I know what you are thinking -- this StarCraft
game is going to be like all the others: you'll be the commander,
sitting on your butt, while your soldiers risk their lives. But
that's not what it's going to be. It's going to be you being the
actual solider and not the commanding officer.
You start off as a private. Then you move all
the way up to colonel, but no matter how high of rank you have you
still will end up being in the front lines.
Your first weapons and defenses are as the
Marine, with the regular machine gun. Then it goes on up to
Firebot with a flamethrower. Then, after that, you end up
going up to a Ghost. Next there's Vulture; there's also
Siege Tank. Then there's a Wraith. And last, but not least, you
get to control a good old fashioned Battle Cruiser, after you
use a Valkyrie, that is. And that's only when you choose the
The only thing you can't control is the Zerg,
because they are just plain old disgusting.
The Protoss are a different matter, though.
You might not end up getting your favorite
weapons at first, but you will be able to gain them and be able
to use them later in the game when you have reached a high
You'll see everything different because you will
be taking the orders and not giving them. You'll see everything
from first person viewpoint on the ground or in the vehicle (not
from on high).
Sometimes as the Terrans, you'll be fighting
both the Zerg, and the Protoss. There's no retreating, only going
Other times, as the Terrans, you'll end up
fighting just the Protoss.
And other times, you'll fight the Zerg and the
The final thing you have to fight as Terrans
are other Terrans, sometimes.
The main thing you have to be careful for in
each race is their stronger part, no matter if you are
controlling Protoss or Terrans. For example, if you are the
Terrans and you are fighting the Protoss, you have to be careful
of their mind-control ability.
Blizzard, the makers of Warcraft and
Starcraft, have just announced that they will be releasing a new
Starcraft game -- "Starcraft Ghost" -- at the end of 2003, not
for the PC, but rather for several different (unnamed) game
systems. You can read details about that game (which is very
different from what I am suggesting) at
http://www.blizzard.com/ghost. They also say that they
will develop a StarCraft II. If you know anyone at Blizzard
please point them here so they can see my suggestions. Thank