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  • Summary: What's Cooking? Jamie Oliver is a fun and interactive cooking game featuring a whole book's worth of Jamie's fantastic recipes, each accompanied by David Loftus' beautiful photography. Follow the recipes in one of the virtual kitchens, or with real ingredients in your own home. A voice-recognition feature means your hands are free to concentrate on the cooking. [Atari] Expand
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  1. Basically What's Cooking? With Jamie ****ing Oliver is great if you're after an interactive cookbook. There's an extensive selection of excellent recipes, the instructions are easy to follow, the step-by-step system works well and the shopping list feature is useful. If you're after an actual ****ing game, though, **** this ****. Jamie should have put his *******s on and ripped off an existing classic, like me.
  2. Some great recipes but the experience is marred by fiddly cooking games. [Christmas 2008, p.87]
  3. It’s not really worth the time or the effort to trudge through.
  4. The actual gaming portion of this package is painfully unintuitive and fails to deliver any sort of experience of lasting worth. A food analogy properly sums it up. Pizza, salad, and cake are all good on their own, but haphazardly mash the three together results in an unpalatable mess. Sadly, such is the case with What’s Cooking.
  5. 40
    Unfortunately for Atari, Personal Trainer blows this game out of the kitchen with a more diverse selection of meals and a stellar presentation.
  6. All in all, I cannot figure out why anyone would buy this game instead of purchasing one of Jamie's cookbooks. It's just as useful, has a larger "screen", probably has more recipes, and won't short out if when you spill wine on it.
  7. 20
    With little to offer beyond the conventional cookbook What's Cooking? Jamie Oliver doesn't bring anything new to the dinner table.

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