When I first saw the videos for Gardening Mama, I was more or less convinced I was going to pass on it. While I have enjoyed the Cooking Mama titles, the gameplay offered is such light fare that I alwasy find myself getting bored with it after a few hours and never picking up the game again, and I suspect Gardening Mama would have the same effect on me. It's what Nick Chester would call a toilet game -- good to play on the can, but not quite engaging enough to play the rest of the time.
Despite all this, I find myself wanting to play it again looking at these screens. Damn these games! I assume the reason for this is that I have a weakness to certain types of cute things, and the art style of these games is among them. Seriously though, I think it would be awesome to see these titles evolve into something further. For instance, blending the current gameplay in with a more detailed story that lets us get to know her a bit more as a character, for instance, or sending Mama on an adventure that lets her actually leave her own house. Mama on the town?
I'm not trying to say that Cooking Mama is easy...Wait, yes I am. When I think about it it's clear that Cooking Mama is as easy as they come. Everyone I know has had their hands on her! I get it, though. She just has this way...more
Drop everything. Stop. Shut off Rage, let your controllers charge from playing Gears of War 3, and give Dark Souls a rest. This is the game you've been waiting for. It's Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic for the 3DS! Mama's ...more
Because every game has to come with a pre-order bonus these days, Gamestop is offering a free plush doll of Mama when you pre-order Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic for the 3DS. Yes, for putting down $5, you can get your very ow...more