I had no idea how good a game Cook, Serve, Delicious! was when I purchased it. I had never even heard anyone talk about it. I saw the trailer for the game on Steam and then decided I had to try it out. I'm glad I did; this game is simply a masterpiece. The restaurant/food theme helps the game be instantly accessible and recognizable to everyone. The game itself forces you to act quickly and decisively in a way that I can only compare to BW.
This game will splatter your brain all over your keyboard.
the fileting process
So what do you actually do in this game? You are the proud, new owner of a zero-star restaurant and it is up to you to make that restaurant the best in the world. To do this, you manage your menu and choose what foods are served each day. You need to purchase new foods and improve the quality of your dishes. Once you've done this, you can begin a day in the restaurant. Inside the restaurant, people will come in and order food. You select each order and then perform a series of keyboard strokes to complete it. You have to prepare each dish to the customer's exact specification, while generally cooking several other dishes simultaneously. There are also chores and other events that will pop up, like having to wash the dishes or clean the bathroom.
the dishes need cleaning...
The difficulty of the game is controlled by a mechanic called Daily Buzz. Buzz is a measure of how popular your restaurant is and directly affects how many people come into the restaurant and thus the speed and frequency of incoming orders.
sometimes it rains
The foods you choose to serve and your actions influence Buzz positively and negatively. For example, putting healthy foods on your menu increases Buzz by 5% for each, while choosing fatty mcfats decreases your buzz by 5% if you have too many. You can view what attributes each food has between days in the menu. You can also lower the difficulty by putting easy to prepare foods on your menu, like pretzels or corn dogs. This can be useful if you have a challenge you would like to complete. There are also foods that take longer to cook, or have more possible ingredients, or a more involved preparation process.
some foods are harder to prepare than others
What makes this game so great is the sheer number of things it throws at you. To succeed, you need to decide what needs to be done and do it in a fraction of a second. Managing time and multitasking are essential. If you can't clear your orders fast enough, they will burn or people will get angry or leave, lowering your Buzz and the money you get from orders and tips.
This game has a powerful effect on mental clarity. Playing a round increases my alertness, mental speed, and focus. The sheer variety of foods, upgrades, and events make every day a unique challenge. I can't imagine a better practice tool for a BW player, or for anyone looking to improve their mental ability.
The game is available on Steam for 10$ and you can view the store page here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/247020. I would recommend viewing the trailer so you can see the game in action, as it is somewhat difficult to describe the game without seeing it directly.
pour yourself a brewsky and enjoy this game
Seriously. Go try it out. This isn't a game you should skip over.