Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! NeoGAF OT
Purchase information: Steam, $12.99, Available now. Coming to various DRM-free platforms by the end of the year. PC only for now!
Early Reviews: Very Positive
I've Never Played Cook, Serve, Delicious! How does this game work?
In the Cook, Serve, Delicious! games you are a chef working at a restaurant. From the minute the doors open, customers will make their way in and ask for something off your menu -- and your job is to get their orders correct and on time. The core gameplay involves juggling orders which take a lot of background cooking time, orders which require intense focus to prepare properly, and chores to keep the restaurant clean and sanity. In Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!, you play a freelance chef who can work in many different restaurants, each with their own menus, or set your own menu at your very own restaurant. Think you've got the handle of things? Wait until rush hour. CSD is a series where you can absolutely be a victim of your own success. Keep things fresh by trying out hundreds of unique recipes, each with many configurations. Yell at customers with long, indecipherable orders. Ruin a 200x perfect order streak when you accidentally over-fill a pint of beer. Get more chef stars, level up, and unlock decor to customize your restaurant. And if it's anything like the first game in the series, become a famous chef and make it on TV.Okay, but how do you actually prepare orders?
In general what you'll be doing is using your keyboard (or gamepad) to switch between orders and press buttons that correspond to particular ingredients or techniques. Preparing a meal involves looking at the customer's exact order and pressing the right buttons -- but which button goes with which ingredient takes some learning, and building up muscle memory. Playing on the keyboard feels a little bit like QWOP and a little bit like a typing test, but strangely compelling. It's a lot like this:How many hours can I expect to get out of this game?
I got 40 hours out of Cook, Serve, Delicious! and this game easily has more content than the original. I think if you just want to do a casual beginning to end playthrough you're looking at 30-40 hours here. It's great value for money. In addition, these are fantastic streaming games, so if you like to share your gameplay with others, it's well worth checking them out.What's the right way to make a Beef Wellington?
It's really difficult to balance cooking the pastry outside sufficiently without overcooking the steak inside. Take a look at Gordon Ramsay's excellent video on the subject. You want a rare to medium rare finish on the meat!I play the hell out CSD1, what's new in this game?
- Over 800 unlockable decorative itemsWho is chubigans?
- Play as many different chefs (both male and female, many ethnicities represented)
- New holding stations let you master the power of mise en place!
- Start your own restaurant or play through over 30 restaurants with pre-set themed menus
- Over 180 foods
- Use the ancient art of Street Fighter to beat up robbers.
- Local co-op
- Holy shit, the food art is just incredible you will get so hungry just watching this oh my god.
NeoGAF's own chubigans, David Galindo, is this guy:
You can follow him on twitter here, DM him on GAF here (look how low that freakin' userid is daaaamn), or check out his developer blog here.
Two of his earlier games are on Steam:
The Oil Blue -- mechanically this is the same kind of rewarding task juggler as CSD, but it's themed around operating an oil rig. Great art, really fun, only $4.99
Cook, Serve, Delicious! -- The grandaddy of them all. No, actually, this is the second cooking game chubigans made. So it's more like the daddy of them all. It's the best game I've ever played on Steam, and if you haven't played it, it's nutso good. $9.99 -- of course, you might spring the extra two bucks and buy the game this thread is about.
Mod abuse: Free tag of your choice to the first user who a) Buys the game, b) Posts a screenshot of their favourite dish from the game, and c) Posts a picture of a time they made that meal IRL.