I did not play the original game, so I can not judge on how this was in relations to the first game. I did think it was cool how the graphics were really cute and it was as good as any 2DPlay game. It seems fairly simple, but then again, I was not about to get past the first day. What matters is that you have a really cute premise that is executed well. I actually work at a restaurant, but I do not bus tables or anything. I can imagine how hard it would be if a single person managed an entire restaurant.