I Kickstarted the campaign for this game back last year and have been looking forward to it ever since. Many of the reviews here have already explained and given this title the priase it deserves, but I'd like to add my input as well.
I'd like to note that I've so far only got to day 3 as Mina and I'm playing through the game in the standard difficulty.
The Good: + The Art Style is gorgeous. + The Voice Acting suits each individual character. + The Storyline is well thought out. + The Cooking Puzzles are fun and can become challenging. + The Combat is entertaining and somewhat challenging. + The Musical score suits each level / stage / setting that it is precented on.
The Negative: - I cannot find an instruction screen to refresh my memory on how to do x, and y. (I have a short memory, so if I do not complete or play the game daily I'll have issues). - Unable to change your loadout within a match.
My personal opinion regarding the loadout is that it should be chosen once you see your judges to make it more situational, having the loadout before makes more sense in the hard difficulty of the game, however, your loadout may not match what your chef desires and you may end up stuck not being able to please them on later stages.
If you like match puzzles, sidescrolling combat and entertaining stories then look no further than Battle Chef Brigade.