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Gardenscapes Negative Reviews

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Gardenscapes App Complaints & User Negative Comments

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Creative team needs to ease up a little if you still want my moneyFirst and foremost: I love the game. Well used to love it. And I totally get that the developers are in there to make money. Now in he past I used to occasionally buy the my vault for £2.99 and the odd sale. All in all I would say I have spend about a £50-70 on it... but I enjoyed it as I levelled up etc and saw a progress. Three times now have I reached the last developed level and was kept on hold, but I found that the new levels that were developed are now so hard that you basically can’t achieve them at all anymore until you spend money. Sorry guys! That’s not how this works. If sworn myself I won’t pay a single penny anymore until your developers calm down and make those levels achievable again. And don’t make every second level a hard one guys. People still want to have fun. If you carry on like this, people won’t play anymore if they know that they have to spend hundreds of £ to get anywhere. Your choice, loose more and more clients because you keep making it harder and harder or keep a steady cash flow..Version: 2.7.0

Dubious...I love this game but it’s frustrating that on all but one occasions when I win free time of all power ups the game restarts and updates causing me to lose the free time power ups. This is frustrating as I do pay for some features of the game, but that is going to stop. Today I was playing the “prize in the box” game and again got free time in powerups and 30 mins free play. I collected my rewards and the game restarted again and when it reloaded all the free time power ups and other things i had won (like the gloves and so on) we’re gone. It gave me the chance to play again but gave me the jack in the box at the start. Where as previously I had much more. To get free time on all power ups has allows you to power through many levels in that space of time. I am definitely not going to pay for anything any more because I feel like I am being cheated. I will just play the free elements from now on because I don’t feel like it’s co incidence. The same thing happened last week and that’s what caused me to leave this review. It’s so infrequent that you get free time and all powerups together that it’s just not fair, developers need to sort it out. AND I have bought the golden ticket and often still only get 5 lives, I am in a very responsive team so don’t think the golden ticket lives function is always worth buying.Version: 5.0.2

Great Game, But...So, I’ve been playing this game for a while (and I mean a while...) like, close to the 7,000 level range and I’ve been having mixed feelings with this game. First of all I do enjoy playing it, but I have a few complaints for some levels. I’ve seen a response where the developers left a message saying all levels are beatable without power ups. While this may be true, the levels are very random. What I mean is this, if you replay a level, fruits or whatever is there don’t say in the same place. You will have to reset the level just to be able to make a huge blast power up to help clear levels. Some levels also have so few turns that it’s super hard to beat unless you get a perfect start. Sometimes you’re forced to you a power up or all 3 to just clear a stage. Especially in the later stages, you would need to keep as many power ups just for that purpose. I have played stages as well where easy stages would act as hard or expert levels, and have few amounts of turns. The same with certain hard levels where it instead should be an expert level. I do love the fact that there are these challenges where you can beat a level consecutively to earn extra power ups. Those definitely help, but you can easily lose them. So, while I do love the game, I have to give it a 3 out of 5 stars. Just because of the the way some of the levels are made..Version: 4.7.5

Game can quickly become a money pitOnly gets 2 stars because this game is deliberately designed to quickly become a money pit. Decorating the garden should be fun, but this game is designed to frustrate the hell out of any player unwilling to spend real cash to buy coins which are required for everything from Austin’s (lazy butler) chores to answering the stupid phone and feeding the dog. DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GAME! If you purchase coins, they won’t go far because the stupid match puzzle crap you’re required to play and beat will consume your coins in no time. Each puzzle level is designed to require more moves than a player is given to eliminate obstacles to: find gnomes (there are always too many), get rid of acorns, collect specified items (fruit, water drops, etc). Each level increases in difficulty, but the rewards DO NOT increase, nor do the boosters, etc. needed to play the higher, more difficult levels. If you have a physical or learning disability, this game is literally impossible to play and advance in because the stupid puzzles are too difficult to manage. Pity the developers didn’t make this game more user friendly for individuals with physical or learning challenges by providing advancement options to complete other than the stupidly difficult and unrewarding puzzles. ☹️ DELETING GAME...won’t waste money on it and refuse to waste time on stupid online forums plowing thru drivel looking for shortcuts and hints..Version: 2.2.0

It’s not that greatIt’s fake advertising and constant repetitiveness makes it annoying to see when I’m playing other games - I downloaded this game a little while back I didn’t enjoy it so I deleted it. However now when I’m playing other games it continues to pop up and advertise things that have never happened in the game before. It’s lying to people by saying there are things in the game that there aren’t. It’s not fun it’s honestly quite dull as well I understand if you have different opinions and I respect that. Maybe the game had gotten better and has actually put the things it advertises into the game and if so I am sorry but I refuse to download it again and fall for another fake advertisement. Also when I say it fake advertises I don’t mean just now- when I first downloaded it I fell for a fake advert of this game so I don’t believe the current advertising is true either especially considering that it is so extremely different from the original game and that it literally has “not all images represent actual gameplay” in one of its two most popular adverts.Version: 4.2.2

Not like adds this game is GOOF!This game makes no sense the app adds show you problem solving to get out of situations but when you down load it all you do is design a mansion and have to match things like it candy crush. Can someone explain this?.Version: 4.1.0

PatheticThe game has nothing to do with the ads plus the appreciation score has nothing to do with the reviews. EVERYBODY SHOULD READ ALL THE REVIEWS..Version: 4.1.0

Fun but the levels getting too difficultI absolutely love this game, it keeps me entertained when I can’t sleep. It’s just a shame that some of the levels are too difficult. I enjoy it when they are challenging but sometimes there’s too much going on and just not enough moves to do it all. For instance the level I’m on currently involves collecting gnomes while moving lemonade glasses to the bottom of the puzzle. Challenging but not impossible. However this is also when there are fruit pieces encased in ice and on each side of the puzzle is a loop of water that rotates one space after every move making it almost impossible to get one lemonade glass down let alone the four required. It’s just too much. I’ve just spent 3hours of infinite lives trying to get past this level and it was just stressful. Games are supposed to be fun and entertaining not make you want to tear your hair out and throw your phone out the window..Version: 3.0.0

Good game very addictive but rewards are poorThe game in general is a good game and very addictive, but the rewards system for this game is very poor, I’m nearly on level 1600 now and the game can be extremely difficult if not impossible to complete without the perks that you very much need but very rarely receive.. and when you do receive these perks it’s very inadequate to the high levels of the game, the rewards system seems to have been developed for the early levels only and do not correspond with the difficulty as you progress further into the game, I have spent far to much money on this game and there is no appreciation or fair rewards for this, I’m at the point in playing this game now where I’m refusing to spend any more of my money especially with no fair rewards for this and this sadly means I will be giving up this game because it is becoming near on impossible just to complete a single level especially with the 5 lives it gives you which you are rewarded one life every 30 minutes, it seriously needs adapting for the more advanced players to keep us interested in playing without spending ridiculous amounts of money..Version: 4.9.0

Too many bugs and terrible customer supportI started playing this game last year and really enjoyed it. However as you progress the game does get very difficult and the rewards do not reflect this. Play rix have been very clever in the way they get you to spend money. This being said I would not have minded that if the game worked properly and the game support was actually fit for purpose, sadly this is not the case. I have had a problem with the boosters in the game since dec last year and I am still trying to get support to recognise this. I sent a video which clearly shows the error and support claim they cannot see it. I have now sent two more in game videos and will wait the usual two or so days to get a reply. I have also contacted play rix customer services and have had no response from them. I Am not happy having spent money on this game to be treated like this. So players beware the game is full of bugs I would advise if you play not to waste money buying things that don’t work.Version: 5.0.2

Stopped Playing FrequentlyI am 300+ level and find the game repetitive and frustrating be cause I get stuck on levels far too long so I don't play very often now..Version: 1.8.0

No wayFun 1 days . after that , if you buy nothing . you stuck and it become boring . buy nothing . it not worth it.Version: 3.1.0

Ridiculous!I really like this game, and I don’t want to stop playing it, but it’s so ridiculous! I’ve been stuck on one level for two days, and it’s driving me crazy! I’ve seen other reviews of people who have been stuck on one level for over a week sometimes like come on that’s ridiculous. Some of the levels are so unforgiving, and unfair. How are you supposed to make your goal if the darn game barely gives you any matches? So you’re just stuck there wasting turns until you fail. You don’t get enough coins to really do anything. There’s so many dumb things to do that requires stars, which you also don’t get a lot of. This game honestly just wants to drain all your money. It doesn’t give you any other way to try and progress by being stingy on coins, stars, and power ups. Want to win this level better pay $5 for it just to get stumped on the next one and pay more, and more. I really liked this game, but I can’t, and won’t pay an arm and a leg to play a phone game. Also the fact that each life takes 30 min to fill up! How are you ever going to get anywhere like that! I also don’t understand the stupid safe mechanic? So I have coins that I earned, and can use, but I have to buy them from you!? That’s like if I had to buy my own money! It’s stupid, and unfair! I’m about to delete this game because it honestly makes me want to throw my phone with how dumb all of this is!.Version: 3.2.0

Love it but...Recently we switched cell phone providers from sprint to Verizon. At that time my husband upgraded his phone but I did not. When my husband put Gardenscapes back on his new phone it began to act oddly. At the same time I opened my game to simply play it and I was asked to sync my game and given two options. I had never been asked this before. When my husband started playing on his new phone he was way ahead in levels from his last game and we realized he was playing my game on his phone. We couldn’t figure out how to fix it so he deleted his. The next day I attempted to play my game and as long as I picked the right sync option I was able to play my game. Eventually it stopped asking me to sync and I was able to play as I always had. The next day my husband decided to try downloading the game again to see if he could play his game. Later when I went to play again the games had switched and I had his game on my phone and he had mine on his. I wrote to customer service/support but can’t get back into the game to see if they answered. I have spent a ton of money and worked very hard on this game and I don’t want to lose everything and I also want to be able to play my game on my phone. Hopefully someone will see this and answer me here so I can see it and this problem can be fixed immediately.Version: 4.0.0

