Ryan's Always Right: The Supper
The Supper is a free, bite-sized point-and-click adventure game where you play as a peculiar chef named Ms. Appleton. I’m not normally a fan of point-and-click games but considering that The Supper is free right now and currently has a perfect 10/10 rating on Steam, I decided to check it out. Is The Supper really worthy of its acclaim?
Ms. Appleton is a bizarre, zombie-like woman who has a mysterious voice in her head that talks to her and tells her what to do. More information about the voice will be revealed as you play the game, but I’ll keep this review spoiler-free. Although Ms. Appleton doesn’t look like much, she will soon show her capabilities as she tries to capitalize on the opportunity she’s been waiting for.
Ms. Appleton runs a small restaurant and your job is to help her prepare dishes for her hungry patrons. Of course, in this unusual world the customers have some pretty outlandish tastes, and you’ll have to go on a bit of an adventure to acquire the ingredients you need. Once you gather all the necessary ingredients you can then make a dish, enabling you to serve it to another satisfied customer and leading you one step closer to your goal.
In terms of gameplay, The Supper is pretty much what you expect from a point-and-click adventure game. You combine various things together and use your acquired arsenal of tools in order to solve minor puzzles and progress through the story. The puzzles aren’t particularly difficult but the fact that they all must be done in a particular order is a bit off putting as you constantly interact with things that have no purpose.
The Supper is fine for what it is but it certainly isn’t a 10/10 game. While the artstyle was pretty cool and the humor was on point at parts, the highlights of this game were few and far between, The story and gameplay were both pretty underwhelming and the writing left a lot to be desired. That said, the game was still entertaining enough to keep me engaged throughout its brief duration so it certainly wasn't all bad. Overall, the Supper didn't live up the hype and definitely didn't convert me into a fan of point-and-click adventures, but considering that it’s short and free-to-play, The Supper may be worthwhile for players who are fans of the genre or are looking for something a little bit different. Ryan’s Rating: 2.5/5 The Supper is free and is available for PC on Steam and Itch.