Cooking Academy 3: Recipe for Success
My 9 yr old Gdaughter kept asking me is there a CA3 yet? She was so excited when it came out. She loves it and so do I, we haven't finished it yet, but wooohooo so far.
June 13, 2012
it's cooking, by the book
you?re a famous chef who won a million dollars in a competition to start your own restaurant. in this game, you return to the cooking academy for help with a cookbook you are writing and you wish to learn how to prepare recipes from the best in the world.
graphics: decent, but not spectacular. smooth, no sluggishness.
music and sound effects: music is bright but repetitive and it gets annoying after a few minutes. the sound effects are what you'd expect, no surprises here.
storyline: believable, although not especially compelling. the feature i found most interesting about this game was the "food trivia": you learn historical origins of various food items before preparing them.
gameplay: there is one mode of play and eight levels, each of which has a variable number of recipes that you prepare within a specific time period. you can jump between recipes in the same level but you are "examined" over each recipe before you progress to the next level. this is not really a time management game, although each recipe preparation is timed. it does have some (easy) memory games, but it's more a game that focuses on how well you control your mouse; your speed and precision. for example, you have to chop things up in a particular way, stir things following a particular pattern, you also crush and peel and and separate or quickly catch items. requires a lot of mouse clicking and dragging.
my interaction: one hour demo.
this game may be acceptable for people of all ages who are trying to regain or improve their observation and "mouse control" skills. however, it can (and will!) get boring and tedious after awhile, and i think there?s better games out there for these purposes, too.
June 10, 2012
Longer gameplay, great as usual
May 5, 2012
Crazy Cooking Continues
I have been looking forward to the next phase of the Cooking Academy Series...this one did not disappoint. I love the improvements and the story line. Its a blast to play through first taking whatever star rating you get then start again and work for the perfect five stars. A great game!
May 11, 2012
Not as good as the first two
I was excited when I saw this new game coming out! But it wasn't as good as the first two. Very basic and not challenging at all! In another word, it's really boring to play!!!
May 9, 2012
I bought this game right away, I have played all of cooking mama games it is the same but more, would defo recommend this game,
May 5, 2012
Cooking Academy 3
Absolutely loved it! If you have played the other 2 then you will DEFINITELY like this one! I actually couldnt wait for another one to come out and Im glad it finally has!!
May 3, 2012
I own both Cooking Academy 1 & 2. They were both fun and challenging. However, I'm glad I tried Cooking Academy 3 before I simply purchased it. The graphics were poor compared to the first two. The story line was basically non-existent. The recipes were super, super easy with a lot of repetition. I was not fond of the few changes they did make and doing the same thing over and over was incredibly boring. It was so easy, I finished the first "school" in 25 minutes flat with a nearly perfect score. I suggest you try before you buy. I found it too easy and too boring compared to the first two in this series. They had plenty of time between the second and third game to make a quality game. Maybe Cooking Mama on DSi spoiled me?
May 2, 2012
Croque Madame exam
I'm having a problem with this one. it's REALLY frustrating and takes the fun out of it, as it's not MY skill that's causing the failure, it's the ingredients that are falling and causing the issue.
They either need to adjust the falling rate to be closer to what the required sandwich is, or they need to give more time to allow for the bad drop rate.
September 2, 2012
Not for children or adult over the age of 6
I loved the cooking academy 1 and 2. But this one is really too easy for anyone. I became bored within 5 minutes of plaing it. No real challenges and the storyline was simple minded. Maybe if it was almost like a cooking challenge taking place or "create your own meal" it would be exciting. Very disappointed.
May 21, 2012