Harder levels but terrible rewards throughout the game.This game is/was very well addicting and advertised but the fact that the game gets harder when you get further but you don’t get better rewards is ridiculous and cheap. I’m not giving you my hard earned money for some pay to play bull crap. Give me better rewards the deeper I get into the game. Don’t get me wrong I love the difficulty of the levels but my rewards stayed the same no matter how far and long I played a specific level/levels. You add all types of crap to make the levels harder but you don’t give us better rewards? Kinda stupid if you ask me. For future references keep that same energy for rewards if you’re going to make the levels harder. It’s kinda hard to beat a level if you keep getting the “no more moves” sign in your face. Also why don’t my bombs explode at the end of every game I play, even if I didn’t finish the level in the right amount of moves? Y’all really just made up rules as you went along with this game. Doesn’t make any sense at all. It’s petty and ridiculous. Also I should have access to my extra bombs and electric balls or whatever they’re called at all times. I worked hard to get them or earned them by waiting everyday for the wheel spin. That’s foolish, continuing to stop me from completing a level by not allowing me to use my own rewards in the middle of a match. Fix yourselves!!!!.Version: 4.2.2

Spending too much money🙁I really liked this game, the graphics, the butler, dog, and the idea of rebuilding the gardens. BUT - I have been spending way too much real money on this. I have played the same level for a week now, without boosters,to see if it is achievable, and have come to the conclusion that it really isn't. I would like there to be less stars required to complete a garden task, and more coins to be awarded. It has just become too frustrating now ☹️.Version: 2.3.0

Like it, but so expensive to play properlyIt’s one of those frustrating games where you can play for free, but to advance any, you have to be prepared to spend a small fortune. That’s it in a nutshell. I can say that as a player who is over level 400 and I’m quite clever at games, but even I needed to spend quite a lot to get here. It’s impossible otherwise. It likes to make you pay for those extra one or two moves you need to complete the current game and with stiff penalties if you just quit it to replay the level (which makes you lose much needed bonuses for completing first time). In summary, the whole game is designed to make you be forced to spend as much as possible with them. “What game doesn’t,” I hear you say... but as long as you know this before delving into it!!!! UPDATE: Having reached level 600 and spent a small fortune on this game, I’m ready to give up and put it away. One of the most annoying parts to a regular player is to have to stop playing because you run out of lives. When I’m on a good run, I’m spending money with the game every hour, but when I’m out of lives because of a difficult level, I’m not spending anything because the challenge is to beat the level without throwing money at it. Silly to disable players spending money with the game, developers haven’t done their homework!.Version: 3.4.0

Gets too hard - I have gone off this gameIt was fun at first, but now after reaching 1000, every level is difficult and even regular games are taking a few days at times to get through. Pretty obvious they’re relying on addiction to get people spending money to buy extra tools to help them through the rounds. You shouldn’t need boosters and have enough coins for additional turns every round but this is now what’s normally required. I’ve gone off this game, and am now bored by it because of this..Version: 4.8.0

Expensive - challenging but not impossibleI would have given this game a 4 star if it wasn't for 1, the in app purchases are expensive and not worth it even on their "70% sales" 2, despite this I purchased a promotion item that gave you more lives - it seamed worth it- however it only lasted during the promotion -then the extra lives was removed. This was not clear at this time of purchased. Very disappointing. On the plus side, the levels are challenging but not impossible, the graphics is great. And you can play the game without purchasing anything at all, which is great..Version: 4.3.0

Frustrated beyond beliefBeen playing for sometime , on level 1765. Lately been experiencing a lot of crashes especially once you complete a difficult level. Of course once you get back to it you’ve lost your progress and your lives, but have to do it all again. As for the room Reno’s the same issue keep losing all my progress and having to start again without the money I previously had. So of course no hope of ever completing a room. Also never enough time to ever complete them as I can’t play all day everyday as I do need to go to work! None of your “fixes” work. While I do really enjoy this game I’m finding it extremely frustrating to play lately with all these issues...Version: 4.2.2

TerribleThe levels are way too hard, you have to get an objective but the game makes it way too hard to get. You literally have to rely on luck instead of skill. As soon a you waste all of your lives trying to pass the same insanely difficult level you have to wait another 30 mins just to get another life, which you will then waste straight away trying to pass the same impossible level. And you are playing this to build a garden but they make you easy starts on things like finding a rake or finding a dog toy which makes you not see the point in playing because you will then be stuck on a insanely hard level when all you have to do is find a rake. This game needs some serious improvement quick smart..Version: 2.0.0

Not the game I was shown in the ad1 week and 121 levels in, and still no sign of the logic puzzles shown in the ad. Nice bait and switch, Playrix. Your dishonesty is pathetic... and now removed from my device..Version: 4.1.0

Cute and fun... for a whileI enjoy the integration of puzzles with the expanding list of the garden but the puzzles become completely unfair and luck-based later on (winning is less about strategy and more about whether you get a lot of bombs) presumably so you feel invested and pay real money for boosters so you can complete them and unlock more of the garden. I prefer skill based games as if I spend money on luck games it's no different to gambling. Whenever the developers respond to criticism with a link to tutorials they’re ignoring that getting the right combinations and bombs is just pure luck. Also ever since the addition of gas cylinders the game is unplayable. Sometimes it’s just impossible to get rid of cylinders especially in levels where they’re chained up! Got a lot of play out of this one but unfortunately I will have to let my garden go unfinished..Version: 3.1.0

Pretty FunCan be a fun game but some levels are ridiculous to pass and there should be more boosts available..Version: 1.8.0

Do not downloadThe reviews are fake, the ads for these chain of games are completely misleading and do not represent the game play at all. It’s like 1% of the game, at best. It’s a huge money sink to get there too. Find a nice puzzle game from a reputable company. This is a scam..Version: 4.1.0

Addictive money trap, bewareFirst of all, let me say that I love the game in terms of its functionality and entertainment factor. However, it has been deliberately designed as a money sucking vacuum to extract as much currency from those who are unfortunate enough to really enjoy playing it and who want to progress. There are several tiny nuances, such as deducting from a limited number of lives, asking you to pay coins to speed up tasks, having to pay cash to buy coins earned during gameplay etc and quite a few explicit, blatant, money grabbing tactics similar to those used by loan sharks and narcotics sellers. When you run out of lives, you get offered a small lifeline of 5 extra moves for 800 coins (roughly costing £1). If you exhaust this, the fee for an additional 5 moves is raised to 1200 coins and then 2000. You are inadvertently paying an exponentially increasing surcharge for your desire to finish a level. I’ve never seen how much higher than that it can go as I come to my senses at this point and give up on the level. After spending close to £50 in my first month, including exhausting a £15 pack within 30 minutes, I came to the decision to delete the game. It is fun and addictive, but not worth spending 15 pounds within 30 minutes..Version: 3.5.0

A Disappointed FanI have been playing this game for multiple years. I am past a thousand levels in, have dedicated hours and brainpower to it. I loved this game and renovating! I also have other games on my phone as you can imagine and over this year I have seen more and more ADs of this game, but all of them were fake. Seeing as I was already experienced in the game I was absolutely flabbergasted by the depicted choice based adventure sort of game they had begun advertising, knowing the game was nothing like that. I was confused, why would they need to advertise as something else while their game was perfectly enjoyable as is? As time went on the ads picked up in frequency, full of false art and lies. It became that every game I played that had an ad showed me the lying ads, and I have gotten more and more irritated. It’s not that I find ads annoying or the repeat of ads annoying, what was annoying me was that they were blatantly lying to people to get them to download their game. I am deleting the game out of my own morals. I love this game, but I cannot condone this behavior, and seeing the app on my screen fills me with a sense of guilt and disgust. I hope they change their ways and become more honest, as this shady behavior is not cute. If they do, I will be the first to return. For now, it goes in the garbage. I know it does nothing, but I honestly apologize to all the people being misled..Version: 4.1.0

Unbeatable levels - had enoughI really like the game, but the developers are greedy, just like other reviewers say, so I’m losing interest now. I am currently stuck for about 4 days now on level 2691 (so I am just saying my level to show that I know HOW to pass levels). I do spend money on the game, as I know, it takes money to develop it. However, there are some levels, just like the one I am currently stuck on, that are impossible to pass unless you are extremely lucky. So far I have been extremely unlucky, actually unusually so - just as I am close to passing the level, my luck suddenly turns for the worst, and ... I lose. Basically, it is absolutely clear that the developers are trying to force me to spend money on passing this level. And look, guys, I am happy to spend money, but only when I am inspired to spend it. Instead, when you just block me like this from passing further, I will just say “oh well” and find another game to play. Yours is not the only game out there. As I say, I’m not unreasonable, and I do buy content, but I do not appreciate being manipulated like this into spending. Adios, Gardenscapes, we had a good run..Version: 4.3.0

Is it really worth it?I’ve downloaded, deleted and re-downloaded this games more times than I can even remember. And every time I re-download it I remember why I deleted it in the first place. You’re constantly playing the levels in order to get stars, but the stars get used up on the stupidest things that don’t even involve the garden. (i.e. getting a dog, calling someone etc.) and then there are times where you’ll use a star, and then something will happen where a part of the garden you’ve already fixed gets ruined, and another star needs to be wasted to fix something you’ve already fixed before. It feel like the game hardly focuses on actually fixing up the garden, but instead on all of the other little features of the game. And then there’s the actual game play, puzzles can be ridiculous sometimes. Boosters will be placed in a position that ruins the possibility to make other bombs. They will also sometimes be placed right in the middle of the only useful fruits which usually results in losing moves and ultimately loosing the whole level. While the game can be good, it can also become incredibly tedious..Version: 4.3.0

It’s good but has down falls.This game is great when I am bored but you don’t get enough stars to keep updating the garden and only 1 date per level is insane when you have to do so Many things that don’t involve gardening and takes way too long to do... the second fountain is on day 3 now and still not complete and I play on my iPad and iPhone. I’m getting to the point I don’t want to play anymore and on my iPhone I’m only level 92! It’s all becoming too slow and there’s things I just don’t want to do and you can’t skip them and HAVE to do them. I’m Starting to lose interest purely because it’s just taking too long to do anything and seems to be rigged to get people spending. I love this game but I’m tired of levels that take too long to do, a garden area that’s taking WAY too long to finish and levels that really should give extra stars to complete levels but don’t so when you’re out of lives and want to do things in the garden you can’t because there may not be any stars and all your lives are gone..Version: 3.9.0

Fake adsStop making ads that have NOTHING to do with the actual game.Version: 3.5.0

Fun...but still too slow with rewards.I really like this game. I deleted FISHDOM as the levels were impossible. THis game, although difficult is Managegable. Wish you could earn stars faster. I would like the lives to reload faster and have the opportunities to win more than 50 or 100 coins. The reward rate is way too low. I would also like the value of booms to be less - expensive especially when you can't pass the level to earn more coins - Hate to think it's just all about the in-app purchases! New content on review: still too slow to get rewards sick of earning four stars to complete half a task, have come to the conclusion the daily spin, (80 days no jackpot) is a compete joke. It is all about the in-app purchases as the hard levels take days, yes days, to complete..Version: 1.8.0

