StarCraft II Legacy of the Void Campaign

While I got delayed by Fallout 4, I did get around to playing Legacy of the Void.  I've always been a fan of Starcraft and I think Starcraft II is the best RTS out there.  I'm not as big into the multiplayer as I was when it first released, but it's still an amazing game.

Legacy of the Void is the final campaign in StarCraft II finishing off what started back in 2010 with Wings of Liberty.  The main campaign follows Artanis and the last of the uncorrupted Protoss as they try to regroup and then eventually retake their homeworld.  All the threads start wrapping up as the Hybrids, the relationship between the Zerg and Protoss, and the Xel'Naga are all explained.

I loved the Protoss campaign because I got to play my favorite race in the game.  In all honesty, I think that Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm had more variety in missions and more unique missions.  But, I've been waiting more than five years to finally get the Protoss campaign and I enjoyed it immensely.

Where the Protoss campaign ends the StarCraft II epilogue begins.  It's included with the expansion and it ties up all three campaigns in a series of three missions that totally wrap up the StarCraft and StarCraft II storyline.  After finishing the prologue it doesn't seem like they'll ever be able to revisit this time period or these characters.  If we eventually get a StarCraft III it will have to be something new.

I should warn you, the epilogue is super tough.  The first mission you control the Protoss, the second you get Terran, and the third you get Zerg.  Since I barely ever used Terran or Zerg in multiplayer and haven't played their campaigns in years I struggled a lot to finish the last two missions.  For perspective, I beat the Terran campaign (back in the day) on hard, the Zerg and Protoss campaigns on Normal, but for the last two missions of the epilogue I had to drop it down to Casual difficulty.  I actually needed to use cheats to finish the very last mission for the first time.  After I saw how it played out I was able to go back and finish it on Casual regularly.

At this point it's really nice to have completed character arcs for all of the main characters in the StarCraft and StarCraft II series.

If you've played Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm you deserve to see the end of the story.  Definitely pick up Legacy of the Void.

I'm going to start digging into multiplayer and seeing what's new.  Expect a report back soon!


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