Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Papa’s Sushiria Review

Leo and I always enjoy sitting down together and having a try of a new game, and this week we decided to play Papa’s Sushiria by Poki and Flipline Studios.

As you load up the game, players can decide if they want to be Matt, Clover, or if you want to create your own character. The player customisation screen allows for practically any character variation you could possibly want. There are more than 100 hairstyles, countless facial expressions, and all sorts of additional design tweaks that we can make, which of course can take you a while if you want to make your character perfect like we did!

It's a simple game to get your head around and basically you are Papa Louie’s main employee,  it's up to you to take the orders, cook the food, and serve it to customers. Of course with any job in the food industry it all comes down to the detail, the very first day of the job walks you through your training. We (the players) learn about each of the four stations, order, cook, build and tea. 

 The first step is the easiest, and the last one is the hardest. At the order station, we simply listen to what the customer wants to eat and drink. The order ticket will show every ingredient necessary, from rice type to tea bubbles. Then, we’ll put on a chef outfit and walk into the kitchen.

The cook station is where things start to get a little bit harder. We pour white or brown rice into the rice cooker, and wait for the meter to reach the halfway point. This teaches patience and timing, because letting the rice cook too long (or not long enough) will result in a lower score. (this sounds just like real life to me! After all these years I always end up cooking too much or not enough!) After adding sushi vinegar and spreading rice on nori, we’re ready for the build station....
Building the sushi is really pretty cool, because every order is different in some way, shape or form. We must follow the ticket precisely to add the correct fillings and toppings in the correct order. There might be several meats, vegetables, and/or seasonings on any one sushi roll. Top it off with General Tso’s sauce, and it's good to go!
The tea station is the last part of the process, and this was the toughest one for Leo and I, especially since Leo kept trying to take over the controls. In order to prepare the perfect tea, you must have precise timing (which is always harder with a 5 year old trying to take over!). But as we all know, practice makes perfect. 
Papa’s Sushiria is also filled with fun extras, like after-work mini-games and a restaurant decoration mode. The best way to discover it all is by walking into Papa Louie’s restaurant and putting on your new sushi apron!

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