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Homescapes Negative Reviews

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Homescapes App Complaints & User Negative Comments 2022

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Homescapes for Negative User Reviews

I don’t want to play Candy CrushI got this game because I thought it was about renovating a house. Nope it’s basically candy crush, and bits of renovating in between. And it’s so hard to earn stars to complete an action. Thinks take 2-3 stars, and that’s not including when things are divided up such as flooring. It is extremely difficult to pay levels with buying extra moves which I don’t want to do. And earning money from levels is just not worth it. The levels need to change up a bit, make it a candy crush level, then throw in a word search, crossword or hidden object kind of levels to change it up. Also levels are labeled as hard but still only worth 1 star. Make hard levels worth more stars. Also why am I wasting 2 stars on making a phone call, answering the door or cleaning up the cat and birds mess. It’s just not worth it. When you’ve completed a day why not make it wait an hour and then start the new day instead of wasting stars. This game is just a money grabber.Version: 2.0.0

Gone downhillI’ve been playing this game for years now (I’m on level 6635) & what used to be a fun stress relief to do in my free time has now become a very frustrating pass time that I recently put down & didn’t touch for a couple of months. The game has been made much harder by developers with fewer moves per level sometimes too few (especially when it involves something that has to be hit several times with a boost before you get what you actually need from inside it) I have been stuck on the same level for a full week recently as I refuse to spend any money. Some of the challenges are way to hard & the amount of coins needed for extra moves is way too high compared to the amount of coins you earn per game, additionally this amount has been the same in all my years of playing & I think it needs updating. Also the events have gone downhill, there used to events on a weekly where you could earn unlimited lives & sadly this seems to be a thing of the past. It’s a shame as this used to be my favourite game but sadly is no longer enjoyable I suspect once I find another game I enjoy playing this one will be deleted..Version: 4.9.1

Ok, but levels are to hardHomescapes s a very fun game. I love idea of fixing this old mansion as I love decorating and designing, but I’m stuck on level 24 and I have had this game for over a year now. On the first few levels you would be expecting them to be a bit easy, but in my case and many others it’s not. If you’re not able to complete a level how are you supposed to get stars? This brings me to my next case stars. When you go and finish a level you get one star but when you go to use them you end up having to use 2 to about 3 and that to me is pretty hard as I can not complete “easy” levels. Maybe if on harder levels you could get a bonus star or just make the tasks worth 1-2 depending on what it is. I’m not saying that the game should be made ten times easier, I’m just saying that it is frustrating being stuck on levels and not being able to get stars really fast and that i think it should be made a tad bit easier..Version: 2.7.0

Nothing like the Ad!Where the heck is the game from the ad I clicked on! This is candy crush with horrible interior decorating. Seriously, I wanna hit a robber in an elevator with a bat!! Why Homescapes!.Version: 3.0.0

Relentless ads are the worstWhat could be so great about a game that has to assault you with ads to convince you that it’s worth playing. Not worth the time or attention..Version: 3.8.5

BlandHomescapes brings the annoying butler Austin you may (or may not) know from Gardenscapes back to his childhood home. His parents, as empty-nesters, have decided to sell their large estate and move into a smaller, more efficient home - better suited for their needs and season of life. Well Austin, being obviously wiser than they, immediately moves back into his parent’s house and convinces his aging parents to not only stay living in an enormous mansion they can’t possibly keep up with, but to spare no expense at fixing the monolith up. If that part of the story doesn’t fry your bacon, then be prepared for pointless tasks designed to eat up the stars you earn on activities NOT RELATED to repairing the old mansion and the rooms within. The levels require very little strategy; I find the board layout to be purely based on luck and it can take several days or even weeks to beat one, so earning stars to get ahead will truly enslave you to this game. As for the characters; Austin is the know-it-all son, his father a dim-witted buffoon, and his mother has no personality. His relationship with Katherine is uninteresting and ALL other characters are one-dimensional stereotypes. So if any or all of those things appeal to you, download the game. I gave 1 star for it being ad-free and another for the ‘clean’ factor (I can have my young son play and not worry about mature content snuck in). I keep playing thinking it will get better but sadly it does not..Version: 2.5.1

DisappointedDisappointed. What is in the Ad is not at all what is played. Same game different name. Makes you do all kinds of useless things with the stars you collect instead of moving forward with the renovations. Anyways boring and was expecting so much better..Version: 2.6.0

More RewardsThis game does keep me going sometimes but some levels are easy, and some are impossible!! When we pass the levels we can we should receive more rewards to make it past the hard levels! We don’t receive enough money, the cheapest part is 900 coins too continue, and the most we receive is 150 coins on the hard levels we can’t pass anyway, and that’s where the 900 coins go and we get 150 back! We need more rewards of all kinds, so we don’t play the same levels for weeks, only too start the next level for weeks! Just some extra bonus’s for passing levels could make a little better. If anyone is interested in making it a little easier and more rewards a better game for more people to play so people can win and not loose! The whole story doesn’t really help the play of the game either, it just needs to win and give plenty of rewards to make it past the next level!.Version: 4.9.1

So frustratingI play Gardenscapes and was really looking forward to a new version of the game in Homescapes. Originally, it started out well, very much like Gardenscapes but with some slight alterations. I’m now at level 170 and some of the levels are just impossible. I’m having to play the levels 30+ times to even get close to passing them and it is just frustrating. I’ve been stuck in the kitchen now for so long and am not able to progress any further because I can no longer get past the levels. Really really disappointing - it’s like you want us to purchase all of the power ups and extra moves possible to allow us to pass the levels which is unreasonable and just plain annoying. I’m happy to use a power up if I can see it will actually make a difference but in homescapes - it seems that they are just there to make you guys money. Would have given 5 stars if it wasn’t for that. So frustrating and disappointing..Version: 1.0.0

Not recommendedI really like the idea behind the game and the drawings/look of it are really pretty. As in Gardenscapes, however, I will probably abandon it soon for two reasons: Austin the butler is kinda creepy, and because the puzzle games you need to solve to obtain "stars" (the currency needed to perform actions) become insanely difficult very early on. I am usually good at these kind of games, but without power ups (which mostly you have to buy) one level every two is really hard. I need to play some levels 20 times to be able to eventually solve them (thanks to pure luck). It would not be so bad if then I could use these stars to actually refurbish the house... but half of the times these stars are needed for inane actions such as "open the door to the postman" or "make a phone call". I am now stuck at a level knowing that when I finally conquer it I will have to use the star to "call a taxi". It's mildly infuriating. I understand the dev's goal is to frustrate you into paying real money for power ups and extra lives, but I still think it's ridiculous. If you are not hyper patient or hyper rich I'd not recommend this game. What a pity though..Version: 1.0.0

So not worth itI found this game through an ad on another game and I thought it was going to a multiple choice game but it was one of those candy crush like games. Like another user said, CLICKBAIT. I’ve been stuck on a super level for weeks. On other previous levels I paid like $5 in order to get more money in order to continue playing on a level, but it wasn’t worth it since it only gives me 5 more turns. And if you don’t get it in that many, it requires 1200 in game money for more. Are you serious? How do you expect people to play this game????? And if you want more money from the game, you earn all this money in a ‘vault’ which surprise surprise you have to pay real money for. Seriously, make the levels a little more easier and realistic to actually complete. This feels like a scam. You won’t be getting any more of my money!!!! Disappointed..Version: 5.0.3

Not the game I sawI was excited to play the game I saw in the ads however it’s not the game I downloaded. I’m very disappointed..Version: 3.1.0

Getting too hardI’ve been playing this game for a couple of years now, along with Gardenscapes, so have reached a reasonable level in both. What appears to be happening now though is that even ‘easy’ levels are taking far too long & using too many resources to beat in comparison to when I first started. I’m currently on level 3841 in Homescapes which is not classified as hard but am completely stuck despite half an hour of play. Hard & super hard levels are popping up more frequently & I appear to have to earn more stars in order to get household items than at the start + often have no choice as to what they are. I want to be challenged in a game & don’t want it to be boring or too easy but I only play this for short periods with a cup of tea so will sadly probably stop as it’s becoming very frustrating & no longer fun! Something for the developers to maybe consider is that I’ve never managed to finish a mini renovation challenge & it would be nice if you could somehow have a choice to revisit at a later point & complete them..Version: 4.9.1

Annoying StorylinesI'm giving this game 3/5 stars for a few reasons. I thoroughly enjoy the puzzle aspect itself, more so than competing puzzle games. The animations are smoother, the power ups are well thought out and exciting to use, and the puzzles are fun. I'm docking points though, because the storylines are infuriating to deal with. What roped me in to downloading this game was the home decor aspect. As a huge fan of interior design, this seemed like the perfect game for me. I got to play fun levels, but also simultaneously get to decorate a home. However, after spending months on this game, and completing 240 levels, I've only just now unlocked the 3rd room. If you can even call it that. It goes living room, kitchen, and then garden? Why!? There are TONS of rooms in this house, and after TWO HUNDRED AND FOURTY levels, I'm decorating a garden while so much of the house is untouched. Don't even get me started on the baking storyline. 6 stars just to bake the cake base. Another 3 to bake the house cake. Another 3 to frost it. Another 3 to put it together. Then 2 to drive it to the studio. Then 2 to celebrate the win. Then another 2 to open a present for winning... it doesn't stop! I didn't download the game to bake a cake. I downloaded it to furnish a house! Stop with that nonsense. It took WEEKS to get through that ridiculous storyline. I hope the developers listen to this criticism, because it's really really turning me off to an otherwise fantastic game..Version: 1.3.0

Disappointed.I quite like this game, it’s just the kind of thing I play. I also like Match 3 ganes and have had several over the years. However, I’m not getting on at all well with Homescapes.. The Match 3 ganes are timed, increasingly tricky, and very short, so you have to play very very quickly. For the first few levels that was ok, but obviously each level is harder than the one before and I have soon got to a point where I can no longer proceed. There’s a lot of encouragement to spend real money in order to proceed, but that way lies a lot of expense. I’m not one of those who thinks games should be free and preferably with no ads. In fact I prefer to buy games and have no ads, and will from time to time buy hints or whatever to enhance gameplay. But I draw the line at having to spend continuously in order to play, and I also dislike games that are timed - been there, done that, got the stress. I like to relax and take my time, now and then I might play a few timed levels but mostly can’t be bothered any more. So, sadly, I shall be uninstalling this game and leave it for those who want an adrenaline rush..Version: 4.3.0

SeraFirst off. You can't post a review unless you give it a three star review so highly doubt this will be posted but this is NOT the game advertised. Shame on you getting people to download this hooey. Make the game you advertised and there you will have a great game. Shame on you.Version: 2.6.0

SO FAKEThe ads seem so interesting way more interesting than the actual game I hate that they make the ads so different so you actually want to get the game but I kind of understand why probably because the game itself is such a waste of time and money. If you like this game....ok I am not judging you but for my opinion it’s a NO! 🙄😑👎Horrible.Version: 2.4.0

Need more moves!I’m thoroughly enjoying this game, I downloaded it last night and have been playing it all day, but now I have to go turn off the payment option in the settings. I’ve bought way too many add ons simply because the game DOES NOT GIVE YOU ENOUGH MOVES!! So frustrating saying you need to get 75 cherries and you have 15 moves and 2 seperate boards, like how are you supposed to do that with out buying more moves?? Absolutely love everything else but I wish there were more puzzle levels, like maybe every 5 levels you had to do a puzzle?.Version: 5.1.4

Nothing whatsoever in common with addInstalled 3 games from this developer looking for the interesting puzzle like games that were advertised. For some reason they have decided to provide adds for their games that have nothing whatsoever to do with the game being advertised. I don’t get it. Uninstalled.Version: 3.2.0

Initially good, but so difficult.I think this game is ridiculously difficult. I have played it every day for absolutely ages and am on the verge of deleting it. There is no way to complete some levels except if you happen to be playing when the powers that program in the middle of the night, happen to give you a break. It is so hard to complete a level and then you can only complete a task by getting four stars. You could renovate a whole house in real life whilst you finish the mansion stairs. And forget about getting your cat to the top floor of that tower block. It ain’t going to happen unless you purchase a pile of coins. The game needs to be easier, the renovation choices need to be more impressive, Gardenscapes and Homescapes need to be merged into one slightly easier game, so that people completing one area can be doing parts of the garden, while they wait for lives in the house. Personally, I did not want a fish tank in my hallway, nor a library corner. I would never see a bedroom off the ground floor in any British Mansion. But there was no choice in this game. This could be a brilliant game, if it was developed further. As it is, it’s just a money- spinner for the game developers..Version: 1.7.0

Far too expensiveThis would be an amazing game and I (and my kids) have been obsessed with it until I realised how much money it costs - it is insanely expensive and thats disgraceful considering what we make an hour.- it is SO easy to overspend as I (used to) load money on Tunes and the kids spend it like water...and I am seriously considering deleting it. I will hang a few days to see whether my (and others reviews) will impact on the developers in any way and then I will impact them by (sadly) deleting it. You cannot play the game without “buying” these imaginary coins as it gets hard so quickly that you get stuck on one level for AGES. 😡.Version: 2.7.0

