Can VR Cooking Games Really Teach You How to Cook?

Rate this Article Eating is a pleasure while Cooking is an art. While the former still cannot be done in VR, learning how to do the latter can. As to how effective it can be, read on and find out. Free Virtual Reality Games - Can VR Cooking Games Really Teach You How to Cook?


The process of preparing and cooking food has usually been handed down and has continued to evolve over the years. Well prepared and cooked delicious food is not something that comes ready to eat immediately unless of course, you are eating from a can or a pack bought from a grocery or a supermarket. No, yummy chow takes some time (in one way or another) to prepare, cook and serve.

With the food technology, we have today, something as simple as basic cooking requires certain steps using cooking equipment to get done. The ability to cook and thus feed oneself (and others) is a must that every person should know even in it's the simplest form like heating, boiling, frying or toasting. One usually learns about such stuff from one's elders as the knowledge is handed down. However, if one wants to learn how to cook professionally or at a higher level beyond what one's immediate elders can teach, or simply has the need to learn a certain recipe, one can either learn it by enrolling in a cooking class or by learning to do it oneself.

Learning how to cook can be costly. Experimentation with food preparation is usually a trial and error affair until one learns how to properly do it. Excellence is a result of practice and cooking is no exception to the rule. The old and popular adage "Cooking is an Art, Eating is a Pleasure" holds very true as to why there are connoisseurs and food critics who have the experience to taste and rate cooking on how it was poorly or perfectly done. To achieve a modicum amount of cooking excellence short of a gourmet chef, a lot of practice and ruined dishes are likely to occur in the process though usually there is always someone willing to be a guinea pig taster for such attempts and actually eat it. Even your pet may thank you for it in case no one can really bear it.

With the VR technology, we have today, one can actually learn how to cook at least in theory and probably end up knowledgeable enough to be able to pull it off in the real world. Virtual Reality provides an experience that no current media can (with probably the exception of AR to some extent). With a VR headset on, one is enclosed in a near-real simulated world that can be interacted with and playing or doing a cooking simulation gives the user the impression of really doing it. The advantage, no food is wasted. One can keep on practicing while learning the steps from a virtual tutor (like that pesky robot in Job Simulator) and gain experience doing it, something that cannot be achieved by just reading a book or watching a cooking video.

The Cooking Game VR



Cooking games in VR is usually not only educational but fun as well. An example is The Cooking Game VR which is hilariously challenging and fun. The game trains one to be a cook in a fast-food joint. Although there seem to be three items on the menu, namely burgers, hotdogs and fries, the frying process and food preparations are very much detailed and have to be done in a specified amount of time. The game itself is cute and humorous as one tries to fill up the orders on a busy day while the customers and the funny (but cute) looking waitress wait on. Failing to satisfy these two will end up in you losing the game.

Job Simulator Gourmet Cook



Job Simulator is, of course, another source of food preparation simulation with its Gourmet Chef option. It's probably the simplest cooking simulator in VR with the bot instructing you with what to do with the food. Also, the game is lenient when it comes to the time as the objective is to learn your way around in its little space of a kitchen. The game will let you experience using current modern-day cooking equipment from a stove to an oven as you cook different meals to be served.

Puppy Chef Cooking



Another good example is Puppy Chef Academy. This one, however, is not only just a cooking simulator but an anime school adventure as well. There is a storyline where you get to play a culinary cat student enrolling in a school populated by dogs (though all in anime human form). You get to interact with the other students and the teaching staff and of course learn to cook dishes like an Egg Omelet, Lasagna and a wide array of recipes from all over the world.

All these VR cooking games (and others as well) are objective-based and there is no way one will walk away from the gameplay without learning at least a thing or two about preparing food. A common issue however in VR is the handling of objects which can get really clumsy when food, pans, plates, cups, utensils, spatulas and the like become the necessity of the game. Players are usually prone to dropping things in VR and, in worst cases, have to use their virtual hands to place and take food out of the cooking pan which really brings the realism down.

Regardless as to whether one can really learn how to cook using VR is a definite Yes. Cooking in VR is one step down from actually doing it in real life. The experience alone leaves a much stronger impression on the player as one goes about the physical movements of actually cooking which delivers an experience that can easily be remembered and put to good use when one actually finds oneself in the kitchen and having to cook... for real.

Rate this Article

Follow us on Facebook

Articles

Future Plans for Manga VRMMORPG Future Plans for Manga VRMMORPG Manga based online massive multi-player RPG games are one of the most popular genres around today. As to whether it would be effectively possible to adapt this art style into VR gaming is something worth the see. Read 5 Most Anticipated Upcoming VR Games for 2021 5 Most Anticipated Upcoming VR Games for 2021 A bunch of new VR games are scheduled to be released this year. Let's take a quick peek at five of the most anticipated ones. Read Steam's VR Game of the Year Award: Who Will Win?   Steam's VR Game of the Year Award: Who Will Win? The selection for Steam's VR Game of the Year Award will be a tough one as the VR games on the list are really good. However, just like in every competition, there will always be one who will stand out among the rest. Read The Future Impact of VR Gaming   The Future Impact of VR Gaming The rise of VR in 2016 has started a change on how people play games. It may take some time but it will definitely change the gaming industry in the times to come Read Are Virtual Reality Games Making a Comeback during the Pandemic?  Are Virtual Reality Games Making a Comeback during the Pandemic? The current outbreak situation has greatly affected the gaming industry. Let's check if VR Gaming is currently growing or dwindling this time of the Pandemic. Read How Sound Reality Affects VR    How Sound Reality Affects VR With the realism of seeing an alternate world in VR, hearing that world as realistically as can be is a must as well. Read VR Chat and the Covid-19 Pandemic VR Chat and the Covid-19 Pandemic The quarantine isolation caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic has caused many computer gamers and users to relieve the stress caused by this by visiting and playing on online social platforms. VR has enabled a more realistic user experience through an app called VR Chat. Read