Throughout my life, I’ve been known for being a foodie. Even though it’s made up of nothing but pixels Brunch Club is no exception to me. A wide variety of levels mixed in with a seasoning of fun little mini-games and time trials makes Brunch Club into a culinary masterpiece.
Brunch Club has one main objective set in mind – to make food. Food such as sub sandwiches, burgers, sushi, toast, hotdogs, steak, and those are just to name a few. The game almost feels like if I Am Bread and Cooking Simulator had a child that’s Uncle was Overcooked. Each level has its own goal and it’s up to you to take control of the food and the utensils necessary to complete said goal.
As easy as it sounds it’s actually pretty difficult, even harder depending on what difficulty you’re playing on. The harder the difficulty means the fewer lives you have if you drop an essential item on the floor, the less time you have to complete the objective, and the more obstacles that stand in your way. I found myself struggling just a tad bit on the two-star levels, but I’d be a liar if I say that there haven’t been times where I wanted to chuck my controller at the TV screen.
As previously stated the levels in the game come in a wide assortment of options. Not only do you have the basic make the food levels, but you have levels that involve poltergeist portals for you to use when making food, and even a level referencing the hit HBO show Game of Thrones where the season changes constantly while you cook. There are also different unique modes such as Face/Off where you and up to four players (Local Co-op) compete to see who can finish making a meal first, 5 Second rule, where you have to make a meal but the ingredients can’t touch a surface for more than five seconds, and he arcade where you and up to four friends play different mini-games such as soccer.
When it comes to playing with other people I found it to be very competitive and exciting. The adrenaline rush you get when trying to beat one another first compares to the constant yelling and arguing when working together. I could see myself playing with a couple of friends down the road. If anything I’d consider it to be almost like a test of friendship.
Unlike me, if you’re an achievement hunter then you’ll find yourself putting a couple of hours in Brunch Club trying to complete all the level difficulties and challenges while trying to get the best time on the time trials. It’s honestly kinda addictive. Brunch Club is a game I really can’t point out any visible flaws. The game itself is stuffed like a turkey in content and has the variety of a BLT sandwich – food puns intended. It’s bright and colorful and straight to the point, whether you’re with friends or running solo fun, and tasty times are ahead of you.
This game was tested and reviewed on Xbox. All of the opinions and insights here are subject to that version. Game provided by publisher.Want to keep up to date with the latest Xt reviews, Xt opinions and Xt content? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.