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2/7/08 2:55 A

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I liked it a lot...I actually bought it on the DS

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2/5/08 5:41 P

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with the exception of the occasional glaring bug (well - glaring to someone who does video game qa for a living) it's a really fun - relatively non stressful game

A hawk selects its prey as carefully as a falcon. Stalks it with the same unerring conviction. And fails as frequently - which is never.

I choose, I commit, I pursue, I adhere, I attain. And that, is an absolute.


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2/5/08 5:07 P

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Now I want to try this game.

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2/5/08 10:16 A

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oh! I'm a WIZ at everything now! One of my beta kids came to town and my SO and I cooked dinner (real dinner) and as payment he taught me now to drain rice and my Sister-in-Law (who just flew out 15 minutes ago) figured out what I was doing wrong with the pirogies.

When you say "stir fry" do you mean adding everything to the pan and then waiting for the two circles before turning it off? If so, there is a trick - but you need to know a little about the food you are cooking with and some real life experience helps too.

First you add the meats. The rest of the stuff you add depends on what it is and how it's chopped. For example, diced onions cook MUCH faster than sliced ones, so you can put the sliced onions in at the same time you put the meat in for good cooking. Always add mushrooms towards the end of cooking and garlic sometime in the middle.

this can be a bit of trial and error (sometimes I had to wait for the large chunks of meat to cook to one circle before I could add the rest of the ingredients at all) so I recommend using practice for it.

Tonja's Tip: Just because it's pulsing does not mean you HAVE to add it NOW. It means you can't add anything else BEFORE you add that ingredient. Once you get comfortable with that tip, it will be quite easy to gain control of the cooking process.

Tonja's Tip #2: As a *general* rule - add things in this order:
-- Meat (solid chunks take longer to cook than ground)
-- Sliced Onions/bell peppers/carrots etc
-- Diced Onions/bell peppers
-- Garlic
-- Mushrooms
-- Sauces/spices/extras
and remember - it's ok to let some cooking time expire before adding the next ingredient to prevent over cooking

**don't forget to flip three times in a row for that extra 100 bonus points!**

Next weeks tip: Deep frying! (just kidding - unless someone really does have a question about deep frying)

Edited by: MISSWASHUU at: 2/5/2008 (10:20)
A hawk selects its prey as carefully as a falcon. Stalks it with the same unerring conviction. And fails as frequently - which is never.

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2/5/08 9:10 A

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I rented this game too and I found it rather hard to stir fry things. I always burnt the stuff I was cooking with oil. Was there a trick to it because that was the only reason I did not even get far.

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1/22/08 3:46 P

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ACK!! Ok - this COULD go in the venting forum - but I'm putting it here in case anyone plays this game enough to do what I've done.

There are multiple levels of success/failure for any stage in a recipe. From worst to best they are as follows:

Try Harder (two levels here - she will either have flaming eyes meaning you massively screwed up, OR she will have her glasses on)

Good (you did well enough to finish before time was up but not outstanding)

Very Good (you did really well and will get great bonus points - she says "Better than Mama" and has starry eyes)

Very Good (yes - a second one - You've done so well her hair is all messed up (looks like flaming even) her face is VERY angry and she says "BRAVO!")

This final "very good" is the problem. If you get this, and the next stage you have to complete is a seasoning stage - YOU WILL FAIL!

Well, there is a way around failing, but you will not be able to complete the stage with bonus points. If you deliberately make two mistakes, you can get the stage to start progressing again, but you will be able to get a GOOD at best....

*sigh* I don't know which is more sad, the fact that I am QA'ing and breaking a game that has already gone gold.... or the fact that I play it enough to KNOW this stuff.

ETA - Taggy says there was one more stage that was affected by this bug, but neither of us can remember what it is right now.

ETAA - GHA!! I can't drain rice! This is so frustrating

Edited by: MISSWASHUU at: 1/22/2008 (16:55)
A hawk selects its prey as carefully as a falcon. Stalks it with the same unerring conviction. And fails as frequently - which is never.

I choose, I commit, I pursue, I adhere, I attain. And that, is an absolute.


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1/8/08 10:59 A

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only if you switch hands.

My boyfriend is left handed so he holds the wiimote in his left and the nunchuck in his right. When I want a challange (like on a recipe that I've already mastered) I'll do it again only using my left hand for the controls instead of my right

A hawk selects its prey as carefully as a falcon. Stalks it with the same unerring conviction. And fails as frequently - which is never.

I choose, I commit, I pursue, I adhere, I attain. And that, is an absolute.


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1/8/08 8:44 A

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We rented it this week, and the girls played it last night for the first time. I didn't get on it yet, I'll have to wait until they go to school. I noticed though that the left hand didn't get to do anything. Does that change?


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1/8/08 12:22 A

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oh my goodness! I love this game!! I'm a master egg cracker and veggie dicer.... I can't peel veggies to save my blessed LIFE though!

A hawk selects its prey as carefully as a falcon. Stalks it with the same unerring conviction. And fails as frequently - which is never.

I choose, I commit, I pursue, I adhere, I attain. And that, is an absolute.


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1/7/08 8:13 A

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I thought I saw that the second one was out, or was that for the DS? Too many Nintendos, but I am one who has been there since the NES and original Gameboy. The things I have seen.

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1/7/08 8:02 A

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I bought this game when it came out. And it is fantastic! ^_^ It is a great hit at parties! And it is even more fun on two player. I can't wait for the second one to come to the Wii. As far as replay value goes, it has great replay value. It is a party favorite at my house.

I have several very manly men who love to go up against each other when recipies that call of chopping arrise. I love this game and highly recomend it. Rent it, give it a try, if you like it buy it! Its worth every penny!
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1/6/08 1:44 P

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I rented it for the Wii one time. It was fun, definately frantic so it would get the heart rate up, but I got the feeling that once you did all of the recipes once, there wouldn't be any real reason to do them again.

The only time I failed to get a recipe right on the first try was when I didn't understand what I was supposed to do (kind of like WarioWare). So it really wasn't all that challenging.

In the end, I would say that it was worth renting, but I don't think that the replay value is high enough to make it worth buying.

Just my opinion. :-)

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1/6/08 11:59 A

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I had it for DS and got kind of bored withh it... hmmm... I too was wondering about the Wii version. I also think my bf mentioned something about a Chef game based on the show on Food Network...

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1/5/08 1:45 P

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Has anyone tried this game? I own it for the DS and it is really fantastic on there. Is it worth getting for the Wii, and does it get the heart rate up?

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