Don’t Bother Looking for Early StarCraft II ReviewsBy Jared Newman
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, which launches Tuesday, should be the biggest PC game release in recent memory, but don’t look for game reviewers to slobber all over it for at least another day. According to Ars Technica, Activision-Blizzard did not give out early review copies for the game, so the press and the people will all play together starting July 27.
As Ars points out, this is probably for the best. The experience of StarCraft II wouldn’t be the same within a small group of privileged journalists. I actually think this is true with any game — often times the multiplayer experience has as much to do with the community as the game itself — so it’s a testament to Blizzard’s confidence that critics will be thrown in with the masses.
So now the question is whether you trust any StarCraft II reviews that you read on the Internet tomorrow, or the day after. Can someone who’s spent only one or two days with Starcraft II have a true sense of what the game is like? For that matter, do you care, or are you buying this game regardless of what a game journalist says? [via Ars Technica]