Overcooked 2: First Impressions!

It’s Monday Funday and I hope you have all enjoyed your weekend! I’m back from my vacation and I have a few weeks worth of posts to write. To start off, I purchased a new game last week and I can’t wait to talk about it! Power Up Players for today’s first impression post for the game Overcooked 2!

Developer: Ghost Town Games

Publisher: Team 17

Release Date: August 7, 2018.

Platform: Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC (not cross platform)

Genre: Simulation

Price: $24.99 on Steam

Overcooked 2 is a chaotic co-op cooking game for 1-4 players in which you must serve a variety of recipes including sushi, pasta, cakes, burgers and burritos to hungry customers in a series of unconventional kitchens.

 

Premise: Overcooked 2 is the sequel to Overcooked where you play as a chef cooking and delivering orders to your patrons. I love a great cooking game and for a few months I have been trying to find an online cooking game to play with my friend Stephanie (Xsanie). She told me about Overcooked 2 and how the game will have an online multiplayer mode, unlike the original game that hosted local multiplayer only modes. This was all i needed to purchase Overcooked 2 on PC!

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Story: Yes, the game has a story mode that’s actually pretty fun. You are helping the Onion King and his dog Kevin in the Onion Kingdom overthrow the zombie pieces of bread, known as “The UnBread (get it, get it lol).” To defeat these evil dough boys, you are tasked with journeying through the Onion Kingdom and learning recipes to feed to the evil doers. You and a party of up to 4 players journey through different levels, cuisines and outrages challenges to bring back fancy recipes to defeat the Unbread.

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Replayability:  High replayability for me. There are different game modes other than the Story like Versus or Arcade mode that you can play. In Versus mode, you can play a public or private match where each player will pick a team and play in a 2 v 2 Cook Off! To win you need to make the most money from serving your customers. This game mode is intensified as you can sabotage your competition by taking their pans, stealing their ingredients or even taking their dish to serve to your customers. It’s super fun!

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One of my favorite maps. Who doesn’t enjoy throwing food across a river rapids?

 

 

Difficulty: Surprisingly, the game gets difficult. There are different scenarios like dodging fire or running on treadmill that makes the simple task of cooking orders, quite difficult. Overcooked does an amazing job at easing you into more difficult recipes with 4 steps and mixing in an environment that’s not ideal to throw you off of your game.

Sights & Sounds:

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Cartoon Galore! Your chefs are awesome chibi -like characters that come in different races, species and abilities. I love how Overcooked 2 is providing a diverse range of chefs showing representation in the game. One of my favorite characters to use if the Racoon on Wheels! The music is just what you would expect from a time based, simulation. It starts off sweet and happy and increases in tempo the closer you run towards the time limits.

Final Thoughts:

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Cross platform play. Hopefully DLC in the future. I really enjoy playing games that test my reactions. Overcooked test your reaction time and problem solving skills making it a developmental and fun game for the entire family. A few things that I would love to see is Cross Platform Play! I have friends that have Overcooked 2 on the Switch so it would be awesome if I could play with them on my PC. I’m super excited to see if there will be any DLC in the future. Right now I have been playing the game for maybe 8 hours and there’s still plenty of story left. I can see myself playing and relaxing in Overcooked for a while.

Play & Skip: Fun for the family! Frantic fun! Level difficulties increase. * frazzled easily , need to cooperate with others. If you love a challenge, this is the game for you!

Play

  • Frantic Fun for the entire family!
  • Test your reaction skills
  • If you love a challenge, this is the game for you!

 

Skip:

  • If you get frazzled easily, maybe skip this one
  • Not a fan of cooking games

Thank you for reading today’s First Impressions Post! Have you played Overcooked 2? What games are you currently playing? Let’s talk!

-Luna 🙂

 

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7 replies

    • Absolutely! When playing solo you control 2 characters and you can swap between them. Its great because u can have someone chopping the ingredients (because the animation doesnt stop unless the character is interrupted) and the other character can plate or cook the orders. Ive had fun in both modes with and without friends.

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