Addicting, Love it! But...This game is so much fun, I LOVE playing it on my free time. However, I have to agree with everyone else that thinks the game could be more fair. These puzzles aren’t easy, some get very difficult the higher the levels. More should be rewarded to us when we win, not just one star & 50 coins? It’s ridiculous, because this game is a great addictive game. Also, I don’t understand why it has to cost so much coins when we run out of turns, seriously 900 coins for the first second chance & it just keeps going higher. Why can’t it be 100 coins, because when we pass we don’t get rewarded enough! It’s just isn’t fair to the players who really want to win so we have to throw some actual money away to buy turns when the game isn’t giving us enough. One more thing, is that when a level consist of stuff like the flowers or having to get 8-10 cups more turns should be given to us, it’s hard & it doesn’t make sense to have less turns then what you’re asking us to collect, if that makes sense. Please, I hope you guys read this! I hope some major modifications are taken into notice because this game could be even more great! It gets tiring to struggle, & you’ll lose customers. Please, again just take some notice, fix these little things! Thank you for you time!.Version: 3.7.0

DibbledribbleBored now , no progress for a week , so after playing for a long time I am deleting game after this weekend. No progress makes for a dull game. Have also read many reviews given. As a business I'm surprised you've not been close down with such bad reviews!!!!!!! It's Christmas , stop making the levels so bloody hard!!!!!! Merry Christmas. Can you stop putting the golden ticket people down the bottom of chat list . Other team members asking for lives are being missed. Or is it because they've spent more money with you ! Just check three times now. In the 22 moves given, 6 butterflies don't even appear to be cleared. How one earth am I meant to clear to move on, again get sort it will report . Stuck on a level 1865 that has butterflies and statues. 22 moves , but how do you expect us to clear when twice now I've used rainbow explosions to clear statues and butterflies only to have 5 or 6 moves left to clear remaining butterflies that just don't appear!!! Can't clear them if they don't appear???????????????????????!!!!!on level 1802, is it because I've not spend any money on your game that your holding me up every time there is a team chest. Makes you think !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Version: 3.9.0

Over it! Way to difficult for very little return or pleasure!Stuck on level 2808 and over it! Absolutely detest the alarm clock games, stressful instead of being enjoyable. As per Homescapes, way too difficult for very little return & games are definitely not random. Have to spend up big and as soon as you do you’ll start winning way quicker - coincidence ... I think not. Free lives not worth spit, simply rigged with the hardest of games, even the ones not stated as hard. If you’re thinking of playing, my suggestion ... don’t! There are way more relaxing games out there. The developers need to start listening. An additional note, what became the one and only fun part (dog exercise game) has now also been ruined by games that are just way too difficult & too costly ... thanks heaps! I’m done!.Version: 2.9.0

Crashing is unfair - for the second time!!I really do think this game needs to fix the issue that it throws you out just as you are winning a level but the boosters you used are then not given back. If I had paid for the boosters instead of winning them, it could even be fraudulent to allow them to be taken from people in this way. It proves that it is not worth buying boosters as (a) the game crashes so often and (b) they frequently dont help you (around 50% of the time). So enjoy the game but dont pay for anything until they fix this issue. First post: This game crashes but then doesnt refund you the coins used during a game which has crashed. So far this cost me over 2000 coins and I am not prepared to spend money on replacing them. Either it should reboot from the start of that game or automatically move you forward a game. On a hard level which I had just won, it went back to the start of that level but without the coins to win it. Rubbish! Fix the crashing or be fair!.Version: 4.3.0

Fake GameI’ve seen ads for this game just about everywhere. These ads have nothing to do with the game at all and are completely false. This game is not what it is being advertised to be..Version: 3.3.2

False advertisingYou don’t get to do any of the cool puzzle things that are in the ads the game is boring it’s sucks. poop in a bucket.Version: 4.1.0

Add is completely fake!😡I saw the ads for this game and it sounded really fun but it’s actually NOTHING like what the ads said! They say there are just levels that you have to do where there are really fun mini games where you have to help the butler person fix problems. It’s looks more fun than I made it sound! But anyway, when I downloaded the game I found out that is not true at all! It’s a story game where you have to play almost impossible and boring levels where you just match up different fruits or something to renovate your house. You have to play loads of levels just to play one small mini game like it said there was on the ad. I think it’s a good game but absolutely nothing like it says on the ad! (Also I wanted to put three stars but I accidentally put three and it won’t let me change it!😕) Thanks for reading and I hope this was helpful. :).Version: 5.0.2

Too slow (unless you pay)I enjoyed this game at first. You play little games to earn stars to fix up things in the garden. But slowly you need more and more stars to complete tasks, the tasks are less and less related to fixing the garden and the little games get harder. I finally lost interest when I had to spend days trying to win enough stars so I could return a parcel to a neighbour. As usual, unless you’ve got money for the in-app purchases then this game gets slow and tedious..Version: 1.9.0

LIARSOk, so I was really excited when I downloaded this app, but was very disappointed. First of all, you need to play this stupid match three in game to do all most EVERYTHING! And you only have about twenty five moves to do it, and it’s almost impossible to do it with only twenty five moves. And I kept on getting stuck on the same level for ages! And what they show in the add is mostly COMPLETELY different to the actual game! I got this game because I want to renovate the garden! I have had this game for a few years, and I have finished TWO sections of the whole game. I DO NOT recommend getting this or getting it for a young child under eight. This was a waste of time, and got really boring real quick. It’s kind of fun, and every time I go into the game, it bombarded me with notifications about these other in games! I used to be obsessed with it but got very annoyed when I couldn’t even pass the same level. If you’re willing to spend a lot of time on this app, then great. This is the game for you. But if you only want to play it every once in a while, don’t waste your time with this silly app..Version: 4.0.0

A game only wants you to payThe game became less and less fair during each update. For examples in level 848 you’re only gets 20 moves to remove35 pink flowers and 80 water drops, the flower port to generate flowers need three matches near the port to generate every four flowers, and the flower port are surrounded by icy pieces which will again need to be matched two times to remove the ice, and all 80 water drops are in these pieces covered by ice. Now tell me how can you play without Paying money to get coins and the boosters, since for each level you win you only get around 50 to 80 coins but for the first five extra step you need to pay 900 and second five extra take 1200. Moreover, the game support team is a mess. Questions never get an answer from human being. Their tips are useless and the only thing the game team will suggest you to do is to see tips..Version: 4.6.0

Misleading adsThe ads don’t describe the game. If you want it to stop everyone has to give them a one star rating every time the ads come up. That will drop them..Version: 4.1.0

Bad to boneWell I have to say I do love this game, BUT good lord I've worn my finger to the bone playing this game on the same level for days and it really sometimes isn't worth it in the end to receive 1 poxy star and I need 5 trillion to even get my garden looking decent! Then I've got old smug face clapping or winking at me rubbing it in my face when I fail miserably on another level yet again! For gods sake people put some pleasure into playing the game instead of constantly having to use 2/3 and 4 stars for sweet naff all results! Thank goodness I have my enjoyable other games to play during my quiet and relaxing moments. Not saying the game is rubbish it's not, I actually like it a lot but me and most other people are just not getting anywhere then it just becomes frustrating and takes away the enjoyment. I don't want easy but at least make it worthwhile and it would be a joy to see our gardens progress. I'm 54 by the time my gardens finished I'll look like this 💀.Version: 2.0.0

DisappointedThemed events like the Christmas one are impossible to complete when it takes 3 weeks just to complete one level and that level isn’t even labelled as hard. I have used power ups and extra turns - all to no avail. Very disappointed! Don’t tell me to read how to play either! If you select a power up at the beginning of a game we should be able to place it wherever and whenever we would like to use it not where it is randomly put. More often than not they are placed in a position where a move could make a power up so rendered useless. I do like how we can change our decorative choices so as change the gardens look from time to time. I am just very frustrated and disappointed that I can never complete the themed events. I play morning, noon and night but am now so disappointed I am ready to delete the game..Version: 3.0.0

😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱🥶😭😱😱😱This I’ve No matter how many times I have to do the same Leave I don’t think I’m going back to sleep because I’m tired of being able too because I’m going back and forth and I’m just not sure how much of it to be with my family or friends or not just to be with my dad is my time for the next three years and I’m not sure what to say to him but he has a good job that he has done for him so he has a good job that I cannot was the way he did that he said I would like it if he could get me to do that I cannot is a way I could go back and do a job or not because he is a little more than I do but he has a good time at all but he has a good time at all so he is a little too busy so he doesn’t want me back in time for a long day and then he will get it to him I know he’s a little busy and he has to work at the same day and then he doesn’t have a lot to worry haha and he doesn’t like it because I cannot was like I was like that he doesn’t like it and I cannot is that I cannot is like a big yggbhh I cannot is a time for you and you guys and we will be together for dinner tonight so we will have a little time with him tomorrow and I can get him a check.Version: 4.3.0

Just another IOS game designed to force you to buy in game creditsThis game as well as its sister app Homescapes seem to offer the same gameplay and allow you to play up-to a certain level for free then the puzzles become so hard you can’t proceed without spending real money on in game upgrades to continue which is a real shame because up until that point I was enjoying both games. I understand developers need to get paid but I will not be bullied into paying. If I enjoy playing a game & it allows for unlimited functionable free play then I have spent hundreds of dollars buying in game upgrades. I feel that’s my duty as a customer who enjoys playing the game the developer has spent hours on hours developing and producing. But enough already on the multitude of iOS and other platforms games that try to force me into paying I refuse. If you want my money make a great that’s free to play forever and entice me into upgrades that enhance my enjoyment of the game..Version: 3.7.0

Absolute ScamI am completely disappointed and mad with GardenScapes, the advertisements are absolutely misleading and are completely different from the actual game. I thought I was getting a fun looking game where you free people in a kind of puzzle, when in reality it’s just a stupid ‘candy crush’ like game. I spent about 5 hours playing the dumb game trying to get to the game part seen in the ad, until I realized it doesn’t exist... This is a complete violation of deceptive practices and I feel used, and infringed by the makers of this game. To put it simply, GardenScapes is committing a fraud: false advertising. I feel that a lawsuit could even be risen against this crime that they have committed. Please Gardenscapes, stop advertising/scamming consumers with false, misleading, wrong information..Version: 4.0.0

