The learning curve for these types of games comes only if you have never played a game like this before. This is not like the civilization type games. In civilization you move all of you game unites a certain amount of spaces then you signal your turn is over then you opponents move their units and so on. Thus the name turn based strategy. Starcraft is an open real time strategy game where everyone advances together. If you have ever played the games, age of empires, rise of nations, generals, empire earth, tiberium wars, to name a few, then your learning curve won't be as great in learning Starcraft. The best fun about Starcraft2 is learning how to play the game where the campaigns progress at your own pace. Once the campaign is over you may want to revisit it again at a harder setting. The campaigns are hours of single player enjoyment with lush story telling and breathtaking movie cut scenes. Once you feel confident with your single player abilities then you enter the online multi-player arena where skirmishes are waged.
Yes Starcraft is a PC game and quite pricy... 59 us dollars... I thought I would wait till the price went down to buy it but I don't know that will happen anytime soon so I forked up teh 60 bucks and I am SOOoooo glad i did.
I am not the type of gamer that can play solitaire or Mah Jung, tetris, bejewled, or shoot the bubbles etc. They bore me in minutes.
Only a game like Starcraft's real-time strategy can capture my attention for hours on end. That is a 60 dollars well spent in my book.
Starcraft works best on a dual core vista machine or better.
If you only have a single core cpu with XP then i suggest you look into the recommended minimum requirements for the game online to function right on your computer. You can download the game from Blizzard and pay by online credit card or buy a hard copy DVD at any video game retailer store.
If anyone gets the game come here and we can discuss our own experiences with the campaign and online multi-player modes. I played Starcraft1 over ten years ago when it first came out, I still play Starcraft1 but Starcraft2 is just awesome. Ten years in the making by the largest game makers in the world, Starcraft2 is the best real-time strategy game experience on the planet.