Much to Order Up!!
's credit, mastering the motion controls isn't a major hurdle. The game manages to avoid nearly every motion-control related issue other games seem to stumble upon, so as much as you'll want to blame the controller for your poor cooking skills, you can't. It's all you.
That's not to say Order Up!! is an amazing experience, either. The motion controls are great, but you're limited to a few basic motions, leading to repetition. Even if you enjoy the core gameplay, which I did for the most part, you probably won't be able to play for longer than a half hour at best. Trying for precision does add a bit of frantic fun, especially on some more complicated dishes, but I was so bored of doing the same actions, I quickly lost focus.
Listening to orders and trying to keep customers happy does break some of the monotony, but not by much. Certain customers will ask for spices in their meals, which you must first unlock. Order Up!! excels at offering unlockable items, which will probably keep you coming back for more - that is, if you're the perfect storm of being into the game and possessing ODC Completionist tendencies. You're also presented with a few mini-games, like chasing away rats, though even with these distractions, you're still locked in a droning cycle of arm waving.
Order Up!! also supports the SIXAXIS controller, though I recommend using the PS Move if you have it. The game is still playable with the standard controller, but navigation isn't as crisp or easy. With the SIXAXIS, it sometimes really is the controller's fault.
Order Up!! is a well made-game and will have its audience. Unfortunately, even players who are really into what the game has to offer may quickly tire of its repetitive nature. Still, if time management is your thing and you dream of owning a restaurant, this is your best bet, especially considering its budget price.