Nice Graphics and I love this game but.....I love this game but you get stuck quite early in the game trying to get past difficult levels. I absolutely object to your principals though. You play a level and just as you get to the last move you get the most boosters raining down in the level. Just what you need to finish the level..only you can’t because the boosters are swept away in the sad screen that asks you if you give up or do you want to spend money continuing? It costs a lot more coins then you get to continue than when you win a level and you get only five extra moves. I have spent more money than I wanted and lost most of the benefits in boosters badly placed by you. I want to decide where my boosters go and I would like to be able to use the boosters that fall into the frame on the last move! I’m not spending another penny. If I get any more frustrated by your game it’s a simple process to delete the app. Shame on you for being greedy..Version: 2.6.0

Really fun at first then it all goes downhillI’m on level 6053 so I’ve been playing a long time. The game is super fun and there’s no other game that I’ve found that’s like it. If there is I wish I could find it. There are plenty of match 3 games but their puzzles are not like the ones in Gardenscapes. I could care less about the fixing things in the garden part of the game but the graphics are great and it looks really nice if you do care about it. There are also lots of extra events and such. Where it all goes downhill is that the value for the power-ups that can be purchased is really ridiculous. You get very little for what you buy. You’d think the developers are actually in a sweatshop pounding out bombs and such and trying to keep up with demand. It’s really ridiculous. And the game gets progressively harder until it’s virtually impossible to beat many of the levels without some kind of power-up (unless you want to spend several boring days playing the same level over and over and over and over) and often you’ll need several tries anyway, so lots of power-ups. So, expensive or boring that’s your two choices. I’m really struggling to come up with a rating for the game. It’s 5 star game until you hit that wall where you have to spend money to play..Version: 4.3.0

Bait fraudI downloaded this because I saw an ad while playing another game. It looked interesting, but what I downloaded is definitely NOT the game I saw advertised. I will not be playing this game, I am feeling duped..Version: 3.5.0

MehThis is not the game they show you in the ads. When does that occur? The levels are pretty hard to beat and some improvements require a ridiculous amount of stars..Version: 3.4.0

MisleadingIf it was like the ad I would totally give it 5 stars but it is not. So don’t waste your time downloading this..Version: 4.1.0

GardenscapesWas enjoyable, but with latest update you can only play with wifi. Went from playing 3 or 4 times a day and now I can't be bothered..Version: 1.8.0

You guys are doing it kinda wrongThis game has gorgeous graphics and building the garden is really fun. The events are very good, the special items for the garden are exceptional. BUT, it is just too hard. You lose too many players because they are stuck on levels. Take a look at supercell, they keep making the game more playable for entry level players, while increasing the challenge for those who have been hooked for years. And they make millions. This game got too hard after two days. I spent real money and still couldn’t complete the big top and get all the decorations. It shouldn’t be that hard two days in..Version: 4.2.2

Not my favorite .(I say Home scapes is better )Don’t get me wrong I like the game invite but every time it won’t give me the right moves to play or you know how it is and then the stuff cost way too much on the game way way too much . I like the game to staff and I can , you can do the Guardian and all that kind of stuff but the game itself is really boring it’s like kind of want to those games where you have to do something but it what are you do it until it want you I like the game to staff and I can you can do the Guardian and all that kind of stuff but the game itself is really boring it’s like kind of want to those games where you have to do something but it won’t let you and that gets on my nerves a lot that I’m not trying to put everything down on this game I’m just trying to say that I am only play it when I have to this is my writing I gave it to because it was really that good to me I’ll be with him I did I don’t wanna but you down or then I like all your things that I get that but for me the game is just not what I expected to get one I saw the ad I was like oh this is going to be fine but guess what it’s not how do you like my interview and didn’t feel you know all about Lala blah that about it is I really like game is yes it has some things in it that I wish I could change I just want to tell people who made this thing that I need some changes or some updates..Version: 2.9.0

I'm deleting itThis is a cute game and addictive, unfortunately, it gets difficult too quickly and you need boosters to get thru the levels. You earn a few in game but otherwise you have to pay for them or pay for coins to get you extra time to finish the level. You also have to play levels to earn stars to make changes to the areas of the garden, which is fine except when you can't get past a level and some tasks take 2 or 3 stars to complete (ie 2 or 3 levels passed to earn those stars). Would be easy to spend a bunch of money on this game. I would rather pay $5, $10 or even $20 on a game and not have in-game purchases. I would continue to play this game but I'm only at level 65 and working on the 3rd area of the game and can't get past it. I had unlimited lives but out of boosters and had to have played that level at least 100 times. If it's this hard now, how much worse does it get? I'm not going to keep throwing money at this game - it reminds me of the carnival games where you try to win the big stuffed animal, but you have to keep buying tickets to play. By the time you are done and walk away with a dinky stuffed bear, you could have bought 20 of the big ones. So, if you are still reading, I am deleting the game to eliminate the frustration. I would recommend avoiding the frustration altogether....Version: 1.8.0

DisappointingLoved this game until the latest upgrade. or thereabouts I play on an iPad and there seems to be some glitch whereby, when I am just about to beat a level, the game shuts down and I lose that life. It has happened twice today, both times when I have spent coins and used my extra lives or I have used one of my “tools” - retake, shovel etc. I don’t want to play in case this continues to happen..Version: 4.2.2

Aggravating - don’t play this greedy, money-pit of a game!!!I played Homescapes for a while, then the game broke and wouldn’t open on my iPhone. So I downloaded Gardenscapes to try. Right away I noticed the levels are so much harder, even the lower ones. I’m at level 561 and at this point it seems every level is hard or super-hard, impossible to complete without using power-ups or spending coin for extra turns. The last board I played was a joke, you’re given only 16 turns to clear 60 apples and 60 berries while also dealing with spreading honey. Even the so-called “regular” levels are difficult to complete. It’s aggravating to play the same stupid level over and over again and get nowhere. Many times using power-ups doesn’t even help, since you can’t choose when you want to use them, you’re forced to use them at the beginning of the game and they often place them where they help the least. I’m getting ready to abandon this game and wish I hadn’t spent money on the in-app purchases. I came on here and read a bunch of reviews and what everyone is saying is true - unfair game play, pay-to-play model, greedy developers. Anyone who says you don’t have to spend a dime to progress in the game, bless your heart for having the patience to spend days, weeks, months trying to beat a single level without power-ups or having to spend coins for extra turns..Version: 4.6.0

GrrrBeautifully designed artwork, very pretty and enjoyable to some degree..... But it is VERY frustrating to use stars (which are way too hard to earn!) for silly stuff like phone calls, or to use 20+ stars to complete a fountain or decorate the yard (it would be nice to have more choice on the work to be done or not, and that the star cost is less ). Maybe earn 2+ stars for hard levels and more coins for each completed level. It's clear you want your users to spend money, understandably, but making it more fun for us so we don't give up and uninstall the game is also to your advantage. Thanks.Version: 1.8.0

Game Falsely Advertised !!!Game ad shows a pin style removal puzzle game. Totally not what game is about. It is a match 3 type game. I would give 0 stars if I could! Come on Devs, if you have to advertise a different style of game than you are offering, maybe you should redesign your game concept if its that weak!!.Version: 4.1.0

BadIt’s nothing like the add and I feel very ripped off! The add said you got to fix stuff and try to chose the right stuff but that’s not at all what the game is like! I don’t like this game!.Version: 3.4.0

Missed it by oneAs others, I came by this game due to the misleading ads. That’s not the only thing wrong with this game. As for not spending a dime and enjoying this game, you would have to be a zen master not to get frustrated. You can play free, of course, but be prepared to play the same level many many many many times before you get a glimmer of hope. And this is where I think the game is rigged. There were too many, way too many, times where my moves were at 0 but I still had one thing to collect/destroy. Butterflies appearing only after I made my last move, a firecracker appearing just after your last move, etc. That tactic is used to get you to press that continue button and spend 900 coins. What??? You don’t have 900 coins because you just used all your coins on power ups for the very hard level and breeze through that to find that the next regular level is harder than the vey hard level? That’s how they get you. Tempt you to press that button to get more coins. So my take is unless you have a trust fund or have the patience of a zen master, steer clear of this game. I’m at level 1637 and been stuck there for a couple of days now because I had to use 3 sets of power ups to get past a normal level. Yes that’s 9 power ups for a normal level. Go figure. I can’t be a zen master anymore. I’m deleting this game. Same goes for Homescapes. Same problem same company..Version: 4.1.0

Used to be goodI have been playing this game for well over a year now and I used to enjoy it a lot, but the updates have just made it harder for me to play and meaning you have to spend money to go further. The updates I talk about are the changes of the tree as you used to get other items when you reach certain levels, but now you just get free play for an hour or two, and instead of completing 12 levels you have to complete 20 pointless, also on some special events you used to get 30mins free use of the circle boost, but now you just 30 mins of free play pointless again. When you do special events like Halloween and Christmas why don’t you start them at the start of the month instead of halfway through the month, I tell you why so we will play it all the time and spend our own money just so we complete the task. Lastly you make some of the levels so hard that it can takes days to complete and if we want five more moves it costs 900coins why so much could you not put that down to 400 coins instead. Stop making this good game rubbish and harder for people to enjoy it.Version: 3.0.0

Completely trash.Downloaded this cause of an add and it was false advertisement.Version: 4.1.0

Buggy and some impossible levelsAt later levels, the developers have lost sight of what makes a level hard, even "normal" levels can take days to finally get lucky. Levels can be just annoyingly ridiculously impossible. The timer gas cylinders are a stupid idea, sometimes impossible to remove before the timers run out (level 550 for example which is not even rated hard). It's sapping my will to live lol and thinking of giving up on the game. Games should be fun... One of the dream sequences failed to load early on, just giving a blank screen. After ignoring it and letting the timer run out, I have never had another. This was supposedly fixed but isn't. Still don't get them. The Devs need to look at the difficulty of the later levels and adjust them. The Devs also need to look at the ads as they are nothing like the game..Version: 4.5.0

New levels neededSo I might be an addict but that’s what they want right? So why have I run out of levels?! I’m on 2400 and am now waiting for the next level to appear. A few things that are just a little out of order/mean/purely for money making: The number of stars you earn versus the number of stars required to complete tasks are totally out of sync. There was a period where you got extra hard levels and earned more stars but these seem to have disappeared. Perhaps having different level options would be good, easy, hard and extra hard for 1, 2 or 3 stars maybe. You earn basically no coins for completing levels but any power ups cost far more than that. Either earn more coins or lower the number of coins needed to buy anything. There is quite a lot of unnecessary decoration! So you have to earn stars to complete a task to put flowers on top of flowers! Just makes it take longer to complete a day or area when it already takes ages because of my earlier point regarding stars!.Version: 2.4.0

