Starcraft Battle Report #1

4 Jan

The Starcraft II team has launched a video commentary series they’re calling “Battle Reports”, featuring some of Blizzard’s best Starcraft players duking it out with full commentary.

The first features Blizzard balance designers Matt Cooper and David Kim going head to head (Protoss v. Terran) on a map called Kulas Ravine — a large symmetrical chokepoint map with resource bases running along the sides.  An interesting feature is the destructible boulders blocking off the more secure resource locations, giving the player a balanced risk/reward scenario when weighed against the more plentiful but also more exposed resource bases.

The game is looking great, and it’s mind blowing to think that this is alpha footage.  Only Blizzard has the time and money to extend development like this, but I’m glad someone can do it.

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One Response to “Starcraft Battle Report #1”

  1. raynor786 January 5, 2009 at 12:38 am #

    Hmm interesting, still I like to watch Boxer play. He disproves the theory that Terran are the weakest in the game.

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