Review: Cook, Serve, Delicious!

My boyfriend is quite hellbent on expanding my style of gaming. Admittedly, I am a lover of all story-driven RPGs. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Fable, Skyrim…these are just a few household names for gamers. I LOVE a game that I can lose myself in! Ya know? All on my trusty Xbox consoles.

However, I’ve decided to allow myself to expand and open my life up to other realms of games. So, I began my adventure of console to keyboard. The first games included World of Warcraft! As well as Diablo 3. Then, my friend Cameron gifted me with a game called Cook, Serve, Delicious! How do I even begin?

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Reading over the description provided on Steam, I thought “this sounds cute and simple!” I couldn’t be more wrong… It’s fun! But man, is it a challenge!

Vertigo Gaming, Inc. created this brilliant masterpiece. If I had to explain it, I’d say it’s a very amazing blend of strategic button mashing with the intensity of Dead or Alive meets Dance Dance Revolution.

You play the owner of an up-and-coming restaurant. Your goal is simple: satisfy your customers by accepting and fulfilling their orders. You have to hit the numbers, arrows, and letters on your keyboard all in the proper sequence before time runs out without screwing up and pissing them off.

The food has to be built and made per order. This means that, for example, a customer may ask for ketchup, mustard, both, or none at all on their corn dog. Toppings, ingredients, and extras are broken down individually (with the exception of salads), and if you screw up and add an extra ingredient, you can’t take it off.

And soup? Forget it. You need like…five hands and super powers.

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You answer e-mails, fulfill catering orders, learn new recipes, and plan your menu daily.

The ultimate goal is to expand your run-down establishment into a five-star restaurant. Easy enough, right? Hah! It certainly is, at the least, very addicting!

You’ll find yourself learning how to better time manage as you add more serving stations, cursing the day you ever bought a soup recipe, and questioning why the hell people are coming in for a beer at 9 am?!

I give this game an A! I haven’t finished it yet, but I was excited to share about it none the less! Now, excuse me, I have to get back to the kitchen.

You can get Cook, Serve, Delicious! on Steam or Humble Bundle for $9.99. Visit the official website, and follow the game on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. A sequel is coming this year.

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