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Food Network Cook or Be Cooked
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Food Network Cook or Be Cooked is one of the most realistic cooking games I have ever played. Mory Thomas and Susie Fogelson are the hosts of this show. Oh wait, actually they host the video game. Which has been made to feel a lot like a show. Players have to follow the recipes to produce the food. Food Network Cook or Be Cooked makes the player manage the preparation of the food. Timing can be a major part of the players score. Yes you will be graded by the game.
Review: Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked (Nintendo Wii)
15 July 2010
Summary: Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked is the latest in a long line of cooking related simulations. Although visually the game is the best cooking game out there, and you can actually see food cooking, the controls are rather spotty and the game is so easy you just may beat it even when you’re purposely trying to poison Susie Fogelson and Morty Thomas.
Cooking game teaches the basics of how to use a kitchen.
Common Sense Media
17 June 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Food Network: Cook or be Cooked is a cooking simulation game that shows players the basic movements of cooking. It gives players a good appreciation of how much work and multi-tasking is required to create a meal, and can be used as a starting point to get kids cooking and helping.
Excerpt: Listen, I gotta be real. I ain't no kind o' cook. I do eggs, I do toast, I do the microwave like most but, honestly, no kind of cook am I. But I have to say that my extremely limited cooking know-how may have went up a few IQ points thanks to Namco Bandai's new Food Network game, "Cook or Be Cooked." Cook or Be Cooked is NB's newest hip cooking game that has so far proven itself to be all of fun, entertaining, and intuitive.
Excerpt: As far as cooking games go, the Nintendo Wii has seen a number of genuinely fun titles. However, many of them are designed as weekend family diversions, with cartoonish visuals in trite “beat-the-clock” scenarios that only look like cooking. Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked is a powerful brand license has the potential to raise the bar on cooking games, weaving authentic techniques with realistic Wii-mote mechanics.
Summary: Turn up the heat with Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked, the only video game developed with the Food Network Kitchens' Executive Chefs. Whether a novice cook or a master in the kitchen, you'll have fun, learn something new, and improve your cooking skills with Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked!
Excerpt: After DJ Hero and Rock Band , it’s only a matter of time before every skill imaginable has been made into a videogame in lieu of anyone actually learning how to do anything the old-fashioned way, with their own two hands. Case in point: the arcade-like kitchen simulator Cook Or Be Cooked! , the Food Network’s eyebrow-raising maiden voyage into making videogames.
Summary: The Food Network has built its success on a combination of celebrity chefs and shows that make seemingly intimidating cuisine accessible to the average viewer. As the first game bearing the Food Network title, Cook or Be Cooked focuses on the latter half of that formula. It doesn't feature any famous chefs like Emeril Lagasse pumping up an audience with catchphrase upon catchphrase, but it does offer a fun course in cooking techniques using simple, mostly intuitive...
Pros: Uncomplicated motion controls work well, Constant flow of helpful feedback, Judges chip in with interesting information and suggestions
Cons: Only 12 meals to choose from, Scoring system sometimes feels contrived