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Old 09-14-2015, 07:26 PM
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I think there's a bit of nostalgia glasses there since there was nothing that special about the Brook War opening and it had just as many cheesy lines.
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:54 PM
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:01 PM
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Who said anything about cheesy lines...?

The issue isn't that the narration is cheesy (even if it is) it's that it's lazy, and that it's all about TELLING the audience something. Brood War intro has characters interacting, and telling us things without telling us anything specific.

The Brood War intro is great. Great setting up of atmosphere. Good minimalist use of action and some pretty good character writing.

This is just a trailer where 'hey this is what gameplay might look like if it was pre-rendered!'. I really don't care.
I feel mentioning the Khala as the thing that makes them unbeatable, just prior to Amon corrupting the Khala is pretty good.
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:09 AM
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Apparently I got in the beta... but I have no idea how to apply it to my account. The battle.net games list shows it there but theres no download listed. Theres nothing on the launcher either and the email they sent me just gives me the install for Starcraft 2...
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:37 AM
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Apparently I got in the beta... but I have no idea how to apply it to my account. The battle.net games list shows it there but theres no download listed. Theres nothing on the launcher either and the email they sent me just gives me the install for Starcraft 2...
Should be in your region selection.

Instead of America you can pick Beta.
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Old 09-16-2015, 07:49 AM
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Should be in your region selection.

Instead of America you can pick Beta.
Well that's not very intuitive... It's there. Thanks.
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Well that's not very intuitive... It's there. Thanks.
Yeah I had to check the forums too
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Old 09-16-2015, 04:01 PM
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I feel mentioning the Khala as the thing that makes them unbeatable, just prior to Amon corrupting the Khala is pretty good.
That's just telegraphing the plot... it's only worse because they've heavily advertised that they wind up losing the khala.
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Old 09-25-2015, 03:23 PM
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The writing isn't brilliant, but I think it's got some of the best writing in Starcraft II.
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:18 PM
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The new 'cinematic' actually seems pretty cool.

The writing isn't brilliant, but I think it's got some of the best writing in Starcraft II.
It started off pretty god awful.

But then it wound up being really good. Like, it actually had a point.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:17 PM
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The new 'cinematic' actually seems pretty cool.

The writing isn't brilliant, but I think it's got some of the best writing in Starcraft II.
they are expanding the shaohao burdens stories, to other games. nice.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:35 PM
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It started off pretty god awful.

But then it wound up being really good. Like, it actually had a point.
It was all exposition and more telling.

I didn't hate it. The dialogue set up some themes.

Was that a glimpse of judicator art? I liked that.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:09 PM
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It's a short video meant to recap old and new fans. I think telling is ok.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:42 PM
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they are expanding the shaohao burdens stories, to other games. nice.
Heh, before I got to the end of the video I was wondering how they managed to make it worse ... I don't like the Shaohao burdens clips

But it went upwards, IDK I don't always mind the exposition dumps

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Old 09-26-2015, 10:17 AM
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The writing isn't brilliant...
You don't say.

I mean fuck, could it BE any more contrived? Who the hell are they paying to write this garbage?
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Old 09-27-2015, 04:29 AM
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I mean fuck, could it BE any more contrived? Who the hell are they paying to write this garbage?
Yes it could be more contrived, looking at their other exposition dumps in recent years ...this seems less bad then again it could be just the lack of Kerrigan :

Maybe I was just so cynical about it that it feels better than what it it ...but usually I place the bar low & am still rewarded with disappointment.

Actually who are we blaming for the writing these days at Blizzard?
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Old 09-27-2015, 06:07 AM
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Yes it could be more contrived, looking at their other exposition dumps in recent years ...this seems less bad then again it could be just the lack of Kerrigan :

Maybe I was just so cynical about it that it feels better than what it it ...but usually I place the bar low & am still rewarded with disappointment.

Actually who are we blaming for the writing these days at Blizzard?
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