South Park: Chef's Luv Shack
PlayStationChef's Luv Shack is fun. Misschien een tikkie te Amerikaans maar de humor in de tussengames vindt iedereen leuk.
PC Player (Germany)
WindowsTrotz Vollinstallation gibt es immer wieder kurze Ladezeiten und viele Fragen können nur mit Serien-Kenntnis beantwortet haben. Das hat Berkeley mit dem Allgemeinwissen-Jack besser gemacht. Dafür brilliert South Park mit seinen herrlich widerlichen Zeichentrickfiguren. Wer schon die TV-Serie geschmacklos fand, wird auch dieses Spiel verabscheuen. Wer die Serie vorher nicht kannte, wird jetzt vielleicht bekehrt und das Spiel lieben.
DreamcastIf your the type of person that plays games on your own I would steer clear of South Park Chef's Luv Shack as you will be bored within an hour. As a multiplayer game however there is an added element of fun which almost makes this game worthwhile, if your a South Park fan. Unfortunately the number of American based questions and repeatitive gameplay can still become tiresome after a few hours play. My suggestion, try before you buy.
WindowsThe idea behind Chef’s Luv Shack is similar to that of Mario Party, and while the idea seems pretty appealing, it just fails to deliver the goods. Being a South Park title, I expected the game to mix a little humor in with the gameplay, but I was wrong. The questions aren’t clever, witty, or even consistent. Most of the questions are regular trivia questions you would find in any other trivia title. I would have liked to have seen some South Park trivia, or at least the perverse sense of humor that riddles the television show. The mini-games are loosely based on retro classics, so while they’re fun, they’re also simple and incredibly easy to complete.
Nintendo 64The wow factor of the South Park liscence tends to die out pretty quickly for me. Although, hardcore South Park fans will probably dig the lines and mini games for eons to come. It would have been nice to see a bit more variety in the games and questions to increased the longevity of the game. Like sex, Luv Shack is not designed to be a single player game. It's a party title and should be treated that way. If you and your buds are into entertaining on a regular basis with the ultimate party machine (N64) than you ought to check this out. If you're having a bash this weekend or soon, rent this thing. Hey, take this game for what it really is, It's a real laugh!
WindowsChef's Luv Shack is best leuk voor de hardcore South Park fans die alle ins & outs kent maar voor alle andere gamers is het te obscuur, niet grappig genoeg en ziet het er ook niet echt mooi uit. Nee, het is absoluut niet zo leuk als de serie op tv.
WindowsIf you're looking for a good trivia game, South Park: Chef's Luv Shack gives you some of that and indeed much more. However, it's not a complete or serious trivia game, and no doubt will be laughed at by some people. But the South Park fans and even casual gamers who might like to enjoy something different and even a laugh or two, Chef's Luv Shack provides plenty of entertainment, packed with mockups of many of America's classic video games.
PlayStationSi Acclaim se arriesga a traer a nuestro país un título como South Park, que sólo conoce una minoría, debería echar el resto y haberlo traducido (dejando de lado el doblaje) para que los fans de la serie hubieran disfrutado plenamente, amén de llegar con ello a una mayor cantidad de público. El resultado es un Cd que únicamente los seguidores y amantes de la serie de Vía Digital sabrán valorar en su justa medida.
DreamcastThe amusement is endless and you will find yourself playing this game at three in the morning while simultaneously rolling around on the floor. Chef’s Luv Shack is undoubtedly the best party game on the Dreamcast, and the fact that it is the only party game on the console shouldn’t even be considered to be an issue. With Christmas coming this is a game which you just have to own.
DreamcastWhen Chef's Luv Shack was first announced, I was expecting something along the lines of Austin Power's Operation Trivia (ie. with trivia based on the show). Thankfully, they tried to use actual trivia, although not enough questions. The mini-games are great, but since you can't choose which one you want to play, you often play the same ones over and over. Chef's Luv Shack is a decent attempt with some cool elements, but the game just doesn't have enough depth. When push comes to shove, Chef just doesn't make a very good gameshow host . . . maybe they should look into hiring Regis Philbin.
