This weekend Blizzard released the much anticipated custom game, Starcraft Master. Unlike most custom games, Starcraft Master is not created by players, but rather actually designed and built by Blizzard themselves. Being made by Blizzard, this game was very anticipated every since it was first announced. Not only does being made by Blizzard ensure that it will be a entertaining game, but it also means Blizzard is able to add rewards into the game, making the custom game both entertaining and rewarding. As players fight through 30 challenging levels, they are able to unlock achievements and eventually a portrait if they can complete all of levels.
As mentioned, Starcraft Master was highly anticipated, or as highly anticipated as a simple custom game can be. After playing it through, one is quickly able to see that this game mets all the expectations, and in most cases surpass them. The 30 levels include a variety of many things; whether it is kitting a Zealot with a lone Marine, killing an army of Marines and Siege Tanks with a single infester, or simply getting used to how the Blink ability can be used effectively as a Stalker, Starcraft Master has fun, challenging, and often helpful scenarios that players are able to play through. One of the best parts of this custom game is the balance between which units, races, and abilities Starcraft Master focuses on. This may sound silly, however, if this focused to much on a certain aspect of the game then players who play other races would feel neglected. With 30 challenges, this Starcraft Master offers something for players who play all three of the games races.
This custom game has the possibility to become one of the the most popular custom games in Starcraft 2. This is because it contains a wide variety of elements that will be appealing to a large percentage of the player base. For players who love the challenge of working on earning achievements, Starcraft Master offers many achievements as well as a unique portrait, that players have the opportunity to earn. For players who are seeking to gain more skill, particularly in outnumbered micro-battles, this custom game will be very helpful. Players are more often then not severely out numbered, and need to learn how to use their units abilities to the maximum potential, allowing them to gain knowledge of how to fight in certain situations. Lastly, for the more casual players, Starcraft Master is fun, very easy to get into, and can be played by oneself. Having such a wide appeal on players will help make Starcraft Master one of the more popular custom games on Starcraft.
Starcraft Master was highly anticipated, which is quite odd for a simple custom game, but after seeing what it has to offer it is obvious that it was not over-hyped. The balance between which units players are able to face the challenges with, along with the wide variety of ways it appeals to players, helps ensure that Starcraft Master will be a fun, challenging, and insightful custom game that will be a great addition to an already world-class game.