**false advertising **Whilst the game can be enjoyable to play as a 3 match, it is definitely NOT what you get when you see the advert. You see a guy trying to escape various dangers and think that looks like fun so you download it, only to discover that is not like that at all. It's just your typical 3 match game which there a millions of available. I'm at a level of of over 2700 and never seen a special event or change to include the ’escape’ sequences that are advertised. So if that is what you wanted the game for, don't bother, this game is not what is advertised. If you after another 3 match game, then you'll be satisfied. It IS a decent game in that category at least. I honestly don't know how developers get away with this type of dishonesty. Be warned consumers FALSE ADVERTISING..Version: 4.4.2

Where’s the real game?I seen an ad for this puzzle solving game but it’s not what I downloaded 🙄🙄🙄🙄.Version: 4.1.0

Changes for the worstI love this game. I find it completely addictive and enjoyable and the level of challenge used to match the level of reward. The recent changes have started to put me off however. I’m not anti-change at all but some of them are spoiling the game. Firstly, the rewards you get now are mostly either free time play or the green money things, neither of which are much reward, especially when the green money just sits there while the next areas are being developed. There used to be more bonus stars - the extra hard levels are still there but are now just being called hard so no extra stars are given. Lastly, the gas cylinders. Why I lose the level when I still have 20+ moves to go completely goes against the whole idea of the game - clear things in the amount of moves given. Please don’t leave me a link on how to defeat them below in a reply - I’ve read it. They turn an enjoyable puzzle game into a stressful defuse the bomb one and I play games to relax, not to have more stress!.Version: 3.0.0

Nothing like addAdd is for helping a guy escape water BUT the game is actually a jewel match game..Version: 4.1.0

Was AddictedI have played this game from the beginning and it developed into a really interesting game with extra challenges which I have really enjoyed. The grow a tree gave the opportunity to win some boosters and some free play. This challenge has changed doubling the levels to 20, level 2 gets you 1 hr of free play, level 10 gets you 2 hrs of free play, I don’t know what you get at 20 as I don’t have the skills to reach that goal. There is no longer an incentive with this challenge and certainly not worth making a purchase for an hours free play. That has dulled my enthusiasm a bit. Tonight I have just been introduced to gas cylinders, what a nightmare these are, reminders of the butterflies, game over when one escaped but these cylinders are worse they count down every time you make a move and they pop up all over the place so I have spent time trying to explode them and not even touching on concentrating on the target of the game. When one reaches its countdown game over and this is game over for me too Really loved this game but it seems it is going backwards, shame. I like a challenge, not a hopeless struggle.Version: 2.5.0

Don’t do it!This is nothing like the ad! It’s not different levels of saving someone it’s just another stupid jewel candy crush matching game. Biggest waste of time to even download it!.Version: 4.1.0

Fun, but the game cheats to try to get your moneyI’ve been playing this for many months now, and while I enjoy the premise and the gameplay, I found that the game purposely tries to prevent me leveling up. I currently have 23 extra lives (probably the 5th or 6th time I’ve accumulated this amount) that I got from the daily spin. I purposely press the stop button on different parts of the wheel, and yet I STILL get extra lives every time. It’s totally fixed. I’ve found myself stuck on levels for weeks because what I really need is a power up to give me the edge to pass the level, but I’m buried alive in extra lives instead. Additionally, I’ve found that if I start blowing through levels too quickly, the game will purposely make my lose a level by refusing to drop the needed shape. I’ve had more than twelve moves left to me after gathering all the gnomes or the lemonade but one, and despite making matches right beneath where I need things to be rearranged, the game will just keep dropping useless shapes for all of my 12 moves and purposely prevent me from winning. I’ve noticed that the only way to combat this programmed cheating is to just stop playing. I won’t open the app for days and then suddenly the game provides everything I need to pass a level I’d been stuck on for 9 days. It’s very frustrating, and there have been several times I’ve considered just deleting it..Version: 2.5.0

Slow movingI enjoy the levels and doing up the garden but the stupid side missions that use stars really frustrate me, like serving tea and lemonade and refixing the fountain because my idiot butler chopped the tree down in the wrong direction! Let me concentrate on the garden! And maybe more chances to win boosters as some level seem impossible without using them, or make them cheaper and therefore better value and I would be more likely to buy them. I also wish it would stop asking me to rate when I have clearly done so! New request- would be nice if the fireworks actually got the butterflies rather than just knocking them down a level or two, not much help when limited moves and only one butterfly on screen at a time. I do enjoy the extra missions like growing the flower for the orangery etc however it would be nice if you could use the infinite lives at a time that suits you, rather than straight away. Who can spend 8 hours playing a game?! I am getting slightly fed up of the fireworks just taking random fruits rather than ones that actually move the lemonade down or something that helps me pass the level. They also always seem to take fruits that I could have made a bomb with, so frustrating!! Also it would be nice to get a booster as a reward on the bonsai challenge, rather than just infinite lives, I’d rather have a shorter unlimited period and a booster..Version: 3.0.0

Not what it used to beI’ve been playing Gardenscapes since it was a hidden object game played on the computer. I have never purchased anything and I absolutely loved the game. Unfortunately, over the past few months things have gone down hill and I rarely play now. There’s simply too much going on. 4 challenges going on at once. And of course as soon as a challenge starts I start getting impossible levels that I’m stuck on for days. Even with endless lives, it’s incredibly difficult to beat these levels. I assume this is intentional to force players to purchase boosters to get past the level. I end up in levels where you have to get a certain color or clear a certain item, but the color or item isn’t even on the game board. I can’t even count the amount of times I’ve lost a level because I didn’t clear butterflies, but there were no butterflies on the board to clear. It seems there are intentional roadblocks now and I got sick of trying over and over so the game quickly became boring. I’ve kept the game on my phone because I’ve gotten pretty far, but every time I go back to try again, I end up quitting because it’s just not what it used to be. Cut some of the challenges. Stop making levels intentionally impossible..Version: 5.1.0

Fun but annoyingThis game is definitely addicting and can be fun, but also very frustrating at times. As others have mentioned the levels get progressively harder as you go on. You can end up wasting lots of power ups and coins trying to beat a level and still lose. Also the rewards stay pretty much the same so you’re basically always getting diminishing returns as you play. But by far the most annoying thing for me is the multi-step process needed to restart a level when you lose or decide to quit. Whenever there is any kind of challenge active where you have to collect things or earn rewards, there is always a pop up where Austin asks if you are ABSOLUTELY SURE you want to lose your rewards/collected items from that level, trying to get you to use your coins and continue. Yes Austin, I am 100% sure I would rather give up these 15 apples I matched than waste my coins on 5 more useless moves that will bring me no where close to winning the level. Of course there is no option to disable these popups, probably because they are just a poorly disguised attempt to get people to spend money on coins. This used to be less of a problem because there weren’t always challenges going on so usually there would be no popup. Now the challenges are constant, and I have to mash the end level button multiple times to blow through Austin’s unhelpful advice every single time I lose or quit..Version: 3.2.0

Can you read?I’ve just read through a heap of the reviews on this game, and have come to the conclusion that you can’t read or don’t give a toss about your players! Games are supposed to be fun and entertaining, with a bit of challenge but not frustrating or impossible! Lighten up with your control freakishness and let that wheel spin, and let us win more than one level a day, or we will all go play scrabble!.Version: 3.0.0

Soon to be ex loyal playerI absolutely hate the recent update! I have played this game for a long time now. I'm up to level 2150 or something. I have spent money on this game & whilst I don't like doing it, I didn't mind in order to beat a tough level or advance. Ok so here goes.... the recent update and changes are terrible! I hate the introduction of the currency to add decorations at the cost of real coin prizes! Plus hard levels used to reward 2 stars, now it's just a sucky one star and the silly cash! It's are enough to get stars. Coin rewards have all but ceased! I see this as greed from the game developers to get customers to buy coins. The gas cylinders are a ridiculous idea too! Wasting a life so easily?! I used to think the company and game developers were fair & how good and refreshing it was. However the above factors I have mentioned have almost COMPLETELY put me off the same, I'm ready to quit. PLEASE address these concerns developers. Really unhappy player..Version: 2.6.0

MisleadingThe ads are not what the game actually is. False advertising and disappointing. I want to play the game it’s pretending to be in advertisements!.Version: 4.2.2

This game sucks.I like the concept of the game but hate the fact that the game decides when you pass the levels. No point in even trying to be strategic. It’s frustrating to spend more two days on the same level..Version: 3.2.0

Lacking supportI hate to even admit that I’ve spent money on a game, but on Gardenscapes, I have. Now I have a problem. One day I go on to see that everything is gone. I’ve been pushed back levels that I’ve already beaten. One being a “super hard level” and one of the reasons I spent money on this game. (Although I have also purchased coins on many other occasions, it took me 2 days of failing this level before I gave in to buying some help). Aside from being pushed back, everything is gone. No more toy chests, no more dog levels, tasks I’ve done, and stars that I had accrued. (I like to save them up and do a lump of tasks at once.) I contacted support through the in-app feature. While waiting on their response, I resumed playing to beat the same levels once again. Once support got back to me, I was advised to delete the app, restart my phone and download the app again. Although I had already tried that, I did it again. This time...THE SAME THING HAPPENS! All of the games features are still missing, but once again I am pushed back to the same level as before and the stars I had gained while waiting for support to get back to me are gone. I tell this to support and I am still waiting on a response. I’d be more than happy to send screenshots showing that all features are missing. Had I not spent money on this game, I would not be complaining, but this is unfair. Either my game needs to be fixed or I need to be refunded..Version: 2.5.0

Ad isn’t realThe ad completely lies about the game but why would the developers care they still make money.Version: 4.1.0

Not at all like the adThe ad of being able to chose your outcome is no where in this game. It’s like a candy crush game. Very disappointed..Version: 4.1.0

