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It's an absolute blast with friends, but dodgy controls and a lack of new ideas struggle to help Cannibal Cuisine stand out in the genre.
Cannibal Cuisine is a great little spin on the cooking genre, and it's a blast with friends. While some UI and balance issues make for rough edges on the fun, the goofy and grisly nature make it a great addition for your cooperative craziness.
Cannibal Cuisine is a game I had my doubts about. Within a few levels, I was enjoying my time playing as long as players can swallow the idea of cannibalism for their next game night.
With a concept that's insensitive at best, Cannibal Cuisine has a rough first impression to overcome. The mechanics that are under it are fine, but the controls can feel too slippery for their own good. Add that with an average combat system and you've got a game that never shines beyond its sensationalistic pitch. If your mates crave some co-op chaos, there are far worse games to play. However, there are also far better games out there.
The concept for Cannibal Cuisine is fine: a grotesque spin on the Overcooked formula with some quality of life changes. However, there are enough issues here to sap away any enjoyment from the concept, especially if this is your first exposure to this type of party game. Unless you're a veteran of these games and want to deal with the artificial challenge, it'd be best to leave this one alone and opt for the more polished titles in the genre.
Unfortunately, the design of the stages does no favors for the game's controls either, and so you're likely to spend a fair amount of time waiting to respawn or waiting for your teammates to slowly wind their way around obstacles. Cannibal Cuisine is worth a pick up if you're looking for more Overcooked but with a twist. Just be prepared to pick a few human hairs out of this soup.
Cannibal Cuisine is a juicy fun party-game when you’re cooking alongside three of your friends in the same living room. As a single-player experience, it doesn’t have enough meat on its bones, but it’s clear it was never intended to be played as such.
Cannibal Cuisine is a flawed and crude Overcooked.
Cannibal Cuisine has all the right ingredients to be a fun cooking game to play alone or with co-op buddies. But it just hasn’t come together well and feels more like a burned meal than something created with care and attention. Floaty controls, silly difficulty spikes, targets and utterly horrendous random elements in the game will make you want to close the kitchen and never return. It’s just not fun. With patching I think there is still hope for this game and it could still be something worth dipping into. Currently I suggest getting your co-op fix elsewhere.
All in all, Cannibal Cuisine is a huge amount of fun, especially if you’re already a big fan of similar games.