Review: Cuisine Royale (PlayStation 4)

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 9.64gb download size.
  • 13 Trophies.
  • Battle Royale gameplay.
  • Four characters-Dozen, Pinup, Itz and Torden.
  • Solo/duo/squad options.
  • Can join squads solo.
  • Earn EXP, level up for rewards.
  • Trophies-own in-game feats.
  • Loot and teammate outlines.
  • Performance or quality options.
  • Can rebind keys.
  • Daily challenges with timed re-rolls.
  • Spawn randomly on the map with your team if applicable.
  • Online leaderboards for each season.
  • Clothing-gives buffs/abilities.
  • Loot rarity levels.
  • Auto equips clothing/guns.
  • Two maps-Mexico and Normandy.
  • Death-leave a tombstone behind.
  • Upgrade tree-earn points to put into a massive tree with many routes to unlock double exp tokens, clothing and skins.
  • A more humorous take on the genre with funny weapons and gear like frying pans, IV drip, bat’s, etc.
  • Can ping loot.
  • Vehicles to drive around in.

Cons:

  • Messy confusing Ui.
  • No practice or tutorial area.
  • Hard to see people.
  • Gunplay is loose and requires a lot of patience.
  • Feels broken in a lot of ways from performance to time to kill.
  • Geometry clashes.
  • Cant shoot from vehicles.

 

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

The Battle Royale genre is not running out of innovation and new ways to play. Starting off as an April fool’s joke, Cuisine Royale made fun of the genre adding in things like tinpot hats, kitchen utensil weapons and generally a lot more humor than what we had previously seen. It’s free to play but add in the paid DLC bundles on offer and you get special skins, characters, and few trinkets. The game itself has a lot of giving and take going on. It’s got nice maps, humor and core gameplay with ritual style events that spawn on the map, but the shooting is temperamental and loose with a high level of patience needed. The enemies are hard to see, loot is quite sparse and nearly every player is in their underwear. Camping is a big deal but I can’t lay it at cuisine Royale’s feet as a unique thing as its more a battle Royale issue. I like the mental approach to world-building, using Aztec coins to play gambling machines is a nice touch but I just couldn’t enjoy the gunplay or general world traversal. The DLC allowed me to live out my Viking dreams but in the end, it just made me a bigger target. Cuisine Royale is a game you play for a night then forget about it.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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