Cooking Diary®: Best Tasty Restaurant & Cafe Game

-1.59
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 5 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 6 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.84

2 votes
Daily Rewards -
2 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 0 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

2 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
2 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

2 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 2 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
Grinding -
0 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

2 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 2 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

1 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 1 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 9 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 11 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.92

2 votes
Premium Currency -
2 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

2 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
2 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 0 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
1 votes
Recurring Fee -
1 / 1 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
1 / 1 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

1 votes
1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 1 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

2 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 2 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

2 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 2 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

2 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 2 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

2 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 2 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 6 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.92

1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
1 / 0 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

2 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
2 / 0 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

2 votes
Competition -
2 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
1 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

2 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 2 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

2 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 2 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

2 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 2 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 8 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 5 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.94

2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
2 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
2 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
Illusion of Control -
1 / 0 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

1 votes
1 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 1 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 1 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
1 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
1 / 1 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

2 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 2 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

App Store Ratings

Google Play:  (4.75) with 196,395 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Daily Rewards reported on Oct 20, 2022
Yes AND there is no penalty for skipping days. It continues where you left off on your day count and doesn't reset the "counter"
Advertisements reported on Oct 20, 2022
To get extra gems to upgrade things you can watch 2 adds every 4 hours. problematic.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Oct 20, 2022
Updates every month. New monthly content and way too many things to ever really finish
Social Obligation / Guilds reported on May 25, 2022
Guilds are often tight knit and you will be removed for inactivity. Friends can see the last time you played
Artificial Scarcity reported on May 25, 2022
A monthly ticket and weekly-ish food truck limited events, as long as 2-3 day long other mini events
Recurring Fee reported on May 25, 2022
Monthly fee enables
Illusion of Control reported on May 25, 2022
Use of "shards". You have your guild competing again ~9 other teams. Then there's the world leader board. You can check your guild's status on the world leaderboard
Fear of Missing Out reported on May 25, 2022
Many timed events that you will miss rewards on


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Screenshot FASCINATING STORY

Welcome to the world's culinary capital Tasty Hills! Just like any capital city, there's lots happening: restaurant critics write bombastic reviews, chefs create new masterpieces, and competitors cook up evil plans.
Dive into this whirlwind of events and etch your name into the history of the city of haute cuisine!

UNIQUE GAMEPLAY

Test your cooking skills in this game's many colorful and fun levels! Make dozens of amazing dishes to win the hearts of the gourmets of the culinary capital of the world!

PLAY WITH FRIENDS

Join a culinary guild or create your own to take part in thrilling competitions. Invite friends, play together, and win fabulous prizes!

THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS RESTAURANT

Open new restaurants and decorate them to suit your taste. Change the wallpaper, flooring, curtains, and pictures on the walls! Upgrade your kitchen, put in a TV, sound system, and new furniture to ensure that your customers keep coming back for more!

CULINARY FASHION

Be the most stylish and elegant chef in the city with HUNDREDS of different article of clothing and accessories. Grow a beard or mustache, change your hairstyle, the color of your eyes, or even the shape of your face!

SPECIAL GAME FEATURES:

- Open the restaurant of your dreams with a unique design and utterly unsurpassable cuisine!

- Decorate your restaurant however you like!

- Shake up your character's appearance using more than 300 articles of clothing and accessories!

- Participate in competitions between chefs' guilds!

- Play and cook with your friends!

- Regular free updates!

Create your character and set off on a grand culinary adventure!
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