▷PlateUp! Makes the Restraunt Party Game better than Overcooked ✔️ WM

▷PlateUp! Makes the Restraunt Party Game better than Overcooked ✔️ WM

When it comes to party games, Overcooked always seems like a better idea than it actually is. It definitely feels like a party game. The controls are simple and intuitive, there are no cutscenes or a story to follow, and it has a great chaotic energy. I’ve played Overcooked at many parties and unfortunately I’ve always had the same disastrous result. Everyone looks forward to the game, we load the first level, and then all the non-players get excited, get mad and stop playing.

Overcooked is a silly little game about running a restaurant on top of a moving truck, a pirate ship, and a sinking iceberg, but it’s not as playful and casual as it seems. It doesn’t take long for Overcooked to become a technically demanding and extremely taxing game. Every time I’ve tried introducing it to casual gamers or friends and family who don’t play games, they’ve had a miserable time. While it’s funny when the furnace bursts into flames and everyone runs around like crazy, it’s only good for a quick laugh. Even people who don’t normally play want to feel skilled and celebrate a win, and Overcooked is a little too hardcore for its own good.

Earlier this year, Yogscast Games launched PlateUp! took a foray into the action cooking genre and managed to overcome many of Overcooked’s critical weaknesses. PlateUp! Tones down the chaos of Overcooked in favor of a management sim approach, but still retains the energy and thrill that Overcooked is known for when it comes to surviving a food rush.

The layout and controls are identical – a smart choice for PlateUp!, which doesn’t try to reinvent the things that work in Overcooked. Up to four players run through a kitchen and a dining room, prepare food, serve guests and clean up afterwards. However, there are no crazy locations like volcanoes or waterfalls. It’s a regular restaurant – but it’s your restaurant.

PlateUp! takes a roguelike approach in which you must design and upgrade your restaurant between rounds. If you ever fail to serve even a single guest, you’ll be forced to start over (although there are many different types of restaurants, so starting over never feels repetitive), but as long as you’re comfortable with the As you keep up with orders, you can always expand and improve your restaurant.

After each round, your party has the opportunity to change the layout, buy new restaurant equipment, and expand the menu to make the game more challenging but also more rewarding. The further you progress, the more opportunities you have to make important decisions about your restaurant. Is it a casual or fine dining restaurant? Is it an exclusive venue where guests have to wait a long time to get in, or will you try to fit as many tables as possible to maximize profits? The type of restaurant you choose will affect the menu and decor, and can also influence the behavior of your customers. When you make these decisions with your group and see the impact right away, everyone can invest a lot more in the restaurant’s success. It’s fun to have a sense of ownership because it makes you feel like success is so much more important.

PlateUp! is also more role-oriented than Overcooked. Since you’re only dealing with a single room that changes over time, it’s easier to give everyone a specific role that they learn to master over time. Whether you’re the waiter, the chef, the dishwasher, or a combination of the three, you’ll have the opportunity to invest in upgrades and make decisions about how your restaurant changes each round. Thanks to a voting system, everyone has a say, which means there’s very little room for quarterbacking – unlike Overcooked, where someone practically has to take the lead.

My friends’ response to PlateUp! is like night and day compared to Overcooked. People just want to play a few rounds of Overcooked before they get frustrated or bored, but in PlateUp! do they want to keep going to see how long they can keep the restaurant alive. The investment that comes with upgrading and improving a single restaurant makes PlateUp! a far more rewarding experience, even in a casual party environment. Things can still get chaotic and out of control, but if you’re in mixed company and want to keep people engaged, I’d recommend PlateUp! always prefer overcooked.

▷PlateUp! Makes the Restraunt Party Game better than Overcooked ✔️ WM

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