Too many bugs, or are they by design?This game Homescapes is fun, 5 stars. They have designed it as you get higher up that you will need power ups to get through levels. They have normal levels, a level they call hard and one they call super hard. Each level requires thinking on what power ups are best to use and there is a way to make your own, but the designers do put in road blocks. The power ups are bombs, planes and cannons. Bombs are great unless a cookie is covered with icing, then it takes two bombs. Cannons help spread grass and destroy objects unless there is a cookie in the line of fire. Planes knockout random pieces and chains and if there are two chains on one game piece, a plane only breaks one chain. So you play the levels and if you can’t beat the level you are given a choice to either continue by spending 900 coins which buys you 5 more turns and if you can’t win again, you can spend 1,200 coins for 5 more turns, and if you still can’t win its 2,800 plus a few power ups, we’ll you get the idea. And if you don’t have the coins, they are happy to sell you some at a price. I have played this game for a month now. I’ve seen my 5 turns jump from 4 to 2, I’ve seen the cannon fire and NOT spread the grass when it should have. I’ve seen the planes NOT break ANY chains at the start of a level. I’ve seen a lot of bugs that I call rip-off when I’ve spent over $35 this month. I’m don’t feeding this money pit. 1 star..Version: 4.4.4

Not worth itI will be deleting as soon as I’m done reviewing. Spent 98% time and effort to win stars in a ‘candy crush’ game but the game I wanted, which you showed in ads, is non existent. What a waste of time!.Version: 2.6.0

Developers, PLEASE read this.This game is fun, engaging, and challenging! Not to mention it doesn’t have any ad’s (THANK YOU!!). However, sometimes the levels can get TOO challenging. I’m currently on level 60 and it’s near impossible. I’ve been on it for a couple of days now and I just can’t get past it. They only give you about 12 moves to get so much stuff, and it’s not even worth it. I’m not sure if this is a marketing strategy, but it’s a crappy one. I swear the creators don’t even try to do the levels themselves, because if they did they would be able to see that there is no way to get past the level without paying for anything. There should be some sort of “skip” level or something similar so that you aren’t stuck on the same level for weeks on end. Especially since the game won’t go on if you don’t complete these levels. I always end up deleting the game because of this. I mean isn’t the whole point to decorate? Speaking of decorating, there should be more options. To be honest, I don’t ever really like the choices I have for decorating and I’m always just settling for something I don’t like. I just wish there was more variety, and i’m sure some other people feel the same. So overall, the game can be fun, but Please fix these “impossible” levels. This problem makes me very irritated, and i’ve seen almost all the reviews complaining about this same problem..Version: 4.6.2

Easy passI’ve seen these ads for a long time before deciding to try it out. I deleted it after reaching level 20. The reason I deleted it is because it’s too boring to me. It was interesting fixing up the house but having to use multiple stars for some aspects and even to move to the next day is greedy. The bank I despised. Good premise but it holds coins you earn hostage unless you pay to buy it once you accumulate 3000 or 5000 coins. There is no choice either, you watch your coins disappear. The small mini games shown in the ads are the best part but they are way too few and far between. The majority of this game is playing levels over and over trying to get the next star to fix the never ending repairs. I also found having to use stars to open packages annoying. If I’m getting a gift it should be just. There is some humor and the scenes are colorful which is why i gave it two stars. Had the earning of coins been much higher, the mini games much more prevalent, the bank either free to obtain or at least an option, the limiting of one star per repair and not having to use stars on anything other than repairs I could have seen playing this longer. I tried these match three types of games several times now and always delete them quickly once the repetition of levels hits. If the match three aspect was a minor part rather than 90% of playing these would be tremendous fun, I’d even consider paying for that..Version: 4.2.0

Save katrin?!What the actual heck? An add popped up on my minesweeper game advertising some kind of homescapes game where you torture some chick. Da f’q is wrong with you people? That’s sick..Version: 3.1.0

In agreement with everyone elseWell think I’ve been playing for a bout 2years now, almost up to level 3000, the game is quite addictive in itself, does get a bit tiring when every time bonus games games come up you end up being stuck in a level most of the time the bonus is on the timescale hence why it’s hard to complete the bonus. And also seems most of the levels are reoccurring now but even harder, I’m not wasting my hard earned money to buy extras! As for buying extra lives with your coins I think it’s a bit harsh it costs 900 coins!! Come on guys it’s about time you come in line with the other games, lower the cost of coins you earn to buy extras please!!! I love this game it’s great but you really need to look at coin prices and change them, seriously! And after reading a lot of the reviews they are all basically saying the same, does that not tell you something, or are you just going to keep ignoring them? Also only noticed a reply to a couple of reviews, so what’s the point of having the option to write a review when they get ignored? Time to make some changes don’t you think?.Version: 4.2.0

Fake adsThis and many games like it give you false hope of a good game. It is nothing like the ad suggests. I’m just more curious to find the game advertised then anything..Version: 3.0.0

Not bad, decent, could be betterThis game is a good time waster and quite fun if you enjoy match-3 games. However, it gets frustrating when it seems that some levels are basically designed for you to spend money on coins to get upgrades or extra moves to pass the level. Some people don't have the spare cash in their budget to purchase coins and what real money you spend isn't even worth what you get, especially if you have to throw currency conversion in. The daily bonus is a good idea, though the seventh day isn't that great compared to the best spin in Gardenscapes. It's more interactive with the designing of the house than designing the garden in the previous game which is a definite bonus. So to summarise, it is a difficult interactive time-consuming match-3 game that may require you to purchase bonuses or extra coins for lives and bonuses..Version: 1.2.0

Fake addsThe game was nothing like the one in the add. That was the only reason I wanted to get this game. So naturally, I was bummed that the whole game was just a stupid candy crush rip off..Version: 3.8.5

Upset in level settingThis game may fun but after unfound that you went round and round not getting anywhere and found that u had purposely set the level so hard its wasting ❤️ and patient and those inks in this are not on making it more inpatient to point ☝️ of giving up on completely from been struck at 28 and waste those hearts and real money 💰 to bankrupt..Version: 1.0.0

Used to be a good game before they got greedy.This used to be a very good game before the creators got greedy. the team events are usually unsuccessful as each player needs to pass an average of 35 levels each in order to qualify to win the prize. Given that every other level is hard, very hard or extremely hard this is nearly impossible without having to pay. As previously mentioned by another reviewer they also have golden ticket events where even if you can get through the levels you still don’t win anything near the same amount as the people who pay for it which makes it entirely pointless to even bother trying. Again mentioned by another reviewer recently the add switch allow you to earn much-needed Queens will play however they do not pay out and you cannot even exit out of them so it just crashes your game. I have no problem with people who pay being given parks but people who can’t afford it should be able to earn the same items with hard work, this seems to evade their comprehension. Trying to get any issue fixed by to attempting to reach them on any platform just goes ignored..Version: 4.1.0

Great but a few other things🥲Ok so I love the game and all, but sometimes it just annoys me due to the fact that you have to be stuck on levels for days on end, and I’ve been stuck on a really early level like level 20 for about a month now. Also I find that I’ve downloaded the app, but I still get the ads on other games. Other people have said the same things as me, and I 100% agree that they should make the levels easier and change the ads; as well as adding more of what the ads say the game is about, like those pin removing puzzles. A friend of mine is really high up, and said that eventually you need to pay coins to continue, which you pay real money to get if you don’t have enough. The game will be so much better with everything I said above, with lots more people keeping the game and not deleting the game. Now I will keep the app for longer to see if any good changes have been made, and trying to check every so often. Thank you for reading and understanding my review. Have a good day or night, and try to stay happy in these unfortunate times..Version: 4.3.0

Not what's in the advertisementI mean, it's ok for a match 3 game, but it's not a match 3 game that's advertised. I wouldn't have downloaded it if the ad was true to the game which I guess is how they pull you in. It's a cute story but it isn't what I wanted to play..Version: 2.6.0

Fausse publicitéJe voulais jouer au jeu de puzzle trouver le bon chemin ou le bon outil, comme la pub !.... mais ce n’est pas le jeu du tout.... ne vous fiez pas aux apparences..Version: 4.2.0

Misleading adsThe ads for this game is extremely misleading. Game disappointingly is just another match 3 game..Version: 2.6.0

Must pay $ to be able to advanceI actually love this game, but you end up having to spend $ to advance: It’s easy to play, the “puzzles” that you play to be able to build things for the house are fun, & challenging. But you reach a certain point where you have to have boosters to beat the levels, & because Playtrix only gives you a max of 70 coins for each level beat (a taudry amount considering what things cost in the game), you end up spending your own money to be able to keep playing levels, or to be able to buy boosters to beat the levels. To break it down for you: I’m at level 122 (which is impossible to beat without a booster because of how it is set up), which is about midway through the 5th decoration level in the game (haven’t even broached the upstairs level yet). I’ve already spent $60 on coins/boosters, & I’ve only been playing 2 weeks. Not going to spend anymore $ on this (even though I enjoy it) simply on principle. The rewards for levels are not anywhere close to what they should be, & the amounts you get for what you pay for aren’t enough either. In other games if you spent $20 you would be set for a couple weeks. This game ends up being a days at most because of demand for boosters/coins to the cost ratio. I see this company fizzling out soon because of this. It’s a shame. They have a good game. If the reward system worked like Zynga games then they might last..Version: 2.2.2

Slow progress with little rewardThe levels are ok.. but everything else is so annoying. You could spend 1 day maybe a week getting past a level depending on the time you dedicate to the app. The star you get for passing a level is valuable and you expect it some progress in the house reno. If the points stars were put to the Reno alone that would be one thing but instead it goes to silly things like ‘the next day’ and you waste a point watching the character go to bed and get up? Or you are a few hours getting 2 stars(levels) only to ‘receive a gift’ from your uncle and you have no choice but to accept and waste your points. And don’t get me started on all the blabbering among the characters that doesn’t always give you an option to skip...the list goes on. to sum it up- some levels are just too busy, your stars/points aren’t valuable enough for the effort you put in. Not a satisfying or rewarding game just frustrating!.Version: 3.3.4

Disappointed, but not surprisedThe concept/theme of the game is really original and has some good graphics, however it’s let down by many issues: the levels get incredibly hard early on into the game. A lot of the time you need power ups to complete the level, so you’re out of luck if you can’t afford to buy any. The fact the you only win one star each game completed is ridiculous, especially when you need so many to do little jobs. You’re given a small amount of coins when you win, but have to pay 900 coins if you want to continue a game. BUT because you didn’t spend coins on continuing the game and you can’t afford power ups, you keep loosing all of your (5) lives and then have to wait a million years for them to be revived. I really am disappointed in how this game has turned out because it had such great potential and yet is like every other game - making it too difficult for its players so they must spend money to get anywhere..Version: 2.0.0

Initially Fun, But FrustratingI downloaded Homescapes because of the ads for it I saw on Words With Friends. The ads mostly show the lead character, Austin the Butler, in a sticky situation and the player has to pull levers to get him out of it. The actual game, however, is mostly improving the large house owned by Austin’s parents. The sticky situations are called “Austin’s Bad Dream and in 35 levels, I have only been able to see a few of them. The game is mostly playing a form of Candy Crush to earn stars in order to improve the home. That part is not so bad. The music is pleasant and the game is a relaxing time waster, at least initially. I don’t mind using the earned stars to replace furniture or a rug, but as the game goes on, you have to use the stars to do just about anything like answering the door, unpacking a TV, or even starting a new day. And once you’re out of stars, you can’t do anything else until you have won more candy crush games and earned more stars. You earn one star from winning each candy crush game no matter how difficult the game is. Win in one round, earn one star. Win after 20 rounds, earn one star. The idea of course is to get the player to purchase items to play longer. I get it. Most games I have seen do the same thing, but they don’t ramp up the difficulty so quickly..Version: 3.7.0

Gambling machineAll I have to say about this game is it’s all down to luck. No skill needed. Just like a gambling machine. You put your £1 coins in to try and win the jackpot but you will only win when the computer wants you to win. This is exactly the same concept. You could use 40+ lives on one level and it will not let you win. You leave the game for a bit, come back to it and attempt the level once again. This time it will give you as much help as possible. Turning your moves into power ups allowing you to beat the level with 10+ moves remaining. Currently on level 232 and I can count on one hand the amount of levels I’ve passed without losing a life. Levels are repetitive, difficult and frustrating. I like the concept of rebuilding the house, but many stars won are used on daft actions such as “use 1 star to answer the door” or “use 1 star to feed the cat”. These actions do not bring anything to the game and I’d rather use the stars on actually renovating the house. Due to the nature of difficulty in passing levels this has been given 1*. I understand developers want to make money, but I’d rather pay for the game upfront than give money to a company forcing players into spending their hard earned cash on pushy power ups that have have no guarantee in completing a level. As far as advertisement of this game goes, maybe the makers should be sued for false advertisement, as the adverts of problem solving game has no resemblance of the actual product..Version: 2.6.0

So frustrating!! Poorly thought through!As everybody else has said this game has tremendous appeal and has great potential fir becoming addictive....however! Some of the levels are impossible to achieve without spending money over and over again on boosters etc that last seconds and often get you nowhere! The boosters you buy have to be chosen before you play the level and are placed on the game at the beginning. You have no control over where they are placed! More often than not they are triggered by a run of cascades and therefore not at all useful. This is a complete rip off money making ploy designed to make you spend more money and completely takes away any enjoyment of the game! Why can't the boosters be available for you to play when you need them (as with the hammer). Perhaps the developers should take a look at games like Empires that are much more satisfying to play. I enjoy working at getting through a challenging level that requires a bit of thought and skill but when it takes days and days to get one star to clear away rubbish or feed the parrot rather than actually refurbish the house that is a waste of my time. With so meant poor reviews saying the same thing about this game you would think the developers would listen and 'develop' rather than lose players! Oh well, another one lost I'm afraid..Version: 1.1.0

DisappointedThis app is free and is fun at first until you realize that they make you win puzzles before you can complete any action. Including mundane actions like calling someone on the phone or greeting a friend. This wouldn’t be so bad if the puzzles were at least designed more fairly. It seems once you pass a certain level the puzzles of course become get more difficult but they also seem to give the game an unfair advantage over the player. As the levels become more difficult even the boosters seem less effective. Where on prior levels you can get a few boosters and they could help you win the level, but later it takes more than triple the amount of boosters to pass the level and they don’t seem to be as powerful. Some levels are almost not passable without spending actual money to buy enough boosters so you can pass it or unless you just get lucky and pieces fall just right. Even when you do complete a puzzle the amount of coins you win doesn’t seem to match up with the difficulty of that puzzle. Only receiving 60 coins for a puzzle it took 20 times to pass. Making it feel almost not worth all the times you had to play to pass the single puzzle. All of this made me feel like I was being cheated and the game was no longer fun compared to the reward so I decided to stop playing all together after a few weeks of experiencing the same disappointment..Version: 2.6.0

Okay gameGame is alright to play, however some things are a bit unreasonable: • the game has a jump in difficulty in the beginning, instead of gradually getting harder. Because it is so hard, passing the levels in mainly reliant on luck and playing levels over and over until you get lucky. • to renovate the house, each action requires a star or several stars. The problem here is that the actions cost way too many stars, or a broken down in a way that means in total it costs too many stars, especially considering how hard the levels are and how hard it is to earn them. For example, it often costs 2 stars to tile/floor half a room and another two stars to do the other half, or simple actions, such as answering the door costs 2-3 stars. This many the game unenjoyable since half the fun is renovating the house. Really, it should cost 1 star to do each action and flooring the room should not be split (I.e. 1-2 stars to floor or wallpaper the entire room, not half). • the money system is a bit unbalanced - you only earn 50 coins per level (100 on the difficult ones) yet it costs 900 to buy more lives or buy 5 extra moves..Version: 1.2.0

Great game, but don’t buy the coin packsNot really a fan of these games as they take far too long to get what you need to fulfil the tasks. Saying that, my other games got a bit boring after a while so gave this a shot. Got quite addictive and with the free lives for hours on end, I managed to use them to play as many games as I could, which really helped on the difficult levels. I was so close to finishing a level and I wouldn’t normally pay for playing a game, but I succumbed to buying the apprentice pack with 2 of each booster and 5500 coins as I only had 398 coins and couldn’t get another set of lives. Purchase complete and felt like this time I’d be luckier. Went to play and had the boosters but only had 5178 coins?!?! Contacted customer support and after a few days of them only given 1 generic answer early in the morning, they concluded with your account was sent the 5500 coins purchased. If that was the case then I’d have them as well as the 398 coins I’d started with. Like I said, good game but don’t buy the coin packages, if it wasn’t for that then I would of given it 5*.Version: 2.8.0

Great game, needs improvement (Bug fix please)So this game has been the most enjoyable on my phone so far. In saying that when I play I like to pre plan my level. I seem to match up planes and bombs in order for me to have an edge after it drops to the second part of the level. Then when I match up colours and wait for my boosters to drop down they are non existent. Also how many times does a level need to reshuffle??? I’d be more than happy to spend money on this game which I have been yet these are the things that keep me from doing so. It feels as if the game is fixed..Version: 1.9.0

A great game, but not what is advertisedI have been a fan of Homescapes and Gardenscapes for many years. I love the gameplay, and I love the storyline, I even like the level difficulty. It is very much worth the download! But something I have seen that’s becoming really disappointing is the misleading advertising on both of these games. Both games are advertised using entirely different game plays that are not at all featured in the games. Further more, the most recent update has changed the app icon to reflect the false gameplay in the advertising, rather than the gameplay in the actual game. It is becoming very clear that this company is very committed into misleading you for a download, which is very sad, as like I mentioned earlier the game is a great game on its own. In future, I would love to see accurate advertising and the company to have more faith in their gameplay, as I think this would result in more people playing the app rather than downloading and being disappointed..Version: 3.7.0

Not at all like Gardenscapes! No bonuses, very hardLove Gardenscapes so thought I'd give this a try. After a few rounds and completing the first two days I realised that we were not going to get automatic life refills at the start of a new game day. Also no daily gifts to collect to gain boosters. All is does is Make this game very difficult to move ahead. Then add to that the exponentially difficult rounds, and you soon find yourself very wary of the game. So if you have been enjoying Gardenscapes, I don't recommend starting Homescapes, as it bares no resemblance....well at least until they have fixed some of these issues!.Version: 1.0.0

Fun game but also aggravatingThe levels are fun and the decorating is enjoyable, however, you have to waste stars constantly doing meaningless tasks such as finding the cat or calling the parents a taxi. I would not recommend playing if you actually want to focus on the decorating. Quite disappointed..Version: 1.8.0

So annoying!!!At the start i really liked the game...i still do but i think it lost its purpose. i got the app because of an advertisement on another game, but it was so misleading. the homescapes ad on the other game, showed someone choosing choices when a tap in the bathroom started leaking. when i downloaded it i thought it would be a choices game, but no...it was just when of those boring match 3 games, like candy crush. SO TOTALLY CLICKBAIT!!! i started to play it and really got addicted because it was fun...but the levels quickly got hard. level 12 was really hard and it took me many tries to beat it. in the game you get one star on completing a level and it goes toward renovating the house. but it’s so annoying as you only get one star on the regular, hard and super hard levels and sometimes it takes 2-3 stars to do the simplest tasks. and sometime you use stars to do the stupidest things like feed the parrot and clean up the cats mess and put the parrot back in it’s cage??and you also have to spend stars on doing chores for the butlers parents, like i’m sorry but the parents don’t do anything for me. you have to spend a star on calling the cab for them, but seriously can’t they just call the cab themselves???and not use my precious stars that i worked oh so hard on grtting???. i don’t want to use the stars that i worked very hard for to feed the parrot. overall, do not get this game, candy crush is better..Version: 3.2.0

I rate 7/10 😭I really like this app but it’s super annoying how you have to download new places. And I am up to upstairs and it took me two minutes to download and most of the time it was stuck on %38 and %82! And also why do you make super hard levels? Hard levels are ok but most people hate Superhard. But mostly can you plz fix the stars. Like get the parrot back in it’s cage??? Call a cab for Austin’s parents? That wastes all the hard work on stars plz also try for people to get 2 or 3 stars if they beat a hard or superhard level. It’s pointless if you get 22 moves and win it but get one star. And can you give more moves? In all playrix games. Once I had to get 34 red bow ties and it only gave me 15 moves and I was stuck Forever on it! My friend is up to lvl 364 and she wants to ask if u can also make more than 30 players in a team because most of them on Kitten Club that she is on never even tries and they are basically off 24/7. She asks for 40-45 in a team. And she wants it to be only people who are actually on most of their life like her. lol 😇😇. Plz fix 🤩.Version: 4.0.0

Starts off good but is pay to winYou don’t get enough coins, you get stuck on levels for weeks and it seems the only way to get ahead is by purchasing boosters, the game is buggy and crashes and you lose boosters etc that you have paid real money for and when you contact help they ignore your request for them to address the lost items. When you download the game you agree to terms and conditions that you will NOT be refunded for any losses that occur during the use of the game. Too risky, too many issues, too expensive and it’s sad because the game is actually really good otherwise..Version: 4.1.0

Really fun but...Please rethink the game. Really hard to get through some level. Not enough hammer or bonus stuff. Also you never give enough money for us to continue. It gets boring when you can do anything..Version: 1.0.0

Terrible support teamThe game is decent. It’s fun and can be a little addicting. The story lines are cute as well. Some of the story items cost way too much compared other games and honestly nothing should cost more than 2 stars, let alone stuff that costs 6. That’s ridiculous and no other game does it. Speaking of... so when you have to clear 6 game boards to complete a story line task, every one counts, and often you may use a booster for that last piece with your last move. Only on occasion, when the board is NOT MOVING, an airplane will go take out some random piece that has nothing to do with advancing the game. You lose a life, and they start to back you into a corner where you need to use coins. It’s cheating. I contacted Support and their response? Lol “The way the game works.....” sooooo, i understand how the game works, I’m close to level 3,000.... not what I stated the issue is. They never addressed the issue and simply kept saying that I don’t know how to play. They slid me a couple of boosters to “lightening my day”, whatever that is, and even said at that time “this wasn’t our fault but here are a couple of boosters to lightening you day”. Extremely frustrating that they didn’t even acknowledge a possible issue.... not even a “let us look into it”. Whatever.... I still play but I refuse to buy coins. I will maintain the free version and spend my money elsewhere. ✌🏼.Version: 3.2.0

WrongMisleading ad.Version: 3.3.0

Enjoy game but....I began this game because of the ad and thought you had to build the house before you faced scenario challenges. I have finished the house and instead of scenario challenges there is another house to build. Lost interest in game now as it is not what is advertised and tired of how the levels are all getting ridiculously hard with no increased reward both in stars and coins won. I have enjoyed this game, even with the frustrations and have considered many times to delete. The most annoying thing is the glitches I keep experiencing on the occasional purchases of extra coins when I’m am tired of playing the same level and never passing. I’m certain this is designed like this to encourage expensive purchases. I have been charged for coins I have not authorised or charged more than once for one purchase. Currently I have been charged 5 times for one purchase and note I never receive the coins! I then have to go through the dispute process which takes 48 hours and when it’s rejected I have to dispute that decision which is another 48 hours. Very annoying and if it continues I’ll delete the game. Please sort this out!!.Version: 3.3.4

ConfusedThis game is nothing like I expected. I was intrigued with a game I saw an ad for (lots of ads mind you). However, after trying it out, realized it’s nowhere close to the type of game advertised, just a very very poor excuse for yet another matching game..Version: 2.6.0

Good game that could be better..I really like this game, but some of the early levels are too hard and it can take way too long to build up stars. I also find it very frustrating how many stars you have to 'waste' on pointless tasks like opening a parcel. I love choosing furniture and doing up the house and think every task should be related to this..Version: 1.0.0

Difficulty increases too quickly - be prepared to spend moneyThe concept of this game is great. However, it gets too difficult far too quickly. Rewards do not reflect the difficulty of the levels, it should really reward more coins, boosters and stars for passing levels. You can get stuck on a level for days, maybe even weeks, unless you want to spend money on in-app purchases, which I won’t do. One of the most annoying things is you can’t start a new game if you want to try again once you realise you really should keep hold of your boosters and coins as far as possible. Even if you delete the app and download it again, it remembers your progress and you can’t opt to start a new game. I would rate this game 5 stars if all of the above were changed - increase difficulty at a slower rate, reward more coins, boosters and stars and allow players to start a new game if they want to. These downfalls will see me giving up on this game very quickly, whereas I would have otherwise played the game long term. Such a shame. Time to look for an alternative I guess.....Version: 4.4.4

On Level 1725So I’ve played this game for a long time. I can fairly say that it is a well-executed game with consistent updates and support. I like the creative side as well as the puzzle side it’s a nice balance. One thing everyone should know unequivocally before beginning, however, is that the developers hate the players. Hate may not even be a strong enough word for it. I could be wrong, maybe it’s impossible to fairly balance a puzzle game but to program it so much in the favor of you losing is... unsurprising considering how often it wants you to purchase things. Now, you don’t have ads in this game, which is nice, and the options to purchase don’t ensure victory (I mean at all), so in a sense the game is consistent and there’s some comfort in that. The reward system is pretty rough, it does sometimes feel like an endless attempt to wear you down. You will rage quit from time to time, or put it down for a couple months, but this is a casual game. Whereas other games make me feel as if they’ve earned my business, I find the challenge of this one is seeing how far I can go without spending any money, because it tries so hard. It’s my tiny moral victory. But hey, great time waster so if that’s what you’re going for, you’ll likely stay engaged and distracted from your reality and isn’t that what we all want anyways?.Version: 3.7.0

Character flawsI agree w/Luis905..”umm one big issue”. The levels are hard, but they want you to continuously spend money on coins etc.. to try to win or put in an ad about other versions of this game. It gets frustrating and you want to put the game down and never return. Let’s say you’re rewarded with an hour or more of free play, it ticks down from that minute instead of letting you go in and play on your own schedule and let it tick down. Some of us work for a living and may play during our lunch or break, if you activate the free time, it is ticking down and over when you are off work and can play. The creators want you to acquire other versions/themes of the game.. if they’re like this one.. no way I’d get them. Funny that in the garden today while sweeping the butler says how he like to keep the dust out of the carpets there and keeps a clean house ( same thing he says in the house.. you should change the text to match the scenes) the guitar is in the house, but it magically appeared for him to sit on a bench and play it while chastising me about how hard the game must be for me to play. when you lose each life, the look on characters face is like you’re a failure... this doesn’t encourage you to play, you want to avoid that look like the plague. At times it’s disheartening. I will still play, but you lose interest in the story line due to frustration of game levels.Version: 3.3.4

Another good game ruined by greed!Firstly, this is a good game. It’s enjoyable and very pretty to look at. I was having fun playing it and was willing to pay for extra coins to extend play. However, it is huge and I only got to the 3rd section when it got much harder. I’m now finding I hit designated ‘hard’ levels every 2 to 3 games. What this means is that I have to either re-play the level multiple times until I get a lucky combination (although this is now getting less effective) or spend my in-game coins to get through. I get that the developers need to make money but this is getting ridiculous. It’s not fun anymore as there is no thought or challenge - it’s either luck or money now. Developers of these types of games just don’t understand that people have to enjoy a game all the way through if they want them to stick with it and spend a reasonable amount. Treating players as cash cows is not the way to build loyalty and ongoing support. Another good game ruined by greed :-(.Version: 1.3.0

I used to love this gameI don’t know if users are aware, but developers drastically (sometimes by as many as half) reduced the number of moves you have at each level in the past few months. There can only be one reason for this; people weren’t spending enough money. I have never and will never spend money to win a level. If everyone refused to buy power-ups, this evil plot would be thwarted. I like to win a level by skill or by trying different approaches until I find the effective one. Now, I know I’m just waiting on the game to “conveniently” award me the tools to win a level, because otherwise many levels are now impossible. Developers tell you no level is impossible; translation - you can’t win it until we gift you the tools or until you spend money. No one likes to play a game when even the “easy” levels take a day or two to beat, and when the hard levels are impossible without your gifts. Also, it is extremely infuriating to realize other people played these “impossible” levels less than a year ago with twice as many moves! I know you are a business, and some people will pay for power-ups anyway, but making the game no fun to try and manipulate people to spend money isn’t any way to conduct business. In my case, it makes me more determined to never spend a dime. I miss playing Homescapes before the developers screwed with our number of moves. Please put it back like it was..Version: 4.8.4

FakeNothing like the ads. I downloaded it thinking it was like the ad. Deleted once realizing it wasn’t. Go make the game u are advertising and I’ll download that.Version: 2.6.0

Used to be a fun game but not anymoreNice graphic and story, at the beggining…but became absurd now, you need to play at least 3-4 games to achieve the stars in order to do a stupid task e.g. for the main character to watch a movie, or to call someone or to apply an irrelevant object in the room, not about renovating anymore… I’m now at level 1296, barely renovated a few rooms, everytime when it’s an event going on, levels are hard and super hard, not able to pass without boosters or some sort of luck and after working a lot on an event, e.g. to transform a character and their room, to not be able to finish it because you get stuck on a frustrating level and times runs out. If you have a life and want to play in spare your time to relax, it’s not fun anymore, obviously you can pass levels if you buy boosters…for something that is imaginary… A good tip is just not to play the game for a few weeks, than miraculously they “ miss you” and reward you with free lives and boosters… and if no event is going on, you pass level on a charm. I’m playing other games in parallel and feel that I’m advancing more on those, and they give more possibilities to complete tasks… Sorry guys, I know it’s a bussiness but make it at least fun, and relaxing, not frustrating, life is as it is….Version: 5.1.4

Very Fun; Very FrustratingOkay, so I started playing this game and love the concept— it’s fun, addicting, and keeps you wanting more. And THEN, once you’re hooked, the levels are so hard it will boggle your mind. Now, I love a challenge...but...this is stupid. Sometimes you get a half hour or so of unlimited lives, but mostly you’re stuck with 5. Each time you fail to complete a level, you lose a life and it takes (not 100% sure on this) at least 20 minutes, possibly 30, to get another one. You can ask your team for lives after an allotted amount of time, but you’re pretty much going to wait and wait. And boy have I! I am not lying when I say I spent three days and 60+ lives to finish level 163. The worst part is that to makeover your mansion, you have to collect stars. One star per level completed...soooo...I haven’t been able to move forward on the game for that long in any capacity. I finally, FINALLY, beat level 163, beat a couple more...and then hit another one that is very nearly impossible. I only had two lives left from level 163. So I burnt those pretty quick and I’m uninstalling the game. If your levels are going to be this hard, give us more power ups. Best Fiends, for instance, is really hard sometimes—but they also offer a lot of opportunities for infinite energy for X amount of time. I’m going back to that one! Boooo!.Version: 4.6.2

GregYou will see many ads for this game and related ones (gardens capes, townscapes) in many other games. However, gameplay in the ads is NOTHING like the actual gameplay. I downloaded this game on the basis of the ads I had seen and played it for several hours before deleting it. Not what I had expected. Additionally, there are many events which operate on a clock ( eg bonus in effect for xx minutes) so for maximum benefit, you have to continue playing. I' prefer a game I can play non my schedule, not the games..Version: 2.6.0

Cash grabI downloaded this game as a joke thinking I’d delete it after the first couple levels....... then promptly played all the way up to lvl 50 in only one day. I’m perfectly obsessed with the game. The story is interesting, the rewards are gratifying, and rather than putting an ad wall in the players face every level, the game company sneak ads of their other games into the game play (that part specifically is very cool to me). All the levels before level 50 weren’t too challenging, but lvl 50 is in a whole other ball park. It is basically impossible without getting lucky. It’s not a strategy issue, it’s purposefully crippling the player by limiting the number of moves they have to a ridiculous level, and giving them a tiny 6x6 space to play the level. It’s very obvious that level 50 is made to be difficult to force players to spend out if pocket money on the boosters to progress the game but I’ll be taking no part in it. There’s no point in spending 2-15 dollars to solve this problem now, only to meet it later on down the road. It’s a cycle with this game. They draw you in with fun levels and interesting story and new sections of the mansion to decorate, and then trap you with basically a pay wall and force you to spend more money. This problem can only be fixed with real world cash and I am unwilling to pay it, but if you are then be my guest because the game is- at the very least- fun to play..Version: 4.7.2

BooYou have made the game way too difficult. Don’t enjoy the game not fun anymore. Notice team players aren’t on like before. Spend days on very difficult puzzles..Version: 4.4.4

Kind of disappointing..Hey there, first let me say that the game is beautifully designed and has so much potential. When I first downloaded this game I was glued to my phone and obsessed immediately, and then I hit level 24. I’ve watched videos of people completing these levels in the past and they had over 20 moves for the same level. And now it’s only 10?? I understand and was fully expecting that once you get to a certain point in the game levels will get pretty difficult since I know this game has been around for awhile, but level 24?!?! I haven’t even made it out of the first room!! You have to play a perfect game to be able to beat the level and it took me several heart refills as I kept failing. You basically have no choice but to either take your time on this level (which could last several days) or to buy a pack of coins to continue playing. As someone who generally does spend on in-app purchases, it’s frustrating when you feel as if you are basically forced to do so, and in turn, makes me want to delete the app. I really don’t want to do this as I said this game is really entertaining and a ton is fun, but I refuse to spend a small fortune to be able to play a game on my phone. I would love to be able to continue playing, and you have PLENTY of levels to keep people playing without forcing them into purchases. Please consider making some changes..Version: 4.7.2

Too difficultDo NOT download this game if you don’t have a lot of time to burn! Originally I downloaded this to play for a few minutes here and there between work and home life but this isn’t for people who have a busy real life recently seems like all normal lvs have had the available moves reduced and even the hard and very hard ones have been reduced for example i got a lv where 10 moves where available i was stuck on it for months as i only had some time here and there! Only way i was lucky is if the pieces on the board fall correctly or you use power ups or if you have none you buy some with real money! Which is probably why they have done this to push players to spend on power up packs. But instead it’s become too frustrating for me! Stuck on one level for more than a month! Not really a game you want to play if you make no progress! I like the game but its not for me as it requires too much of your time considering most levels have too little moves to accomplish a level! May as well put very very hard on all levels! 10 moves!!!! And the goal was impossible i had to spend over 2k coins to buy 10 extra moves to do that! You know what your doing you know its not possible to do it in that! You force the hand of the players to buy more in game currency with real money! I have no time for it so here is my last review then the app is gone! It never used to be this hard!.Version: 4.6.2

HorribleThere is a fine line between challenging and stupid, they have leaped over that line here...such an obvious ploy to get you to spend money on more lives and boosters, no entertainment value like previous games just an old formula to try to grab money..Version: 1.0.0

Good game but not so greatThe challenge is bet too hard to achieve u should allow more moves thank u but the game is entertaining fun but it just bet too hard takes bet too long to play rather more fast action than slow like chest game puzzle. You should at lest allow 2-4 more moves or more cash u should give $100 one round com on the levels r impossible to bet u should really allow more move or unlimited moves so we can actually play it else it's no fun playing it won't et anywhere crazy No one wants to play the game they just cheat use hacks but that doesn’t work n delete u.Version: 1.4.0

I don’t recommend this app.If like me you like games that challenge you and help you to chill, do not get this game. When I started, the majority of games were just about right, some where more challenging, but it didn’t take long to beat them. Then the number of attempts per game were drastically reduced and the majority of games are pretty much impossible to pass, unless you spend your hard earned cash of course. I found myself getting so stressed at times and speaking with other players they were the same. I belong to a team and the turnover was unbelievable, people just gave up and left. It’s a shame, because the idea of the whole game is great. I’ve read replies to some comments from developers on here to contact their team. One of my biggest gripes with this game is trying to contact a human! You just go around in automated responses. I don’t expect somebody sat there 24/7, but getting through is almost as frustrating an experience as some of the games. I just don’t understand the developers, players won’t hang around when there’s so much choice out there for us to move to..Version: 4.8.6

Ok but I didnt get the game to play candy crush!!!Ok but they dont give you any stars to start the game. If you like candy crush this may ust be the game for you, but personally if I wanted to play candy crush I would get candy crush. They should get rid of the candy crush, and put more of the escape game. You only get to play the escape game every once and a while. Also you need to use your stars for stupid things like waking the character up. Overal, not a fan. 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻.Version: 4.4.0

Losing interest because it’s too hardThis game started off really well but then became hard out of nowhere... now I’ve been stuck on the same level for about 1 and a half weeks and I’ve used all my powerups on this very level. For this reason I’m starting to get over this game. This isn’t the first time this has happened either so it’s getting a bit old now. The developers of this game have another version (Gardenscapes) which I recommend as gameplay is so much better. You progress quicker but it’s still challenging as you still get stuck on levels but never more than a day or two. It’s prefect! Ive had Gardenscapes for half the time and I’ve progressed twice as much! It’s so much fun! I still go onto Housescapes to collect my daily bonus and give the level a go but it’s not fun anymore. Even if I do pass this level I’ll be stuck on another level in the next couple of games. Also, it’s costs too many stars to do anything either so you’re just sitting there doing nothing and it’s boring!!!.Version: 2.7.0

DONT BE FOOLED!The adverts for this game give you the impression it’s a puzzle game which it’s not. For example they show you a kitchen with a fire and underneath you have several buttons to press one of which is a fire extinguisher button which extinguished the fire and then you will see smoke and you think about opening a window or something similar. So it looks like an interesting puzzle game where you have a problem and then take one of the offered solutions. In fact this game is just a copy of other similar games where the levels get so unbelievably hard you have to buy extra lives or boosts to have any chance of completing a level. The story of Austin the butler renovating the house is just to hook you into the game as yes it does give you choices of how you renovate the house by choosing wallpaper etc, each room has over 100 games to complete before you move onto the next room. Some of the levels are ridiculously difficult and I’ve spent over £300 in about 2 months and completed over 500 levels and I’ve not even finished 4 rooms and I’m a pretty good player so only buy extra lives or boosts if I genuinely cannot complete a level without having to do so. If they made it clear upfront the advert is nothing remotely similar to the actual game I would have never downloaded it, so be warned....Version: 3.0.0

Good but frustratingI was really enjoying the game but I feel something needs to change. The levels become too hard too quickly, I have just finished the first bit and struggle to get stars to continue. I feel like either the star rewards need to be more than one per level or the levels need to take longer to get harder. One star per level then taking 2-3 sets of lives to get through for the next star is very frustrating and completely unsatisfying. Once it becomes too difficult to clear a level for one star I will most likely give up and delete the game. Keep improving it, I will keep trying for a bit longer :).Version: 1.3.0

Love this game BUT changes need to be made!I love this game! I’ve played many games, but this one has become my favorite. Over time though, I am beginning to get frustrated! You only get about 50-80 coins a game after completing the level, but in order to get more chances to play it’s 900 coins for the first 5 extra moves and then goes up to 1200. I don’t even know what’s after that, because it’s just so much! Even with the rewards they grant, you only get 100 coins which is like nothing. You really have to spend money to play this game. I’ve tried to be patient and play the games out without spending money, but many levels you just can’t! I don’t mind spending the money here and there, but it’s so expensive, it doesn’t even make it worth it. You get 1000 coins for .99 and it takes 900 coins to get 5 extra turns. That adds up really quick! Plus it’s even more expensive if you want power ups! I’m not too sure how much more I can continue playing if they don’t make some changes. It’s beginning to add up with how many coins I’ve been buying just to beat rounds. On top of that I believe that there are also sometimes when the board isn’t applying the power ups correctly. It's almost like a glitch or something that’s not working. I’m really hoping they make some changes to this game! Such a shame that it seems they are more concerned about money, than people continuing to play..Version: 1.3.0

Love the game but....I am at level 498 and I love the game. But when you have 10 more moves left and you win the level you are lucky to win 58 coins?!?! And you just better break out your dollars because some levels you will be killing yourselves to win. Like 498 level I am not going to spend anymore money on this game. And the few moves it gives you to play and the purple blocks that has the bugs in them good luck they get much harder in higher up levels. This level it has the regular white blocks that grow but the purple ones you have to kit them 2 to 3 times and they grow back just one to two moves after you remove another side. To get extra coins for more lives or boosters it is a lot of money for what little you get. 900 coins you get 3 this. And 1900 coins you get 3 globes. The lives run out so fast and sometimes my friends send me lives I see them and play one game go back to collect the life because it won’t allow you to have 6 life’s and it is missing. I am in the room right at the stairs I forget what it is called. Looks like another living room to me. The outside green house it felt like it took years to finish the plot line. I wish you could request the boosters but place them where you want them if you want them in the game. Like they would be added to your side menu but not dropped down in the puzzle because it places them and there would be a awesome move but the boosters messed it up and you only can use the boosters there is no other move..Version: 1.9.0

Bait and switchI kept seeing the ad for this game and thought that looks like fun. Putting out fires and fixing the plumbing. That’s not the game I downloaded. This is a puzzle game. Which is puzzling to me. Why don’t they show this in the ads. And where is the game shown in the ads? Because that’s the one I want.Version: 2.6.0

WHATS WITH THE CREEPY AD?!This is a decent and fun game... But the ads that I see for this game while I’m playing other games don’t make any sense at all: they are completely misleading and don’t have anything to do with the Actual gameplay. When I first downloaded this game it was because of an ad that I’d seen, and the demo allowed me to pick out which furniture, which wallpaper, etc. Then I downloaded Homescapes and played, even spent some money on it because I was having fun and wanted to keep progressing. Now all the ads I see for this game don't make sense. I see some where the main characters are trapped on an island and they are being attacked by a shark, some where they are stranded in the cold and freezing, and within the last couple days I saw two more that DONT MAKE SENSE! The guy has to pee and he’s running down the hall and things are breaking. Then the reason I wrote this review is because I was so confused and disturbed by the one I just saw: the guy has his hands and feet tied to bed posts and the room is on fire and he wants to escape. That seems macabre and violent; who tied him there... his parents? It’s creepy when you compare it to the actual innocent and child friendly gameplay. What in the world was that ad?! Why would you make that strange violent ad to promote this game? I’m disturbed... lol... it’s been months and months since I’ve seen an ad that depicts anything similar to the actual gameplay. :/.Version: 2.8.0

WARNING WILL COST YOU TO PLAYThe game is fantastic, but it’s riddled with inconsistencies. You earn stars by playing candy crush like mini games, then follow a storyline as the protagonist renovates his house. The mini games are ok, but they get hard quickly. Without power ups, it’s almost useless. The thing that bugs me is that you need a star for EVERYTHING-scratch your nose, star gone! Spill coffee, there goes another star; and because it is so hard to get a decent amount of stars, you get put off before the end of the first chapter of the storyline. Definitely not a children’s game - what with real money needed to progress. Play at your wallets peril. IT IS ADDICTIVE!!!.Version: 4.2.0

Games should be funThe only way this game can be fun is if you spend money. It’s fun when things are moving along but you will get stuck on one level for days unless you spend money. Think about this for one minute …the same level, same puzzle that is super hard and since you cannot skip this particular puzzle you play the same one like I have for 2-3 even 4 days straight giving it 20 -30 times per day. That’s not fun it’s frustrating. I’m looking for a game to relieve a little stress, have fun and look forward to playing again the next day. Not this game. The developer could integrate some ads to give those without endless supply of money to have fun getting through some of the levels. Like watch an ad to continue a level when you run out of moves. Now you have to spend your coins you get from winning levels (which is very low ) to the next level. When I run out of coins which is usually one retry then the only way to move forward is to play the same level for days many times per day until the game lets you win by some miracle but only after days of frustration. This is where you have to either spend money to advance or go stark raving mad trying to. This is where I will guarantee you they loose many players that don’t have the cash. The ads to help move forward will help keep more players playing and not leaving such that some money can still be made for the developer without discriminating against the rich and the poor..Version: 5.1.4

Redesigns addition has made this a very frustrating gameI’ve been playing this game for years and it’s great but since the recent addition of “redesigns” it is now also incredibly frustrating. These limited time add on games appear randomly and look like nice additions to the game play - however they are actually impossible even if you play for hours. They always coincide with super hard levels that take hours to complete and eat into the time available to complete the game. It is almost impossible to get even half way through before the games end and you “fail”. The normal game play resumes and you magically get a load of easy levels to whiz through until the next time a redesign level appears. Really I only play this now to see how far I can get on one of the next ridiculous redesign level. Have made it half way once! It seems that the game has been redesigned just to try to take the players money which is understandable but still a shame. Unless you want to be really frustrated I would say stay away from the redesign levels and then it’s a nice little game. Three stars simply because after all these years I feel annoyed that I am still wasting my time on this and not getting anywhere. The joke is purely on me!.Version: 4.5.5

Read this! It’s very helpful!!I downloaded this game because some of my friends had it. It was fun in the beginning because the levels weren’t super hard and the stars added up quickly. So it was really fun when I first got it. I’ve looked at other reviews for this game and they all have one thing in common: at a certain point in the game, the levels get super hard and are impossible to beat without buying power-ups and coins with real money. This was very annoying to me and I’m sure it was to a lot of people. I eventually just gave up on the game because there was no way I could beat this one level, and I didn’t have enough coins or any power-ups. Since deleting this game I’ve seen so many adds for it. All the adds for Homescapes, and other playrix games, make these games seem like a whole bunch of minigames. This is not true! When I played Homescapes, I got really far. I was almost to level 2,000! This game uses the adds to make it seem like a whole lot of minigames after minigames after minigames! While there were a few minigames sprinkled throughout Homescapes, there weren’t nearly enough to justify that all the adds for this game show only minigames. When there were minigames they were super easy and not that fun. The developers need to make more realistic adds and make the levels doable for people who aren’t willing to spend money to beat them..Version: 4.7.2

False advertisingNot the game from the millions of ads all over the web. It’s a Bejewelled based purchase storyline, nothing more..Version: 3.0.0

It's a good game...but there are a few downsidesIt is highly addictive, and I love the variety of power ups, and unique levels. However, considering the significant jump in how difficult the levels got so soon, it is a downfall. Not that I don't expect a challenge, but considering lives take 30 minutes to recharge each, if you attempt one level and have to repeat it over and over, it is tiresome. Also, if you want to continue a level 900 coins is a lot, especially when with each level you are only getting around 50-80 coins in return, and that is if you manage to pass in the first place. I really like the concept, and I am sure this isn't an issue for people who pay to play the game, but it is a bit too much. I have been enjoying the updates and daily reward, that's fantastic!!! However, I have just reached level 154, a level that I have played now over 20 times with no luck (not even close to passing the level). On trying to find tips on completing this level it used to be a 50-50 level where people use nearly all of their moves to achieve a pass, and now it is 70-70. I had the rainbow ball three times, and I put it on the red bow and it still was not enough to collect enough of the items I needed during the level. How!! I am not going to pay to complete levels..Version: 1.1.0

Very addictiveAt first I loved the game - seemed to be a lovely idea to redecorate and renovate a cottage. It is however anything but. This game is in fact a candy crash saga in disguise topped with a boring story about a butler, who becomes really annoying with levels very difficult to complete. Forces you to make a purchase, and five bucks gets you nothing really, just more lives faster for two weeks, still cannot beat the levels after having dozens of goes at it. One would need to purchase coins, and do it over and over again, as it comes at a few thousand coins to finally finish a level. Ridiculous. And the rewards are very little, technically spent the whole day to finish a task and still nowhere near. One would need many boosts to be able to complete one game, but even if someone would think of purchasing a pricey package would only get a few boosts of each kind, that won’t even last for 3 or four games. And one have to spend, once again thousands of coins if wants to carry on with one particular game. Not fun, really annoying. Mini games are bit childish but fun, there should be more of them with a chance of getting more rewards. This game is just a money making trap..Version: 4.4.4

ClickbaitIt’s almost like this game was a clickbait. Not the game that was advertised on other apps. If I wanted something like candy crush, would’ve downloaded candy crush. Barely gave this game 5 minutes.Version: 2.6.0

False AdvertisementVery disappointing game, nothing in the advertisements show a match 3 game. It shows fixing/repairing a destroyed area by picking one of three items as well as picking one of three items to save someone from a bad situation. Very shady and sad that they can’t even advertise the real game (cause it sucks compared to the advertisement!).Version: 3.1.0

Used to be funI’ve been playing this game for a while and am at level 1700+ Full disclosure, I’ve never spent any real money on this game. Not that they’re not working extra hard to make you do it... When I started playing, it was fun because I always had a chance to win. The kite will do what it’s supposed to and the bombs won’t go and destroy the next move. The rocket with a kite won’t go and clear the row with already a rocket in it, thus ruining 2 rockets. Decorating wasn’t as hard either. You didn’t need a star to make every call and 2 stars for a rehearsal. Around level 900 it started getting frustrating and I stopped for a while. A few months ago I started playing and nothing is the same. The power ups are there to ruin your game. One has to depend on luck than tact to win. It’s now designed to eat all your hammers, kites, gloves etc but still won’t let you win. If I was frustrated before, I’m finding it hard to express myself now. Ofcourse the proportion of coins you win to the stars you earn was always unfair but atleast I knew that in every game there would be some move and a definite chance to win. They want you to buy coins, I get it, they are after all here for the money. But looks like they’re taking away the fun factor away from the game which for me has been the biggest disappointment. This was a good game, very addictive and fun. It’s getting hard to say that that is true anymore..Version: 3.4.0

Unacceptable Data CollectionBEFORE ANYONE INSTAL’S THESE GAMES ON YOUR DECICE PLEASE READ THE PRIVACY POLICY AND WHAT DATA THEY COLLECT LIKE THEY COLLECT YOUR PHONES IMEI # , AND THEY ALSO COLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR IP ADDRESS AND THEY COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU FROM TBIRD PARTIES LIKE GOOGLE ,FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM . I feel this is totally an invasion of privacy ..Version: 3.8.0

Long Time PlayerI’ve been playing this game for years. I started on gardenscapes and eventually came to homescapes. I’m level 3000+ and have always been playing. However, I’ve noticed they have started to falsely advertise the game and add ridiculous options that completely ruin the story. They even changed the icon of the game to fit their misleading ads. I was so disappointed in that, I even reached out to them on instagram DMs about how disappointed I was in their thirst to “fit in”. I remember seeing an ad where they depicted one of the main characters freezing to death and you had to choose the right option to save them. THIS IS NOTHING LIKE THE GAME. I thought the game was perfect without trying to appeal to the mob. Just be you. Stay in your lane. Advertise your game as is, so many people love it how it is..Version: 3.9.0

Cute and fun! 👌🏻 But here’s the thing.Homescapes is a good app. Not amazing but it’s good. It’s cute, it’s colorful and you feel accomplished when you fix the tv or replace the chair. The characters are nice and honestly kind of funny. 😄 and I’m glad you guys even included pets in the game! I like how everything is tried to kept decorated around the house. I like Homescapes much better than gradenscapes just because the colors and the graphics are better int my opinion. At least the game is a little better. The problem is you have to get stars from playing one game only. And even on a hard level you still get 1 star. It’s annoying how fast your stars run out. What’s even more annoying, it’s that sometimes you have to give one of your stars just to open a box, that you’ve already given a star for box to get to the house! What I’m saying is give more chances to get stars. Like as a prize. Instead of just money, give us a little money and a star! Or have different games besides just the one game to match the colors. Another thing is that it takes so long to complete one floor or one area of the house because of how limited of the stars you have. So I suppose you should just focus on the star problem because it will fix this one of taking so long! 😆 Please take this into consideration. The game would be much more entertaining and exciting if I didn’t give up so much on the game. Thank you 🐘🐘🐘.Version: 2.0.0

AnnoyedThis game is not what the advertisement shows. I got interested based on the ad now I'm annoyed that I'm stuck at a level and still no sign of the game being like the ad. Where's the part when you hit the wrong picture you fail? And choosing the right tool to fix thing? Where? I'd really like to know. Btw I hate candy crush and didn't anticipate playing it on this. Give me what the ad shows.Version: 2.4.0

Super Hard levels too frequent & costlyI have mostly enjoyed this game, but as I’ve got to higher levels (I’m on 861 now), I’ve found that the Hard and Super Hard levels have become far too frequent, and they’re virtually impossible to get past without spending money. It’s such a relief to get past them (the normal levels are challenging enough!), but I’m finding that I’m lucky to get two or three normal levels before being hit with the next Hard and then Super Hard level. My heart sinks when I see them, and I just have to give the game a break for awhile, as I know it’s likely to take me a couple of days to get through that level, at least. It’s getting to the point that I can no longer afford to play this game, and even though I’ve got 10 days left on my golden ticket, I don’t know if it’s worth it to keep going that long! 😟.Version: 4.3.7

Ad is very misleading!The ad really is nothing like the game. I downloaded because the ad made it look like fun however it’s basically like playing candy crush. Very disappointed. Will delete..Version: 2.6.0

False Advertising - Fun in spite (for some)I gotta give this game a somewhat low score just on the principle of its disingenuous marketing. If you’ve seen any ad for this game then you’ve probably saw the “pull the the pins” type of gameplay presented to draw you in. That’s NOT what this game is. That type of gameplay is so small & almost insignificant that it’s pretty shady for them to put that at the forefront of their advertising. If you had to pay upfront for this game, I’m pretty sure there would be grounds for a lawsuit; it’s THAT bad. What this game is centered on is the much more generic Candy Crush, “match the tiles” type gameplay. The reason I don’t give it a 1-star is because they have actually made this generic premise fun, and put some admirable twists into the formula (at least I think. I don’t play many mobile games and especially match tile types). Interesting challenges, creative power-ups you can make if you’re smart, genuinely challenging puzzles (in a fun way), admirable special effects & sound design. Doesn’t SEEM to try to force its way into your wallet (from the 12hrs I’ve put into the game thus far) in terms of gameplay, but it does do plenty of in-game marketing. If this game was honest about what it really was, I’d give it 4-stars. But I think A LOT of people will go into this game expecting one thing and getting another, and I think that is a significant knock against the game..Version: 3.7.0

Honest as I can beOverall game is great. Graphics, events, and seeing the house come together was super satisfying. Why the one star review then? I got to level 2520 (completed the first house entirely) simply because it was so addicting and I have to say this game was super stressful and frustrating, especially when you lose on the last turn. There where times where I would be stuck on a level for days, not because I was bad at the game, but because I didn’t have power ups. There are certain levels that can only be won with all the power ups! Also, their were times the airplanes wouldn’t hit the right tile on the last turn and I would lose.... Deleted the game a few days ago and I must say it’s a great decision I made..Version: 4.4.4

False adsIs there a way to play the challenge games without decorating a house? the game ads show the games & nothing to do with the house decorating- false advertising!!.Version: 3.6.5

HomescapesCan’t get passed the level im on. i’ve tried using all lifelines to help me get through it but jus seems to be impossible. anyway of skipping this stage in the game? i’m starting to dislike the game now because no matter what i try it jus seems impossible. therefore i can’t move on & are missing out on daily competitions & prizes. would be good if u could skip stages or have a prize or special ability u could earn or pay for using coins to skip a stage & return to it later to try again if u wanted. maybe have 1 stage skip per day then you can choose to use it or save it for another day. otherwise i’m most likely to stop playing this app because im sick of the stage i’m stuck on & can’t do anything to move on..Version: 2.8.0

Be waryI absolutely loved this game and played it for years prior to even spending a penny. A year ago I would give the game 5 stars. The graphics are good and it’s really enjoyable. I didn’t mind paying for a few things I wanted, mostly for events because it was contributing to my enjoyment of the game and as you see in the first review - the rewards can be quite stingy. After a while the developers/company start adding “golden tickets”, be aware that the cost of this is not worth it as they originally advertise that you keep what you pay for but in fact it is actually for the 5 day duration of the event. Who in their right mind would bother to pay for 5 day boost of a game? Especially when they originally advertised that the changes are permanent. As a result you actually do not get what you pay for. After contacting them about it they basically ignore you and try to fob you off with 30 mins of free play- beating in mind what you purchase is way more than that. After asking for proof of the page where the terms and conditions are they give you an updated version of some obscure terms and conditions reference that they rewrote like the day before. I think they have no respect for the intelligence of their players. Honestly crush candy, everyone else is..Version: 3.9.3

Starts good, gets tedious quickOnce you get past the first 40 levels (if even that) it becomes clear that the minigame is based on pure luck, which really takes the fun and enjoyment out of finally getting one star when you realise you haven’t gotten better, you just got lucky with your draw. It’d be more rewarding if the levels weren’t so unexpectedly hard with such little return. Only getting one star then having to use it on “feed the cat” and other pointless actions which add nothing to the game just makes the game more frustrating. No matter how much time you put in, getting stuck on a level for weeks, just to get set back by random extra actions you have no choice but to do makes it boring. I liked it at the start where you could just go through the levels and actions intermittently, but now I’m on level 50 and i have no idea how anyone stuck this out so much further, since it seems to me you’re just left to hope that maybe this time the “problem-solving” game will actually allow you to do so. No matter how good you get, it’s still a luck of the draw situation and you can’t reuse lives to restart or anything so you’re screwed. Just quite disappointing since getting to renovating the house is fun, but the game shortly becomes just you trying over and over again to get stars and failing. Game becomes borderline impossible or not worth the effort after a while..Version: 4.6.2

Fun Game, Too HardI really have enjoyed playing this game. The graphics are great and I enjoy the little tasks I get to complete with stars. However, more than half of the levels are just too difficult to pass on your first or second try without using boosters or paying for additional moves. I’ve poured far too much money into a game that is an app on my phone. I feel guilty and sick each time I do it, as I know I shouldn’t, but I really do enjoy the game. That being said, I truly do think the game developers have made many levels close to impossible to pass. At this point it’s not an issue of game strategy or attempts, but that winning or not winning just seems to come at chance. This game is a gamble, and if you get into it enough, you will begin to pay for the gambles. “Maybe I’ll win this time” “I just need one more move to pass this level” “I have to beat this to get the staircase installed.” I have no idea why I still play this game as it’s cost me so much and I’ve truly gotten so little benefits from my purchases. I’m writing this solely so others like me can read this before deciding to download. The game developers will not change the difficulty of the game, so I hope they don’t waste their time asking me to reach out to someone. They’re making a profit. At a game that’s too tempting not to..Version: 4.9.1

HomescapesI love this game and play it far too much but it is frustrating that there are no incentives or daily rewards to help you get through the difficult levels. I’ve been stuck in the kitchen forever and can not continue because I have been stuck on level 183 for nearly a week. The only way I can see to get through this level is to purchase items to assist and then keep extending the game by purchasing more moves when you run out. I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of money on this game and am unable to spend anymore. Although I love the game so much, I am becoming far too frustrated about not being able to complete the level without spending money. Every other game I play has daily loyalty rewards and special events which enable you to win random prizes or money amounts. If you add these things in that game would be 5 stars and I’d never be able to put my phone down. I’d even be willing to continue to pay money for items but without the game giving anything back on a daily basis I refuse to do this. Sorry to say but I’m becoming one very bored and frustrated player and can not see me continuing with this game for much longer.Version: 1.0.0

Impossible to achieveThis game starts off well, loved it. Now I am continually getting stuck on levels for days, using loves throughout the days and unlimited lives times and still unable to pass. These impossible levels are always timed with collecting tickets to complete cabins etc, so they are impossible to ever finish as they have a 7 day collection time and you get stuck on levels for 4 or 5 of those days. If you want to play for free, don’t get hooked as after a while it seems the only way to complete anything is to sink a massive amount of actual money into it. No longer enjoying this game..Version: 4.2.0

GreedyI am intrigued by the shadowy rooms which are still to be refurbished but I may be an old woman by the time I finish them. I don’t mind that some levels are really hard to complete - but it’s far too expensive to buy extra moves when you are really close so I just get stuck. I think on the whole the phone app gaming market is getting greedy. Now they have found a revenue model they are milking it. Now I’m sure developing games takes a bit of time and money, but at the end of the day this is just a match three game, it’s nothing revolutionary. Surely earning a little money from lots of players is a better revenue model than earning more money from the few who are mental enough to spend £30 on a decent amount of power ups. I think on the whole the pricing is too greedy and that makes the game inaccessible for those who can’t afford to buy. Not spending a penny means progress is deathly slow - you need so many stars from completed games to participate in the story line that being stuck on one for days on end is horribly dull. I have very little time for game playing and have concluded that this is a waste of that precious time. I think a little more thought into player psychology wouldn’t go amiss..Version: 1.4.0

Great idea but levels & reward a disappointmentI like the concept of this game however progressing the levels are becoming difficult to pass and the 1 star rewards are terrible, I would suggest for the hard level to award 2 stars with the 100 coins and some of the chores are painfully a waste of stars. A recommendation to review the reward and chore chart would be good to keep players interested... Also the 900 coins to “play on” is a total rip-off ... this eats up the gold coins collected plus it’s the same amount to renew your 5 lives. A revision of this is also recommended..Version: 1.6.0

Rewards aren’t sufficientI have played many, and I mean MANY, games such as this one in my lifetime. I find them to be fun and even addicting. Although the concept of the game is great, and I’ve only been playing for a short while, something needs to be improved with the coin/lives system. Getting around 50 coins per mini-game, which can take multiple lives to complete, isn’t sufficient enough. In order to buy a life, 900 coins, you would have to play around 18 rounds just to get enough coins for ONE life. I do not pay money on games, never have never will, but it’s so frustrating that you may have one move left and instead of paying real cash, not in game coins, you have to wait for a life to replenish just to try and fail at the level again. Each round can take 10+ lives to complete, and it takes quite awhile for the lives to replenish. There should be some kind of reward opportunity other than completing a day, especially because you need to play the mini-games to get stars, in order to complete tasks, to complete the day. That’s a lot of tasks to do with not a lot of lives/coin rewards!!! If there were events where you can play other mini-games to gain rewards/treasures I think it would be more efficient. I also think 28 minutes is a long time to wait for one single life. I don’t want to give up on this game with not a lot of time put into it already, but if there is no improvement, I might have to..Version: 1.0.0

False advertisingNothing like what was shown in ad..Version: 3.7.0

FrustratingI installed this game because I really enjoyed the original Gardenscapes and mansion makeover games. The games you actually BOUGHT and could COMPLETE! I like Austin. I like his family. I don't like games that never end. It is pathetic that every little thing requires passing yet another level. If you can't afford to buy coins and don't have enough coins to buy boosters, then you can spend days on attempting to pass one level. I bought the original Gardenscapes, Gardenscapes Mansion Makeover, Farmscapes, etc. Was looking forward to another PROPER game with Austin and his friends and family but instead we get this. I did purchase some coins so I could gat further than the first "day" of game time but... I've also played the current Gardenscapes, reinstalling it after deleting in disgust. Everything in both games is SO SLOW TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS, requiring heaps of levels each room. I'm on level 109 and still only on the kitchen!! The third room. And I have to complete a level to phone someone or answer the door!! Two levels for a new day! Come on. Yet again you ask for a review. Not happy with the first one? Hate the updates..Version: 1.6.0

Lots of room for improvementThis is a simple yet super addictive game. I love being able to decorate your own house, however the further you get, it’s quite ridiculous how many ‘stars’ are required to complete one change (I.e. build bridge/whatever). Especially considering how hard it is to get pass some levels. Even USING all the power ups, some levels still take 10-20 times (I am on Level 496). I also like that there are little side stories/events, but HATE that they don’t give you a choice of when you want to use the ‘infinite lives’ power up. Sometimes I pop on to play for 10-15 minutes, pass a checkpoint and BAM it automatically uses the infinite lives for 5 hours power up that you got as a gift/prize. Well, thanks but no thanks! If I wanted to play for 5 hours, I would’ve made sure I had more than 10-15 mins spare! Extremely stupid function that still hasn’t been fixed/changed!.Version: 1.7.0

Interesting concept behind the game but rewards are too little!!I discovered this game last year whilst playing another game and thought let me try it. I have given it a fair chance to see if things would improve but they haven’t. I enjoy the concept of this game, I.e. restoring a house, but sadly am thinking of unloading it because the coin deductions are way out of sync with the minuscule rewards you earn when winning a game🙄how can you take away 900 coins and win a game that gives you back, more often than not, less than a hundred coins? That’s ridiculous and suggests this game is intended to bleed you dry financially and give Apple further profits! It is also frustrating that each time I have watched a video to earn coin rewards, the supposed coin rewards HAVE NEVER BEEN ADDED TO MY WALLET, although it pours itself into the wallet as if it is going to do so; my balance remains the same!!! What is that all about?? You need to take a good review of this game!! I’ve already stopped playing Gardenscapes for the same reasons...case in point, where are my 300 coins for getting past level 1000??? They have not increased my total AGAIN!!.Version: 3.4.0

False advertisingChoose the cat and get rid of the mouse? Never get that option. This is just a lame game with ugly design options..Version: 2.6.0

Initially enjoyable until the penny dropsI have enjoyed playing Homescapes and renovating the house and gardens. However, it is an illusion to think that you are in control of the outcome of the games. Frustratingly, the algorithms are far too predictable. The ability to pass a level is only partly down to skill and strategy and mostly dictated by the length of time since you last played and your previous playing history. I don’t enjoy the feeling of being manipulated so overtly either (eg. with special bonuses to stimulate addictive behaviours, power ups which magically appear just when you’re about to lose a game to try and stimulate you to spend 900 on 5 extra moves). There’s some serious inflation too - 6 stars to put up curtains! I understand the concept to make it appear more challenging and consequently feel a greater sense of achievement when a level is accomplished (hence playing it for several weeks), but it is hugely annoying when the penny drops and you realise skill has little to do with the outcome..Version: 4.0.0

Not as advertisedThis game is nothing like the advertisement. Just another Candy Crush. Very disappointed with it..Version: 3.3.0

Homescapes...Whist in the start I enjoyed this game, like other players some of the levels are extremely hard, and even after using various power ups I am still stuck after multiple attempts at a level. Seems there is no logic to some of the boards and appears based on random chance, which makes you loose interest rather fast. No prepared to pay money out all the time to get useless power ups and not be able to move forward. Sure the game needs to challenge, but really, after about 30 attempts at a board who wouldn't get sick of being stuck. You can wait to gain coins, but you don't get enough back compared to the cost of the power ups. Either reduce the cost, increase the reward or have a spinning wheel of chance like Gardenscapes. Makes you want to look at other games rather than continue this one..Version: 1.0.0

Confused at first but let down BIG time !I must say I DID like this game to begin with and I only downloaded it because of the ads I kept seeing which made it look like loads of fun! It seemed to be that you would have to choose what and how to renovate/fix problems in a specific way until playing the game I realised it was a completely different game all together from what was advertised although it was still entertaining!! Once getting into the game it is impossible to be able to complete the levels and to have enough coins to continue playing the difficult levels!!! On top of that, you only get one star and just over 50coins if you’re lucky per game that is won 👎🏽 The only way to smash through this whole game would be to keep purchasing more coins/lives/boosts etc. Almost a secret scan within the app itself, getting tonnes of money from the players for not much result 😤 Huge let down and will not recommend this game to anyone 🙅🏽‍♀️.Version: 2.4.0

False advertisingThis game is nothing like the advertisement. I am on level 82 and still nothing remotely close. If I wanted to play Candy crush I would..Version: 2.6.0

GarbageNothing like the ads. Its all false advertising and click bate. This is just candy crush with stupid side quests..Version: 2.6.0

Love this game! But you gotta spend money!I love this game! Super addictive and fun. You can spend hours playing it, HOWEVER... as you increase in levels it starts to become less fun. The boards get harder, naturally, but you still only get 1 star for the Hard and Super Hard boards when you win them. But tasks take upwards of 6 and even more stars to complete. And some tasks are just ridiculous to even warrant a star! Make a call, move an object, can take 2 stars at times!! It makes it extremely hard and tedious to advance in the game. Not to mention the coins, you only get at max about 100 coins depending on what level you beat, but if you want extra moves it 900 coins!!! Ok, you do the math.... when it’s all said and done you have to spend money on extra lives to beat the boards, on coins to advance in the levels and get the stars you need in order to fix things to advance! As the boards get harder we should get more stars, Hard=2 stars, Super Hard=3 stars and so forth, as we advance in the game tasks cost more stars so we should naturally EARN more stars to off set it! Not keep us at 1 star per level, but the higher we go tasks are costing us 6-12 stars PER TASK, come on!! Same with the coins! It’s not fair, and you are forcing people to spend money if they want to continue in the game at a reasonable pace. Love the game, hate the setup! Not spending money on this, they need to change the system!.Version: 2.5.1

Starts well, becomes unenjoyably frustratingI reviewed this game not long after I got it and gave it 5 stars as I like the story and it’s an enjoyable waste of time! However, after having it for a while (level 600) I am not enjoying any longer and have stopped playing. I still like the concept and the story and regret this, but it has stopped being fun. I get that the levels will get harder, and I’m fine with that. I also get that it should take longer to complete tasks as you get further through the game and am fine with that too. However, one recent task (ONE task) had two parts, both requiring 4 stars, which then turned into ‘whoops we messed that up so now we have to do the same thing again’ requiring another two-part, 4-star each task. So 16 really difficult levels to complete one part of a task. Every task is like this now. If some were like it, but then you had a few 2 star complete tasks, then it would feel like you were getting somewhere. But 16 difficult stars to complete one thing, followed by 8-stars for the next and so on is just dull, and I’ve lost interest because it means the story has become far too slow. A real shame..Version: 1.5.1

Frustrating!This game is annoyingly addicting. I say annoyingly because every little step takes so much time to complete! You only get 1 star per level, and only 50 coins, but 5 extra moves or lives cost 900 coins. Almost every level seems to allow far too few moves, forcing you to use boosters to win, unless you don’t mind waiting around for lives. The time it takes for lives to regenerate is far too long as well, meaning sometimes you get stuck on one level for several hours. I wish they would allow more moves per level, reduce the time required new lives, or reduce the price of extra moves and lives..Version: 1.5.1

Great game but...Edit: After most recent update today the game seems buggy. I have reinstalled a number of times, it throws errors on some of the updates. After another reinstall updates completed successfully but no progress is shown. I am completing tasks using the stars but can’t see any of the completed tasks actually happening. I am currently in a new area (after garage) but it’s unlit. I apparently assembled a tree and was asked to select lights for it but nothing is showing on screen. Probably my favourite Match-3 game, great graphics and the design aspect keeps one interested, but there are way too many tasks requiring two or three stars to complete. Pretty much everything in the living room for example so far, which spoils the feeling of progress and just leads to frustration. (Edit: this is getting worse, 3 stars required to fertilise a tree is ridiculous, unnecessary stringing out of gameplay.) They are quite generous with the bonuses and infinite lives time but it would be nice to be able to choose when you want to introduce your power-ups, rather than it being dropped on playfield at the beginning..Version: 4.2.0

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS GAME! It’s a SCAMThis game is absolutely nothing like what the adverts have been showing! It’s essentially a low budget candy crush and not helping a lady get to her lover or whatever else they advertised! They make their money off downloads so they don’t care whether or not you are pleased with or actually play the game. This rubbish should be taken off the App Store!!! COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME!!!!!.Version: 3.3.0

Think its goodI only just started playing but looking at the other reviews , i have a feeling it actually will get worser. Im not saying that I don't like the game i love it so far, i really don't want to delete the game so please try to make it better before it gets to the point in the game where the others commented those true/ fake reviews. PLEASE IMPROVE IN ANY WAY!!!!!!! Also, please make the levels more easier because im very stuck on level thirteen. Thank you I also had garden scrapes and I enjoyed it very much but then the tablet ( not in the game ) broke and cant get it fixed. Anyways , GREAT GAME! I take back all that. Im seriously stuck on level 45. Im starting to lose interest so PLEASE improve.( make easier).Version: 1.7.0

Addictive but...I have seen many ads for this game so I finally decided to download it. I liked it at the beginning because the levels were a bit simpler and you got to do more of the renovating part. Now I am on level 37 or something like that and the level is way too hard even if I use a lot of power ups. I thought it was called HOMEscapes because we got to renovate homes. However I do really enjoy the mini-game and would like to do more of those to get stars because I can’t find apps that do that. Please recommend an app that just does that for me because I would prefer that. Also, if I wanted to do the hard levels when trying to get stars then I should’ve just downloaded candy crush or something but I don’t like those types of games so I don’t think this game is quite what I like. The only thing is: it is quite addictive which I don’t truly understand why because, as I said, I don’t really like the candy crush type of games. I guess the renovating part and the mini game I like too much. I also enjoy the storyline of it..Version: 4.2.0

Could be betterI downloaded the game because I saw an ad for it on another game I was playing, I had been seeing the ad for a while and finally decided to download it, however, the game itself isn’t so much about what you see on the ad it’s about renovating a home. I played the game for a bit, there’s too much dialogue, you spend a lot of time reading and then the rest of the time you spend playing something similar to a candy crush game just to earn only one star to pay to replace a rug, or furniture or paper the walls etc i would prefer to play more of the games you see on the adverts, less of the candy crush type game, I would prefer less dialogue and for the game to move a bit faster in terms of working on the rooms etc. I do like that the game allows you to change your selection for example if you’ve selected a blue arm chair and you change your mind you’re able to change it at any time and I like the general idea of the game I like being able to turn something old and dirty into something new and clean..Version: 3.5.0

Yeah ok uhhhhh noI was about to download this game for the ad but I was reading the games review and for the first I was like ok no big deal then I got deeper and every one was saying “false advertising” so here I am now so if you were going to download this game for the ad please don’t it’s a waist of your time that is why I’m giving this game... 0 ⭐️ (yeah ok I wish ) 1 ⭐️ thank you for reading.Version: 3.6.5

Disappointed as no resolve on my lost game progressI’ve been trying to get the issue of my lost game progress sorted for over a month now and still no resolve. I’ve tried to get help 3 times now over the contact us now section in game and After answering tonnes of questions and being told an agent will get back to me, which takes over a week each time, you then get the exact same response that says “I’d like to apologise for the delayed response. We were having issues with our support system, which is why we weren’t able to get back to you in a timely manner. Don’t worry, we will make sure this doesn’t happen again!” The conversation then gets closed a day later if you do not respond and then you have to start all over again. This is ridiculous how are your support systems still not “fixed” in over a month? Why after having to wait over a week for an agent to respond (all 3 times), do I get less than a day to respond back before you close the conversation? And will I ever get my progress back?. I used to really enjoy passing the time playing this game but I’m not willing to start from the beginning of the game to continue playing it after it randomly lost my progress. I’d like some answers as I have been more than patient enough!!.Version: 4.1.0

Fun but riggedThis game is fun mostly and quite challenging. However, I cannot help but feel that it is designed to keep you playing and more importantly purchasing items that will help with playing those hard levels. I find that when I’m stuck on a particular level, it will take me a few days of no success. Then all of a sudden it becomes easy as the bombs all appear at once. It’s as if the developers realise that we may get bored with the game so they help us out just to keep on playing. I sometimes feel that some levels are just impossible to play and require no skill. Nonetheless, I never spend money on the app and when my lives run out, I quit for at least the next few hours. It’s a good way of not getting stuck playing this all day and can get on with other things..Version: 4.5.5

Really good app but has some cons as wellThis is a really good app with an amazing story line and has become extremely addictive. I love how it has a variety of different power ups compared to a lot of other games as well as it going towards a particular goal as you pass each level. Although, I am quite a new comer to this game and I am ONLY on level 60 and I have noticed an extreme dip in difficulty. Not that I don’t expect it to be a challenge etc. but it gets kind of absurd when you have pretty much in my opinion barely started the game and you are already struggling to pass levels to even get 1 star. Especially when the goals you need to complete begin to use more and more stars. I’m sorry to say but something may need to change or I can’t play this game anymore, and I am sure all users have the same views as I do... if this one thing slightly changed it would probably be my favourite game!.Version: 1.2.0

Homescapes= An ok game (quite a long review but please read)I’ve been playing homescapes because my friend recommended it so I gave it a go, at first I thought “Huh, this is quite easy!” But now I’m on level 43 and am stuck on it. People may make hacking websites and no matter how many times I try it, it NEVER works. All I’m saying is that Homescapes is a lovely game and I love the story behind it but you have got to make it a bit easier! You never know someone out there might be still playing this for months, years and still be on the same level! At least on the daily rewards you could put like on day seven you get seven stars etc. I’ve deleted the game and I really didn’t want to but I’ve been stuck on the same level for two weeks. Homescapes isn’t meant to be like that, it should be hard, but not so hard that you get stuck like I did. Homescapes, please sort it out because I really want to finish the game but how can I if you don’t help us and if you’re thinking right now , “We give you so many power ups and you want more!?” Yes we do want more because the game is literally impossibe. Trying to get rid of cookies and and sixty four pieces of grass with just under twenty moves isn’t possible. Only a child genus or a robot could do this. P.S. Sorry that it’s quite a long review but I hope you can relate..Version: 1.9.0

Can Be Fun, but Very, Very Frustrating!!UPDATE: Since last year (2020), they have made the levels harder to beat! For example, LEVEL 4622 had 25 MOVES to collect 55 blue books and break 14 stone cats. Today, December 13, 2021, I have ONLY 13 MOVES (nearly half the moves) to collect 60 blue books and 14 cats!!!! UNLESS YOU WANT TO SPEND BIG BUCKS, it’s become nearly impossible to beat some of these levels without power-ups or extra moves! And then, My biggest peeve is that I have to waste a ‘star’ or 2 for little things (like examining a map)! Sometimes it takes 5 ‘stars’ just to finish one little project (I think it took about 8 stars to finish the cake! What do I want to make a cake for anyway?) And now they have me working on the GARDEN?!?! (Still at beginning stage of the game.) They already have a garden game! I WANT to WORK ON ANOTHER ROOM IN THE HOUSE! In the past month I have spent hours upon hours and all I have to show for it is the very front of the house! I think it’s time to walk away... UPDATE: They added those little games you see in the ads, which is a pleasant side trip. But now I’m wasting stars on saving birds’ nest and raccoon! I want to work on another room on the lake house instead of making a sandbag wall to prevent flooding, playing with a ham radio, making an outdoor fire, and building a guest house! I want to work on the other rooms of the lake house first! Fun, but VERY FRUSTRATING!!.Version: 5.0.3

Good concept but..The game is. Good concept and it’s fun renovating the house. But I didn’t download this to play essentially play “candy crush”. It’s a good idea having a mini game to gain stars to complete action but the levels get really hard early on and take forever to complete. This is especially frustrating when you need a star just to open a parcel. It’d be great to have more mini games instead of just one, or earn stars by your score when you (eventually) win the level, not just 1. Will leave on my phone to see what the updates bring but I’m done for now and I’ve only had this a week..Version: 2.1.0

FakeLe jeu est pas comme l'annonce. Ce n'est pas vrai que tu repare les choses. Tu dois jouer a un jeu comme candy crush pour recolter des etoiles pour ensuite seulement cliquer sur un objet cassé pour voir apparaitre 3 choix d'objet pareille.Version: 2.6.0

Is anyone there?This will be the third review I have wrote and still nothing posted or any response given. Why offer someone to write about your game if you have no intention to post it? I’m sure this one will end up is the same spot as the others, the deleted/don’t care what you have to say trash. The point of every game is to be challenging, what’s the fun if it isn’t. This game however takes challenging to a whole other level! As I’ve said it other post, this is not a game of skill. It’s all based if the game allows the pieces to fall, the boosters to point in the direction needed to win. A blind monkey can play this game because it’s all luck, like a slot machine. Most levels, no matter if they are regular, hard, or super hard take 2-3 lives to beat. I will say, I have on very rare occasion beat a level on the first attempt. Currently I am on level 214 “super hard” I have attempted to beat this level no less than 25 times, maybe more! Challenging 🙄? Let’s change the game to mission impossible 🤣😭! I have spent real money on a package to help. It’s was useless and I went through it in a couple levels. Developers, can you tone it down a bit and let people actually get through the game like games are intended? I know that seems like a lot to ask, but at least consider it before you just delete my message. Thank you for your time and mine I wasted writing this 😂🤣!.Version: 3.4.0

Useless gameGood fun game until you get further into it, it gets really difficult to play and can be stuck on one level for a very long time which doesn't make the game exciting any more especially when you only get a small amount of coins for each stage you pass, so that also takes along time to build up enough coins to buy boasters , you should at least give more coins and some boasters if you complete a stage because some stages require a lot of boasters to pass, this is my second time re-installing the game as I got frustrated on the first one but thought I'll give it another go but I'm so close to re-installing the game again if nothing improves Thanks.Version: 1.0.0

Love, hate relationshipI absolutely love this game and enjoy doing up the house. What annoys me is how it takes 6 stars to complete one thing sometimes like 2 stars to get a curtain to one side and I’ve got 3 windows to put curtains on, another thing is the levels can become way too difficult for the amount of lives that we get which is only 5 and there’s no other way to get coins like watch a 30 second video or anything. Love the game but it does annoy me at the same time! If these things could be improved that would be great thank you :-).Version: 1.3.0

Waste of time & false advertisingThis is not a game, it’s click bait. All positive ratings are fake. The game adds don’t reflect the game. There was never a problem to fix. After spending way too much time I never progress to rooms. The characters dialog was stupid and couldn’t skip. To move through levels you have to spend money or relying on social media. Waste of time..Version: 2.6.0

Fun game too expensiveYour game is fun and I enjoy the challenging levels, however your coins are too expensive for what you get! You get close to the end of the level and need a couple items and it's $900 coins to start only going up from there. TOO EXPENSIVE! I spent $120 at least but no more I will be deleting this game you should make it more fair for your customers and not be so greedy! I have been playing Hayday for years now and I have no problem spending money with them as they are fair with what you are paying for, you guys are not!.Version: 1.0.0

Fun but hard!Gosh, what a hard game to finish. An amount of tasks to do, not to be completed without stars, and can’t get stars unless win matching those jewels. It often takes days (if not even weeks since I was rather too distracted to go back knowing that I won’t be able to win) to get a star, except the one that gives 2 rewards. Yes that super hard game is super hard, indeed! If I don’t have coins enough to get blasts or other bombing tools, I often is spending my credits at the iTunes to purchase them. Until I don’t have it anymore, so struggling to get the game finished and winning it, is rather a daunting task. I’d rather just do my homework..Version: 2.3.0

Not like the adThis game was disappointing. I was interested by the game that was shown in the ad, and yet the game is NOTHING like it at all! Why show an ad for a game that isn’t even available? Why not make that game?.Version: 3.0.0

In 2 mindsDownloaded this game a few months ago, and was absolutely obsessed straight away. It shows you all the rooms you get to redecorate and you’re instantly excited, but the more you go on, the harder the levels get. (Obviously) but when I say hard, I mean hard. You get stuck for weeks on one level and get right to the point of completion but you just miss out by one move. So angry! And It’s such a shame because you work so hard to get just one star and then end up having to waste it on something that has nothing to do with the room. Starting to get a bit frustrated with how hard the levels are because it’s not even like you feel rewarded when you pass one. Feels more like an effort rather than a challenge. In app purchases aren’t too bad, but to continue a level you need 900 coins which aren’t easy to get, so also another issue for me is the amount for something things within the game. Considering how much money I’ve spent on this game, my house should be complete by now. Im in a love hate relationship with this game. As much as it’s frustrating, you can’t stop playing. Maybe when an update is due, make the new levels a bit easier please..Version: 2.5.0

FALSE ADVERTISINGI do like the game home scapes but in the beginning I downloaded it because of an ad I saw whilst playing another game, the ad said it was a escape game and when I downloaded it it was a completely different game to how they advertised it. I started playing and I do like they actual game but I was disappointed to find out that they only let you do the mini game (what they advertised) every ten levels or something and the the amount of coins you earn is not enough for how they force you to spend it!.Version: 4.7.2

I AM SO FRUSTRATED!So I saw the ads for this game constantly and it looked really fun so I got it, and i was completely mislead by the false advertising. But I still continued as it was still entertaining. But I didn’t expect it to be a bad version of candy crush. If I wanted to play candy crush I would be playing that. The most ridiculous part of this whole game is that you play these levels that get quite hard to only get 1 star, whilst most things take 1 or more and then you have to repeat the whole process. Yet I still ignored thinking oh I’m sure I’ll start getting daily rewards, you know as it’s so annoying to get stars, but no! And then I thought maybe the harder levels will reward with 2 stars so you don’t have to repeat it again and again and again, but no again! Anyways the game itself is addicting I must add but after a certain point I would just rather go and play anything else! I think if a few of these things were changed the game would be a very fun game. I also read a few other reviews and know I’m not alone in thinking this, so I think it would be a good idea to 1, not false advertise, and 2, listen to what everyone is saying in their reviews. Don’t mean to be rude but just thought I’d share my review! Thank you!.Version: 4.7.2

Levels really hard..payout really lowI really like this game and Gardenscapes but it is getting very discouraging to play. The levels are so hard and the payout is so low. I’m deleted the game today because I don’t spend “real” money on games, especially when there isn’t a good return. The amount of coins that are needed to buy things like boosters and lives are crazy high. 900 coins for 5more moves on a level is crazy and then if you want to do it again, it’s 1200! When you only win between 50 and 100 coins ( on a really good round) it takes a really long time to recoup. They are very stingy with giving you boosters and chances to get more coins. I play other games that are very generous with coins and boosters which allows me to play and enjoy the game. Isn’t that what the game should be all about? Challenging levels are one thing, but when it takes so many lives to win a level it’s not fun anymore. I won 2 hours, played constantly for that time and only made it through 2 levels. Also, when you win 2or 3 hours of free play, it should be put away so I can play when I want to. If I win 3lives on the wheel, it gets put away...I should be able to play an hour at a time when I want to play....I worked hard to win those hours and I should be able to play them. Love the game, but it’s too bad that the developers are really greedy and don’t want us to enjoy their games..Version: 3.3.0

Stuck on level 80, can’t proceed.Been stuck on this stupid level for DAYS . Super hard is an understatement and incorrect. This level is too challenging and it is making me more and more irritated. I think it is impossible. 😤🤧😬. I want to get further renovating the house, but I can’t. This makes the games way to difficult. And yes, I have tried boosters and used up almost my whole supply and I still have to lay 50 carpets WHYYYYYY????? I will uninstall this app if this level is NOT made easier playrix, as it seems impossible for me. I have already been tempted to uninstall Homescapes, but I am reluctant to, as renovating the house is actually enjoyable. These hard levels in my opinion sap the ‘fun’ out of the game. I would much rather more mini games as shown on the ads instead of puzzles. Your advertisements are actually trickery and are false advertisements..Version: 4.1.0

Not what it looks likeIf you’ve seen an ad for this game where you repair and fix things, not be fooled! This is a glorified candy crush type game. And not that good..Version: 2.6.0

A bit of a con!This game suckers you in by ads that look like one game but are nothing like as advertised! The actual game itself isn’t that bad but there are algorithms involved that will give you a force sense that you’re actually in control, when in fact you can only win by either buying your way through or by using up any prizes you may have acquired until miraculously you win! Have no discussion as everything is controlled by this game’s algorithm and you are just along for the ride! There is no skill involved but I for one will probably keep playing because it at least makes you feel like you’re winning and who doesn’t want to feel like that! I’ve given 3 stars out of 5 but only because of the con to get you to play the game in the first place... If they were honest, it would have been a 4 out of 5! 🤣.Version: 3.0.0

Ok at first BUT not fairThis game is fun at first but as you rank up higher and higher the more often u get hard levels. It’s annoying I’ve only had this game for a week and I’m uninstalling it. You need stars to complete tasks and you only get one when u pass the level. As u rank up the more stars u need to complete ONE task it’s not fair. Also I downloaded the game mainly to be able to redecorate the house and once you finish the kitchen you get sent outside to build the garden/ greenhouse. It is the most boring part of the game that takes FOREVER to finish. You can finish a room in 1-3 days of completion. But the outside has taken 6+ days to work on and I finally just gave up because of how many unnecessary tasks you have to complete just to get through one day. Every time u think your finally done with the outside theirs something stupid you have to still do. This game is only fun for a few days after that it’ll just make you want to throw your phone in the garbage. Also the amount of coins you get for each level is unbelievable you should be able to get more the higher you level up but nope they just want you to try to buy their packages. Something no game will ever get out of me. As soon as games start to cheat you into wanting to spend your real money is when it gets deleted from my phone. I recommend finding another game to play unless you have plenty of patience for bull*hit..Version: 3.5.0

Fun for a start, then suddenly quite toughI have had fun with this game - for a while. Then it has become quite difficult to move on and sadly I’m beginning to lose interest. I agree with others that it is hard to pass each level for one star, and then frustrating to find you need two to get a simple task done. I’m very patient and would rather not use up my boosters if I can help it - because it’s also difficult to get more boosters!! I think overall this is a good game, but with the levels becoming more difficult before players have had a chance to hone the skills to pass them, developers may lose players..Version: 1.1.0

The ads are a lie!I got conned by the stupid Facebook ad because this game looked like a puzzle solving one. The ads I saw contained a man who had two options, drop lava into the water or more water. He could die if you didn’t make the right choice. There were other similar ads and it looked really fun! So I got it. And basically the thing is a candy crush copy cat. It’s alright, I don’t mind paying but it is always trying to get me to buy more coins etc which is annoying. If you like candy crush then this games for you, if you came here because of the Facebook ads you won’t get what you want, don’t waste your time..Version: 3.0.0

RidiculousAs per LampKing review, this game have good graphics and quite addicting game. Better not try while you still can. It’s an app purchase game. It purposely made the game hard for you to achieve at the very early start (as in maybe till Day 2 of the game). The rewards you get is very little, you either have to pay 900 coins (which you barely get back in return) or lose a life which can take 30mins to get back or use power ups to purchase in order to hopefully if in luck, complete the level. I rather play Cookie Jam than to continue playing this game. I will not spend a single dollar for an app game that have an obvious intention to grab your money. I’ve played a purchasing app game before but this is just RIDICULOUS! Too bad, it has some potential as I like these kinda graphics but I’m not desperate. Deleting the app..Version: 2.3.0

Could be goodIt’s a nice idea and graphics but it spoils it with the little rewards and high price for extra moves, plus there are bugs that are hard to report if they are spotted after they happen. For example on occasions on 2 star game, if you only have one star it deducts one but on the next go it still deducts 2 as if you already didn’t pay one before. The unlimited lives don’t always add on top. With 18 min left I won 15 unlimited minutes which replaced the 18 I had before so not really a bonus. Spinning the wheel for a jackpot has a pre-programmed outcome as I noticed when I closed the game without claiming the reward, it spins again when I re-open and always gives me the same reward regardless when I press the Stop. So I tried this 5 x and all results the same... coincidence?? Losing patience with this game. If the coins went a longer way I’d be more willing to buy. I see useful comments in previous reviews made 1-2 years ago and it’s still the same issues so developers don’t seem to have much interest to take these on board. Get it if you are bored and want to spend days earning 1 star to answer the door, make a phone call or feed the cat rather than making any improvement to the house. But really, aren’t there better things in life to spend time on...?.Version: 4.0.0

UnsatisfiedI downloaded this game because of the mini games that require you to help the main character out of tricky situations. I was very annoyed at first that those games were rare and it was mostly a candy crush spin off. I stuck with it, enjoyed renovating the home, but then the mini game became far and few between, I’ve played about 20 levels and not one mini game. Top it off with the ‘hard’ and ‘super hard’ games cropping it more and more frequently and it seems to only occur when events are on which is frustrating because I can spend a whole day on one of these levels stuck and not be able to participate in the event, especially annoying when you pay for a ticket to be in the special events. And then it seems it wants you to pay more money to be able to move on from the super hard level, only to have 2 levels that are challenging but doable and then be stuck on another hard level. Not impressed at all..Version: 4.4.4

Misleading advertisements for this gameWhile playing other games, I see ads for this app. These advertisements are completely irrelevant to the actual game - these ads are misleading of what the actual game ensues. That’s disappointing..Version: 2.4.0


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