I know this can come off as reductive or maybe be considered a negative but this game can easily be described as more Overcooked. The difference between the original and this sequel are pretty minor but the game does add a few new features that successfully shake the game up some. Other than new levels, the two new features of Overcooked 2 is new dishes and the biggest addition which is the ability to throw raw food.
Overcooked can be played as a single player game but you’re doing yourself a massive disservice. This is a game you have to play with at least 1 other person.
- Cooperative Multi-Player
The story is not this game’s strength. It’s just kind of a thrown together, joke but they don’t really go any where with it. It’s the night of the unbread and you must feed them to satisfy them.
There are many “characters” to unlock in the game. Depending on who you chose, it does not effect the gameplay. Each skin is purely cosmetic.
It feels weird to call this a puzzle game but there is almost a puzzle element to this game. Maybe it’s weird to call them puzzles but there is certainly a problem-solving element to this game. Each level you have to figure what the most efficient way to get through this level.
The purpose of the game is to prepare food as quickly and efficiently as you can. Food orders are provided in the order left-hand corner of the screen and it’s your goal to complete as many orders as you can in the time alotted.
Simple Game Play Loop:
- Step 1: It’s simple, Get the Orders. They show up on the screen and go from there. The system my Friend and I employed was very simple. I took care of the first order and he took care of the 2nd order.
- Step 2: Start preparing the food. Now, this is order dependent if you’re making a burger then you have to chop up the meat (then you can start cooking it), maybe the burger wants lettuce and tomato as well. Then you have to chop the lettuce and tomato as well. Now if you’re making something like cake or pancakes then you don’t have to worry about chopping but rather mixing. In that case, you have to mix eggs, flower, and chocolate (or honey) in an electronic mixer.
- Step 3: After you prepped the food, next is Cook the food. This is also dish dependent if its a burger then you cook it in a pan, rice boil in a pot, fries are deep fried, a cake is baked. If you’ve ever cooked before it’s all pretty self-explanatory.
- Step 4: Once everything is cooked, it’s time to put all of the food together and place it on a clean plate. I bring up a clean plate because sometimes you also have to wash plates in a sink. Which just adds another task.
- Once everything is prepped, cooked and placed on a plate. It’s time to turn the order in. Somewhere in the stage is a conveyor belt where you must turn in the food.
- Now it’s time to start the process all over aagin but with a different order.
There are 6 areas in the game and each area has a final level that is a culmination of all the food items that you’ve been cooking through out that world. It’s typically a little more difficult but it’s usually not too bad.
The game ran perfectly well, I didn’t run into any issues.
Recap: The Good
The best Co-Op experience of the year
It’s more Overcooked
Recap: The Bad
Recap: The Okay
Story Is Non-Existant