Nostalgic for old games - Warcraft 2 (Warcraft)
In our endless cycle about old games recalling various classics. Those times when the computer was not available to everyone, and set-top boxes caused a storm of emotions. So in the 90s, one of the most successful gaming industry franchises from Blizzard appeared. Of course it Warcraft. Let's take a closer look at the second part and the addition. The first game in the series Warcraft: Orcs & Humans although it marked the beginning of the successful development of the series, fans often prefer the second part. And there are simple and logical explanations for this: the plot has been improved, the gameplay has been improved, and a variety of units has appeared.
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness is a direct continuation of the first game. Events will unfold in the world of Azeroth after the fall of the human city of Stormwind. The remnants of the people go to Lordaeron, where they have to assemble a new Alliance and fight the Horde, which is coming with fire on the lands of people.
In the US, the game was released back in 1995 and was very well received by critics and gamers. Warcraft is often referred to as the starting point for real-time strategy games. It was on the basis of the developments of the second Warcraft that the cult game appeared Starcraft The game offers 2 companies, for humans and orcs. The level of difficulty increases from mission to mission. Also available is a multiplayer mode and a single scenario. After completing the task, a picture pops up with the results and your rating, as well as new titles. Classic in one word.
Big improvements were expected from Blizzard in the story as well. Fans were hoping to see Tides of Darkness new races. It was originally planned to launch humans, orcs, ogres and elves, but later this concept was abandoned. Ogres appeared in the ranks of the okres, becoming heavy cavalry, and elves took the place of the Alliance archers. Here, of course, it is worth mentioning the trolls, who are also a self-sufficient race of the Warcraft universe. However, in the game they do not betray such a great importance.
The purpose of the Alliance company is to push the Horde back to the Dark Portal and close it. Orcs - continue to attack the lands of people. The main goal is to destroy the city of Lordaeron, the last stronghold of the Alliance.
What was there that fascinated the gameplay of Warcraft?
In continuation Tides of Darkness there was another big change - the appearance of a new resource Oil and battles on the water.
Transport ships, light destroyers and a heavy fleet, all this added to the game the scope that was lacking in the first part. Now the development of its base went in two directions and required a different tactic.
The developers planned to introduce a fourth resource into the gameplay - a stone, but during the testing process they abandoned this idea. The complexity increased, but there was not much sense.
Remembering the cult Warcraft 2, it is impossible not to talk about the Russian version. Or rather, localization from the studio "WordPaletteCode» from Nizhny Novgorod. If you played Warcraft in Russian, then most likely you came across a version from these guys. Their contribution was widely appreciated, including the authoritative magazine "Igromania". There is an opinion that it was thanks to this studio that Russian companies saw the point in the localization of games. And the cult phrases of the translation were sorted into quotes even after the decline in the popularity of Warcraft. A little more about the SPK studio and voice acting in the video below:
Of course, the success of Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness was only growing. Already in 1996, an addition to the game Beyond the Dark Portal was released. New companies, both for the Alliance and the Horde. The game was also released on the Sony Playstation game consoles, also with commercial success.
Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos - was a continuation of the game plot of the second part. But then a new era began, three-dimensional graphics, new races - in a word, a new chapter.
If you want to nostalgic for a bygone era, then you can run Warcraft online and without installation. True, the language of the game will be English, link to the game here.