Trial – Cuphead: The Last Taste Course – The End of Torture | Xbox Usa

After years of waiting, the MDHR studio has finally saved us from this curse with the arrival of the Cuphead add-on. His last appearance during the Summer Game Fest watered our mouths, as it confirmed the necessity of his game. The whole question is whether once the controller is in place, the result meets our expectations. We still remember that this is a DLC at the shown price of 7.99 euros.

New recipe

The Cuphead brothers and Mugman enjoyed a well -deserved rest after a lot of hard work. This stop did not last long as Ms. approached them. Chalice who needs help to make a mysterious quest. Our heroes Chef Saltbaker was immediately instructed to gather the ingredients needed to make a secret recipe. So here we are on a new watercolor island full of challenges and awesome bosses, access to which is only possible, however, after going through the first two bosses in the base game to access the port.

Ms.Chalice’s arrival on the team is not just cosmetic. This new character brings its own mechanic to the game. You can now make a double jump, make rush parries as well as dodge using a roll. The possibility of including this character in the base game also raises the challenge by allowing a “re-reading” of the original bosses. The good news doesn’t come alone, new weapons and new charms are popping up in the store. So this DLC is not only a simple addition of levels but it also comes to refresh the whole game. It should be noted that when playing as Ms. Chalice is not possible to equip ‘a charm. An added difficulty where it has to measure all the consequences of its choices.

It’s always a cartoon

The artistic direction inspired by 1930s cartoons still has an impact on it. The design level of the new bosses is rich and a lot of things will happen on the screen without it messing up. You have to show a great concentration during the fights because they are animated. In order not to lose rhythm during the action stages, the music is as groovy, somewhere between angry Charleston and supercharged jazz-bands. The patterns have also been the subject of remarkable work and even though they seem to have been designed for Ms. Chalice, it is possible to defeat it using Cuphead or Mugman.

As with the basic game, you don’t have to rely on quick ways to take shortcuts because only normal mode allows you to validate a win. It’s still a good way to familiarize yourself with the opponent even if the standards are simplified and don’t reflect the real challenge that awaits us.

Local co-op is also possible. Even if it takes an extra effort of concentration not to get lost in the animations, it’s always fun to fight with a friend. Sessions of bad faith guaranteed…

If it is necessary to collect coins in running levels and a gun to buy, you must be here to meet the king’s challenges. This tournament mode does not allow any weapons or amulets (except for the inclusion of Ms. Chalice). Each challenge offers the player a different mechanic. Whether by cutting lanterns or carrying punches with parades for example, each stage is updated.

The cherry is gone

It’s hard to estimate the life span of a game as hard as Cuphead. Defeating new bosses, however, doesn’t take more than 4-5 hours. This lifespan is extended by the king’s tournament mode as well as replayability of the old levels with Ms.Chalice’s new gameplay. The Last Delicious Course brings its share of novelties but we still regret the loss of the run and gun level. The Hunters Achievement also has a lot to do with the 14 new challenges introduced in the DLC.

Tested on Xbox Series X.

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