Dr. Panda's Restaurant 2 iPhone Game Review.
They say it’s never too late to learn something. Well, apparently, it’s never too early either. Today’s children don’t only have all sorts of apps, games, and other tools to help them learn how to read, or write. Now, all these educational apps are aimed at discovering and developing all sorts of hidden talents that you child might have. So, if you think cooking is something your kid might be passionate about, then he’ll be absolutely bewitched by Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2.
All about creativity
Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 doesn’t necessarily teach your child what to do in the kitchen, but it rather allows him to put his creativity to the test in the kitchen. And not just that. Because Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 is that type of game where the player is in charge for pretty much everything. Set the cute, animated zoo characters at the table. Pay attention to what they would like to eat. Pick out the ingredients. Cut them, scrape them, boil, cook, or fry them. Spice them up, add them all together, and get the meal you are looking for. Serve it, and cash in.
And that’s what I really loved about Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2. It feels exactly like the real thing. The controls, being able to actually pick and prepare the ingredients. Everything feels extremely realistic. Without having to worry about your child’s creativity leading to burning down the house.
However, I must admit, at first, I was expecting a bit more instructions on the whole process. The app is pretty intuitive, but I was still expecting a Tutorial. Or having a recipe to follow. But then I understood the app is aimed at putting your child’s creativity at work, rather than having him follow a specific recipe. So, in the end, I think the idea is quite nice. And if I didn’t misread the signs, I think that, as you prepare the recipe, the customer also nods as you pick up the right ingredients. So, there are still some pointers to follow. Only if you want, of course. Creativity still comes first.
Maybe not keen enough on the learning process, as one might like
But what I still think would be helpful, without ruining the creative process, is having labels on the ingredients your kid can use for cooking. It isn’t that the graphics aren’t accurate enough for the player to understand what each ingredient is. Quite the contrary. The graphics are extremely cute and explicit. But, since it is an educational app, I think labelling the ingredients would also help children learn how the names of the ingredients are written, and not only recognize them by color, shape, or other visual characteristics.
Totally free of charge this week
All in all, I quite enjoyed the experience Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2 offers. I can’t say it’s the best educational app I’ve tested so far. But I did like the let-your-imagination-guide-you feature, so to say. And all the cuteness surrounding it, because, after all, it is a children’s app. Plus, it is currently totally free of charge, since it is App of the Week in the App Store. So, if your child loves cooking, let him try his skills on Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2. Fun, and totally harmless.
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