needs getting used to, but brilliant thereafter
After I finished the 60min Try out I was very confused and not hooked at all. This game is different than other games and I was not sure how much I would really like it. Towards the end of the 60min I kind of understood how to play it and I enjoyed it more than in the beginning, but nevertheless I kept waiting 1-2 months before I actually bought it. I used either a game credit or special sale price, I don't remember. Today I gave it the second shot, and played the game for the first time after I had bought the game recently. And now I am loving it, I think it's brilliant! It is not really a time management game, but rather a strategic game. You can take as much time as you want for setting up all conditions, and once you start the game all you have to do is to seat the arriving guests and everything is out of your control, but the game outcome depends on the parameters you have chosen before the start of the game. The challenge is that you have limited money in the beginning and need to decide wisely where to spend it, you need to buy recipies and special ingredients, hire waiters and cooks, train them to cook better or wait faster, buy kitchen equipment, guest tables and chairs and decoration material of all kinds. I love to decorate the restaurants, floor and wall paper are for free and you have a wide selection of decorated tables and chairs. The decorations are fun and you can choose between flowers, statues, pictures and other standing or hanging objects to give your restaurant a special look. The more decorations you have the more happy and patient are your customers. For the recipies you need to guess what ingredients it contains which is a fun game. The food falls in different categories and the cooks can be trained in those individual categories. The better they are trained the better they will cook and the more satisfied the guests will be and the more money you will earn. If you earn more money you can invest more and succeed faster. Since you are limited with money in the beginning you can not train the cooks in every category and you have to choose and then select which cook will do the best to cook a specific recipy. The customers have special food requests and according to those you can choose max 4 recipies (if you have 4 cooks available). If you have more expensive kitchen equipment your cooks will prepare the food faster and the customers don't have to wait so long. If the food takes a long time until served because the cooks are too slow the guests get impatient, but also they are occupying the tables for longer and you can't seat new arriving guests. I have just completed 2 levels so far but can't wait to play the others, this is one of my favourite games now, who would have thought after such a rough start in the beginning.
June 2, 2012
In this game you get to decorate your restaurant, hire staff, pick the food for your menu, This game is a favorite of mine....I love games where I can buy upgrades, decorate, put things where I want too...OK so maybe I am a little bit of a control freak...and in this game you get to control a lot of factors and I loved that. I also like in this game that you get a chance to upgrade several different kinds of restaurants. This game is a good one to play over and over!
June 2, 2012
this game was great, hooked me for hours
May 30, 2012
Great game! I highly recommend it to everyone who likes to build his/her own restaurant and be in favor of other people :)
May 25, 2012
Fun in many different ways
When I played the demo of this game, I like it, but I wasn't sure if it was worth buying. I went ahead and bought it, and I'm glad I did. This game is not really a strict "time management" game; it actually has aspects of many different game types. It has a little bit of time management, and also the styling/design approach seen in sim type games. It has a little bit of puzzle game in it in the form of learning new recipes. However, it is mostly strategy on how to run your restauraunt for maximum profit, esepecially at higher levels. This game also has a good amount of gameplay, probably around 15-20 hours. Overall, if you like many different types of games, you will probably enjoy this!
May 9, 2012
Really Fun Game
I enjoyed this game very much but like so many other games on this site, it only took a few hours to finish. We need longer games!
The game was great though - cute little people, fun gameplay, I'd love to see some more games made based on this game. You could make a fashion shop game, pet shop, theme park, fantasy fairies, anything! Use your imaginations :)
November 29, 2011