20. Nov, 2016
- PlayStation 4
- Xbox One
Title: Overcooked: The Lost Morsel
Format: PSN (1.1 MB)
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Publisher: Team 17
Developer: Ghost Town Games
Original MSRP: $4.99 (US), €4.49 (EU), £3.69 (UK)
ESRB Rating: E
A copy of this game was provided by the publisher for review purposes.
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The wife and I became rather obsessed with Overcooked, with its crazy frantic gameplay and insane levels. In most kitchens, we got into a rhythm, calling out things we needed and when dishes were ready to go. Then it was over, we had mopped up all there was and didn’t leave a scrap, our plates were clean and I gave my compliments to the chefs (devs) at Ghost Town Games and was left wanting more.
It was to our delight that The Lost Morsel DLC came out. Like Charlie lovingly opening a Wonka chocolate bar, mouth watering in anticipation, I had to have it. I managed to snag a code and surprised the wife with another helping of this addictive game.
We quickly got back into a routine and were flying through the new levels on the strange tropical island, obtaining the maximum three stars on our first try. It seemed too easy for our skilled culinary minds, but this new land away from the regular area in the main game has a few tricky levels later on that will make anyone want to hurl expletives like Gordon Ramsay.
The gameplay has not changed. You still control a little chef who has to prepare the usual assortment of meals. It would have been nice to see some new dishes, even some desserts or breakfast items would have been welcomed. The kitchens themselves have seen more changes to mix up the action.
One mischievous kitchen was hysterically evil in its design, with work surfaces, food stores, ovens and sinks disappearing into a hole and reappearing in another place. It usually happened as one of us went to grab something and ended up falling into the darkness.
Another tricky location had each chef in a confined section with a button in the opposite area needing to be stood on by another chef to let them in and out of their work area. This led to a lot of frantic shouting and inept wailing as we mistimed almost everything.
All the fun and excitement is still here and there is a nice mixture of difficulty but there aren’t any new Trophies for this extra content, which is a shame, but not the end of the world.
… an extra portion of a fantastic game …
You still have the comically plump chefs and oversized food. The kitchens follow the same style but their location has a tropical feel now. I was disappointed to see a distinct lack of inhabitants waiting for food or just populating the warm jungle surroundings.
You get six new characters to play with and a new vehicle to zoom around the little island. There is not really much else to say as little has changed. My youngest daughter was delighted to see a happy green dragon as one of the new choices.
All of the same sounds remain but just like before, we usually drown it all out with our yells and shouts of pain and delight as things go horribly wrong or perfectly well. There is a nice jungle beat and chanting which works well when you are under pressure.
The full game has some of the best local co-op fun that I have ever experienced and with this DLC you can carry on the crazy antics.
Overcooked: The Lost Morsel is an extra portion of a fantastic game. There is enough to keep you going for a fun weekend of co-op gaming but little reason to come back to it after you have attained the three stars for each level.
I will still hope and beg for an endless mode and some more dishes but if you liked Overcooked then this is a great helping of more of the same.
* All screenshots used in this review were taken directly from the game using the Share functionality on the PlayStation 4.