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I gotta hand it to Blizzard though, they made a great remaster and definitely met my expectations. I loved the newly improved multiplayer system and especially the strong community. Despite the lack of improvement with its CGI, StarCraft: Remastered is a remaster done right and it will live another 12 to 13 years before we get a new StarCraft installment.
In short it is worth your time but it does show its age mechanically.
StarCraft: Remastered is a complete package that brings an RTS classic into a format that is easier to digest on modern computers and screens.
In summary, Starcraft: Remastered has given the long living Brood War eSports scene the tools to maintain itself for even longer, dedicated servers are tribute to its dedicated fan base and the Korean scene. I respect Blizzard for their decision on this part. Its an amazing gesture for their hardcore fans.
Despite the same gameplay mechanics, $15 is a small price to pay for a remastered edition. If this is your first time, you won't want to pass this up.
StarCraft Remastered feels like a labor of love. It keeps everything that the fans considered important and improves everything else. If you can excuse its almost 20 year old gameplay, it remains rewarding even today.
Review in Czech | Read full review
All in all, StarCraft: Remastered hasn’t really changed much outside of the aesthetics -- and that is totally fine! It might be 20 years old, and with the bit of work that’s been done, it’s looking damn good for it’s age. But it’s really is a case of “if it ain’t broke…” with this one. The gameplay had been consistently good since Brood War first came out, meaning there’s a reason why pro e-sports players still play the original StarCraft to this very day. It might be a lot less easy for newcomers to get into, but if you’re patient and diligent with the campaign, that should eventually teach you all you need to know to get online and get owned by some serious tryhards with a little more dignity. If the campaign and it’s incredible story is really all you’re in it for, then maybe sticking with the free Anthology version from Battle.net is for you, but StarCraft: Remastered is well worth £12.99 for a good looking, great sounding and definitive version of the game.
The king that refused to die. StarCraft: Remastered arrives 19 years after its release to challenge nostalgia with a well crafted visual overhaul that doesn't look out of place.
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Most of this game's score is derived from the base game than this current iteration. The original Starcraft is amazing, and always will be. The lack of any new ideas or even anything remotely modern included in this makes it reek of a cash grab though. Anyone who isn't a die hard RTS fan will probably want to steer clear of this one, unfortunately.
All in all, I can't understand the point of StarCraft: Remastered. I see that it's much prettier, and people with high-res displays will be able to run it in all its glory. The problem is that there is no real glory, and the one that's left exists only in the minds of the people that played the original. It's not a particularly bad remastering of a cult game, but it's almost futile.