What's Cooking with Jamie Oliver DS

Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 6 out of 9
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  1. 49
    What's Cooking? Jamie Oliver is an admirable effort but it doesn't go far enough beyond regular cookbooks to make it worth it.
  2. What's Cooking? could have been the next Cooking Mama. But instead of going for video-game supremacy, it took a different route and became an interactive cookbook. If that's what people want from this game, it might just work.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 20
    With little to offer beyond the conventional cookbook What's Cooking? Jamie Oliver doesn't bring anything new to the dinner table.
  7. 40
    Unfortunately for Atari, Personal Trainer blows this game out of the kitchen with a more diverse selection of meals and a stellar presentation.
  8. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    70
    Some great recipes but the experience is marred by fiddly cooking games. [Christmas 2008, p.87]
  9. It’s not really worth the time or the effort to trudge through.

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