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Cuphead the Delicious Last Course: Review

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The origin of gaming dates as far back as 1972 when the first ever console the Magnavox Odyssey was created, Gaming has widely evolved since then introducing a new console every 2 to 3 years. Every step the gaming industry takes seems to go nowhere but up.

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Now that so many consoles have been created the era of 2D or two dimensional gaming has been abandoned and gaming companies are now advancing towards making 3D games with computer generated models that in their opinion look much better and take much less time and effort.

Yet, some gaming companies still exist that believe that 2D is the superior mode of game play and still make games with 2 dimensional characters.

One such studio that has gained huge popularity is Studio MDHR which is run by two brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhaur.

The reason for studio MDHR’s huge rise to popularity is one single game that revolutionized 2D gameplay and gained immense fandom, One game that sold millions of copies and brought back tens of thousands of people to 2D games.

This game is known as Cuphead!

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If you are a gamer who loves to play a variety of different games then you might have heard of Cuphead before..

Cuphead is the first ever game released by studio MDHR. The game was first given to audiences in 2017 on steam, Xbox and the play station, The game was immensely loved by fans considering the fact that it sold over a million copies and entered Platinum rank. At the time of writing this article, The game has tripled in sales and currently stands at triple platinum.

Due to the huge popularity of Cuphead, In 2018, the brothers Chad and Jared announced that they were going to make a DLC for the game and its expected release date was anywhere between 2021 and 2022

The much awaited DLC was finally released on 30 July, 2022 ad fans have been going nuts over it so today I am here to discuss its story, characters, and boss fights as well as if it was worth the wait or not, So let’s get started:

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cuphead-the-delicious-last-course-review

Plot

The Legendary Chalice needs Cuphead and Mugman's assistance, so they must go to a remote island. Mugman accepts a cookie from The Legendary Chalice, who is present on the astral world in ghost form.

Unaware that he and The Legendary Chalice will trade places, transforming her into Ms. Chalice, Mugman accepts it with joy (as well as him being converted into his ghost form).

To reveal their magnificent plan—to create the legendary Wondertart that would bring her back to life permanently—Ms. Chalice brings them to see Chef Saltbaker.

Chef Saltbaker tells them that he needs five main ingredients to create the wondertart which the player tries to find by defeating all of the five main storyline bosses.

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There are five massive monsters that behave similarly to those from the regular game, but they may change their environments and undergo many transformations.

Glumstone The Giant (Gnome Way Out): A gnome following a giant. In the book series, he is portrayed as an arrogant and strong giant.

Glumstone the Giant

Glumstone the Giant

Moonshine Mob (Bootlegger Boogie): A mafia of bugs conducting a clandestine rum business under the direction of a snail.

Moonshine Mob

Moonshine Mob

Mortimer Freeze (Snow Cult Scuffle): On the eastern side of Inkwell Isle Four, a cult leader with an ice motif engaged in combat inside an ice stronghold.

Mortimer Freeze

Mortimer Freeze

Esther Winchester (High-Noon Hoopla): A wicked sheriff of Inkwell Isle Four's southern desert.

Sheriff Esther Winchester

Sheriff Esther Winchester

The Howling Aces (Doggone Dogfight): Specifically, a large bulldog mounting a warrior and a female husky mix on a huge Chinook with their likenesses on it. Four puppies who are also travelling with the large dog are first stationed inside the aircraft before engaging in self-defense combat. The only boss with a hidden phase is them.

The Howling Aces

The Howling Aces

Chef Saltbaker (A Dish To Die For): The primary bad guy in the DLC is a chef who appears to be kind but is actually cunning.

Chef Saltbaker

Chef Saltbaker

Angel and Demon (One Hell Of A Dream): A pair of hidden bosses that may be fought following the completion of the gravestone puzzle and donning the Broken Relic charm. They are just included as an extra boss and are not necessary to complete the game.

Angel and Demon

Angel and Demon

Final Verdict and Rating

More than any other game I've played in recent years, Cuphead gave me mixed emotions. I cursed, laughed, and shouted with joy.

Long portions of the time I loathed it (and my own fingers), but now that I'm done, I realise that's kind of the idea;

I came out of all that suffering smiling. Instead of giving the player what they want straight away, Cuphead has them work for it.

If you can pass the exams, the rewards are well worthwhile. Cuphead is amazing in more ways than one. Make sure, though, that you genuinely want a game that plays like this and not simply one that looks like this before you start playing.

If you were to come and ask me if I would recommend it or not then I would absolutely say yes which is why you should definitely go and play Cuphead; The Delicious Last Course.

Rating: 9.75 / 10

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