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| "The cooking in games thread" , posted Tue 25 Jun 23:59:|
quote: Like a lightning bolt, Ishmael's Bloodstained comment made me want to have a thread on games with an active cooking system! It is the Cafe, after all. So grab a piece of cheese and a drink, and reflect on your favorite cooking feats as well as the completely unacceptable lack of a follow-up to Cooking Mama.
I can "Delicious in Dungeon" my way through the game by preparing meals
Dragon's Crown/every Vanillaware game: I assume Dragon's Crown had the most advanced cooking, and really liked the competitive rush for the best meat when playing multiplayer, even if I burned my food every time.
Tales of ___/Star Ocean: I'd almost forgotten that Tales of Phantasia originally just had a food sack that let you recover HP while walking if you filled it, but by the time of the wonderful PS remake, they'd retrofitted Tales of Destiny's system onto it, and it was time to get cooking! Since the Star Ocean team was Phantasia refugees who left after the Namco takeover, I assume they brought cooking with them? Does Star Ocean feature the alternate cooking timeline for Tales??
Fuurai No Shiren: The best roguelike literally has a shrine to Bufuu, the God of Food. If you get Bufuu's Staff you can turn monsters into meat, and if you give a weakling monster meat to a chef who's wandering the dungeons, he'll make you a tasty meal and eventually help you open a restaurant!
Bloodstained: I'm excited to hear that they now have a meaningful cooking system for your stats. They've come a long way from Nocturne/Symphony's equippable peanuts, which did have to be tossed in the air to be eaten, so I guess that technically made it "cooking" since it involved preparation.
Cooking Mama: No seriously where is Cooking Mama Switch?
[this message was edited by Maou on Wed 26 Jun 00:50]
| || "Re(7):The cooking SaGa" , posted Sun 30 Jun 01:45|
C'est de la poudre de perlimpinpin! I cannot possibly bother to defend raw monster meat as "cooking" in the context of a national cuisine whose raw options can barely muster...steak tartare? And even that was orginally called steack à l'Américaine. But don't worry, I'm certain that one day even the grands cuisiniers will manage to grasp sashimi and cerviche! After all, as Lord Kawazu can tell us, freshly sourced raw monster meat is the key to longevity and killing god.
This is some weak argument that only a apostle of thick pizzas with pasteurized cheddar injected into their crust could muster. If you can't swallow raw horse meat, maybe look down into the giant bucket of black cancinogenic sugarwater that you probably have in your hand, and as you peer into the darkness, maybe the darkness will look back and show you the errors of your ways.
No lesson shall be taken from a flock that looked at the most simple and healthy of meals such as the salade niçoise and decided the only way to improve it was to douse it in industrial mayonnaise.
I'm having trouble finding a good English word for cooking that doesn't imply heat, even while there are amazingly specific words like baking for a particular type of oven cooking with heat. Help me, Cooking Mama!
Back on topic: since I've been told the best armour (at least for the few hours) in Bloodstained is an apron, how's the cooking in that game? Do you hunt for rare drops of monster meat to cook healthy snacks your familiars can force-feed you in the middle of battle?
Too bad none of us is a MH fan, because the playful animation of roasting the monster meat along with the merry-go-round jingle is a thing of beauty.