Summary: Even though it’s a waggle game, I went into this with an open mind. Had it been more entertaining and less like actual work I might have been more willing to overlook it’s shortcomings. Sadly all this game really made me want to do was go into a real kitchen and satisfy all the cravings playing with virtual food encouraged.
Excerpt: It is always a blessing to be offered one of the mega video game releases. I was offered Order Up!! on the Playstation 3, and was beside myself. This home console game takes an older Wii game and spruces it up for Playstation Move. Families can enjoy Order Up!! with the regular control, or use the Move and Eye. I tried playing Order Up!! both ways, and found the Move Wand is the better choice.
Excerpt: I was actually really surprised when cooking simulators took off the way they did when motion controls entered the scene. Then again, I shouldn't have been since I know several people who wish they were great chefs just as much as others want to be rock stars or any other fantasy video games offer. Order Up!! introduces a neat twist to the idea - taking the idea of cooking and combining it with the fast-paced life of a cook in a restaurant kitchen. Order Up!!
Conclusion: A neat toy for your Move, it's hard to justify even a budget retail price for a game that belongs on the lower rung of the PSN price scale. The frantic minigames evoke a few hours of fun, but things don't change enough to keep it fresh.
Excerpt: For several years, I worked as a cook, and one of the things I enjoyed about the job was that each order was a unique challenge. Making several different items at once, putting them all together...
Pros: + Fun single player game, + Cute visual style
Cons: Multiplayer crashes, Touchy controls, Annoying design elements
Excerpt: Aside from being a gamer, I also enjoy cooking, and it’s rare to find a game that combines the joys of both worlds. Yes, I’m aware of Cooking Mama but not having an acquired taste for sims, let alone not possessing a DS, tends to dwindle any motivations. No doubt, I’m part of the demographic that Order Up!! aims to serve. Order Up!! puts you in the role of a chef who finds themselves on the illustrious island city of Port Abello.
Excerpt: As someone who grew up in the food industry, I was definitely eager to get my hands on the new PS3 cooking sim Order Up!! . In the game you work your way through the culinary business turning restaurants into five star dining establishments. Despite the hard-working nature of the food industry, Order Up!! has a goofy feel to it - in a good way.
Excerpt: So, I’ve always wanted to enjoy a virtual kitchen sim on the PlayStation [No, cooking in The Sims does NOT count]. While Order Up!! was released to the Wii audience back in 2008, UTV Ignition pleasantly decided to give us their full culinary-masterpiece, repackaged with Move support. As much as I want to appreciate Order Up!!