Why is the help so useless??One would think that inheriting a manor would come with more responsibility than returning gardens to former glory. Or more competent help for that matter. The game is pleasing enough, quick easy levels mixed with frustratingly difficult ones, the usual for games of this ilk. But for some reason, the game forces you to interact with and do the bidding of the incompetent butler that let these gardens fall to a state of wilderness in the first place. Why should I care that the butler needs to help his father find and tune a guitar? Why should I have to spend my effort to solve puzzles so that he can laze about reading books and training a dog I was forced into getting in the first place? One would think that a rather sizable sum of money would accompany this new manor house and the seemingly endless gardens around it. Why can I not simple pay for the gardens to be returned to their former glory? Or better yet, sell the thrice damned house, butler, and rather useless dog to another rube for a deep discount? I would have kept my silence, but this game also asked me thrice in an hour to rate it, not sure why, it had never been this needy before. Hopefully this shuts up the random strangers that feel it is appropriate to come into my home and gardens whenever they feel like chatting with the help..Version: 1.8.0

Not BadI enjoy playing the game however the fact that you can only get friends though Facebook is quite annoying. Only one friend is playing it, so I can't request lives. It also costs quite a bit of $ as many of the levels I have had to buy coins to keep playing after spending days trying to complete certain levels..Version: 1.8.0

Improvements neededOverall I enjoy this game however the time it takes for lives to refill is a joke it should be 2mins max not 30mins per live. Lastly when you win a life reward the time should stop every time you exit the game. I have won 3 hour life boosters and haven’t been able to use all of it because I have to do something then I come back and it’s gone. These need to happen to keep customers engaged.Version: 4.3.0

Crashes all the timeI’ve been playing this game for several years and I love it. The only game I enjoy so much. But about 3 months ago it started to crash. Initially it happened very really, once in a couple of weeks, but then more and more often and now it happens several times a day, maybe 1 in each 5 games (tries to complete a level). The most annoying thing that is usually happens when you have already won and the final amount of coins is calculated. It crashes and you lose your life, your game try is marked as “lost”, you lose your boosters and other bonuses. Several times I won a super complicated level, used several boosters for that and bought extra moves, I knew I had won it and then the game crashed and I was left with nothing. I now my phone is not the newest model (I would have had one if I had not played this game so much) but it does meat the requirements. I’ve tried to re-install the game but it did not help. I think it happens because the overcomplicated animation. I love the graphics in the game but I often think that there is too much unnecessary animation. I wish there was an option to switch it down to minimum and hopefully the game would stop crashing. At the moment I am so stressed out with this constant crashing that I have to find some other game instead or do something even better and more exciting with all that time I spend playing..Version: 4.2.2

TiringI use to enjoy the game but I’m forced to do silly tasks instead of finishing the garden so I’m losing interest..Version: 3.2.0

ConfusedThe ads show a guy trapped in some way that you must use logic to free. But when you get the app it’s a stupid match three game. Very not cool. 😖.Version: 4.1.0

Aimed at making you spend money!I've played many Playrix games and most of them are very enjoyable. This on the other hand seems to simply be a match-three game heavily biased towards getting you to spend money on in-app purchases. The fact that there are numerous in-app purchases costing up to £99 says it all! The levels quickly get so difficult that it's impossible to progress without buying extra time or power-ups in order to complete them. There's also a lack of variation in that practically all levels give you a limited number of moves to complete them, typically far fewer moves that you actually need; the timed levels are few and far between, but once you progress to about 25% through the game ‘hard’ and ‘super hard’ levels appear every 3 or 4 games, depleting you of any resources you’ve managed to accumulate. Also the progress in restoring the garden is constantly interrupted with tasks like washing the dog or collecting a stick. Many of the Playrix games I've got I have played for months on end, but this one will just get forgotten unless they make it into a playable game rather than trying to make a cash cow. The developers claim that the game is entirely playable without spending real money but this is somewhat disingenuous seeing as to do so will mean you spend weeks at a time trying to complete one game, and the nature of the in-app purchases makes this apparent..Version: 3.6.0

Mixed feelings about this gameOn one hand, it’s wildly addictive. On the other, it’s overly frustrating to be stuck on a level that clearly shows the developers lacked some basic empathy/understanding of how the game works. I’m often stuck on levels that are not super hard, per their labeling. I have looked past the thanksgiving-riddled decor (mass genocide and stolen land? not something to celebrate) and the now Christmas-heavy theme, which is great for folks who celebrate Christmas. But I can’t look past the openly racist Asian-inspired area. Being Asian myself, I am so confused how this material made it past the quality check, let alone the initial copywriting phase. The story had to first be pitched and then approved by a manager of sorts. It is just bizarre. I skip most of it because it’s like a slap in the face every time I read it. It is most blatantly racist in the backwards, broken English they use for the Asian character, and the stereotypical “master” title is getting really old. (If they were going for the true stereotype, they could have at least consulted someone Asian and used the proper term “sensei” which would have made it less inaccurate, at least.) I know, it’s just a game, but someone should really be required to take some equity training. This is a very bad representation of Asian people and I’m disappointed it’s a large part of this game. If I were invested in this or advertising on this platform, I’d want to be more inclusive..Version: 4.9.0

Losing it’s charmWhen I first downloaded the game, I thought it was good because it makes you think and win your levels. As I reached the thousand level it just became annoying not because you cannot a win a level but because they won’t let you win it unless you have exhausted your coins and power ups. The worst thing that has happened is they have added betting to encourage children into gambling. So I don’t think it deserves any stars at all. The one star is only because it was good in the first few hundred levels. Also it is a misleading advertisement to download the game. After downloading I realized that they are mini games that come only once in a blue moon for you to play. There’s also a lot of cheating in this game to make you buy more coins. It’s designed to not let you win. Looks like greed is taking over the developer. But it’s not worth it... you’ll get more negative reviews and lose your business. The 1304 level shows the creator of the app has gone all nuts giving only 9 moves to finish the level. Wonder if he himself could finish it off!.Version: 4.5.2

CatsHey look, I think the game is really fun. But the fact that you thought you should buy a puppy really made me sad. Like sure, nothing wrong with that! But the fact that the lady had gave you a great deal for a cat and you declined it made me sad. I wanted a CAT! You know there are CRAZY cat lovers like me in the world? Some even play this game! Also, you made cats look bad. In Austin’s “thought” of the cat scratching a tree was WRONG! If a cat needed to a scratch a tree, this would be too sharpen their claws and that would protect you from even more trespassers!!! The cat would learn to grow and love you and you’d feel happy! But no? You make dogs better for a garden just because there active? They aren’t as active as you think! And also, cats are also very good at being active. People just think their lazy because they sleep. SLEEP? Sleep just makes a human/animal more active! I’m very disappointed you think of cats like a useless, unworthy creature. I haven’t got very far into the game, but I’m deleting it JUST BECAUSE OF THIS!.Version: 4.3.0

Problems.Okay I’d like to say a few things.. with these type of apps, suggesting gardenscapes, homescapes, matchington mansion and other playful games, I’m getting of sick of the amount of ads that show during different social media sites and games. Like I get that you want advertisements and people to get your games for reviews, rates and money, but maybe just lower the amount of ads? Also, while we are talking about ads, I’m getting quite disturbed and triggered of how the ads show something completely irrelevant to what the game actually does. For example, I might be playing a different game and an ad will pop up in the middle of it, I could watch the ad and think that “Oh! This looks like a fun game! Let me get it!” And so I will go and download this game right? But when it’s finished downloading, I go into it and it’s a WHOLE DIFFERENT GAME!! I just wanted to say this. Hope you fix this and fix the ad problems. Thanks for listening and giving your time to read this..Version: 3.2.0

Annoying gameI really like this game. Always playing when I had a spare 5-10minutes. The levels came and went and progression was a steady rate. This is always very satisfying, areas got cleared and things got built. Now however it feels that I can only achieve one level per day. The game only lets me past a level when it wants to. I can use all my boosters and it still won’t give me the pieces to clear a certain block. It’s even worse with the magic hats or dog extras. You get past a level and receive a boost then the following level it’s useless and a waste so back to square one - very frustrating. If you manage to get all bonus’s with 3 extra moves you can’t complete levels but amazingly enough once you’ve lost everything you clear the level with moves to spare. This game has gone from pleasurable to frustrating and I only sign on a couple of times a week play my lives and then switch it off. Where as before I couldn’t put it down ☹️.Version: 3.0.0

Used to love, has gotten worse with each updateDon’t get me wrong, this app definitely has positives. I’ve been playing for well over a year and have enjoyed it during that time. In saying that, with each update the game seems to have gotten less fair. First example, the competitions are great- with each consecutive level you beat, you get a booster. However, I’ve noticed since the last update, the game will put the booster into a spot that screws you up for that level. Eg- some hard levels start with the fruit in such a way that you can make a booster first go. The game will plonk your prize booster right in the middle so you can’t make the one the level needs you to to win from the start. This makes the boosters not just unhelpful, but loses your lives. I also wish you could properly skip the dialogue and cutscenes. As an older player, the storylines get a bit repetitive and some go for ages. You can skip but it doesn’t skip a lot. I used to spend money on this app but refuse to anymore. You can tell that the game has become rigged, easy levels can take 30 plus goes to complete, and then you’ll all of a sudden get all these amazing matches and finish with 15 moves left. It gets tiresome and has me wanting to delete the app, even after all this time. Hopefully the developers take things on board. Also please don’t advise me to view tips like you have other players. I’m well versed with the rules..Version: 3.2.0

Enough with the clickbait ads.This company’s ads are totally fake and have nothing to do with the game. This practice is dishonest, unethical and should be illegal. I’ll voice my protest by keeping my money, instead of giving it to a sleazy, lying company like Playrix. Disgusting..Version: 3.9.0

Keeps crashingUPDATE I contacted support this is their reply apparently it’s all OUR FAULT!!! It’s our devices 🙄this is their reply ⬇️⬇️⬇️ A LOADA BOLLOX Thanks for reaching out! I'm sorry to hear that you've been experiencing performance issues. I apologize to inform you of this, but it looks like you encountered this problem due to your device's RAM. New content increases memory usage, which can cause technical problems for devices with less than 1 GB of RAM due to minimal system requirements. Kindly note that RAM is different from your device's internal memory where you store your data. I recommend that you close any running applications before launching the game to free your RAM. If that doesn't help, kindly consider transferring your game onto a more suitable device. We appreciate your understanding, and we're very sorry for the inconvenience. I used to enjoy playing I’m on level 870 but Since the last update it crashes on completion of levels every few levels! This was frustrating at first but I’m now angry it’s happening so often especially when I’ve spent ages trying to complete a really tricky level I complete it then it crashes and I have to complete it again! Even worse when I’ve used all my coins to buy extra goes to complete a level I complete it then it crashes and I not only have to complete it again I’ve lost 900 coins in doing so it makes me so Cross I’m not spending any more money buying coins and power ups Til this is sorted! 🤬.Version: 4.2.2

