When it comes to playing games in virtual reality, cooking isn’t necessarily something that comes to mind for most people. That being said, the ChefU game has a lot of promise, even though it is rather expensive. Owners of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift can purchase this game for $29.99. There is a lot of fun to be had, although the game has some quirks as well.
ChefU is a Pretty Engaging Game
For any who aspires to become a real-life chef, ChefU may very well serve as a proper training exercise. While the controls feel a bit clunky at times, it does give you a general idea of how to mix ingredients, put things in the oven, add flavors, et cetera. You can even make your own recipes, which is always an option worth exploring in our opinion. Plus, there is the option to smash plates, which is also worth exploring if you feel particularly frustrated. There is a little something for everyone in this game, to say the least.
Chef specializes in three different game modes. Racing against the clock is by far the most hectic and also the most frustrating like it would be in real life. Story Mode lets you work in a restaurant for a full week. You will face a lot of different challenges, some of which are even against the clock. It is by far the best way to explore this game, although the Free Mode is definitely worth giving a try as well. This latter option lets you either become a world-renowned chef or you can trash the place. It is all up to your individual preference.
Games like ChefU will either stand or fall based on their control scheme. In this particular game, it will take you some time to get used to how things handle. Moreover, the choice of teleportation based on direction feels a bit strange, but it seems to work quite well, all things considered. One doesn’t become an actual chef overnight either, thus it is only normal a VR game would require some practice as well. The developers are making adjustments on a regular basis to improve some issues reported by players.
All things considered, the game doesn’t come cheap but it offers a lot of content. With the three game modes, most players who endure the initial failures of cooking will spend several dozen hours playing this game. There are so many different items to cook, recipes to collect, and the option to make whatever you want as a new recipe. There will be a fair amount of frustration as well along the way, but that is only to be expected. ChefU is well worth picking up if you ever wanted to cook food in virtual reality.
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