Summary: I deliberately left this one alone for a month or so before downloading it because of the saturation of restaurant style games and pre-conceived notion of being disappointed or bored. However, I was proved wrong, yet again. Kitchen Brigade has a number of features in game play unlike any other restaurant style game (although a little reminiscent of Amelie's Cafe) where other people help you prepare the food.
Summary: I really wanted to give this game more stars but the game play just didn't seem to flow the right direction. The idea was an extremely good one and I could see what they were going for while playing it, but it could have been so much more. I think that the major issue that I had were the upgrades and not being able to use them sooner (such as your chefs and such), and if they were to make a second one, and fixed some key issues, or even fixed them in this one and...
Summary: Honestly, this game probably would've gotten 4 stars from me if not for the "Master Chef" mode. I bought the game thinking that once I finished "Story Mode" I'd be in for a more challenging set of levels, but that wasn't quite true. Although I've already finished the first restaurant in Master Chef mode (yes, it's the same restaurants) and someone told me the difference is that the customers get impatient more quickly, I don't see any difference.
Summary: I love this game! Yes, we have all played restaurant time management games, but this one offers so much more. The characters are great, even when their heads explode when you are too slow with the food. I felt that way in fast food places before...lol. But, I find it addictive and very enjoyable!
Summary: 3 1/2 points would be more accurate. It isn;t actually that bad a game, but compared to others, it can get plain annoying at times. You can't decide on your own upgrades, only occasionally get faster chefs. The whole flow is severly hampered by in between tasks that you have to do yourself, like set the temperature on the oven, and process or mix foods (add cover, medium speed, add parmesen, i.e.).