So I played Starcraft in the early 2000s and I loved it. Then I went on a hiatus for many years. I got interested again around the time that LotV released. I heard a lot about how the SC2 story was awful and betrayed the original. When I refreshed my memory of the SC1 plot, I was astonished for reasons you might not believe. SC1's plot isn't as good as I remember, and I'm certainly not sure that SC2 is significantly worse in overall quality. I don't think, critically speaking, that SC1 has a good story. There's a youtube playlist by Pr0nogo that does some general review, but I like to keep myself focused on the story as distinct from the gameplay. I think a good way to illustrate what I dislike with the setting and story is to compare the blurb on the official website circa 2000 with the story primer circa 2020. Blizzard introduces this huge interstellar war setting where the Confederate nations are dealing with resource shortages, civil strife, and defending themselves against an invasion by two dangerous alien races with extensive histories and cultures. The best story they could think to tell with it was about... Queen Kerry? What do you guys think?