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!!
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.
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: Order Up! for PlayStation 3 is a virtual kitchen simulator that features a chef (male or female) working up the professional ladder in the island setting of Port Abello (like the mushroom… get it???).
Pros: affordable price, multiplayer options, 3D viewing option, PS Move compatibility, clever dialogue, entertaining characters, and unique design
Cons: expand game length, additional character development, and expanded gameplay
Excerpt: Whomever it was that decided the best thing to do with Motion controllers was to force you to shake it furiously this way and that, to waggle it if you will, deserves to be hung drawn and quartered.
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
Conclusion: Games based around making food, as opposed to eating it, have been around since Peter Pepper ran around making giant burgers in the arcade classic Burgertime. The successes of Diner Dash and Cooking Mama have bought about a new wave of games based on making food, with touch screens and motion...
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.