More Overcooked action with exciting new features? Or just the same thing respun?
- Developer: Team17 Digital Limited, Ghost Town Games
- Publisher: Team17 Digital Limited
- Genre: Simulation Video Game
- Release Date: 7th August 2018
- Platforms: Steam (PC, Mac, Linux), Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
- Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch
- Game Supplied by: Team 17
Earlier this year I finally Got a switch and then got my hands on some awesome games, one of them being Overcooked by Team 17 (creators of classics such as Worms)
And if you want to read about how much I loved it then check out my Nintendo Switch Overcooked review.
So you can imagine my excitement when Overcooked 2 was nearing launch.
Visually it’s a brilliant palette of colours between the bright and vibrant to the pastel tones accenting the world around you. Worlds vary from sea, ice, sky, gardens, roads and more so there is no getting bored of your surroundings.
Characters are easy on the eye and with 24 of them in the game you are sure to find yourself a favourite.
The let down for me here comes with the core of the game itself, the food, sure at times some are really easy to differentiate but if they were left alone without any pre game guidance (which i might add is very useful so you know the recipes) then you would just be throwing colours on chopping boards and cooking them. Some are also too similar in the same game and make it hard especially when using the switch screen itself rather than a big TV.
Overall the visuals are nice but frankly not a huge improvement and in parts it feels like it has gone backwards.
Music and game sound is your typical adventure background music soft but cheery although it does get a bit tiresome after a while. In game sound effects are better thankfully and it’s not just the actions of your players but also the map your on, altering the background music helps as well but there is a sense of feeling to each level you play be it a pirate theme, street or even in the skys.
Chopping and cooking sounds are very good but some of the warning tones (overcooked) can be annoying but I suppose we should play the game better to avoid them if we hate them so much LOL
Well onto the game itself, it’s a sequel so I was expecting a nice long list of improvements and upgrades to help the game expand, here is part of the Q&A for Overcooked 2
“Overcooked! 2 features online multiplayer, as well as brand new dynamic kitchens, new recipes, new chefs, and the ability to throw food across kitchens! (The test of a true 3-Star chef!)”
So kudos on the levels and chefs, I would expect nothing less, Multiplayer is an obvious expansion on the game and whilst for me this is more of a family game to play with the kids and you adults that want to be kids when they come over I’m sure this will help grow the player base and increase the longevity of the game for many.
So the only feature left is throwing food across the kitchen.
Yeah this enables better cooperation between players or harder single player games, it has created different options on some levels but frankly it’s not enough for me. I could happily just turn on the original game again and play that.
It’s not often I don’t want an upgraded sequel but on this occasion, im really disappointed in the expansion of the game. Yes it’s addition of throwing is nice and makes it a little different however for me although the same gameplay is basically there it just needed something more. Not that it’s a bad game but for me it’s a bad sequel.