- Release Date: Oct 12, 2023
- Number of Players: 1 - 4
- On Sale Through: Dec 4, 2023 [$7.79]
- Lowest Historic Price: $7.79
- ESRB Rating: E [Everyone]
While it’s cool to see the OG title in the series on Switch, and it has some improved multiplayer options, it’s still a somewhat tough sell
For people familiar with the series, Cook, Serve, Delicious games have a tendency to be frantic and demanding. Though this is the first in the series, now coming to the Switch after the release of the second and third, it does feel a bit odd and familiar. The big challenge with all of the games in the series is trying to play them using the controller. It does work, and you can get used to it, but preparing certain foods is a nightmare of trying to be sure you quickly press only the right buttons and that can be quite involved. Both a co-op and a competitive means of multiplayer fun are included, which is a plus, but if you’re doing that you’ll definitely have everyone at the mercy of those same controls so results may vary wildly depending on the patience of everyone playing. There’s a challenging and fun management sim here, but it’s a crapshoot which one may be the best and whether each is different enough to justify having them all.
Justin Nation, Score: