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GF Rating
5.6

367 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Not Even if it was Free

posted by Cookingpat (GREENWOOD, SC) Jan 25, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

As someone with Culinary Training and Experience I was excited to see this game on the market. I was hoping it could be a fun way for my step daughter to learn some real cooking. That is until I started it up. The recipes more often than not do not work out as cooking time and temps are far off. It is also almost impossible to use as your cooking like it advertises, due to the fact that it wants a command as soon as its has finished with its instruction. In other words if it tells you to cut an onion it doesn't give you time to do it. It prompts you to continue and will re prompt you if you don't say anything. However it will pick up on any sound in the kitchen and misinterpret it as commands. The shopping list feature and search by country features are a very nice touch but past that its useless. This had alot of potential and I hope that another company will make a decent product where this one failed.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Surprisingly Little Content

posted by LynnMA0421 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Apr 4, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I got this to try it before I bought it. Looked great on TV. Sadly there are less then 250 recipes in total. With a spatter of recipes to cover each Catagory/ingredient.

I will say however that the use of it is quite easy and very convenient, there just isn't enough actual content to make it worth purchasing.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Great idea, poor execution

posted by jennay84 (ELLICOTT CITY, MD) Jan 1, 2009

Member since Jun 2008

8 out of 9 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

I love the idea of using this to cook, and for the recipes that the game offers, it works really well. It reads the recipes and will repeat each step as you need it. It also has some handy videos on how to do things(like de-veining shrimp and whisking) that may be otherwise hard to explain how to do. But the recipes that are on the game and really weird. There are tons of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese recipes and only 5 American! It says 245 recipes, but be warned that over half are not entrees. I thought there would be more, better recipes. This is a great game to rent, but not to buy. It needs better, more attainable recipes.

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