5 out of 5
Higher resolution RTS than the original, still highly playable
Warcraft 2 can still be played without issues. The higher resolution graphics allow one to better sink into the game, and also, to better recognize the unit types that are included. Still, Warcraft 2 is a 2D, isometric, real time strategy that has both the charm as well as some of the flaws of the original. For instance, from a modern perspective, some of the orc units might seem to move a bit too slow around, an aspect that was corrected later on. But even so, the Blizzard balance obsession is still visible, though not to the extent that Star Craft did. At any rate, the game manages to squeeze in lots of interesting missions, and it has a good flow, combining a simple but sturdy economic and developmental stage with skirmishes that are just as great, as well. So, while the inkling of Blizzard's later, 3D engine Warcraft strategy is there, this is still not the modern game you'd expect, but for those not too picky, it manages to remain highly playable still. All you need to consider is how much you can still stomach the old school feel and the rather lenient action.