Cooking Mama : IGN Review

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  1. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    mmm 5.8 mediocre review. :eek:

    http://wii.ign.com/articles/774/774342p1.html?RSSwhen2007-03-20_150000&RSSid=774342


    Not out till May for Europeans I believe - was hoping this might be a game to keep the non-gamers happy for a while. I might get it still but 5.8 :(
     
  2. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Hmm...maybe I won't pick it up.



    We'll see, I need to put some cash way for OS X 10.5 and iWork '07, so it would be a good idea not to buy it. Maybe I'll only pick up the GodFather..time will tell
     
  3. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    My younger sister was looking forward to this game. Now I'll have to convince her to choose another Wii game. Maybe it'll still be okay toward little kids though?
     
  4. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    I'm sorry, I just don't know what the appeal was about this game?

    I have to make my own food sometimes, so why the freak would I want to play a game based on a task I don't particularly enjoy? :confused:

    <]=)
     
  5. TheGimp macrumors 6502

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    Couldn't you just have her fix you something to eat?
     
  6. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I'll buy it tomorrow. I don't trust IGN anymore as far as reviews are concerned. The DS it was a blast, so long as it holds true to the format which even in the review it seems to, plus adding the 2 player battle it still seems like a great game.

    Then again this is coming from someone who liked *gasp* Sonic on the PS3 :p

    I'll write up a review on this and on Oblivion this weekend for you all :)

    Ed
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Skip for me. Much prefer cooking in the real world!
     
  8. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    Was also looking forward to this until I saw the review. They say the problems are all in execution, not concept, and that's where Wii games have to shine the most.

    I actually like IGN's Wii reporting - as judged by the spate of reviews in the last few days, they aren't afraid to give out 5s and 6s (Cooking Mama, Wing Island, Kororinpa) - anti-grade inflation. I wouldn't buy or not buy solely on their word, but it helps. Even if they are a pair of punks.

    Think this is a "wait until it's $19.99" game.
     
  9. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    I think the problem is the reviews, IGN reviews are generally trash.
     
  10. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Says the man who liked Sonic ;) :D j/k :p
     
  11. zero2dash macrumors 6502a

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    I think you can say this about all mainstream review sites/magazines. ;)

    Gamespot's are usually ok.
    IGN is trash, EGM/1up is trash.
    Game Informer...what I've seen so far (just started getting their magazine) seems ok.
     
  12. Agilus macrumors regular

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    Yeah, not really interested in cooking, or a cooking game.

    However, Wii Sports didn't do much better in ratings, and I thought it was great fun. Maybe the game will work for the right crowd?

    If the lower score is mainly due to bad implementation of controls, well, then that just sucks. :)
     

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