The lights are on
Thought you were done achievement hunting in StarCraft II? Think again – Blizzard has stamped the "released" label on three of its long-in-development mods for the game, and the nerd points contained therein are calling your name.Aiur Chef (pictured) is a competitive eight-player game that rewards players with points depending the complexity of the recipes they manage to concoct out of ingredients they scavenge from around the map. The ultimate achievement for the mod is called (sigh) Executor Chef.StarJeweled is Bejeweled, except that instead of points, matching gems gives you energy to create units that rush your opponent's base.Left 2 Die is a cooperative version of Wings of Liberty's Outbreak mission, where you train units during the day to survive waves of zergified Terrans and assorted other gross biologicals during the night. New enemies like the Kaboomer and Stank will bust through your defenses like infested marines could only dream of, so you'll have to take advantage of the new research options to harden your base up.
Just because I can't resist the cheap shot: If it takes half a year for Blizzard to release three mods, when do you think we'll actually see the end of the StarCraft II trilogy?
Sorry, couldn't help myself. I do laud Blizzard for releasing these out to the community for free; a lot of companies would jump at the chance to monetize content like this.
Seems cool, the Left 2 DIe looks the best out of those options. I will be checking these out soon!
Starjeweled wasn't even started until November...
I'll be sure to check them out. And about the half-year for three mods thing, yeah, I hear you on that one. But hey, considering the complexity of Starcraft it might take a bit longer to make sure new mods and levels are completely balanced.
I posted this tip 4 days ago...
Funny, the company that usually makes money by releasing content for things that should usually be free is Activision. Not this time appearently...
Woohoo!!!!!! My family and I will be playing these tonight!!!
Looks like I need a co-op partner!
Fun game modes, really rough release for a Blizzard product. Bnet is on the fritz and I think just got taken down. I question the replay value of Aiur Chef as well. Once you learn ingredient locations, there's not a whole lot of variance with just luck of the draw or limited, very limited, strategy from power ups. We'll see, I guess.
Those are awesome game types for sure
I appreciated that last tag :D
More if a great game. Cool.
These have been out for about a month now. GI seems to be a bit slow on the Starcraft II news.
StarJeweled sounds like a fast-based strategy game. I'm interested.
These have been out for a while...