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Battle Chef Brigade Review

by on February 20, 2018
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Release Date

Nov 20th, 2017 (Switch, PC), TBA (PS4)

Developer

Trinket Studios

 

Battle Chef Brigade – Review

Battle Chef Brigade is a game that we were able to get our hands on back in 2016 at the PlayStation experience (You can check it out here). While yet to still release to the PlayStation 4, we have been able to go ahead and play it on the Steam/PC Platform. Coming out of the PlayStation Experience, I had high hopes for this game and it definitely did not disappoint.

Hands On At Playstation Experience

We got a chance to demo Battle Chef Brigade back at PlayStation Experience in 2016. While it is available now on Nintendo Switch and PC. It still has yet to release to the PlayStation 4, However Trinket Studios still has plans to do so. Between then and now seeing the demo model of the game as well as the final product for PC, they are not too far apart from each other and present a solid and fun platform with easy controls.

 

Gameplay

Diving into the game itself, A couple of features I loved about the game was easy to control with Steam Controller Support included, as well as multiple different game modes backed by a solid storyline. While the game itself has your Iron Chef feel to it with the Judge and everything else, the game goes beyond that with mini-games, weekly challenges, as well as almost a role-playing type atmosphere with allowing you to equip different items and tools in your arsenal to score higher points on your main dishes served in the tournaments.

When you go into the challenges you could at any time be presented with a single or in some cases multiple judges which increases the difficulty given the time you have to complete the challenges. One thing that helps that I noticed during the challenges is that there is a level of evolution if you will to the creatures and animals that you must kill in order to prepare your food. For example, best described by the Battle Chef Brigade Wiki “Eggs (sometimes called Cheepchi Eggs) are ingredient found in Forest and in Mina’s Family Restaurant’s garden. They are laid by Cheepchi when they eat an ingredient. They are one of the best Water-type ingredients in the game”.

Having a feature like that in the Gameplay I really liked. It keeps challenges interesting and possible to find new ways to get creative with dishes and find out what works best when preparing the meals for judges.

Graphics

When it comes to Graphics, Battle Chef Brigade executes this category with style and class on many levels. The illustration and artistic work alone I feel can be written into its own Anime movie in combination with a solid story platform already in place. In combination with the beautiful artwork in the game, it is matched by a solid soundtrack and fun effects down the impact of the fighting as well as individual little sounds that are made by all the creatures you target for your next meal plan.

Story

Battle Chef Brigade features fantasy chefs, including Orcs, Elves, and Humans, who need to hunt dangerous monsters for ingredients. With those ingredients, before the critical eye of the judges, the chefs create culinary masterpieces in an intense tournament. Battle Chef Brigade pairs one part combo-based action hunting and one part puzzle-based cooking, all as the round clock ticks down.

Replay Value

Overall, I feel the replay value is pretty solid. Yes, there is some repetition, however, the multiple game modes and weekly challenges keep things fresh and entertaining. Worst case scenario I see this as a game (after being played through 100%) that one can pick up here and then for a few minutes and fun and not something necessarily that will get stale and forgotten about.


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Positives

Beautiful Graphics
Solid and Well Written Story
Multiple Game Modes

Negatives

Some repetitive Gameplay

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Gameplay
A+

 
Graphics
A+

 
Story
B

 
Replay Value
B

Total Score
A-

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Bottom Line
 

Overall, Battle Chef Brigade offers a solid story, beautiful graphics, and multiple game modes for hours of fun that I do not feel will get boring over time or feel like your repeating yourself with the same old task at hand.

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