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Overcooked Review with kids – Unfortunately this is not a game for young kids

18 February 2017 428 views No Comment

Overcooked by Ghost Town Games is a one to four player party type game where to goal is to cook all the orders coming into your restaurant with your team of chefs. Each level can offers a different layout and obstacles and sometimes different recipes for your team to cook. The rounds are short, fast paced and it is a great game to play with a bunch of friends.

That being said, I wanted to play this game with my kids. They also wanted to play it as soon as they saw it. graphics were cartoony and fun, lots of characters to unlock and working together to cook food sounded like a great game to play with kids. It was on sale on Xbox One so we got it and got to playing.

It was great fun. Very easy to understand how to play for my 6 and 8 year old girls. They loved it and wanted to play more and more. So that is what we did for the next few nights. Each night before bed we played 2-3 rounds. It was fun and often hilarious when they got silly and tried to push each other into or off of an iceberg.

Trying to cook on moving trucks!

The issue that we ran into was that the level of difficulty got too high quickly. After the first 3 worlds, it was getting too difficult to get enough points to unlock the next level and the girls were quickly losing interest in playing the same level over and over to try and earn another star. We went back to earlier levels to try and get the maximum 3 stars on each level and that got us a little further but again we hit a wall.

After that they no longer wanted to play overcooked. It is a shame because not only did we not get our money out of the short play time, but it seemed like this was finally a game I could play all the way through with my girls but it just got too hard for them. It would have been great to be able to adjust the difficulty but that is not currently an option.

FINAL RATING: This is a great party game to play with friends. If you want to get far into the game, unfortunately those friends need to be gamers as well. This is not a game for casuals, and young kids will lose interest quickly even though they will love the game at first. Too bad.

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