Nintendo 64Les passionnés de la série américaine prendront du bon temps pendant un week-end mais pas plus. A déconseiller aux anglophobes et aux catholiques intégristes car ce jeu est juste un collector estampillé South Park.
DreamcastIn the end, South Park: Chef's Luv Shack is just a mediocre trivia game with a South Park license and some simplistic mini-games to serve as a distraction. If you're a big fan of South Park and want a game to play at parties, it might be worth a look. Otherwise, just stick with playing Trivial Pursuit against your cat or something.
DreamcastA shame really. I love South Park, and the game has some seriously clever writers, but for all their hilarious mini-game ideas and irreverent questions, they over-looked a key fact: gameplay. Sure, Chef's Luv Shack is a great short-term party game, but with so many shortcomings, don't expect much in the way of sweet lovin' after the honeymoon. Unless you're a serious South Park fanatic, you might as well not bother.
DreamcastEin Multiplayer-Spiel, das seinem Namen nicht gerecht wird. Selbst die Nerven und der Geschmack der Freaks werden auf eine harte Probe gestellt.
WindowsNatürlich hat das Spiel denselben Gags unter der Gürtellinie wie die Serie. Natürlich sind die Stimmen echt. Natürlich gibt's Anspielungen auf die Serie. Schön und gut. Dummerweise werden die Fragen und Antworten so langweilig und einfallslos abgearbeitet, dass jede South-Park-Folge amüsanter ist als fünf Stunden mit Chev Luv Shack. Hoffentlich holt South Park Rally mehr aus der Lizenz heraus.
WindowsWhen Chef's Luv Shack was first announced, I was expecting something along the lines of Austin Power's Operation Trivia (ie. with trivia based on the show). Thankfully, they tried to use actual trivia, although not enough questions. The mini-games are great, but since you can't choose which one you want to play, you often play the same ones over and over. Chef's Luv Shack is a decent attempt with some cool elements, but the game just doesn't have enough depth. When push comes to shove, Chef just doesn't make a very good gameshow host . . . maybe they should look into hiring Regis Philbin.
Nintendo 64Overall, I like South Park: Chef's Luv Shack. Yes, it has its bugs, but my friends and I had a great time playing it. If you are a fan of the show, pick this game up. If you are not a fan of the show, you probably will not miss anything.
Nintendo 64Chef's Luv Shack är en typisk licensprodukt som hara har gjorts för att någon ska kunna tjäna några extra dollar på den framgångsrika TV-serien, och det är tydligt att Acclaim inte har lagt ned någon större möda på att göra spelet roligt. Egentligen kunde de lika gärna ha börjat att sälja ett Fia med Knuff med South Park-figurer.
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WindowsSouth Park fans and those who like off beat trivia will find Luv Shack entertaining in doses, but this South Park excursion would have been far better off had it stuck to its irreverent trivia questions, and ditched the mini-games entirely. All in all, Chef's Luv Shack has too much of Mr. Hanky and not enough Cheesy Poofs goodness.
DreamcastIf you're planning a short party, this game may be worthwhile. Otherwise, the single player game is beyond boring and the constant repetition will do nothing but make a person go mad after a short period of play. South Park, we wish you well and hope Acclaim's contract with you is brief. Please come see us anytime after that.
Nintendo 64This is a game that you may want to rent, but the repeating questions, repeating speech, and dull minigames keep it from being a game you'd want to pop in whenever you need a simple party-style game.
DreamcastThe Luv Shack is a little old place where we can get together. OK, now that the token B-52's reference is out of the way, South Park: Chef's Luv Shack is a loose combination of You Don't Know Jack-style trivia and Mario Party-style minigames. The result is a game that manages to amuse with its questions, but the lame minigames, lack of varied speech, and general slow pace of the game make it short-lived fun at best.
PlayStationThis is a game that you may want to rent, but the repeating questions, repeating speech, and dull minigames keep it from being a game you'd want to pop in whenever you need a simple party-style game.
WindowsIn Amerika ist South Park Kult - in Deutschland dagegen interessiert sich bisher nur eine eher kleine Gruppe von Fans für die chaotischen Vorstadtbewohner. Chef's Luv Shack ist ein hastig dahinprogrammiertes Ratespiel, dass sich ganz auf die Attraktivität der TV-Vorlage verlässt.
