I'm sure many of you have played your fair share of Diablo 2 in the past, and if not, you were probably playing Starcraft. Blizzard has had its share of successes, and gameplay has always been key to their success. No where is that more apparent that World of Warcraft. Say what you want about the game, but it stayed successful because it had the right balance of ease of use and gameplay, topped off with some relatively challenging raids.
This isn't about WoW's success though... or is it? Because of it's huge following Blizzard has put WoW on the forefront of its business for years now. When you look at how long it took to develop Starcraft 2 it makes you wonder what all that time was spent doing? The game, which is great sure, is essentially mildly spruced up in graphics, but the gameplay remains the exact same. Gameplay is king though and if you had a winning formula why muck it up?
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