A few rainbow sprinkles short of Awesome
I bought this within five minutes of the trial. It's fun; it's cute, it's addictive! Even the storyline, boring it may be to some, was actually quite good. It's more about friendships and family... and feeding an entire bunch of demanding customers. The mini-games are quite a nice touch, if rather repetitive.
My only gripe about this is the Extreme Clickfest required. First it's challenging, then it drives you nuts. Yes, there's an in-game warning about using a mouse, but it should say it requires these ultra-precise devices. And no matter how fast you are, the response is rather slow.
There's also not much in terms of power-ups. Given the Japanese anime-ish graphics, I was hoping for a few kamehamehas or double kodachis, maybe even a Bakerbot (TM) but no such luck. Just a few cookies and time boosts. If you use these up, your chances of a Perfect Score goes zilch. For the trophy OCD, this ain't.
August 1, 2013
Over way too soon...
After reading the reviews, I decided to try the game. I really enjoy great TM games, but challenging ones with an excellent storyline are few and far between. Currently, my TM go to game is Farm Up.
After my trial game was up, I was excited to move forward with this game. I enjoy cooking TM games, but only the ones that are challenging, with great graphics and at least a half way decent storyline. Here is the kicker, the game moves pretty fast after the trial (only for experienced TM gamers).
- a new challenge at each level (new items added)
- new characters (either patient or impatient)
- level of difficulty
- storyline is predictable and boring
- mini games are redundant
- expert level can be played by a beginner
- game was over with a soft lead up (a bummer)
- challenge games are impossible to win
Overall, I enjoyed the game. It should have been tweaked before releasing. I believe this could have been an excellent TM game. I am glad I used my freebie to play. I would have been disappointed if I paid for it.
July 28, 2013
Uniquely beautiful, challenging
This is the prettiest time management game I've ever seen. The little things--such as the blinking animation for Fay at the level screen, and the customized animations for the customers, only add to how impressive this game is.
I loved the constant level of challenge and change. Every level gives you the chance to upgrade your shop, earn power-ups through minigames, or introduces new elements of gameplay. No time is wasted trudging through endless cutscenes, or playing filler levels.
The storyline is as usual (Talented young woman sets out to save family business) if you just ignore the part about...I dunno, a woman creating a flying bakery and traveling the world with a humble mechanic, keeping the shop open until the zeppelin breaks down, or until her journey is complete.
The ONE part I didn't like is how vague the upgrade descriptions are. They say "baking speed plus 1", but don't specify whether thst extends to other machines.
July 26, 2013
Love this game...But...
If it was possible, I would give this game 4.5 stars. I purchased this game after completing the demo, finished the main game and headed into the expert mode. I love games where it is frantic clicking to get to your goal...keeps me on my toes...The ONLY downside to this game, and the one thing i have seen mentioned elsewhere in the reviews, is the precision of your cursor, Extremely frustrating to have to click on something more than once to pick it up, or go to pick up a topping and pick up the one next to it...even though your cursor was directly on top of the topping you needed. If the devs could fix that then this would be an awesome game. Yes the minigames are a little boring after a while as it is the same thing time and time again. but I really did enjoy this game despite the issues.
July 25, 2013
It's another fun game. Starts easy then adds more things to do as you go along.
July 23, 2013
Sweet and charming game
I thoroughly enjoyed this game, it is a lovely little game with a cute and bright art style. Gaming was fun and reminded me of Yummy Drinks Factory and I only have one complaint. I am a completionist and even though I completed all of the story mode with expert scores I still don't have the trophy for it.
November 9, 2013
condiments, fillings, and all sorts of baked goods - finally a different baking game
I loved how every stage pretty much there was a new item added to your baking.
story was nice.
graphics of the bakery itself were realistic but then everything else like the map and the customers was cartoonish so that didn't make sense
the last 8-10 stages the game ran out of adding new stuff so it got repetitive there.
not many in game achievements unless you play the other modes
i liked how you didn't have to pay for the upgrades for once
October 7, 2013
Too hard at Challenger games
I completed the story level with perfect grades the first time through, but no extra trophy.
The expert level was fun, but the same game, just more people and less time.
The challenger challenges were too much for me...
I must be doing something in the wrong manner.
I liked the mini games, but the seek portion was a little lame, and I never needed the cookies, anyway. The cookies disappear if you do not use them - I think they should pile up...
August 19, 2013
Good game but not very challenging
When I bought Baking Success it's a lot fun. You not only bake for customer but there's 2 minigames to play to help you're store. i totally recommend this game, I finished in 2 days bc it is addicting
August 1, 2013
Mediocre at best as TM
Cute enough for a 12 year old but definitely not for a die-hard TM player. It is SLOW to control, and placement of each item isn't all that good. If you are expecting something FAST and light weight like good ole' Cake Mania, Cake Shop, Burger Shop, Burger Bustle, etc., you'd be disappointed. If you go back to Burger Island now, you get the same "slow to control" frustration as Baking Success. Cute and pretty to look at, but colors also could have used more thoughts.
Since new TM games stopped coming very quickly, I played it anyway. Not very challenging. Mini games in between (Pipes and HOG) are okay and short enough, but not for TM fans. I skipped all of them for the Expert mode. If you are into "click the mouse as fast as you can until it starts smoking", this game is NOT it. If you're desperate for a good "build food to order" game as I am, this can be an okay game.
July 17, 2013