Nintendo 64Si vous maîtrisez l'américain argotique, essayez-le. Sinon, South Park Luv Shack n'a aucun intérêt. Dommage, les fans de la série auraient pu y trouver leur compte.
DreamcastSi vous maîtrisez l'américain argotique, essayez-le. Sinon, South Park Luv Shack n'a aucun intérêt. Dommage, les fans de la série auraient pu y trouver leur compte.
PlayStationMalheureusement, répondre à plus de 2000 questions (rien que ça !), auxquelles on pige à peine le sens, n'a vraiment aucun intérêt.
WindowsDie South-Park-Clique beantwortet im Computer-Quiz vulgäre Fragen und bestreitet geschmacklose Mini-Spielchen - so weit wird's jeden Fan freuen. Dummerweise ist die Technik mies, die Aufgaben sind hirnrissig.
PlayStationBut alas, even the bright spot of this game has its blemish (or should I say humongous wart that would turn Claudia Schiffer into the Wicked Witch of the West?). Namely, your exposures to the mini-games are too limited and chosen at random. In other words, you have to endure minutes of lame questions in order to get even a five percent chance at another round of Bad Kitty. How hard would it have been for Acclaim to include a way for you to play the mini-games separately from the game show environment? I'd answer that question, but in keeping with the spirit of Chef's Luv Shack, you're all on your own.
WindowsChef's Luv Shack ultimately disappointed me. I was expecting South Park trivia and ended up with an inferior versin of "You Don't Know Jack" starring South Park characters. Had the questions been based upon the TV show, I truly feel this would have been a much better game and a MUCH better use of the South Park license. As it stands, the game would have been exactly the same without Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, and Chef's involvement. Bottom Line: Poor use of the South Park license. Questions and categories really aren't that clever, and the show's characters don't add anything special. The mini-games are fun to goof around with. Go out and buy yourself a copy of "You Don't Know Jack" instead.
Nintendo 64Fans of South Park might think a trivia game with the South Park characters would be a fun way to wile away the hours, but they won't think that for long after playing Luv Shack. The game contains the voices from the TV series, and has plenty of references to previous TV shows, but other than that, the core of the game is an insipid trivia game with only the saving grace of a few decent minigames. Four people can play as Cartman, Stan, Kenny or Kyle, and Chef hosts the show. The questions range from the obvious to the most obscure. However, the minigames do offer a bit of fun for four people, although not quite enough to make the game worthwhile. The game is currently out on all platforms, and while the Nintendo version is by far the best (because of the virtual lack of load times), it still isn't a very entertaining game. Even South Park fans might want to avoid this one.
PlayStationAttention South Park fans: All that glitters is not necessarily golden. Sometimes, as is the case with Chef's Luv Shack, it's more poo than Mr. Hankey himself. A hastily cranked out trivia game shamelessly trying to make a buck off a great license for the holidays, this title takes everything You Don't Know Jack proved a trivia game could be on PlayStation and turns it on its head. Constant loading and horribly repetitive voice samples are the main fare on this plate full of crappiness, liberally spiced with the lamest interface ever seen in the genre. There is no option to choose question categories; the correct answer is not revealed if none of the contestants get it; and there is no explanation as to why an answer is right if someone guesses correctly. A dozen or so palette-swapped shareware rejects that pass as minigames are thrown in to pass as minigames, but the three seconds of fun they provide isn't worth the price of entry.
DreamcastIt is impossible to say how first the idea entered the developers’ brains; but once conceived, it haunted the resulting products day and night. Object there was none. Passion there was none. The gaming public had never wronged the developers. They had never given the developers insult. For the gamers’ gold, the developers had desire. I think it was their gold.
PlayStationCe nouvel épisode propose de jouer à un jeu télévisé animé par le chef. Des questions débiles sur les Etats-Unis vous y seront posées, les phases de quizz sont entrecoupées de petits jeux, vilains, injouables et nuls.
Nintendo 64Après les versions Playstation et Dreamcast, c'est au tour de la Nintendo 64 d'accueillir l'un des plus mauvais jeux de l'ère vidéoludique.