Conclusion: While much of the time you’ll wonder how you managed to progress to the next level based on the complexity of the game, many will ultimately find the game to be very thorough and addictive.
Excerpt: Restaurant Empire is realistic restaurant simulation developed by Trevor Chan and his team at Enlight Software (Capitalism II). Basically the principle idea for this game is to start rock bottom on the food chain in the restaurant world. You get a chance to use your Uncle's old establishment to try and make a go of it yourself. Restaurant Empire features two gameplay modes: a sandbox mode and an 18-scenario campaign.
Excerpt: By Tim Jordan Dinner anyone? As they say an army travels on its stomach, and Restaurant Empire takes tactical simulations to a whole new level. You are an entrepreneurial restaurateur, and your job is to build a restaurant from the ground up; from selecting the building for your location through the flowers on the table.
Conclusion: In conclusion, Restaurant Empire provides a classic brunch overall: not quite breakfast and not quite lunch but still a good meal with a slice of melon. The requirement to maintain a fine balance of many conflicting factors in a very flexible and “malleable” world opens the door to a very fun gaming experience in the tradition of SimCity or Ceaser III.
Conclusion: Restaurant Empire is an enjoyable game with some novel touches to the gameplay which should provide fans of the business management/strategy games something totally new to try out, and the fact that you've got a huge range of foods and recipes to chose from makes it much more than just mundane day to day action.
Excerpt: There are some games which you have to question these days. Take The Sims for example. Why would we want to control the life of a virtual person when we all apparently have a life of our own? And then there are games which give us the opportunity to be in charge of what we like, and take control of what we want to control.
Conclusion: many times over with each new restaurant you open. There’s seemingly no way to copy a successful restaurant and plunk it down in a new location. I can understand having to change the décor to suite local taste, but having to arrange everything again and again got on my nerves after a while. My restaurants tended to have a similar layout when I came up with an optimal plan so a template option would have been much appreciated.