Reviews and Problems with Personal Trainer: Cooking
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gift for a friend
18 April 2014
Summary: I know a foodie, and he recently bought a ds, so I got him this cooking trainer and the ds stand so he could use it in the kitchen. I don't know if he ever used it. He's still kind of a stinky cook.
Summary: I wanted to buy this game because I thought it would be a great way to learn new recipes. However! I cook on a regular basis, from dinners to breads to desserts from scratch. The recipes I've decided to cook have all failed, and I'm a pretty learned cook. The timer doesn't give you enough time from step to step, and I repeatedly had to go back just to finish the step I was on. That by itself was extremely frustrating, and made the cooking not very fun.
Summary: The well-produced Personal Trainer: Cooking add featured on the Wii Channels Shop site and the glowing celebrity endorsement of none other that Phoebe herself, Lisa Kudrow convinced us that this might be a fun instructional video to help re-discover the fun of cooking. And it does succeed with it's interactive ingredients query among other tools.
Summary: I was really excited about getting this "game" as I love to cook and wanted to try it out. There are some very interesting recipes available, however a good number of them are exotic and if I even wanted to try to cook them I could never find the ingredients (i.e. Squid in Ink sauce). I'm a pretty adventurous eater and cook and there honestly aren't alot of these recipes that I could say I'd ever make more than once.
Summary: I bought this for my daughter who is 11 and loves to cook. This is OK. It really doesn't have a lot of recipes for kids and things that the average family likes to eat. We haven't even tried any recipes yet.
Summary: Personal Trainer Cooking is a really cool game. The recipes are very interesting and the food comes out pretty well, and there are a lot of ethnic recipes, organized by country, or ingredient. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow, and the spoken instructions are easy to understand. With almost 250 recipes, there's really something for everyone. There are two big problems with the game though. First is the microphone integration.
Summary: This is a great tool for beginners except that most of the food choices aren't what teens eat. I would have liked more choices from typical teenager foods and not so many international choices.
Summary: I'm not Betty Crocker by any means, cooking isn't easy for me but I get by. I find this software, which is really more like a talking cookbook, pretty easy to use. The recipes are a nice array of international food, so you get to try out new stuff. Features I like are you can select foods you don't eat, but the device will still give you those recipe options (with a symbol saying if a recipe contains 'banned' ingredients).
Summary: I was hoping to find something to help me with EVERYDAY cooking, to give me ideas and to guide me through new recipes I might want to try. If your looking to cook with things you usually have around the house you won't find to many recipes on here. Its alot of authentic cooking, some look really good but its definitely something you will have to plan and shop ahead for. Great concept, maybe they will come out with an Everyday Cooking title.
Summary: These days, with so many people choosing to stay at home and eat, rather than going out to a fancy restaurant and eat out because of debt or financial problems, many people are looking for new and clever ways to cook their favorite meals at home. Well Nintendo has shown many attempts to deliver that on its own well.