Our Score: 8/10
Get ready to embark on a comedic culinary quest unlike any other as you take on the role of Zest in this story-driven adventure game. From humble beginnings, you will build a farm, grow delectable ingredients, craft machinery and cook your way to becoming the most Epic Chef in Ambrosia!
Epic Chef is a story-driven adventure game flavoured with life-sim farming, and crafting elements blended together into one delicious dish via an interactive cooking experience. All served with a side of humour and an elaborate cast of characters inspired by classics such as Mister Ajikko, or the writing of Sir Terry Pratchett. Grab your spatula and start on your journey to become… Epic Chef!
What is Epic Chef
In Epic Chef you will combine ingredients, stirring and tossing with culinary precision to bring out the flavour elements of Vigor, Sophistication and Spirit in your dishes. This forms the core of the cooking experience that you must master in order to become the very best chef in Ambrosia.
Welcome to Ambrosia, a place of gastronomic delight and agriculture wonder, renowned the world over. You are free to explore all that Ambrosia has to offer, from winding narrow streets to lush green fields. From quaint restaurants to bustling taverns, all full to the brim with ‘friendly’ locals eager to meet you.
Dish synergy and ingredient properties combine with a dynamic recipe creation system. Meaning that you can experiment with thousands of different combinations to create a unique menu of decadent delights. Serving Rats with Tomatoes and Potatoes? Don’t you mean Tomato Soufflé and Vermin Slices in Starchy Cream?!
Live off your land by growing foods such as fruit and vegetables. Gather resources to craft specialised machinery that can process your ingredients further. And even create new recipe components whilst you tend to an eclectic mix of animal livestock from cows to unicorns! And don’t forget to repair and customise your dilapidated (and slightly haunted) villa!
Look and Feel
If you’re familiar with the Overcooked games and My Time at Portia then you’ll immediately notice the visual style. It’s a lo-poly blocky type of style. It’s not visually intensive or incredible but quaint and fitting. Ambrosia is a whimsical place and the visuals do a great job and letting that be known.
Surprisingly, the food in this style also looks amazing. You might think that food might not look appetizing in this design but goodness was I wrong. With a majority of the dishes, I ended up wanting to try it and eat in real life because it looked so good.
One aspect of the game that stood out though is the soundtrack. You know how Undertale’s music is so iconic. Yeah well, I feel the music of Epic Chef is at that same level.
Epic Chef is a fantastic single-player cooking and life-sim game that will keep you engrossed and enchanted with its charm, gameplay and stellar music. This game has all the hallmarks of sky-rocketing in popularity, and to be honest, I really hope it does. Because I want more of this.