Weekly Round-Up Wednesday - 9th February 2022

Screenshot of Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!
Fancy nachos for a fancy restaurant

The following post is part of a series of posts that are published every Wednesday to update readers on what I've been playing during the week (this also includes games on my "Pile of Shame"). The games to target are picked by Choicest Games contributors Choona, Luke and myself. As I'll be talking about my progress through these games, there may be spoilers ahead, especially for games containing a narrative. Consider yourself warned.

Battlefield 2042

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 29%

Finding games in Battlefield 2042 has been a challenge. Earlier in the week I spent 45 minutes looking for a game, so I didn't really get a chance to play much of it at all during that session, unless you count the last minute of a round (although somehow it was enough to unlock the MAV, awwwww yisss). It's a bit ridiculous how long it takes to find a game nowadays. So, while waiting I actually spent quite a bit of time playing Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! on Steam.

Later in the week it was still difficult to find a game but I did try the zombie mode with my wife but we were the only ones playing it for most of the time. It wasn't bad but a bit hard to judge how much fun it's meant to be when you're meant to have a lot more "zombies" (zombies only get knives while the Survivors get guns). I also tried some more Team Deathmatch but due to a low server population it was effectively one squad of four versus another.

I hope this isn't the end of the Battlefield franchise. If the game received some more love, it could be pretty decent but will it be enough to push back against the naysayers? If what happened to Battlefield V is any indication, sadly maybe not.

Also, not sure if this a bug that's been introduced but now my resolution keeps resetting to 1024x768 when I boot up the game. What gives DICE?

Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!!

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 80%

I actually don't think I've been talking that much about Cook, Serve, Delicious! 2!! I've been slowly making progress on it because it's a game that you can enjoy in bite-size chunks (no pun intended). This is why I was playing it while waiting to find a game in Battlefield 2042! I can't really find anything to fault in the game and it seems like there are even a few improvements over the original. Is it too similar to the original though? Well, maybe, but it feels like the slightly superior version of the game at the moment (I've never played the third game so I can't comment on it).

The game is very unforgiving though when it comes to acquiring gold medals since you need to have a Perfect Day in order to be awarded them and as the name implies, that means not one single mistake. Even if you successfully complete 100 orders, missing one is the difference between a gold and silver medal. Thankfully things in this game don't seem to be gated or at least there's plenty of stuff to do so it isn't that bad if you miss out.

Among Us

  • Picked by Me
  • Percentage Complete = 11%

Haven't really played much of Among Us this week but it's interesting to see that despite this game being a few years old now that it's still reasonably popular (at least according to the Steam Charts and that only includes Steam players of course). The game occasionally breaks into the top 100 Steam games list and usually has a few thousand players per day. So my concerns about there not being enough players in my last post, were unfounded.

LINK: [ The Pile of Shame ]