The game had a chance to be an epic RTS to me but I honestly think that the hype hype surrounding StarCraft is misplaced. The game is just like any other RTS of that time. Some people state that SC is actually the first RTS ever made which sounds like a total bullshit, because in the days we already had Dune 2 and its later spin-off Command & Conquer. And then again, if you play it today you'll find no originality in it. You can't say the same for the first Mario game, or the first Sonic game, or any other classic game that defined the industry for many years onwards. The actual gameplay is good, I can't deny it, but when you realize Blizzard copypasted every other content from its predecessors, StarCraft loses its appeal. All in all, I'd recommend a game only for educational purposes — like how the games were made back then and what is the game that everyone considers the beginner of RTS.