Warcraft: Crocs and humans game was released on 15 November 1994 and are currently one of the most popular RTS games of all time.
The RTS game franchise is where it all started as it contained everything, from comic books to movies, warcraft MMOs, and a failed adventure game. Warcraft 1 was developed and released by Blizzard entertainment, and it was much like a clone of the popular game Dune II.
Warcraft 1 was first released on MS-DOS and later on Mac OS too. The MS-DOS version was then re-released by Sold out software in 2002.
Warcraft 1 Gameplay
You can select two characters from the human inhabitants of Azeroth or the invaders, Orcs.
Orcs are Humanoid monsters similar to goblins, which are known to be brutal and aggressive.
Azeroth is also known as the kingdom of stormwind. The capital city of Stormwind is ruled by the House of Wrynn which controls it from the court of Azeroth keep. The harmony of the city shattered when it was attacked by Orcs after the opening of The Dark portal.
Yeah, we need to give a brief of Azeroth too
At the start of each mission, you have a new map, and you must gain the number of resources you are provided with; you are also supposed to train your troops climbing up the levels of the game and throw them all against your enemy.
Or You can buy the boosting service to save yourself from the hard work.
- The game’s main objective is to build resources, train troops, and destroy the enemy’s base in the multiplayer battle, which will lead you to victory.
- There are over a dozen troops, spells, and building types for each side of the characters.
- The game can be controlled with both mouse and keys, either separately or collectively.
- In the beginning, most parts of the map are blacked out, and they only get visible when your players start exploring the territory.
- There is a minimap which shows you small details about both your and the enemy’s territory. Your territory is marked with green dots, and the enemy’s territory is marked with red dots.
Pros And Cons Of Warcraft: Crocs and Humans
Warcraft 1 was fantastic in its replay value since it was the first game with a multiplayer feature. It was also the first game with a random map generator and level editor, so it never actually became boring for anyone to play.
The game had a touch of AI, it was probably the best in class at that time, the technology used was to analyze your whole base and look for enemies weak spots where it possibly can gain the upper hand.
The Use of AI was leveled up in Warcraft 2, Read about it here!
The in-game music was the cherry on the cake to go with graphics that gave a feel of rugged terrain, The graphics of its successors were better; however, considering the date it was released on, the graphics were on point.
Want to know all the successors? Check’em out here!
Warcraft surely had the upper hand over the Dune II gameplay in terms of design, the levels, and logical stories. The computer could defeat you rather than just being a weak opponent that gave you a fake sense of victory.
The game controls are awful, and you need to go through tons of options for moving a building, unlike Dune II, where all you needed to move buildings was to select the object and drag it to your desired place.
The game is biased towards the antagonist; the orcs have more powerful troops to go along with demons that can cause huge damage to the troops and can feed on humans for lunch.
This made the game lag behind its successors in popularity, but the game was all in all, great and a bit ahead of its time.
Though the game does not compete with the modern strategies based games, It is still a good experience for anyone who wants to spend a light time playing nostalgic games.
The game leads to establishing a huge franchise, which leads to the fairly popular 2016 movie ‘Warcraft.’