Fun, educating... But soooo repetitive.
It's fun to learn about recipes - even though they're probably not 100% accurate - and to see how they're made. Only thing is... Do I really need that much?
It's absolutely fun to play in parts, but I couldn't play the game longer than about 30 minutes, because about then it just became boring; all the things you have to do, and it's just not much of a challenge. Of course, you want to get amazing grades, and that sometimes IS quite a challenge, but overall, it was not really really hard, like some other games are.
I enjoyed it, don't get me wrong, but I just couldn't play it for longer than half an hour.
Nevertheless, I do suggest you try this game. It's very, very repetitive, yes, but also fun.
August 14, 2014
I like this game so much I didn't want to finish the desserts.
It is a challenge when your screen doesn't want to cooperate but that is part of the fun.
April 5, 2014
Too mouse intensive
I downloaded all three Cooking Academy game trials and did one recipe on each. My hand began to ache after the first recipe. By the third recipe I felt that I had spontaneously developed arthritis. It would have been practical if the game designers had incorporated an option where one could occasionally use the up/down/side arrows for things like chopping, etc. Being required to continually hold down the mouse button & move the mouse constantly is too tiring & tedious. It might be fun in small doses, but if you do in fact have arthritis in your hands, don't even try this game.
On the plus side, there does appear to be a little instructional value. But if you know chopping board basics, you won't learn anything new. And you can find any of the recipes for free online. I'm not going to purchase it.
There's probably more value for children.
May 28, 2012
Slicing potatoes with a mouse. 'Nuff said.
April 3, 2012