@Hijackedbyganon Dewd! Just thing of it! I want Raynol to do a romance with Protass girl! It would be funny to see him look for the yummy parts... I wonder do they taste liek herrings? Or they be liek dextro-dna , what would made their certain parts taste like candy, grape juice with cinamun and vanila-icecream-sauce! Awwwwww maaaan!
We try out a helping of Blizzard's upcoming cooking-centric Starcraft II mod.
Blizzard is obviously having some fun with the upcoming array of mods for Starcraft II. Aiur Chef, one of four playable mods at BlizzCon 2010, is a mod for up to eight players that challenges you to out-cook the competition. We spent some quality time cooking with the upcoming mod (and not playing well with others) in a demo on the show floor.
The mod casts you as an aspiring Protoss cook competing for the prestigious title of Aiur Chef. The competition revolves around cooking dishes using a secret themed ingredient. The action is broken up into three timed rounds that send you scouring the map for ingredients to cook one of three recipes that earn you points. In our demo, the secret ingredients were bananas in the first round, rainbows for the second, and High Templars for the third.
To create recipes, you'll have to explore the map to collect ingredients. That objective will be complicated by your opponents, who'll be doing the exact same thing. While you'll have a basic array of attacks, your competitive edge will come from completing recipes. In addition to giving you points that go toward your overall score, finishing recipes can yield special powers or items that come in handy when dealing with enemies. As a result, you'll have to do a bit of strategizing on what recipe it makes the most sense to go after first, due to your limited inventory space.
From what we played, Aiur Chef is a fun mod that will definitely be worth checking out when it becomes available, free of charge, later this year via Battle.net.
I think they chose Protoss, *because* they don't have mouths. It adds to the bizarre humor that a mouthless species would cook the way humans are seen cooking in TV shows. A Cooking Mama for the RTS genre, what a weird and wonderful idea. Funnily there is also a game called Crafting Mama for the DS.
This goes to show that Blizzard has the pulse of their customers, by incorporating a food competition aspect to their RTS video game. These "food shows" are widely popular, adding a fresh, creative and wild dimention to the RTS genre! Being a formally-trained former chef, who loves RTS games, this could create something much larger than expected!
Why does a race with no mouths have a cooking competition? WTB some game play videos though, this will be awesome fun.
- Release Date: Jul 27, 2010 (US)
- ESRB: TTitles rated T (Teen) have content that may be suitable for ages 13 and older.