Chaos Reborn Gets Single-Player Mode

But what about Krampus?

Chaos Reborn has been in early access for entire WEEKS now. Two (2) of them. That means it’s Christmas update o’clock and Santa Gollop will be wanging a single player mode as well as the ability to summon a rat pack down your digital chimney.

That analogy went wrong, but I’m kind of committed to it at this point.

So. What’s in the Chaotic Santa sack? Well, the single-player thing is part of an offline battle mode. According to the relevant update it “allows you to play ‘hotseat’ with other players, or single player against an AI opponent, or any combination of human and AI players.”

The rat spell allows you to summon “three hideous mutant giant rats”. They probably mean “in game” but I’m holding out hope that this is how I get not one but THREE rat butlers. Oh, and there’s also a Christmassy makeover for a limited period of time.

Other bits of the update are more on the balance tweak side of things with changes to particular spell powers, formulae and the HUD. One thing I would point out though is that the attack value of the Gooey Blob has been reduced from 2 to 1. Imagine! Imagine being a Gooey Blob and finding out that you’re suddenly packing half your previous punch. What a sad Christmas the Gooey Blob will have.

On the bright side, the Gooey Blob’s relatives will probably have approximately twice as good a festive season. Hurrah!

13 Comments

  1. caff says:

    Tried both single and multi-player tonight, it’s excellent! Lovely graphics, animation, music. Turning into a real gem! Would like to see where he can take it with single player too.

    • Cleave says:

      Senor Gollop has you covered. There’s going to be a full featured RPG campaign :D

  2. Haphaz77 says:

    Yes, it is shaping up nicely. The single player mode is skirmish only; the campaign should be good though. Blob did indeed need nerfing.

  3. jasta85 says:

    granted, the whole point of the blob is its ability to completely immobilize creatures, not its killing power. If you land a direct hit on an enemy wizard with it and they don’t have any minions around to kill the blob they are in some serious trouble.

  4. Emeraude says:

    Yum…

  5. bonuswavepilot says:

    Erm, Santa Gollop will be *wanging* a single player mode…?

    I suppose I don’t begrudge him a bit of wanging – what one does in the privacy of one’s single-player mode is none of my business, after all! But if he’s only going to come once a year, it seems a shame he couldn’t get his wanging in via multiplayer…

  6. duc says:

    It’s also worth mentioning the tournament client even in its current beta state. It’s a website where you can join Chaos tournaments and quickly find matches. Each tournament is usually split into a qualifying round spread over several weeks and a showdown. The people on there are really friendly and the standard of play is generally higher than the random match ups but the population is currently a bit low.

    Last weekend was the culmination of the Gollup wallop – a world vs Julian game and if you were lucky enough to qualify you could have blobbed the creator of XCOM himself.

  7. Lord Custard Smingleigh says:

    The Blob is still a marvelous and terrifying sight as it blibbles and blobbles and spreads over the map, even if it doesn’t kill as often as before.

    I’ve been enjoying it immensely. Twitter me up for an asynchronous game.