Nearly a year of buying the game, I finally returned to (try to) finish story mode. I didn't get too far. This game is difficult
. I am, however, confident I can do it all when I get down to it.
I like story mode in this game, however hard it is, though. In the first game, you could beat near every mission by hunkering down, amassing all the resources available, creating an enormous army and going on a rampage with one or two waves.
mission is a timed mission, even if it doesn't say so. You don't get an army and defenses up in two minutes, you'll fail later for sure. Every unit lost means lost time which will cost you big time later, especially if it's mechanical.
I suppose it's more training for the multiplayer aspect, which is good - I didn't play multiplayer on the original Starcraft because it was so different from single player, and I was barely competent at that.
I'm much better at this game than I was at Starcraft 1, though... which unfortunately isn't too much of a boon, considering this game is harder than it's predecessor.
"My final prayer: O my body, always make me a man who questions!" — Frantz Fanon