Between it only being with the touchscreen and a pretty ridiculous asking price this doesn’t make much sense as a buy
When you make more casually-leaning games on Switch you face a couple of risks. There’s always the question of whether you need to play it on a dedicated game device, whether the experience works at least reasonably well with a controller so it’s viable to play docked, and then whether the price seems fair when there are often similar games in the mobile space. Unfortunately, in 2 out of 3 cases (if not all counts) it falters, with an overly-simple experience that may have controller support but it is too sluggish to be viable and whose price is enough to leave me a bit gobsmacked. Playing it with the touchscreen realistically is the only way to go, but even that I found to be tricky when it comes to being precise filling the small bowls to the right of your dish with sauces, etc. The lack of polish and innovation with a pretty straight-forward game style that’s already well-enough represented on Switch but lacking in oomph to justify its asking price make this a hole in the wall that’s hard to recommend.
Justin Nation, Score: