Among all the complaints that the catalog of virtual reality there are ideas such as experiences without too much chicha, shallow mechanics, too short games … The classic collection of complaints that, from the outside and without having taken control, could easily wake Cook Out.
The reality, however, is very different. Despite being a cooking game in which to create snacks for hungry fairytale villagers, Cook Out it knows how to offer a long adventure, with a feeling of progress, a difficulty curve and a multitude of game modes to make the most of it. A very pleasant surprise.
As valid as a multiplayer than as a solo game
With the idea of multiplayer in mind, Cook Out It plants you in a separate kitchen on four workstations. Each one has a four-ingredient fridge, a cutting board, and a sauce pack that includes mustard, ketchup, and salt.
In the central part a rotating table on which the dishes are accumulated that belong to the orders, each one marked with a number that tells you whose next sandwich you should be preparing.
Different clients They have different types of needs and, thus, the werewolf always asks for sandwiches with dozens of ingredients, or the rabbit is in a hurry and always looks for something fast where the precision in the placement of the ingredients on the plate does not matter.
Looking at the bar you can see the customers who are waiting, the next ingredient your snack needs and the time left to complete it. About them, the three main aspects that you must fulfill to get all three stars of that level.
A milestone that, if completed and getting the three relevant stars in the three different challenges of each town, will probably help you fatten your kitchenware catalog with new skins of knives, cutting boards and other elements of your kitchen.
An Overcooked in first person
The idea comes to reconvert the concept of Overcooked in a first person game. A series of tasks that must be performed in the correct order to achieve the highest score and in which collaboration is key
Even in single player mode we must take charge of the crank that loads the robot in front of us, a single partner who will be in charge of helping us by making those ingredients that are not in our fridge.
What starts out quite simple it doesn’t take long to get complicated And, since the randomness of the games makes each one of them completely different, it is likely that as you advance through the villages that make up your map some town will be left behind with just one or two stars.
It’s a joy to see how much the game changes and your experience when things go awry or smooth. If the first case occurs, with a wrong order or an accident with burned food, things don’t take long to get out of control and it becomes evident that you will not be able to reach everything.
Otherwise, if everything is going smoothly and you have the orders under control, you soon find yourself throwing pieces of ham to nail them on the plates without having to pick them up or multitasking with both hands
See me revisiting previous levels to improve my score and get into that state of flow in which you go like a shot has been one of the most satisfying experiences I’ve had in virtual reality.
He solo or multiplayer campaign mode is complemented by a creative way without time and demands, simply with the aim of creating dishes and recipes combining different foods, and a endless way in which to move in front of the chrono of the orders to see how much you can last delivering sandwiches.
Cook Out is the typical title that you see appear in the store Oculus Quest and you let it go by looking like the typical cucamonada that goes nowhere, but nothing is further from reality. It’s certainly one of those titles that strives to be more than just an afternoon’s entertainment. Hopefully other games put the same ambition in their ideas from now on.
|Launching||September 3, 2020|
- A very fun and challenging game
- Different modes to extend the experience
- Your cooperative is very well thought out
- The last levels can be done very uphill alone