So im a huge starcraft fan. i played starcraft 1 for 10 years and ive been playing starcraft 2 since it came out. starcraft is easily the best rts game ever made. as a kid i grew up with command and conquer and warcraft, and rts games were always big features in the newest gaming magazines. starcraft changed the game in 1998, it was revolutionary when it came out and really paved the way for online rts games. its fast paced and extremely difficult to master. starcraft is huge in korea where its considered a sport and pro gamers can make millions of dollars. they even have dedicated starcraft tv channels. the newsest starcraft is legacy of the void, which is standalone and does not require the other sc2 games to play. its also pretty cheap now, maybe like 27$ canadian on cdkeys.com. the game is difficult to get good at. only 4% of players will reach masters and only the top 200 in 1v1 will ever see grandmaster ranks. but, the revamped ladder system makes sure to match you with other players at your skill level, so you will never really be badly outmatched and you can learn at your own pace. if you like strategy games you should love starcraft. blizzard is known for making some of the best, most popular, and most well balanced games ever. quit wasting time and go buy it!