Retrospective

Quietly, steadily, without upheavals and revolutions, Warcraft 3, and later add-Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne, took the charts a few let.Moglo it be otherwise, because the world Warcraft – is the same legend as the world C & C, Diablo, or For example, doom. It is easy to say now, after the fact, when popularity has already been received, and WC3 won over 7-million fans around the world. And what was then, back in 2002? Not interfere with easy retrospective. So, moving installing Warcraft 3, the user first saw the schedule, lags behind its time, at least for two years. Somehow, it seemed that lovingly traced pixel sprites, the second part would look more appropriate here.

But no. Instead stylish sprites we saw a bright cartoon-like range, triangular , with polygons, dropped into each other, and that most terrible kind of camera, refusing to carry out simple commands "to bring" and "zoom out". Many game magazines at the time ran the stones garden offended God, little children (of these monsters with enormous heads), in the garden of horses, dogs (without exception covered with richly embroidered cloths, in order to somehow hide the horrible awkwardness), in the direction of those pesky triangular firs, and a triangular ripples on the water. Just jot down enough, the journalists began to notice the love drawn maps Warcraft 3. All of these buckets, shafts, agricultural tools were incredible for their time, detail. But if the manufacturability of its Warcraft and lagged behind the other games, the gameplay has given a head start to many peers. Since the campaign outright understand that while good old kill'em all hopelessly gone. The basis of each new mission here – the hero with unique challenges: to save, to neutralize, to survive.

And not just a hero (the characters were unique and in a campaign WC2), and Hero, pumped from job to job. Surprise? Another one! True, the implantation of an RPG-element in the traditional rts is not was a major surprise. We expect an even greater surprise when, completing action-NATO campaign, waiting for a logical continuation of the battle for the Horde, we realized: the developers have added a new race. Bah! And not one but two – Undead, whose army moved necromancers Horde, and the night elf race (and, later still, and the Nagas with weave into the plot). That's not stingy on the surprises in the Blizzard, do not say anything. And what about the green, then? Horde, aspiring to the second part, went into the desert, where quietly develops into a confined space. It's a pity? None. As if in apology before the amateurs of orcs, the developers left on the continent a few goblins, opened a shop with a magic utility – carousing soul .Kak see, Warcraft 3 has absorbed the best from the parent genre. And not just the previous version of the brand owes its popularity, but also many new features. I'll go and fetch a box from the shelf – refresh my memory. ps It is worth note that the popular mmorpg World of Warcraft, as has peccadillo imbalance models, but silent about it even today? Why?