developer: Vertigo Gaming
publisher : Vertigo Gaming
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: split screen, players: 1-2
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! for PC is the second installment in the dynamic arcade game series with economical aspects. In the game, a player assumes the role of the manager of the titular restaurant. Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! for PC has been developed by a small American studio called Vertigo Gaming.
At the beginning of the game, the protagonist, unaware of anything, enters the elevator in SherriSoda Tower and contemplates his responsibilities as a manager of the Cook, Serve, Delicious! restaurant, which during the past few years has become widely popular and renowned. Suddenly, the police surround the building! As it turns out, the corrupt owners of SherriSoda are involved in numerous financial frauds and have been secretly increasing the debt of each entrepreneur working in SherriSoda. The building is thus closed and about to be auctioned, to pay back the millions of debt. The honest owner of CSD restaurant lands out on the streets. He is angry, yet determined and in his mind, he draws a plan to rebuild his restaurant.
In Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! for PC, a player assumes the role of a small bistro owner located on the 50th floor of Teragon Supertower. Initially, the venue looks more like a fast-food booth than a real restaurant. Cheap decorations and serving burgers with fries on the side might quickly evolve into preparing exclusive dishes served with elaborate wines on stylish tables. All this depends on one's business acumen and the ability to be a manager, a cook, a cleaner, and a cashier – all in one.
On an average day, a player has to handle literally everything. Before opening, one has to come up with the menu, while during the day, accept orders, clean, and cook – all in the form of QTEs, which have to be executed within a predefined limit of time. The income can be spent on paying the bills and buying new ingredients – the excess money can be invested in better kitchen utensils and prettier decorations.
The better one handles his business, the larger tips the customers are going to leave. The key to success lied in avoiding any mistakes and preparing the menu in a way satisfying as many customers as possible – a player has to pay attention to weather conditions, parts of the day and other random factors, which might either attract the customers or scare them off.
The main story campaign takes approximately 60 hours to complete – during this time, a player he has to develop his enterprise until he acquires the fine dining platinum star. Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! introduces a new “Chef for hire” mode, in which a player works as a freelance cook in over 25 different venues in town and has to attempt to complete over 400 challenges. For the first time in the series, players can enjoy the local cooperative mode (split screen), in which one can hire a friend to help him. The "couch help" can jump in and out at any moment of the game.
Relatively simple and cartoonish visuals are pleasing to one's eye, while the dishes a player has to prepare look quite realistic. The vigorous music is very motivating (it even speeds up when the cook is running out of time).
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i3, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 9800 or better, Windows 7/8/10
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB GeForce 8600 or better, Windows 7/8/10