Summary: Before buying this game, I checked the online reviews, and many of them said this was the best two player cooking game. Because of this, and the appeal of "Cooking Mama", I bought the game. It's supposed to have an awesome two-player mode, but I honestly don't think it does, at all. The whole two-player mode is like a tutorial, and you get directions in everything that you do.
Summary: I just got this game, and thought "Hey, this looks fun, and at a great price too!". Only Pro to this game is great price. The cons include: Bad graphics, really lame voices, e.g. "Wonderful! Better Than Mama!", and somewhat difficult controls. If you are wanting to buy this game, please, save your money, as you won't regret it. Believe me, this would have to be one of the worst games for the wii at this time.
Summary: I was looking forward to getting this game is it utilizes the wii controller wonderfully, but the controls are so flawed, it's hard to have fun. The idea of the game was a great one, but the controls are tedious & frustrating. Half of the time, the game doesn't even respond to my commands. Also, before you start a round, there's a few words on the screen that tell you what motions you'll need to use & what buttons to press - too bad that aren't very thorough.
Summary: You'll have to pardon the pun of a title, but honestly, this game did not meet my expectations. I own "Cooking Mama," and "Cooking Mama 2: Dinner With Friends" for the DS, and I enjoy them very much. The DS versions are addictive little games that, as a woman who believes my place to be very much outside of the kitchen, I am a little ashamed to admit I like so well. But, well, I do. So when I finally scored a Wii for Christmas this year (thanks, Dad!
Summary: As many people wrote, this game is both interesting and frustrating. Some actions are very easy to perform (like breaking eggs) and some are frustrating (peeling vegetables). There are too many instructions to read before you go to a mini-game, which rules out kids who are not comfortable reading yet. Some of the mini-games are very difficult to understand because there are no instructions on how to do some or in which order to use the ingredients.
Summary: First of all, when I heard of this game, I thought it would be fun. And I was right. Partially. The thing i didn't like was the actual length of the game. Cooking the dishes was fun, however. We spent a lot of time playing it at home, and also with friends. It was more fun as a multiplayer game. My sister liked it a lot so she played it often. But after about a week, we BEAT THE GAME!!!! BELIEVE THAT! I was cautious from the start, so I rented it first.
Summary: This might be fun for a younger person, but it just doesn't provide enough for a 25 year-old.
Pros: I like cooking, and the game does a good job of capturing the motions. I had a lot of fun making the various foods in the game. The versus feature is fun with a friend.
Cons: After making five or six recipes, I quickly realized that there are only ten or so motions in the game. This results in a very low replay value. After the first time playing I didn't want to play it again.
Summary: + Cute + Fairly simple learning curve - Short with no replay value; each recipe is essentially a string of mini-games that last at most 1 minute and there are very few different mini-games - Some actions are extremely fustrating with the Wii Remote (e.g. peeling veggies) - May enterain only young gamers, but game requires significant reading of on-screen instructions = Rent the game. Use a coupon.