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Quick Look: Battle Chef Brigade

Have you ever wanted to live in a twee town full of cats, extravagant meals, and a hunky undead boy? If so, your dreams have come true.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Nov. 20 2017

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Abby

Posted by: Abby

In This Episode:

Battle Chef Brigade

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Ooh, it's officially out! The game looks so pleasant and relaxing to play.

What a twist for a Quick Look!

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It's been so long since I first saw this game on Giant Bomb.

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This game looks like it's extremely my shit and I hope it's not like 40 hours.

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Looks good

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I want thiiiiiis! I had no idea it was also on Switch, that's awesome.

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@hassun said:

It's been so long since I first saw this game on Giant Bomb.

It was last year haha.

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This seems like something I could get into right now. Thanks for the video!

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Woah, this came out? I feel like I haven't heard anything about this in a while. That description is literally all I've ever wanted in my life.

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This game looks cool as hell. Neat types of gameplay and mixups on the strategy.

And the art and fully voiced dialogue? And on the Switch? I'm buying.

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If someone had told me, "Hey, I'm going to make an Iron Chef / Detective Story / Side-Scrolling Adventure game", I'd have told them they were insane and to please leave me alone.

Bravo for proving me wrong, Trinket Studios. This is going on my Steam list. :)

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Just played this for an hour on my Switch as a break in studying. This seems like something I need right now, pretty basic and charming, seems good for end of the day chilling out. Also the art style is top notch.

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Take me to flavortown.

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@ravelle: To be fair, the past year feels like it's been 37 years rolled into one and like anything that happened in the past 10.5 months happened "just yesterday."

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Haven't watched this QL yet, but I'm going to watch it on my lunch break (or buy the game and play it)

Buying it on Switch instead of PC, which is a shock.

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@d_w: According to reviews I have read, it's 6 chapters which is kinda short for a game like this.

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I do love games that have a mostly pleasant nonchalant feel even as you're murdering the fuck out of innocent wildlife.

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@ripelivejam: Hey, that wildlife would murder the fuck out of each other too. At least we're murdering them for meat rather than the usual "Kill 6 cougars for a wallet".

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I honestly expected Vinny to say, "Hi Hungry, I'm Vinny," at the beginning there. He's been dad Vinny for too long.

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I now want that "Abby's right" shirt. Crash IS an ass movie, and Yakitate: Japan IS a great anime!

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this art style looks so dope!

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The weird cat sounds in the background had me freaking out a bit. I went and checked on my cat a couple at times until I realised it was the game...

She got an "extra" clean sand box out of it tho.

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@apothaeos: For a $20 game not sure what you can expect. So far it's a real good pallet cleanser for me after more involved games. Probably gets more elaborate as it progresses (which will incidentally also probably be the time I drop it for something else, lol).

e: tbh I'm really digging this so far, it's hitting the right spots.

e2: help this is kind of addictive.

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The Chairman approves of this game.

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i really like what I'm looking at, and more stuff for the switch is always great... but i also can't stop thinking about Muramasa/Odin's Sphere,and how the animations are so much smoother.

very good looking food as well.

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Abby name dropping Yikatate Japan.. you rock Abby

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Abby casually dropping Yakitate! Japan. She's secretly been Giant Bomb's anime editor all along.

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@ravelle said:
@hassun said:

It's been so long since I first saw this game on Giant Bomb.

It was last year haha.

man this year has felt like a damn decade

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@ravelle said:
@hassun said:

It's been so long since I first saw this game on Giant Bomb.

It was last year haha.

man this year has felt like a damn decade

More like a month for me. But I am old.

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Shokugeki Simulator 2017

I like the idea, but I'm not sure I'd enjoy the cooking minigame all that much. Would've been cool if they spun it out into a sort of Puzzle Quest campaign.

Also, like Abby said, some of the art doesn't mesh very well with the water-color backgrounds.

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@matiaz_tapia said:

The weird cat sounds in the background had me freaking out a bit. I went and checked on my cat a couple at times until I realised it was the game...

She got an "extra" clean sand box out of it tho.

Same here. I thought something was dying in my house. I hope nothing got hurt when they recorded that :P

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This looks like it could possibly be cool but that combat looks like trash. Barely any animation and real floaty

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It would be better for me if I could just do the cooking competitions without progressing the story. Sort of a sandbox mode.

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The anime @abby is referencing is: Yakitate JaPan

The anime you should watch instead is: Shokugeki no Souma

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I love everything about this

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@matthewgm:

Umm as a person who saw both

I think the fan service on Shokugeki is hard sell

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@bathala: I don't disagree. I like it in spite of those elements. :-\

It's the only cooking show to ever really get me thinking about what I can do differently with my existing repertoire, rather than just copying whatever recipe is featured.

...also they're just SUCH good friends and I'm a total softy for that trope when it's done well.

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Egg Drop got nothing on Viet Soup!
Egg Drop got nothing on Viet Soup!

@vinny A lot of Vietnamese soup is served with bone right in the soup! I actually went to an authentic Vietnamese restaurant once and it was some of the best soup I've ever had, The bone isn't much of a hassle and it promotes gut health!

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@bathala:The fan service in the very first scene almost made me turn it off right away. I'm happy I stuck with it. It's a solid show that celebrates food and cooking in a mouth-watering way.

It got a bit boring and repetitive once the whole knockout tournament started, but 3rd season running right now is looking more intriguing.

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This, seems, AWESOME

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Is King Bean also Manfred's friend?

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This is the perfect Quick Look format. Short, informative, funny, all while showing off a great looking game. I would genuinely like to play this after this video. There have been and still are quite a few gourmet-style anime or gouranimet(sorry) though my favorite has got to be Cooking Master Boy. Thanks and keep up the great work.

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There's no IMDB entry for the VO actors for Battle Chef Brigade.

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I feel like this is what Kingdom Hearts should have been :|

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This looks fun, I might have to pick this one up.

:-)

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My timeline with this video:

Watch first couple of minutes-

Binge every episode of Yakitate!! Japan-

Finish Quick Look-

Total Viewing Time: 24 hours 2 minutes

Thanks Abby!

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I don't know how to describe it, but i have an almost physical (negative) reaction to the art style of this game. Seems like a cool concept though.

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Must be a slow month for them to do a QL of a ugly flash game.