From the brain of Michael James:
The original StarCraft was the first game I ever reviewed for NAG magazine, all the way back in 1998. That’s the same year Unreal, Gran Turismo, Spyro the Dragon, Grim Fandango, Baldur’s Gate, and Half-Life were all released. What would you give to see a line-up like that coming out within the space of a single year? It’s definitely not something you see these days. Speaking of things you don’t see these days, StarCraft: Brood War was released later that same year, expanding and polishing the classic StarCraft experience to a lustrous shine that’d go on to last over a decade.