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8.0 out of 10

Personal Trainer: Cooking

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Overall 6
6.0

Interesting

nessapaws, Ebay
25 August 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Okay for what it is.

epicbuyer, Ebay
3 June 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good idea, but needs improvements.

T. McQueen "LincolnsDad", Amazon
5 February 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

sjbear, Walmart
26 January 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Don't plan on using the Mic

Anony Mous, Amazon
10 January 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

SoupMom, Walmart
8 January 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

pookeymom, Walmart
5 January 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Zakiya, Walmart
4 December 2008
  • Summary: I would say this is just okay. I have found a few recipes that I will consider making. The thing is the majority of the recipes are either super easy and basically common sense (how to make mac-n-cheese or how to cook green beans) or really weird and out there (like squid jambalaya). The video directions are short clips and are visual only. I don't know I need a little bit more instruction on how to clean and prepare squid than just a 30 second demo.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Zakiya, Walmart
4 December 2008
  • Summary: I would say this is just okay. I have found a few recipes that I will consider making. The thing is the majority of the recipes are either super easy and basically common sense (how to make mac-n-cheese or how to cook green beans) or really weird and out there (like squid jambalaya). The video directions are short clips and are visual only. I don't know I need a little bit more instruction on how to clean and prepare squid than just a 30 second demo.
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Overall 6
6.0

Asian cuisine

Sadie May, Amazon
1 January 2010
  • Summary: If you're a fan of Asian cuisine, then this is for you. I live in a rural community, and many of the ingredients aren't available here. (Kamaboko fish cake, azuki beans, zenmai, nam pla fish sauce... I've never heard of them, and I'm sure the local farmer's market doesn't carry them!) I believe it said that all of the recipes were created in Japan, but they do have a list of recipes by country of origin (USA, UK, France, etc).
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