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Review: Godlike Burger

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I adore Moving Out, Overcooked, and ToolsUp! Consequently, I’m more than happy whenever this genre lands on my desk. As such, when I was offered Godlike Burger, I couldn’t resist. This gory rogue-lite experience twists the normal mechanics and pushes you out of your comfort zone. Moreover, it is a bit of a slow burner and takes some time to master. Yet, that shouldn’t put you off. Instead, once you break down the barriers, you’ll enjoy a tough and unusual title.

Developed by Liquid Pug and published by Daedalic Entertainment, this is a resource management game with a brutal twist. What’s more, it is a single-player title that has masses of replay value. Furthermore, its crazy gameplay will make you scream, wince, and quit, as you fail repeatedly and lose it all.

Being a chef is hard work.
Greedy aliens.

Godlike Burger has a simple ethos. 

Normally, simple games can be underwhelming and repetitive. However, Godlike Burger is different. Its core ideas are rock solid, and its ethos is straightforward to understand. What’s more, each level is broken down into manageable chunks, and this makes it wonderfully casual. Alongside this, the gore, traps, and aliens will make you chuckle even when things go wrong.

The gameplay loop follows a simple process. Each day, you must serve as many aliens as possible. These unusual beasts will explore your restaurant, use your facilities, and rate your service. Once they’ve placed their order, it’s your responsibility to cook it correctly. If you get it right, your customers are happy, you’ll be paid well, and your business will flourish. However, get things wrong, or take too long, and your punters will become angry. This impacts your rating, and the number of customers you’ll attract, and can prematurely end your run.

Upgrade your traps and take down the aliens.
So many traps to buy.

Traps, killing, and QTEs. 

As the owner of the business, it is your responsibility to upgrade your equipment, order your stock, and keep everyone happy. Yet, the only thing you can’t do is order meat. Why not? You may ask. Well, why waste money on meat when you can slay every alien in sight? Yes, you read that right, your delicious burgers are filled with the meat of your customers. However, it isn’t wise to run around bludgeoning people. No, your best move is to kill them in private, or better still, install some traps and keep your hands clean.

This is what makes Godlike Burger stand out from its peers. The tactical elements of whom to kill, and when to kill them, were brilliant. Furthermore, investing in traps and getting away with murder was uncomfortably rewarding. But if you are sloppy or unlucky, the popo will be on your case quicker than you can say, “would you like an alien meat burger?”. As such, you must be careful, plan your day, and keep things ticking.

Alongside all of that, are QTEs and quests to complete. The latter changes whenever you die, and this was great but unbelievably infuriating as well. The tasks comprise a range of gruesome objectives that are challenging and unfair. However, if you complete them, the sense of achievement is fantastic. On top of that, the QTEs are a nightmare to overcome. You’ll have bailiffs knocking at your door, thieving aliens to punch, protestors to kick, and much more. In short, every day is different, and this keeps you on your toes.

Godlike Burger is gruesome. 

Whether it is the disgusting restaurant, ugly aliens, or blood, Godlike Burger is undeniably gruesome. Playing out from an isometric viewpoint, you have a great overview of everything that is going on. What’s more, the excellent layout of your restaurant is easy to navigate. Yet, this doesn’t make it perfect. Sadly, it isn’t always easy to know what ingredients to choose. Icons are displayed for each option, but it isn’t easy to tell the difference. As such, there is a little trial and error to get the best results. Accordingly, this can be frustrating, but once you get to grips with it, it’s perfectly serviceable and easy to play.

The audio was equally good. With crunching noises, disgusting squelching sounds, and a varied soundtrack, it is brilliant. I adored the radio that allowed you to pick your music, and the hilarious aliens make the strangest sounds. Though the developers have taken a simple approach, I think it works perfectly. Moreover, the skin-crawling noises will make you shudder and laugh throughout.

Godlike Burger is violent and gruesome.
Swing your cleaver and kill those aliens.

Excellent controls. 

I was worried that Godlike Burger would be a nightmare to play. With so much going on, and plenty of aliens to appease, it could have been terrible. Yet, the stripped-back UI and responsive controls make it a dream to play. Whether you are cooking up a storm or beating someone to death, it is all manageable and easy to achieve. 

This genre is known for its replay value. Thankfully, Godlike Burger keeps this tradition alive. With multiple galaxies to travel to, quests to complete, and upgrades to buy, you’ll be kept busy. On top of this, you must identify each alien’s strengths and weaknesses. Moreover, you can make special sauces to manipulate situations, and then, of course, there are the QTEs to contend with. If this wasn’t enough, the rogue-lite elements make it harder still. Subsequently, it is maddening and tough, but addictive as hell. 

Godlike Burger is fantastic. 

I admit that I struggled with the initial learning curve. The data dump and overwhelming tasks caught me off guard. Yet, I’m glad I stuck with it as it is straightforward and enjoyable to play. Yes, it is disgustingly brutal and gory, but this just adds to the charms. Consequently, once I grasped its basics. I couldn’t put it down. Accordingly, it is for these reasons that I recommend you buy it here! Can you run a top-notch restaurant in space? Control your resources, upgrade your kitchen, and kill anything that stands in your way. 

SUMMARY

Godlike Burger is a crazy and gruesome rogue-lite title. You'll cook, kill, and manage your resources as you aim to become the number one restaurant in the universe.


+ Excellent graphics.
+ The isometric viewpoint is well-considered.
+ Amazing audio.
+ Tough but fair gameplay.
+ Loads of replay value.

- No multiplayer action.

(Rating: PEGI 16 Use of Alcohol/Tobacco Release date: 02/11/2022 Price: £17.99)


(Reviewed on the Xbox Series X. Also available on Xbox One, PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5)


Daniel Waite
Daniel Waite
My gaming career started on an Amiga and spans many consoles! Currently, I game using an MSI laptop and Xbox Series X. A fan of every genre, I love to give anything a go. Former editor and reviewer for www.bonusstage.co.uk, I'm loving my new home here at Movies Games and Tech. I can be contacted for gaming reviews on the following email: Daniel@moviesgamesandtech.com

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<p class="has-text-align-justify" style="font-size:14px"><em>Godlike Burger</em> is a crazy and gruesome rogue-lite title. You'll cook, kill, and manage your resources as you aim to become the number one restaurant in the universe. </p><br/> + Excellent graphics.<br/> + The isometric viewpoint is well-considered.<br/> + Amazing audio.<br/> + Tough but fair gameplay.<br/> + Loads of replay value.<br/> <br/> - No multiplayer action.<br/> <br/> <p class="has-text-align-center" style="font-size:10px">(<b>Rating:</b> PEGI 16 Use of Alcohol/Tobacco <b>Release date:</b> 02/11/2022 <b>Price:</b> £17.99)</p><br/> <p class="has-text-align-center" style="font-size:10px">(Reviewed on the Xbox Series X. Also available on Xbox One, PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5)</p><br/>Review: Godlike Burger