This game is about cooking like every other cooking game, but have few points that make it different, mostly in a negative way :The cooking is not linear
This is somewhat a good addition and quite realistic. If you are cooking a fried rice it is logical if you are able to cut the fishes first, or cut the vegetables first, both should not matter. But both should be cut before frying them. Thus, this game does it quite correct in mixing between linear and progressive when cooking.Degradation of materials
This is very weird. If you finish a food too fast, you will lose the quality of "materials" and your food quality, despite excellent cooking, will be reduced to nothing. And to finish your food in their best quality, all foods should be finished at the same time, to prevent "loss of materials". Strangely, to keep the materials fresh, all you need to do is chop or grill it. Very illogical. Don't you have some freezer or fridge while you are waiting? Also, which restaurant produce three main course at the same time?
Also, there is no explanation on each dish on what process they should take to finish, so you can time it well. Let's say, dish A requires 8 steps, dish B requires 4 steps. So, what you are going to do is finish dish A 4 steps, then synchronize ending with dish B. But in this game, you rely on blind luck.Low quality graphics
Even Cooking Mama on Nintendo DS have better quality than this. If you simmer something, you don't "see" what is added. You don't really feel the vegetables that are put into the pan, or the sauce, or anything. The texture is very bad. I can go hungry after playing Cooking Mama on Nintendo DS, but not on this game. No Progression
In this game, to progress a level you need to collect "stars" which is your quality of cooking. The stars could then be used to purchase new recipe. What is the benefit of purchasing new recipe? Nothing. There is no option to upgrade your store, or to put new things into the store, nothing. What's the benefit of getting new recipe? Just a new variation of cooking which you don't see well.
I got this game from a bundle, but still, don't purchase this game.