Cooking Academy 3: Recipe for Success
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
Did not enjoy this game at all
I couldn't even get through a half hour of the trial without getting so frustrated. The graphics were juvenile and the movements jerky. I don't remember if I played the 1st or 2nd Cooking Academy, but I wouldn't bother to care based on this one. Sorry to sound so harsh, but it did not live up to any entertainment value for me.
May 27, 2012
Game to go to sleep to!
I played the demo for 40 minutes - gave it a chance and completed the first 'building'.
However, moving to the next stage, well it all the same!
If you like clicking, and dragging your mouse around without any real challenge then this game is for you!
If you have problems sleeping and counting sheep doesn't do it for you - buy this game- it will work wonders! :)
No point ( except clicking and dragging)
Yeah sorry. Not for me.
May 10, 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
This was just terrible. From the pedantic following of the instructions to the bland graphics...just terrible. I know that's not much of a review, but really, far far better games out there than this.
May 6, 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
Its something like cooking mama but you are less active with the game. I don't like doing the same ingredients over and over again. I actually got bored with it at one point which is when I deleted it.
July 15, 2012
Not my type of game
This game bored me quickly. It felt like more work than what I do in my own kitchen!
May 6, 2012
Not a buy for me
Tedious & some of the instructions were difficult to understand. I only did 10 minutes of the trial & uninstalled.
Thank god for free trials.
May 3, 2012