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Fantastic Game Properly Played: The Story Of The Staying Power Of Starcraft

The Terrans, Zerg, and Protoss every have meticulously fine-tuned characteristics. Each seems to have a few seemingly unstoppable units and set of strategies that are eventually upended by either a crippling weakness or an ace-in-the-hole opposing unit. For instance, Protoss are protected by regenerating shields and are normally additional powerful one-on-1. Much of Brood War’s legendary balance hangs on the the game engine itself. Brood War on a different engine just would not be the exact same game — and a game that nonetheless sees so much competitive play must not have its balance overturned for the casual playerbase. Particularly...