It is difficult to figure out what changed at Blizzard that caused the change in their writing. But there is a change. People say: “It is because you were younger then and didn’t know how bad it was.”
Play the tape, reader.
This is the ending to Starcraft’s Terran campaign. The video is pretty well realized. I really like how the sound effects change depending on who is listening. Mengsk’s speech is done well and fits.
The ending to Brood War is pretty interesting with much going on.
I don’t know why Blizzard’s writing became so bad lately. Someone inside the company (Metzen?) thinks the writing should go a certain way like a Hollywood style. And gamers are not happy about it because gamers play games to get away from Hollywood.
Diablo 3′s story has the dislikes revolve around the Hollywood style and shallow plot devices. But the few parts that are praised when the story process was like radio (followers’ conversations) or like a novel process (Book of Cain).