I don’t know why I tortured myself for less than a hour with the trial of Happy Chef 2. Just like the first time around, I found it exhausting, and the customers were the most impatient little peeps I had ever seen since Rollercoaster Tycoon 2. this time we start with a pizza and pasta restaurant where we make bland vegetarian dishes featuring pizza pies or pasta with only mushrooms, tomatoes and snap beans as garnishes. Along the way, we add upgrades to make the customers more patient or more likely to spend more money. After a fortnight, you move on to another themed restaurant, but I never got past the Italian one.
There are many cooking games to be found in the casual games market, but I should have learned the first time around not to bother with this one. So many times, when it comes to casual games, the sequel tends to be a little better than the original, due to a new development team, or artists, or just better tech. What this lacked was a storyboard plan and a faster way to earn the items needed for upgrades. Also, a right click option to serve up the food like in the Baking Success game would have made it run smoother. I’m not sure if I’ll be trying another Happy Chef game in the future. If the devs can learn from this mistake, I might.
I did notice that other players really loved this game in their reviews. What were they seeing that I was not? I’m not sure what happened there, but I don’t think I would have the patience to try again, not just yet. I know this is time management, but I think I would have managed my own time better if I had not played it.