Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked heads to stores starting on November 3rd and it's serving up a so-so dish of game play.
Players, be it two person or single, get to slice their way through thirty or so recipes, that can actually be made in real life, by using your Wii control and the Nunchuck. Recipes include lasagna, steak, spaghetti and meatballs, and much more. Get instructions on how to steam up, fry up, and cook up these recipes from Food Network chef Mory Thomas along with Next Food Network Star judge Susie Fogelson. While these two do make comments from time to time, they really serve no purpose in the game. Sure, they tell you if you're doing a good job when you put your finished meal in front of them, but during the cooking portion they aren't adding anything to the game play. Susie will ask a question here or there, something along the lines of wanting to know if you can add or take out certain ingredients, but what does that add to game play? Really a whole lot of nothing. Gamers can really work through the dishes in such a short period of time as they go from easy, to medium, to hard in practically no time flat!
Is it worth the time and money to spend on this game? Unfortunately, our answer is going to be a definite no. You can get more recipes and have more fun playing games like Cooking Mama, Food Network just falls flat with a knock off.