One of my nephews has been spending more time with me lately. His family is living with mine for a variety of reasons. He's eleven, and not much into the more scholarly pursuits I often attempt. So, I've been spending time playing computer games with him and letting him play those games on my computer.
Yeah, I finally got into playing StarCraft II. Not a game I would have thought I'd be playing for a while, but it's entertaining. It's not that I don't like the StarCraft story - I've been playing the original game since 2001, but I intensely dislike games that force me to play online, on their servers. What's going to happen when Blizzard goes under or ceases to support the game? I can always play the original game, so long as I have a computer that will play it. The sequel on the other hand has limited offline features and doesn't allow progress in much. In short, there's little point to play offline at all.
No LAN games. I'll admit, it's not a big deal. I don't often like playing with other people anyway, but it would be nice to play with my nephew. One more thing - my nephew and I can create separate game accounts on the original game and play for the original price. Not so with StarCraft II - too bad, so sad. If he wants to play the full game, he has to fork over the money to do so.
Or his uncle has to.