Surprised by its cute graphics and sound, Cooking Mama 2 is a rather fun and addictive game to play.
Many of the dishes are however too similar to the previous game it lacks in uniqueness. If one has played the previous games, you'd feel a lot of it was just recycled and thrown together again.
The sounds include your regular chopping, slicing, boiling etc along with Mama throwing out comments like, "Terrific" or "Even better than Mama!" which is cute at first but can get annoying after about 10 dishes done with 40 "Even better than Mama!". Not recommended with sound when playing in public. Especially if you're male.
However since it leans towards virtual life games, it is of course nothing compared to The Sims but you'll find that cooking mama has its own charms and addictive points a long the way. Highly amusing when you're waiting for a flight in the airport.