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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Expansion Pack

by Blizzard Entertainment
Windows Vista / XP / 7, Mac
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Edition: Standard Edition
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is an expansion pack and requires StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty to play.

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Product Details

Edition: Standard Edition
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002I0KP4G
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.2 x 1.5 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Release Date: March 12, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (450 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,121 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Edition: Standard Edition

From the Manufacturer

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is the first expansion to the 2010 release of the heralded Real-Time strategy game, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.* Heart of the Swarm features a new campaign continuing the epic story of Sarah Kerrigan, Queen of Blades, as she gathers the remnants of the Zerg Swarm and plots her revenge against the treacherous dictator of the Koprulu sector, Arcturus Mengsk. It also introduces several new multiplayer units and features that enhance the acclaimed StarCraft II online experience.

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Continue the Story Where Wings of Liberty Left Off

Heart of the Swarm picks up the story of StarCraft II where the 2010 release, Wings of Liberty, left off, focusing on Kerrigan's quest to reunite the Swarm and exact revenge on Arcturus Mengsk. Over the course of 20 campaign missions, players will follow Kerrigan as she sweeps across the galaxy, incorporating a variety of distinctive zerg species into her brood. Kerrigan will grow in strength from mission to mission, and players will be able to customize her with powerful new abilities, as well as evolve various zerg strains into fearsome new subspecies to suit their play style.

New Weapons, Units and Multiplayer Features

New weapons of war also debut in Heart of the Swarm's multiplayer, including new units such as Terran Hellbats, Zerg Swarm Hosts, and Protoss Tempests, while certain existing units from Wings of Liberty will be updated with new capabilities. New features will enhance the game experience, including group and clan systems; unranked matchmaking; Global Play, enabling players to battle others in different regions around the world; additional stat tracking; user interface improvements; an enhanced physics system, for more visceral looking battles; multiplayer replays, to watch replays with friends; a leveling system that gives Heart of the Swarm players a new way to earn customization options for their online profiles; and much more.

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An all-new, Zerg-based campaign, that focuses on Kerrigan.
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Classic StarCraft RTS gameplay.
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System Requirements

  PC Mac
OS Windows XP SP3 / Vista SP1 / Windows 7 / Windows 8 Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.2 or newer
CPU 2.2 Ghz Pentium IV or equivalent AMD Athlon processor Intel Processor
RAM 1 GB system RAM / 1.5 GB for Vista and Windows 7 & 8 2 GB RAM
Disc Drive DVD-ROM drive DVD-ROM drive
Hard Drive 12 GB available HD space 12 GB available HD space
Video Card 128 MB NVidia GeForce 6600 GT/ATI Radeon 9800 PRO video card NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT or ATI Radeon X1600 or better
Input Keyboard, mouse Keyboard, mouse
Connectivity Broadband connection - Battle.net account required Broadband connection - Battle.net account required

Key Game Features

  • An all-new, Zerg-based campaign, that focuses on Kerrigan, the erstwhile 'Queen of Blades'
  • Access to approximately 20 new missions
  • The release of new StarCraft II units and new maps
  • Improvements to Battle.net, including StarCraft Marketplace, timed to coincide with the release of Heart of the Swarm
  • New multiplayer options, including group and clan systems, unranked matchmaking, global play enabling players to battle others in different regions around the world, multiplayer replays, additional stat tracking, and others
  • A leveling system that gives Heart of the Swarm players a new way to earn customization options for their online profiles
  • PC and Mac system compatibility ensures that everyone can play

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20 new missions.
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A new Swarm leveling system.
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Battle.net improvements.
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Customizable battle focus.
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* StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty required for play, and sold separately.

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59 of 71 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars GREAT gameplay, little let down from campaign April 1, 2013
By kwon
Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
1st thing, the gameplay was amazingly fun, especially the campaign, adjusting your armies abilities, and kerrigans abilities, boss fights, level designs were all amazing. And multiplayer is still very good, many mechanics really encourage immediate fighting rather than stand stills for like 15-20 minutes of nothign happening.

Now the dialogue.. This is where I begin to criticize. Remember the SC1 Breifings? Personally I would always sit and listen to each and every one, because characters had something interesting to say. Now in SC2+hots i just skim over the dialogue. NOBODY has anything interesting to say. The writer's of SC2 seem to have a much smaller vocabulary. Yeah remember when Kerrigan had a sense of humor, and that she was always making some sarcastic remark? Rarely any witty comments from the "Queen #*&# of the universe". In sc2 there were alot of pointless lines of dialogue, not memorable at all.

Now the story.. Examples SC1 "I'm the man whos gonna kill you some day" raynor... now SC2 "I haven't given up on you sarah!" Raynor. Look I bet some book somewhere explained the romance between the two but this romantic story is rather weak and quite frankly doesn't make sense. Also the whole theme of revenge, by itself is not bad. HOWEVER, you should remember that in Brood war, kerrigan was easily able to crush, the United earth directorate, a protoss fleet, AND mengsks fleet all in one fell swoop. And in sc1 Kerrigan was interesting in more than just simple revenge. She wanted mengsk to remember what he had caused, wanted him to live and suffer the consequences of her existence as the Queen of blades. Sooooo this story we have now, to me, is completely inconsistent with the Sc1 story. to summarize the story in one word, inconsistent.

But overall guys, gameplay was solid and i LOVE the gameplay. Story/dialogue, meh... Hopefully that was helpful to SC1 fans lol
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67 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Falling in love with Starcraft 2 all over again March 12, 2013
Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First off I would like to say that While i love Starcraft 2, I was never much one for the eSports competitive side, so I cannot comment on super balance of everything and how the new units figure into it all and what not. I am more interested in the Campaign, and playing with friends against AI. So that is what My impressions are on!

I have only played the game for 4 hours so far (finished 5 levels), I woke up at 3am just to play it! And I feel like I have fallen in love with Starcraft II aaaaall over again.

The Campaign starts right where wings of liberty finished, if you haven't finished that campaign you owe it to yourself to do so! It's still an amazing campaign and well worth the time to play.

The campaigns starts out a tiny bit slow for veterans, but for new players it quickly shows you the ropes of how to build up a zerg army and other necessary tutorial based things. After the first 2 missions you get to really get into building an army of zerg and stampeding over your enemies. And I am loving every second of it.

Zerg being my favorite race in Starcraft II does help my love for this game, but even still the game is done so well. The Graphics in and out of actual gameplay are great, the story is amazing, and the voice acting is top notch (All things you expect from the SCII Saga).

What's new:

They added a few things to make the campaign more... interesting. First of all is the leveling. Kerrigan can gain levels by completely story missions and extra side missions, every 10 levels or so she gains a new (and often extremely overpowered ability).
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67 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is what we dreamed about! March 12, 2013
Edition:Standard Edition|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I am a child of the 70s, so that puts me just outside the target demographic of these games, I walked away from them about 15 years ago when life just got in the way (my kids wouldn't let me play...and if I did, they slaughtered me...that is probably closer to the truth.) Anyway, about 6 months ago, I started playing again. My last kid moved out and I found a copy of Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty. Oddly enough, the last computer game I played was Command $ Conquer: Red Alert. While the mechanics were similar, the visuals blew me away.

So, if you want a bunch of technical gobbldygook, you should read one of the other reviews that I am sure will be loaded with that sort of thing. Here is what I can tell you after just a few hours. ..

This game is visually stunning, has more depth than we even thought possible when we were playing games like Defender and Asteroids at the arcade. If you want to be drawn in and forget everything around you for a while...this game is for you. Simply put...it is fun! I realize that there will be plenty of reviews that tell you all sorts of things...but really, what you want to know is if this game is worth the money? Yes. Is it incredible to look at? Yes. Will a lot of your personal life be sucked away from you in the blink of an eye? Ask my wife...I never did make it to bed last night.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing expansion June 3, 2013
By Delmin
Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It's better than Wings of Liberty in every single way. There are two major aspects of the game: the campaign and the multiplayer.

Campaign: In short, the missions are fun, but the story blows. I suppose that's pretty par for the course, but the variety of the missions (ie they're not just melee games with special rules) more than makes up for the lackluster story. There are 27 missions total in the campaign. The hero unit(s) was a blast to use; very reminiscent of the Warcraft 3 campaigns (which I think is one of the best campaigns I've ever played). This part is pretty hit or miss with some people, but the campaign also has boss fights. I personally enjoyed them, but I can see why some won't. Still, I found that the campaign itself was worth the price of admission.

Multiplayer:

A: Melee/matchmaking: Heart of the Swarm introduces a more step by step process for easing newer players into the game; There's now a training mode for people who are totally new to the game, which guides you on the basics of multiplayer games. Then there's a vs AI matchmaking, where it will match you against the difficulty that the game thinks you're ready for. Then Unranked games, which are regular games except you're not competing for ladder points, and then there are ranked games, which is what regular WoL veterans are used to. The multiplayer is amazingly balanced, especially considering that the game came out just recently. At the top level of play (where balance actually matters), the win rates are pretty even:

http://i.imgur.com/9orDwMj.png

These are the May 2013 win rates for top tier tournament play. The closer the rates are to 50%, the better. And those numbers, I dare say, are pretty dang close.
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