I love this DS game, not really a game more of a life tool lol.
I'm not very good at cooking, not one for making proper sunday roasts and stuff like that, whacking a pizza in the oven or a pasta bake is about as much as i know, maybe the odd omelette but thats hardly difficult.
This program makes it so easy to learn, i've so far tried a few english dishes, some spanish and tonight i cooked my folks the szechuan chicken from the chinese list and it was gorgeous.
The instructions are clear and easy to follow, it adjusts the ingredient quantities depending on the amount you're feeding
It has speech recognition so u can control the cooking steps just by talking if u have your hands full, this is a nice touch but a little sensitive for my liking, i found the odd clack and sizzle noises from the kitchen moved on / backed up the steps on its own without me wanting it to.
The only other moan i have is the cooking times, during the steps it rarely tells you how long you should be frying something for but merely gives you a visual thing to look for. I understand some hobs and cookers may act different and vary times so this doesnt bother me too much, just as a beginner cook it does make u panic a little if you're doing it right.
All in all this game is fab and i love using it, perfect for people who arent too familiar with cooking and are tired of eating the same meals they only know how to prepare.
also, i have tried the Jamie Oliver game and i thought it was utter pants compared to this, the visual aids are terrible and theres hardly any talking in it apart from Jamie saying the name of the dish which hardly helps me cook to be honest. I'd recommend this one any day.