Happy’s Humble Burger Farm isn’t as humble or endearing as it might sound in the title. It has plenty of parts that might get to be a little tough to chew! In all honesty, it really may not be a game that is for everyone, but the ones that can tolerate a bit more gruesome and demanding gameplay will find this game to be entertaining. You must have a strong stomach to tolerate the grotesque combination of blood and food in the same game. At times, it can be a little unsettling and unsightly for those with sensitive stomachs and who fear what may be lurking in the dark.
To be honest, I’m not a big fan of gruesome or eerie-style games. Probably would explain the words I used on describing what this game is like, and maybe slightly warn others before trying it for themselves. It always freaked me out and normally ends up disgusting me to the point of never wanting to play the game again. Especially, cause you never know or want to know what may be coming up around the corner. However, I gave this game a try and force myself to play no matter what the game may demand of me.
If dark and grim, sim-style cooking games are your thing, then you’ll really love how well this game captures that exact atmospheric setting throughout. It’s something you will look at and really get that spooky fear as you move through each portion of the game. In short, the graphics work perfectly with the gameplay, giving that achieved feeling the creators wanted you to get with Happy’s Humble Burger Farm.
Additionally, the game’s 3D visual appearance reminds me of games I’ve played during the Playstation One or early PS2 era. The colors in this game are very much on the darker side, even with the ability to see throughout, it’s still a bit darker than I would like. Consider playing a game in a black room with objects you can use or people you can speak to, only being lit up to see. However, there are locations with the lights being present and on, but many rooms and locations still seem to be a bit dim. Yet, you can still make out everything you are doing and looking for, which is a good thing.
So there really isn’t anything to complain about. All of the graphics go well with the outlook and what the game wants the players to incur as they move forward. Especially as it looks like a Resident Evil backdrop that collides with a burger sim, a restaurant-style game. On top of that, the food being served and the appearance of customers and objects all look creepy as well.
Music and Sounds
The sounds in the background really play an excellent role in this spooky spine-chilling game. It’s a little low, but when you can hear what is going on it does make for all those scary feelings you get from a horror flick. The people even sound strange in the game, like a Charlie Brown, as they don’t speak but just some noises come out and empty silence with just sound effects of other objects in the room that you enter, makes it scary as well. I do want to mention when playing, even at the highest volume you may need to make sure to be in a quiet room or area to hear the sounds that repeat in the background as they are quite low.
To be honest, I can’t say that this is a game I’d play often, it’s actually making me rethink ever having a burger or trying anything else in a cheap or strange fast food or mysterious restaurant. I may be an uneasy individual when it comes to gruesome images or scary scenes, and not as tough to withstand horror games as this one. So I tried my best to rate it on the quality and not the emotions and feelings I have just by what it appears to look or sound like.
Therefore, the game to me may appear too dark to see the surroundings and a little hard to hear the sounds in the background, but for a horrifying cooking game, it is quite tolerated. Especially, if it’s those searching for a gloomy sim game. I feel the controls were something that took time to get used to, something that is becoming quite normal for most games. I did enjoy the access to continuously cooking mode without the main story mode.
However, I think the appearance still isn’t somewhat appealing to me. I feel the graphics could have been a little better, like smoother, and maybe make the surroundings a bit more visible. Another thing that I couldn’t enjoy was the accuracy when cooking or giving the food to the customers. It’s got to be on point when it comes to tossing the food onto the stovetop or picking up the food to make the order. It’s really realistic, but just the entire recalling of controls and being nearby an object may take time to get the hang of it.
Thus, this game isn’t too bad but has a few flaws especially loading up. It’s challenging when you continue to move forward and have to serve so many more customers. Just like a regular tycoon or sim-style game, it’s very demanding and in a way neverending. However, I don’t think this is the type of game for myself. Even if it’s well done on covering the horror aspects and business running routine, it’s just too dark and strange for me.