gamers (69%) found this review helpful
I've played all previous Cooking Mama games whether that be on the DS or the first Cooking Mama on the Wii, and I absolutely loved them! This game, however, absolutely stunk. I actually rented the game to show my sister how fun the games could be, but instead, she walked away after 5 minutes claiming the game was lame. I don't blame her.
The controls were off, the recipes were frustrating and unusually difficult. Overall, I had to turn the game off after completing two recipes and I'm sending the game back as soon as possible.
This game is NOTHING like the previous Cooking Mama games, and if that's what you're looking for you're going to be sorely disappointed.
gamers (36%) found this review helpful
The motion controls are off, there isn't a two player mode, and the 3D animations are a gimmick that adds no value to the actual gameplay. This game is borderline unplayable because of the poor controls. The developers really messed up a classic, Cooking Mama 1 was a great game, this one is a complete joke. I feel bad for any kid opening this one up for Christmas.