Good gameplay but loaded with design flaws
If you like cooking games, sim games, and are looking more something less casual and more intense, Restaurant Empire seems like an excellent title-- it has a lot of aspects I really enjoy such as picking out recipes, the minigames in the story mode, and decorating the restaurant. But it's loaded with design flaws in that there is no way to really address customer complaints or control the food quality. The sandbox mode also just lets too much happen at once while the story mode is incredibly limiting. All in all, it can be a fun play if you have cheat codes but has too much going on at once for the casual gamer while the seasoned gamer will get turned off by design flaws.
January 24, 2012
Boring to me
Well,if you like strategy games,it's good...what you have to do is to create and run your restaurant(s).In my opinion is soooo boring,I played for about 1 hour and I run out of money...Tutorials were helpful but so long as well,I felt like they would never end!Oh,and I should not forget to mention the colours...nice graphics...really cool...but the colours were not so lively as I expected.Oh,and you don't have to cook actually as I thought...you are just the owner...It's so anoying that generally I love strategy games and it's a piece of cake to me but this one was...oh!I just let my sissy playing it!She finds it very good although...I don't really know why!Trust me,"zoo empire"is much better!
May 3, 2012
Wanted to like, but far too 'buggy'...
Great concept, just too many bugs and design flaws which made gameplay awkward. (Did discover the distributor's direct site which has *patches* for those who purchased from them.) I'm hopeful that R.E. 2 has the kinks worked out and lives up to its full potential but I can't recommend this half-baked version.
November 19, 2013
Standard Tycoon Game
The game isn't very challenging or fun. It's kind of slow and the game's textures are pretty bad.
It's not really worth paying full price for, but if you really want to give it a try, bear in mind that you're not going to be doing much other than wading through dialog, opening and closing your store, decorating, hiring better staff, and occasionally doing a small event.
In short, it's a basic tycoon/simulation game.
January 26, 2012
No Cooking Involved
I didnt like it much. I thought that there would at least be a little cooking.
September 10, 2013
this game great for me. . . . .
January 7, 2014
Challenging to Navigate
I agree with the other reviewer who found this difficult to navigate. This is the first time I purchased a game without the free trial and I won't make that mistake again. I consider my gameplaying skils to be on the intermediate level, but was frustrated even going through the tutorial.
March 3, 2013
Really hard to navigate
I don't usually like games like this, but I thought I'd try it. If I'd known about the 360 navigation, I would never have gotten it. For me, that makes it frustrating to play as it's difficult to position the view the way you need it. I also agree that there are way too many buttons and sub-features.
August 16, 2012
Don't waste the credit
Very dry game overall. The days are too long, and it is too challenging to keep your customers happy. Also, the tasks are difficult to access much less accomplish.
May 15, 2012
I worked on it for quite a few hours then got really bored and gave up :-(
January 11, 2013