A Round of Dessert
By Edwin Velez
Reviewed on Xbox One
Released on November 15th, 2016 for PS4, Xbox One, Steam
Developer: Ghost Town Games Publisher: Team17 Digital Ltd.
Overcooked stormed the scene this year with its hectic co-op cooking, gaining critical praise by the masses. It is undoubtedly one of the best multiplayer experiences this year, this decade, and quite possibly of all time. As with most games this good, by the time it is over, you always want more. Ghost Town Games heard the calls for seconds and desserts and are back with The Lost Morsel DLC. This DLC is a part of the physical “Gourmet Edition”, adding six additional levels and six characters to match. So the question is, should you make room on your plate for the extra serving, or save from over indulging? Well it depends on who you are splitting the bill with.
As I mentioned, this pack included six new characters and six new levels. This pack on its own will run you $4.99, but is included in the $25 physical “Gourmet Edition” of the game ($20 digitally). At that price for the DLC alone, you will not be burning a hole in your pocket. If you have a solid group that you like playing with, it is a no brainer to add on at least 45 minutes of content for the crew. It is even more worth it if you aim to perfect the levels. There are no added achievements or trophies if that is your kind of thing, but the characters add some more flair into the mix. With new options like a dinosaur, panda, and even a robot, the game ups the cute levels once again. The actual levels are all your standard affair, just basically adding more into the mix. Sadly, aside from some new sites, there are no new meals to prepare. It is a big missed opportunity that really could have gave this package some extra oomph.
If you play the game in single player, I am not sure that you necessarily need this pack, but for more co-op experiences I would not bat an eye. The additional characters and levels are worth the small price tag. It is, sadly, a bit underwhelming, but perhaps the name implies to a certain degree why. It could be that these were scrapped or excess pieces that did not make the final cut, and now have. Hopefully this is just the start and we see more content down the line. There is so much potential here to explore. The Lost Morsel is a well-priced, snack sized treat that will cleanse the palate but may not impress every player.
*Note: A copy of the DLC was provided for the purposes of the review
Final Score: 7.5/10
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