Starting fresh with RPM Racing then moving to The Lost Vikings, Rock n' Roll Racing, Blackthorne, The Death and Return of Superman, Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, Justice League Task Force, Warcraft II: The Tides of Darkness, Diablo, The Lost Vikings 2, StarCraft, StarCraft: Brood War, Warcraft II: Edition, Diablo II, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Diablo III, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, World of Warcraft: Warlods of Draenor, Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void, Overwatch and World of Warcraft Legion Blizzard has made quite a few impactful games in it's 25 year run.

As we all tip our hats to our favorite purveyor of all things CRAFT what are some of your most beloved Blizzard game memories? Also wondering what the first blizzard game you played?

Travis   Admin wrote on 02/11/2016 at 02:25am

Huh. I knew about RPM Racing, The Lost Vikings, Rock n' Roll Racing, and Blackthorne, then all those awesome Blizzard titles we all know and love, but I never knew about The Death and Return of Superman. That was probably my first Blizzard game. Weird!

In terms of the standard games we think of as Blizzard games, Warcraft II was my first.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 02/11/2016 at 02:55am

I think I barely remember playing Rock n' Roll Racing with a friend on their SNES, but I didn't pay attention to the developer. Years later, when I got a PC, I got into Warcraft II after seeing the review in PC Gamer (maybe I played a demo, I can't recall). After that, I played Warcraft.

I picked up Starcraft when it came out. In fact, I traveled half an hour to Wal-Mart in another state (West Virginia) because I had trouble finding it locally. I really enjoyed it at the time and then again at least a few times years later (which includes the expansion). When I got my new beast of a PC, I got Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm. More recently, I finished Legacy of the Void and I have the new expansion pre-ordered.

A few or couple of years ago I got into Diablo III (because of Cheerful Ghost), which was the first I've played of the series. After that, I found the Diablo II Battlechest in KMart for $2, so I bought it, but I didn't spend very much time playing it. I do have a demo for Warcraft III, but haven't spent much time with it either.

I think I haven't played many of the other games. I also played Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, but not as much for the latter.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/11/2016 at 03:38pm

I first brushed up to Blizzard seeing Blackthrone, Rock N Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings in Nintendo Power. I always wanted to play them but since the games I could own was limited, I merely dreamed of playing them. The Lost Vikings in particular looked really fun, but alas no Vikings for 90's Jon.

My first actual experience with a Blizzard game was Warcraft: Orcs and Humans on floppy disk. I played through the humans and orcs campaign and loved all of it. The game was a bit easy after you figured out a solid build order and the magic users were super overpowered so, essentially you made a couple of them and summoned stuff to wipe out the bad guys. That said, it's a really solid DOS game and I really enjoyed the simplicity of it. Hopefully they can port it to modern systems because again, it's a pretty solid game but I haven't played it recently.

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