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A while back I did a review of Overcooked, a lovely and charming little local multiplayer game from Ghost Town Games, published by Team 17. If you have never heard of Overcooked, firstly you are missing out, and secondly you should check out my review of the main game. When I found out that Overcooked had gotten its first DLC I was very happy. I am normally not one for DLC, I would much prefer to have the DLC included in the game from the get go and maybe even pay more for the full game from the start. I went in open-minded however.
The Last Morsel is not stand-alone and so does require the base Overcooked game. The Last Morsel adds:
- New world map, accessible via the new DLC option
- 6 new campaign levels
- 6 new chefs to unlock including the Dinosaur, Robot, French Bulldog, Panda, Bear and Pig
- New Jungle theme
- New helicopter vehicle to navigate around the DLC world map
One issue is the slightly irritating fact of the DLC’s plot. In the main game, each new area was opened with a visit to the Onion King. He explained where you were, and so gave the game some form of plot. The Last Morsel does none of this. It begins with the Onion King explaining that the time portal (from the main game) has taken our chefs to the wrong area. So you complete the area, and that’s it. You’re left asking yourself where it fits into the main game’s timeline. Which areas does the jungle area come between? I can’t help but feel that a simple and short trip to the Onion King upon completion of the area would’ve solved this problem, just for peace of mind for the player.
None of the levels add any new mechanics; it is very much more of the same thing. I understand if something isn’t broke then don’t fix it, but in terms of DLC I was expecting more. I was hoping for new obstacles, more challenges. I played through the main game’s campaign with my girlfriend, and we both became hooked. So it only seemed right to play the DLC together as well. The issue with this being we both are familiar with the game, we managed to have the six levels complete in about 20 minutes or so.
Admittedly The Last Morsel is cheap, just £3.99 ($4.99). The main issue I have with the DLC is that I can’t see why this wasn’t included in the main game. The main game follows mainly different themes, and this jungle theme (with the addition of the new chefs) would have fitted perfectly into the main game. The Last Morsel does retain all of Overcooked’s charm, and was a nice little bitesize fix after having completed the game which became my addiction for a short time. However unless you absolutely want to, there is no absolute need to grab this piece of DLC. It is cheap, I will admit that; it just doesn’t change the game in any way. Which is rather unfortunate.
If you are yet to play Overcooked, Team 17 have just released Overcooked: Gourmet Edition. This edition includes the main game and the DLC for £19.99 ($24.99) for a retail copy, or a digital copy for £15.99 ($19.99). If you haven’t played it, grab the Gourmet Version. If you have already played Overcooked, will you be grabbing this DLC? Let us know in the comments below.
The Last Morsel is cheap compared to some DLC for other games. However, it doesn’t add anything new to the experience. The lack of new challenges, coupled with the feeling that this should’ve been included in the game’s main campaign, left a very bitter taste in my mouth.