When comparing Starcraft vs Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition, the Slant community recommends Starcraft for most people. In the question“What are the best LAN party PC games?” Starcraft is ranked 2nd while Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition is ranked 45th. The most important reason people chose Starcraft is:
The game is fairly well balanced, so nobody gets an advantage by choosing a certain race. While each race will have their own unique abilities, the balancing of these abilities allows the game to play even handed, with no real advantage to any race.
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Pro Well balanced race selection keeps the gameplay fair
Pro Tons of personality that keeps the story and gameplay interesting and entertaining
There are three selectable races in the game, Terrans, Protoss and the Zerg. The Terrans being human, while the other two are alien races. What makes the game stand out is that each race feels exceptionally different from one another, each with their own personalities. This makes for a different experience depending on what race has been chosen to play with.
Pro Built-in offline LAN support
Being an older game, Starcraft suports offline LAN due to not as many people having internet back when it was released. This is something that many games (including Starcraft 2) regrettably do not feature anymore.
Pro This game can be downloaded for free
Blizzard is now offering the original Starcraft (titled Starcraft Anthology) as a free download.
Pro Highly specialized units that are easy to learn but hard to master, keeping the game challenging and interesting even at a high level of proficiency
Pro Highly interactive environments that contain rewards and consequences to ones actions
Divinity: Original Sin has a high level of interactivity within the games environment. This ranges from NPC interactions, elemental spells that can douse fires, to a cornucopia of in-world items that can be stolen.
Most actions in the game have consequences as well; for example, you will lose reputation in a town, when caught stealing. There is often a price to pay for behaving badly and getting caught, but a great thrill when getting away with nefarious deeds.
Pro Morality based gameplay that actually impacts the game
Users will be confronted with moral choices during their quests. These choices can effect future parts of the game, which makes for a more realistic and immersive story.
Pro Self-deprecating humor allows the game to stay lighthearted despite many serious overtones
The writing in the game is often entertaining and humorous as the game does not take itself too seriously. There are quite a few inside jokes to be found for this type of genre game as well as may situations that lighten the mood, such as talking pets that hand out light-hearted quests.
Con Old and outdated
With the original release dating back to 1998, the game is quite old now and its graphics are not on par with current game offerings.
Con Lacks widescreen support
Starcraft is only available in a 4:3 resolution. However, a hack to make it work in widescreen can be found here.
Con Garbage UI/Inventory/Camera
What's more fun than micro-managing your inventory? How about micro-managing the spell bars and camera too? That's what. Be careful where you click, you might accidentally move instead of attack and waste your precious AP and lose your flank bonus! Have fun reloading... hope you saved ;)
Con Dull lore and game world
Con Doesn't take itself seriously enough
While I don't mind if a game doesn't take itself too seriously, here it often just feels extremely forced almost like the game is trying to be a parody when it's clearly not. Even my D&D group back when we were 15 could do a lot better when it came to creating believable funny dialog. Fortunately the Early Access version of it's successor looks to be a lot better on that account.
Con Building a working party may take several tries
Depending on what one want to achieve in the game with their party and what jobs and powers they want each to have it may take several restarts in order to get a good balance. This will take time and can be an inconvenience as none of this is spelled out in the game whatsoever.
Con Mechanics take a lot of trial and error
There is a basic tutorial, but it is very limited and does not explain some of the finer aspects of the game. Much of the title relies on using spells, in and out of combat. Want to get into a locked door, you can burn it down. Want to save a burning ship, cast a rain spell over it. While this may seem like an intuitive mechanic, it does take a bit to get used to it and and solve situations through this manner as none of this is explained as to being able to be done.