My experience of SC2 comes from the open source remake, The Ur-Quan Masters
. I keep hearing about how SC3 isn't as good as SC2, but only vague hints about why
it isn't as good beyond the puppets.
- The series was taken over by different writers when Activision purchased the rights.
- They did not follow-up on the story hinted at, at the end of SC2
- They voice acting on SC3 was terrible compared to SC2.
- They used mechanical and hand operated puppets for the alien races which looked bad
All in all epic fail on a compelling follow-up. They took a great game series and trashed it in one fell swoop.