It’s a terrible gameThis gam is just terrible. The adds four the game are completely different from what the game is. And there are only 3 options. When your building your garden. When you compare the game to the add, the add shows av exciting game but when you download the game it’s all about bounding garden now nothing’s wrong about garden games but in the add it show almost nothing about a garden game and when it shows it’s a garden game it’s at the and they’re just pitchers. Ow and the game is not just a garden game it’s a candy crush game. And by the way there is a house Version of this game to and it’s got the same type game and the same type of adds I wish there was lower then one star. if you’re wondering what this game is all about this is pretty much it ,it’s terrible.Version: 4.0.0

All about the in app purchaseWhen you have so much moves left over you would think you would get heaps of coins but you don’t. And they take some of your coins that you earn and lock it away in a a volt once it reaches a certain amount you have to pay for it to get it out. Nice way to make money but really annoying when playing. You could get stuck on one stage for days just for you to get one star. It’s addictive and frustrating, iv had to delete the app. It’s a no from me..Version: 2.7.0

False AdvertisingNot at all like the advertising. Why do you have false advertising..Version: 4.1.0

Greedy game owners spoil the funThis game is beautiful, I love the thing, but it is so frustrating that, in order to play as often as I'd like I have to spend money, or wait ages for the lives to renew. I'm practically bedridden, so I find myself spending ridiculous amounts of money on extra lives in order to have something to do. The same happened with Angry Birds 2. I got rid of that, and I'm going to have to do the same with Gardenscapes, I'm sorry to say. It's not as if the player gets better the more he plays & so progresses smoothly through the game, gaining experience & skill along the way: the level difficulty is totally eccentric. From the easy Peasy you go to really, very difficult levels which can take days to clear, back to tough, but doable with practise, back to ridiculously easy, and so it goes. I shall be sad to see this game go, it's gorgeous graphics are a real pleasure to play in. Don't be so greedy, guys, make the game more easily accessible to the average, working class dude, they'll stick with you & you'll make the same money, just over a longer time. I'm so disappointed..Version: 2.1.0

FALSE ADVERTISINGDownloaded this game after watching a ad and found it nothing like what was being depicted in said ad.....you are frauds and should be sued for false advertising!!!! I am contacting the Canadian Ad Standard Counsel to have your misleading ads blocked on Canadian IPNs. SHAME ON YOU!!! PATHETIC!!!.Version: 3.5.0

A never ending storyA very nicely produced game. I have played the obvious match 3 games in the past and in the end the continual ‘sameness of the game led me to delete them. The additional story of redesigning the garden was interesting but in the end you know that as the difficulty level progresses and the early wins fade into distant memory you’ll be on your last heart with 5 moves remaining and no chance of clearing the level for the 10th time. As I never use the in app purchases to progress in the game the coins that are won are pointless andI can see how the difficulty progression and coins lead a player to quickly buy the purchases. If you like match 3 games you’ll probably like this but you honestly know you’ll be spending money to buy stars to redesign your garden quicker. Whilst you can absolutely earn all the stars you’ll need to complete tasks in the garden, for the time it takes without In app purchases you could just go and do your own garden, if you can. It might be a bit quicker and a bit cheaper..Version: 4.9.0

False advertisingVery disappointing.Version: 4.1.0

Not like the addThe add was you we’re supposed to help the 2 people survive. But it’s just a stupid jewel game. If you like it good for you. But I wanted it to be like the add.Version: 3.4.0

Garden scapesAwful!!!!!!.Version: 4.1.0

Thinking about quitting.I like the game but there are several issues that I am having which are making me genuinely think of deleting it. - constantly crashes. As mentioned previously by others, you think you are doing well on a level and the game crashes- there goes the life I used to play and any power ups I may have selected but never got to use as it crashed! I could be 1 move away from winning and it would crash - FRUSTRATING!!!! - levelling up takes too long and the levels are very difficult. Between the game crashing and having a day job, it can take up to a week to pass ONE level and earn ONE star from it. - the "cost". Why did it cost me one star to buy 4 benches, but now costs me 2/3/4 stars to make a phone call or plant flowers in a single corner? Which, again as previously mentioned by others, these tasks aren't relevant to progressing my game in that it has nothing to do with earning money/power ups/stars to be used on my garden. MAIN ISSUE - STOP THE CRASHING..Version: 2.0.0

Would be 5 but too hardThe graphics are so cute and I like everything about this game but it's too freaking hard! It takes me a week of playing to maybe finish one level. And I didn't even get the daily spins until level 24! And you don't get anything for not passing. It's incredibly frustrating and I wish we could at least friend people in the game without Facebook. Just other neighbors so I can get lives. This is ridiculously hard and normally I don't mind purchasing in-game as a thank you but when they rig it like this it just makes me go the opposite way. You have 2 layers plus items chained up? It makes it impossible. If you're going to make it so hard, at least don't limit the number of turns then. Update: I’ve been stuck on level 179 or something for a couple of months and I’ve used all the boosts and paid coins to keep going but the lemonade kept getting stuck in the side thing that moves along the border and I wasted like 5600 coins and 7 shovels and all three boosts on that attempt. I’m so close to quitting forever. I have paid probably $40 after playing for over 6 months and refuse to spend another penny on this greedy developer’s game. Also I have like 48 lives just sitting in the envelope from the daily spin, why is that even a prize??? I don’t give a crap about free lives when the levels are this hard..Version: 2.0.0

Frustrating impossible levelsNot all bad to play but some levels you got stuck for weeks and found out by google the level that you have 6 less moves soo annoying. Some hard levels you completed with boosters or money but it turn itself off so you lost what you used and you still at the same level so you stuck for days. Some levels you build up boosters by passing levels and it turn itself off so you lost everything and start again, if things aren't improving, goodbye gardenscapes.Version: 4.3.0

Flat out annoyingI am regretting installing this app. It seems like fun but the butler character is slightly annoying. Note to designers: Butlers don't do gardening. You have actually created a handyman/caretaker, not a butler. The games are mostly extremely tough. Then you end up stuck in an endless loop of trying to complete a mini game for points, losing all your lives, getting asked for money and then having to wait ages to play again. Don't the designers realise that the frustration ruins the serene and fun atmosphere of the main game? Not to mention the fact that you need to use unlimited lives immediately, no matter what commitments you might have in your life. They aren't interested in feedback or fixing ongoing issues in any meaningful way. Don't even bother. P.s. The spinning award wheel is clearly rigged to deliver pathetic prizes. Watch out - if you do win the ‘jackpot’ prize, it may even magically disappear..Version: 2.6.0

READ THIS! FIX IT! DisappointedSo I started off amazed that I’d finally found a perfect game. Aesthetically pleasing, no ads, calming, fun to play, etc. Then at level 30 I realised every time you lose it takes a heart away, and it’s very difficult to earn enough coins to buy the hearts back. If you want to keep ANY players at all and stop everyone from deleting this game, I suggest you get rid of the losing hearts system. It makes the game unbeatable and ultimately frustrating to the point where it makes your blood boil. A lot of the time, completing a level depends on luck of where you can match the fruit. Sometimes, when you have limited moves, you know right from the start that you won’t make it just because all your matches are right at the top of the board. And then it takes a heart away! For being impossible!!! Honestly I hope you read these and you fix it pronto because I now have to wait ages for my hearts to fill back up and if it keeps happening I’ll have deleted the game by tomorrow. And it’s a real shame because it’s one of the best mobile games I’ve ever played. You’re shooting yourselves in the foot here!.Version: 4.2.2

Not bad until you buy a golden ticket- then it’s a bigger money grabI have been playing this game for well over a year. It has been my go to stress reliever. However, I began to notice certain things that I did not like but the game play was fun enough so I continued to play it. That is until I made the mistake of buying a golden ticket. At first I noticed that some levels were not labeled hard but were more difficult to pass than the hard ones. I was always asked to make a purchase. Which I did not and eventually would get through the level within a day or two. However, I purchased a golden ticket for the first time since I began playing this game and have been stuck on a hard level ever since! It’s been well over a week now and I can’t get through this level. It’s not even a super hard level. The game keeps asking me to purchase stuff. I refuse. I feel like I’ve been swindled. There are other problems I see with this game. 1. The daily bonus lands on the rainbow almost every day. 2, you have to choose the power ups before you even see the level. 3. Why are all the levels worth one star when you have three category levels? 4. The pace halts to a crawl. Unless you spend money on this game, you will not advance as quickly. I feel that this game has become less about the user having fun and more about getting the user to spend money. And even with a golden ticket, they want you to spend more. This game can be a lot of fun but I think that algorithm need to be fixed..Version: 4.9.0

Not a happy player 😔 Level 3131I have been playing this game forever now and usually one of the top 3 players on the leader board, I play it so much especially during the challenges. However like most of the players I am getting increasingly frustrated at how I enjoyable this game is becoming the levels are ridiculously hard to win some taking over 30+ attempts and powers to get through them just to earn one star then when all stars are earned I can’t even choose the design of the item that I am building which was the whole joy of the game originally 80% of the challenges are unpersonalised now and to top that off every task requires 3-4 stars and has to take two to three attempts so annoying. Another annoying thing is I am so up to date I always have to complete the chest challenges guys you need to be faster with the updates if you want to keep my interest. I yes to absolutely love this game now I often choose not to even open the app and stick to my favs like Disney Magic Kingdoms and Candy Crush to avoid disappointment!!.Version: 2.9.0

Deceptive PracticesNothing like the ad. Copies ads from popular games. The jewel game itself gets to a point where you can’t advance without spending money. Basically a poorly designed game where the designers don’t know how to make money so they resort to deceptive advertising..Version: 4.1.0

Take a leafI don't mind this game but options are very limited. 1 level took me 50+ tried and 6 days to pass. I was over it. I'll still play it but when people ask about games I tell them not to bother with this one. Disney kingdoms is what I tell them to play. Levelling up characters gives gems that unlock things so the game makes it possible to progress. But this game. No options. You either get lucky in the daily spin or spend real money. After completing a hard level that rewards with 2 stars, the next few that follow get hard again. They are like ordinary levels but impossible to pass and of course you can't use the power ups cause u used all those trying to pass the super hard level just before. I get it shouldn't be easy. But this game shouldn't be about the puzzles. It should be about building the garden. 1 star because I think even the developers missed the point with this game. Fix it and I'll happily change my rating..Version: 2.0.0

