Excerpt: I can blast Martians, win illegal street races and save the realm from powerful sorcerers like nobody's business, but I'll come up short nearly every time when I'm asked to help a soccer mom find a quiet place to eat a meal as a couple with a screaming baby makes its presence known at an adjacent table. There are several distinct environments to conquer, but I struggled just to reach the second venue, a mere ten stages into what proved to be a much larger game.
Excerpt: Everyone's favorite waitress is back in Diner Dash: Flo on the Go for the Nintendo DS. I played the original handheld offering, Diner Dash: Sizzle & Serve , and found it to be under-serving (no pun intended). Of course the version that I reviewed was for the PSP, making it far less appealing than the touch-screen gameplay of the Nintendo DS. How does this sequel stack up?
Excerpt: ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s your typical repetitively addictive game that you can play online just about anywhere. The value of this game is that you can Ã¢â‚¬Å“buyÃ¢â‚¬Â� upgrades for your restaurants that your character just suddenly decides one day that they must own. Each level of the game gives you a monetary goal that you must reach in order to save up enough money to get the next upgrade for your restaurant.
Excerpt: The PSP is capable of some really good games. Just look at Burnout Legends, Grand Theft Auto, LocoRoco and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops for proof. When developers for the PSP try to do what has made the Nintendo DS a more popular handheld, they usually fail. In the case of Diner Dash, this is no different. A casual game whose controls are better suited for a touch-screen than a d-pad should have remained exclusive to the Nintendo DS.
Conclusion: Für eine schnelle Partie zwischendurch ist 'Diner Dash' zu gebrauchen – für mehr aber auch nicht. Auf Dauer ist das Treiben auf dem Bildschirm trotz aller Hektik zu monoton und die Präsentation lockt ebenfalls kaum Kunden in das DS-Restaurant.