The only thing that could make Overcooked 2 more hectic than the first game is falling out of the sky and into a sushi restaurant. And that is exactly what happens in one of the stages.
Overcooked 2 has all the great elements of the original, such as yelling at your friends to chop lettuce faster, while also including dynamic levels and the ability to throw ingredients. Dynamic levels mean that your recipes and your location shift as the stage continues. In our gameplay, you can see our hot air balloon drop into a new restaurant, which caused us to shift from making salad into chopping fish for sushi. Throwing ingredients will either set you up for success or ruin your friendships as someone throws cooked chicken into a swamp (as I did once or twice).
Though there were some frame rate issues in our gameplay on the Nintendo Switch, the developers assured us that would be fixed for the final release for the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on Aug. 7. Until then, practice your chef delegation skills and make some friends that won’t hate you after you somehow burn rice for the sixth time.
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