Good conceptI have been playing this game for well over 2 years now and I’m on level 6212 and never spent any “real” money to progress. It's a good concept, but not enough moves to clear levels, very little reward once level is cleared , one star and always under 100 coins, and now anything you do needs 4 stars even making a call cost 3 stars for me that’s just a waste. which makes this game very disappointing. Also now there are no adverts the help regenerate coins you need to spend. No coin rewards on the spinning wheel like there used to be. I know and understand the devs need to make money but you guys have become very greedy. Also lately the game has been crashing. Just as I was close to beating a super hard level after trying for a few days and *bam** game crashes that really [email protected]#*ts me..Version: 4.5.2

Fake gameAll advertisement videos are about making decisions and selecting the best object for that moment. However, the actual game is similar to candy crush with a few extra tasks on the side. Nothing like advertised!!!.Version: 3.4.0

Fun but eventually disappointingHave been paying this for well over 2 years now and have always been able to lock my iPad when I have received a chest that holds an infinity reward to use later. However, lately every time I have gone to open my game and play the reward I have locked, it has disappeared including any boosters that were with it. This is now happening on all three of my Gardenscapes, Homescapes and Wildscapes accounts which has never occurred before. When I have been in touch with support they tell me I have received my rewards. How can I have received my rewards when I haven’t had the chance to use them? There fun games to pay and I have spent quite a bit of money on them so it’s pretty disappointing when the items you are playing for just disappear....Version: 4.3.0

New update= battery drainUpdate: ended up uninstalling this. It was 11am THE NEXT DAY and I hadn’t opened the game at all and it was still taking up 32% of my battery. Absolutely ridiculous. This game compared to Homescapes and Wildscapes is a piece of cake. Those two are insanely hard. I was planning on giving it 4 stars but ever since the last update this game has been draining my battery even when I’m not on the game!!! An example, I got on the game this morning at 8am (after JUST taking my phone off the charger) and I received 30 minutes unlimited lives. Not sure why but I definitely wanted to take advantage of it. I played until the 30 minutes ran out then got off the game. My phone was down to 72% after just 30 minutes. I put my phone back on the charger (at 11am it was down to 52%) and I’ve had to keep putting back on all day. I was like what the heck is wrong with my phone. So I go and look at the battery settings to see what’s taking up so much percentage of my battery that it keeps draining and what’s the ONLY thing taking up more than 5% of my battery? THIS GAME!! It is taking up SEVENTY PERCENT of my battery and I haven’t even been on it since 8am this morning (it is now 7pm and the game is SOMEHOW now taking up 73% of my battery). Seriously considering uninstalling it because of this. How does a game continue to take up my battery ALL DAY when you get on the game ONCE!!!?.Version: 4.2.2

Fun but frustratingI got started because I enjoy getting away from every day stressful life. This game is extremely frustrating. They’ve dropped the amount of moves you make at each level, and it’s now more a “pay to play” game. Constantly promoting competitions, etc. but to achieve any kind of awards you need to pay for bonuses, lives, etc. to move forward. Yes, it’s your choice to pay or not...however when/if you don’t, you can be stuck on a level days or weeks! No exaggeration! And if you use bonuses to start with that you can win 1 each day spinning a wheel, they put the bonus (bomb, rainbow, etc) in a useless spot that you either have to use immediately to make your next move, nullifying the bonus or putting it somewhere where it’s stuck and you can’t use at all. It was fun to begin with...my favorite part is decorating the garden...I really enjoy that and competing with my team for prizes. However to continually get stuck with no chance of winning before your time is up and then because you’re not advancing you can’t compete for prizes in competitions and get rewards, not fun. Unless and until they fix some issues (others complain about constant crashes, missing awards, etc) and reinstate the moves you took away a few months ago... I may be done. Sad when all a game thinks about is how much money they can take as well as enjoyment. And tech support is non-existent. Gamer beware.....Version: 4.2.2

CrashesLove the game but all it does is crash going to try reinstalling it hope it works.Version: 1.8.0

Are you trying to bore me to death?I am aware of the supposed psychological analysis you game developers think you have a handle on. I am sure it works with a large handful of people but some of us would just like a nice relaxing game that does not continually try to bully you into parting with cash. ‘Free’ boosters that mess up your best move, free time that is eroded because you cannot complete a level within 30 minutes? I love the premise of this game, Austin and the garden are great fun. Sadly, all the psychological games you play with me are just making me bored and frustrated. I have purchased packs of coins at Christmas for the last couple of years as a ‘thank you’ for a good game but this is as far as I would go financially unless there was some kind of subscription deal that would reduce the torture and renew lives quicker..Version: 3.6.0

Fun at first, impossible in advanced levelsIf you’re just starting out, this is a fun game. The longer you play, the more apparent the money grab aspect of the game becomes. Advanced levels (I’m on level 3234) are frustrating and often times nearly impossible to beat. I’ve been stuck on some levels for weeks. At first I figured that the levels were totally randomized and I just wasn’t getting boards that i could beat. But the interesting thing is, if you are stuck and stop playing for a while, the game will generate a message saying to come back and try the level you’re stuck on and suddenly, the board will generate what you need in order for it to be passable. Obviously, then, it’s not totally random. And since all of the in game events are limited time, advanced players with difficult levels don’t have a chance to complete these events in time. I have made the mistake of paying actual money for items in this game, but I encourage others to avoid doing so. I’ve contacted the developers when my progress has mysteriously disappeared, or when game aspects (like the colored rockets) appear to have a glitch. Nothing is ever fixed, progress is never recovered, and their “compensation” for their mistakes does not involve returning the money you wasted on their broken game. Save yourself frustration and time and play Township, which is a much better game from these same developers..Version: 4.4.2

The worst app everIt is nothing like the add and just an other candy crush knock off I hate this game it really sucks like really do not download.Version: 4.1.0

Really not like the adDon’t be fooled. The game as nothing to do with the ad..Version: 4.1.0

Disappointed 😞😕It’s an overall average game. The concept of the game is pretty underwhelming. The reasons that I was disappointed is because 1. There are tons of ads 2. It’s nothing like the ads for this game suggest. By watching the ad, the reason why I got this game was because it looked fun and independent, so I thought it would be a lot more free than it actually was when I got the game. It pretty much tells you everything that you have to do. 3. You have to play these little games to get money. You use the money to buy things so you can decorate your garden (but again they tell you how to decorate it). It would help if we actually started with coins because we have to make lots of money otherwise. Overall the game was 3 stars from me because some people might think I’m being harsh but seriously I was very disappointed because I was getting excited about the game. I hope you consider looking at this and fixing all of these things. Thanks.Version: 3.5.0

False advertisingI can’t help but feel that the ad for this game, homescapes and fishdom are quite misleading. What you are shown in the ads is what looks like a problem solving game (things on fire, leaking sinks, dirty floors etc) and the “player” picks objects to use on those problems. Nowhere is match 3 gameplay mentioned so it’s looks like a completely different game style. Then you download only to find it isn’t the style of game in the ads, but a standard match 3. But lame, going to deinstall now..Version: 3.2.0

Addictive but costlyThis is a very enjoyable game, although when you think about it, all your doing is lining up various objects to blow up! Not brain science, so why then can I not put the thing down??? Ok, so the hard levels are sometimes easy and the so called easy levels are next to impossible, unless of course, you spend money to buy power ups. I hate to say it, but I'm totally guilty of this, sometimes in a big way! I would love to know why it costs 900 coins for just a basic 5 extra lives and you only win about 60 at the end of a level. Very very tight on the side of the makers, or very clever, to get you to buy more power ups.... mmmm think we know the answer to that. So my advice is don't buy this, you'll love it, but spend money to play more and move on. What the prize at the end of it.... a slightly creepy man with a nice garden! Oh dear God, what have I done!! All this time and money playing this and buying extras, I must be crazy! But it IS a great game, the makers should just stop being so flaming greedy! Now put the iPad down and move away slowly! 1 star for the makers greed, 5 stars for the actual game!.Version: 2.1.0

Garden scapesHi, your game is really good and really entertaining but there’s only on problem , when you get to level 23 and above they get a little bit to hard so then I don’t really want to play it anymore because when its to hard it get boring. Also there’s not to much you can do, for eg: it only has two things such as changing things and playing that little game that is boring in the harder levels , it was actually really fun when the levels weren’t so hard. Other then that the game is really good and fun! This game would go in my top 13 favorite game. That’s pretty good for when I am saying this. Congratulations for such a good game!!! I would also appreciate if you could change the levels to easier levels. Thank you very much for your time. Sincerely Melfit2368.Version: 3.8.0

It’s not a logic game as advertisedNot as advertised. Don’t bother downloading If you got lured here thinking you have to pull pins to save lambs. It’s not this game. This franchise misleads you into thinking you’re getting a certain game. It’s misleading, false advertising whatever you want to call it. Waste of my time..Version: 4.1.0

Absolutely HATE, hate, HATE the timed levels!I like a nice relaxed game that takes skill and observation to figure out the best solution. Timed levels just raise blood pressure and one can't even assess the board properly to make moves. In addition, one can be stuck weeks on one level just because it's timed! I would rate this game a five without them. Also agree wholeheartedly with the reviewer that asked that we can use the unlimited lives when we choose..Version: 2.0.0

Not what’s advertisedI downloaded this game because of the ads. Turns out this game is nothing like the ads.. silly me for thinking you would advertise your actual product and not something fake!.Version: 3.5.0

Kinda over itI was obsessed with this game when I first started, I played everyday! It took up all my free time. But the more and more I played, I kept getting discouraged because it feels like they want you to lose? Is this a tactic to get you to pay actual dollars to buy coins? Because it doesn’t work. I’ve been stuck on a level for almost a week and I have no idea how I would be able to beat it. And I’m not about to spend my hard earned money on a game that is triggered to make you lose. They give you only a few playable pieces to begin with, more obstacles than you can clear, and only like 30 moves? At the MOST? IMPOSSIBLE. And whenever I used one of the few boosters I won to help, they gave me NO other option but to use them as soon as the game started. And they put them right where they would have no effect whatsoever. I wouldn’t even be able to move them lower to where the obstacles were! And when you won coins to actually do something with the garden, it was for stupid things like merely calling someone or setting up a tea meeting? I want to decorate a GARDEN, not entertain guests? I wasted SO much time on this game for nothing. I thought it’d be a fun easy game to play on my free time to relieve some stress, but honestly, it gave me more stress than I already had! I will be deleting! If you’re thinking about downloading this game, have fun being stuck on a level for 500 years and then getting no reward anyway!.Version: 1.9.0


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