Dec 9, 2011
User review by Pumpkin1974
DISCLAIMER: I played the free demo.
At last, the long awaited new edition to the Delicious series has arrived, and it was well worth the wait.
We finally get to see Emily's restaurant after, what, five games? Well, about time, I say. If you've played any of the Delicious games before, the you'll recognize familiar characters like her parents, sister, and Francois, though there are a couple of new faces, like Patrick, the florist. The gameplay is largely the same, also. You still have to prepare food and you get to buy upgrades for the restaurant. There are a few new customers, too. As always, the graphics are wonderful. I really like the interaction between Emily and her family; it's very true to life. What mother isn't looking to get her daughters married off, eagerly anticipating grandchildren?
Unfortunately, this game wasn't as perfect an experience as I expected. The gameplay was just like the previous games Taste of Fame and Holiday Season. I can understand them not wanting to fix what's not broken, but a little divergence wouldn't have hurt. Secondly, that trip to France to see a guy she hasn't heard from in SIXTEEN YEARS just made no sense! Couldn't they have come up with a better plot device than that? It would have been better if they had brought in the characters from the earlier games instead of going off on such a wild tangent.
Despite these relatively minor problems, this game is guaranteed to give you several hours of great fun, and deserves the 4.5 stars I'm giving it.