Summary: I can't remember when I purchased this game but I know I couldn't beat it. I'm a fan of cooking games and own all the Cooking Mama games for the DS plus a few others. I decided to try this game for the very same reason but found it to be too difficult. Now I'm not saying I was expecting Cooking Mama easiness and repetitiveness but after trying to play this game a couple years after buying I'm finding I'm still having insane amounts of trouble.
Summary: I think that this product is helpful in many ways. You could use it for real cooking suggestions or just for fun. My 10 year old granddaughter uses it once every few days. She reviewed this game for me.
Summary: I bought this game because I like cooking games like the other reviewers. But I think this game is kind of boring. The stories and long and drawn out and you have to read them all the way through unless you hit the select button and that skips the story. The dishes also get progressively harder to make. I have made the same dish about five times and each time I got a low quality rating and I have no idea why. I think Cooking Mama is much more fun than this game.