Cookie Run had always been a franchise I was vaguely aware of; I always had friends that played it. I did not, however, start playing myself until September 2021, when I downloaded Cookie Run: Kingdom amidst the Heart of Courage and Passion update when Hollyberry Cookie and Raspberry Cookie were first released, as I needed a distraction at the time. I picked up Cookie Run: Ovenbreak as well in June of 2022 during a CR:K and CR:OB cross-promotional event for the launch of CR:OB season seven.
I am very pleased with how the newest CR:OB update has been playing out, and I am quite shocked by the generosity of the season 8 infinite chest event. I have pulled a ton of costumes I didn't have, including a handful of super epics and Timekeeper Cookie's legendary costume, alongside a number of legendary cookie and pet copies and Lotus Dragon Cookie's magic candy ingredient, which is quite a difficult item to come by. I am also very fond of Electric Eel Cookie, they have a very cool design and playing with them is fun, as I enjoy the high-speed cookies.
On the other hand, I am unusually disappointed by CR:K's newest update announcement. On one hand, I am very pleased to have Rockstar Cookie finally become playable, and his slight redesign looks very good on him. The Parfait Cookie costume that has been teased is fantastic, and I am looking forward to it. However, I am quite upset with how the game has chosen to implement Shining Glitter Cookie's introduction into CR:K. It is frustrating and, in my opinion, unnecessary to make her of the super epic rarity, which so far has been restricted to important and powerful figures and elementals, as a sort of pseudo-legendary class, to borrow a term from Pokemon. Shining Glitter Cookie does not fit in with the others, and I fear her change in rarity is rather greedy on the company's part. What upsets me more, though, is her redesign, as I frankly don't like how it looks. It's very generic to me, which is so disappointing as I thought her original design and its glam theme were just stunning. Putting her in a cutesy punk style, which has already been incorporated into other cookie designs, is redundant to me. I am excited for the rest of this update, but seeing one of my most wanted OvenBreak cookies receive this treatment is disheartening.
I actually managed to hit the instant hatch chance on Snapdragon Cookie! Even with that, I realize that unlocking them isn't as hard as people are making it out to be.
The hatred for Snapdragon Cookie is so forced, just like with Pond Dino Cookie. I think people really jumped the gun, freaking out when it was revealed Snapdragon was of Special rarity, thinking they would be available for a limited time only when they're actually part of a permanent event. Their Special rarity actually benefits players more than if they were Epic because it means they can be used in the Tower of Sweet Chaos levels that limit the use of Epic+ cookies.
This entry isn't about any thoughts on the games, but instead about this new shrine!
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My wife? Kouign-Amann Cookie is literally perfect. She is a beautiful girly girl with a princess dress, tiara, ribbons, and pink heart eyes, but she also has an even larger sword than Dark Cacao Cookie of all characters. Even better, she is an absolute badass and both the kindest and most capable of the Triple Cone Cup contestants. The hall of mirrors scene where she carries both Prune Juice Cookie and Capsaicin Cookie is one of my favorites, and the dynamic between the three is precious to me. I actually really enjoyed her voice actress' performance as well; it's really impressive that this is her very first role in voice acting.
I am so obsessed with him that it's unreal. Red Velvet Cookie has been basically my number one favorite Cookie Run character for a long time now Red Velvet Cookie is an edgy long-haired man with a giant weapon, an even giant-er monster arm with huge claws, and a cool mask, with a soft spot for his many, many dogs, and for that he has checked a lot of my boxes. They also made him a part of a boy band that one time. That aside, the Tower of Sweet Chaos story is one of my favorites the franchise has come up with, and I really love the dynamic between Red Velvet Cookie and Pastry Cookie. My Cookie Run OTP...
Black Garlic Cookie was the first cookie I maxed out in Cookie Run: Ovenbreak, and for a long time, she was my "main". Aside from that, she has one of my favorite designs in the series, and I think she has a very cute background and personality. I really enjoyed the Spooky School Experience event and story, and I am a fan of the ship between Black Garlic Cookie and White Ghost Cookie. One of my favorite Black Garlic Cookie headcanons is that she is the daughter of Parfait Cookie and Licorice Cookie since I am a big fan of that ship.
Blue Lily Cookie I will defend you from the haters with my life; they just don't understand you like I do. Blue Lily Cookie has such a lovely design and interesting personality that so many people seem to misunderstand it. It is stated that she protects the Grass Village simply because it is home to her favorite cookie, Lilybell Cookie. CR fans have criticized her for distrusting Gingerbrave and friends, but I think it is special how far Blue Lily Cookie will go to protect Lilybell Cookie. The heavily and constantly implied sapphic nature of the two's relationship is very precious to me. Not to mention how long Blue Lily Cookie carried me in trophy race. I love her for that.
Milky Way Cookie is one of the cutest characters the Cookie Run series has come up with. Sparkly eyes, cute voice, twintails, oversized sleeves, and bears somewhat of a resemblance to Cinnamoroll. What I actually really like about her, though, is that she's an extremely funny character who is, like, ambiguously bad at her job. Stardust Cookie's Travels is honestly one of the best and funniest stories so far, and Milky Way Cookie's friendship with Stardust Cookie and Space Doughnut is heartwarming.
Aside from being the pet belonging to one of my favorite cookies, I really like Wishy Stuffington because of its funny backstory and extremely cute design and facial expression. I really wish I owned its pet costume, Midnight Prankster, because I think it's very cute and I love the pink colors, but I wasn't able to shell out $15.00 at the time. Very sad.
I think that the way the Cookie Run series draws frogs is so charming. Chubby, vaguely frog-shaped, with a :3 face. The way the frogs sing in Hydrangea Cookie's reveal video is way too cute and on occasion I go back and watch it again.
Here it is: the Cookie Run costume of all time. They peaked here. I'm so happy I pulled it close to, if not on my first pull on its banner. I am just a huge fan of pink, ribbons, hearts, belts, and lace, and this costume incorporates all of those things and puts them on one of my favorite cookies. As strange as it sounds, I actually heavily associate this costume with one of my best friend's original characters, Madoka, and I've even drawn her in this outfit.
The result of 2022's Cookie of the Year contest. Part of me wonders if Devsisters even thought Blue Lily Cookie could win at all. She pulled through close to the last minute. Which pleased me as I was voting for her. This costume is absolutely stunning in every conceivable way. The colors look amazing on Blue Lily Cookie and
Not everyone seemed to be fond of the Champions' League costumes, and I understand why. A handful of them felt...forced, but not Black Garlic Cookie's. I think she's able to pull off the Champions League colors, and the halo and star barette look really cute on her. The matching angel jelly set is also extremely cute.
This was the first Super Epic costume I ever pulled from the costume gacha, which is great because it's a fantastic costume. Laced ribbons are a design aspect of which I am extremely fond. I think that when designs incorporate gradients in the character's eyes and hair, it always looks very pretty, and making Onion Cookie's onion rabbit doll into a purse was a really adorable idea.
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was the first time I found out that Red Velvet Cookie was getting a costume and I am so happy his first costume turned out so cute! I've always wondered if the blue-ish purple colors they gave him are similar to Pastry Cookie's colors on purpose.