Life, am I right? Really sneaks up on you sometimes.
We do apologize for the lack of updates over the past two weeks. Between me getting a boyfriend delivered directly to my door (convenient) Celia at lawschool in the heart of LA and Alex having an article recognized by Angelina Godoy we’ve been off the rails busy. Please have a photo of two new baby kittens I’ve adopted as apology. Their names are Fever Dream and Jeepers Creepers.
But things are finally starting to settle into a new normal for me, so I figure it’s time to talk about video games again.
I’ve actually been playing Overcooked 2 on the switch, but a search before my purchase made it clear to me that the only significant difference was some minor updates and Overcooked 2 being a bit easier (this was a good thing in my mind)
So far I have been absolutely loving Overcooked, and it’s one of the only co-op games I bought on the Switch. Developed by Ghost Town Games I generally dont buy games that require multiplayer because I lived alone, or with people who were not as into games as I was. But Overcooked is probably one of my top recommendations if you had to buy a “party game”. It’s fast paced, easy to learn and difficult to master, cute, funny and cooperative.
I think what makes Overcooked so fun to play is the simplicity of the mechanics and how good at teaching it is. You begin by making salads, a one step process and Overcooked slowly adds one mechanic at a time to ease you into the process. After the first 5 levels you don’t have to learn anything! All you need to do is react to whatever fun twist the stage has for you.
The use of a star system means that it’s never quite impossible to make it to the next stage, but fun to go back and re-play levels to see what you can optimize and do better. The game does have some pretty cute emojis but I just cant picture this as anything other than a “couch co-op” yelling and laughing with your friends in person trying to figure out what ingredients are needed and who burnt the rice this time.
If you are looking for any type of co-op game at all but don’t know where to start. Overcooked 2 is an absolute win as far as I’m concerned.