Online multiplayer: it’s what’s for dinner
FORMAT PS4 PUB TEAM17 DEV TEAM17 & GHOST TOWN GAMES REVIEW #153, 8/10
This kitchen is fully staffed and a positive work environment. The random level selection of arcade mode and the team-based versus mode are likely where Overcooked 2 will find much of its longevity… though we do find ourselves feeling sidelined as more experienced chefs take the wheel.
It’s probably no surprise that Overcooked 2 has a healthy public online lobby and we are paired up with plenty of sous chefs in no time. Perhaps thanks to the exclusively positive emotes hamstringing micless communication, every one of them was the polite professional you’d hope for, even in failure. It won’t give you any bonuses to enjoy in solo or local mode but this is one tasty broth you’ll still want to get seconds and thirds of online.
A classic recipe only improved by online shenanigans. Even if the head chef takes the lead, they’ll always need a kitchen porter to wash dishes. Jess Kinghorn