It is safe to say that Starcraft has run its course. With a story that has been delayed for one decade, Blizzard Entertainment have finally decided that this game must get the end that it deserves. And it got exactly that. Unfortunately, the release of numerous other big names in gaming this month, Legacy of the Void did not score the best numbers in terms of sales. We expect it, however, to make a good stand in the following months given its unique situation.
Starcraft II is part of the RTS genre, which has seen some solid drops in terms of player base in the last years. Sure, the game is one of Blizzard’s top competitive esports, but this was not enough to keep a very solid population glued to the game. People have shifted towards shooters and MOBAs in great numbers, leaving the legendary RTS genre behind with few, but very dedicated players.
Starcraft II Legacy of the Void is one of Blizzard’s best installments to date, simply because it amounts a total of features that have fascinated players for years on end: the main people in this game are the Protoss, an advanced alien civilization that wants to reclaim its home called Aiur, the evolution of Sarah Kerrigan, also known as the Queen of Blades and the return of Amon, an evil alien god who wants to bring the galaxy to his knees.
A word of warning for anyone who wishes to buy the game and enjoy these features: there are spoilers ahead, so if you want everything to be a surprise this might be a good time for you to close that window.
Legacy of the Void is centered on Artanis’ story, the leader of the Protoss. While he does receive a great amount of help from characters like Zeratul, Raynor and even Kerrigan, Artanis is the main protagonist of the story. It falls down to him to stop Amon and his plot to destroy every living being in the world of Starcraft.
Artanis, like all of his people, is bound to the Khala, which is like “the brain of the Protoss”. The Khala comprises all the thoughts and emotions of the Protoss. The Khala is ultimately corrupted by Aemon and Zeratul sacrifices himself to free Artanis from the corruption. From then onward, Artanis moves through a series of quests that ultimately elad to Amon’s defeat and his people being free.
The fact that Starcraft has run its course, however, is understood from Kerrigan’s evolution into a Xel’Naga. She is granted the essence of the last Xel’Naga, Ouros, and she goes to the Void and destroys Amon once and for all.
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