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Gardenscapes
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Welcome to Gardenscapes! Rake your way through a storyline full of unexpected twists to restore a wonderful garden to its former glory! Embark on an adventurous journey: beat match-3 levels, restore and decorate different areas in the garden, get to the bottom of the secrets it holds, and enjoy the company of amusing in-game characters, including Austin, your butler! What are you waiting for? Build your dream garden! The game features: ● Unique gameplay: swap and match, restore and decorate the garden, and enjoy a novel storyline—all in one place! ● Hundreds of unique match-3 levels ● Dozens of in-game characters you can make friends with ● A lovely pet that is always there to cheer you up ● An in-game social network you can use to keep up on all the latest ● Different areas in the garden with unique structures: broken fountains, mysterious mazes, and many more ● A community that comes first—become neighbors with your Facebook friends! Gardenscapes is free to play, though some in-game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this option, simply turn it off in your device's "Restrictions" menu. Enjoying Gardenscapes? Learn more about the game! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gardenscapes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gardenscapes_mobile/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/garden_scapes Questions? Contact our Tech Support at gardenscapes@playrix.com
BEST
by daMoneyz on 2019/10/19 07:01
i ABSOLUTELY LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS GAME. CHALLENGING AT TIMES BUT I LOVE IT. FIRST GAME IVE KEPT THIS LONG !
Love
by haha over it on 2019/10/19 05:59
Love the game! Thank you for the entertainment,
Best game ever
by AvoArmenia2005 on 2019/10/19 05:40
I love this game, it is very addicting and fun to play. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😃😃😃
Garden shop is too expensive
by pumpkin101383 on 2019/10/19 05:36
Love this game until the new update. The garden shop was modified and you can’t get the extras for unlimited time. Way too expensive now and probably won’t play anymore because it’s almost impossible on some levels to pass without having the extra bombs and rainbow disk. Very disappointed.
Pretty graphics are relaxing
by Rokin Robn on 2019/10/19 05:36
This game is relaxing - but occasionally becomes frustrating (honey squares - yawn! There are no beehives - why the honey squares?) I delete it but always come back in a month or so. I like the characters and the very pretty graphics. I do wish the garden areas were larger with details for different garden styles - like a Japanese garden, for example. The games are really fun when you have lots of bombs!
Total BS
by JRunknown on 2019/10/19 05:32
This game advertises on a lot of other apps I use. What they advertise does not match the actual game in any way, shape, or form. It is a total bait and switch. When I emailed the address listed in the App Store, it auto replies with a message saying the address is no longer monitored. F*#k this developer if that is what they require to get users. Unbelievable that Apple allows this.
Ads are NOTHING like the game
by TechnologyGuru on 2019/10/19 04:55
Building a garden is what you are doing. They advertise this dumb game as a game of “This or that” seems like a cool concept but in reality you build a dumb garden.
Not as advertised
by youget1bronzestar on 2019/10/19 04:46
False advertising
Tricked into downloading it.
by theysayallnicknamestaken on 2019/10/19 04:05
I thought this was about saving two people on floating ice. Lol. I notice ads from other games now too. The game is really nothing more than candy crush levels to get a star. Really quite boring to me. I found myself just playing the levels and stacking stars. Then I thought, I could just play candy crush or cookie jam. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. Gets one star from me for deception.
False advertising!
by Christian Five on 2019/10/19 02:59
👎🏽
Daily play for years!
by P5spi on 2019/10/19 02:46
This game keeps me coming back to it. I don’t feel like I have to spend a ton of money to advance, it is pretty generous with its free boosters, especially if you play a lot and compete in the team challenges. No ads after every level like other games! Interesting new levels and areas. Great simple game to de stress with, give it a shot!
Garden Escape
by amkot on 2019/10/19 02:29
I have this app but it won’t let me play right now. Fix the problem
Super review!!!
by Kimstack66 on 2019/10/19 02:15
I absolutely love this game!! It’s my all time favorite!! It’s super fun to create your own personalized garden. The teams and mini contests make you wanna help out others and yourself to compete with others around the world. The only thing I can suggest is to receive more dollars to build the specialized areas. You need way too many dollars to build anything and they’re coming out with new ones so quickly. They also have holiday decoration contests that are so cool to play for. Keep up the GREAT work designers, you struck GOLD with this one. Also love that they’re on Instagram and Facebook to follow. 👍🏼❤️😀
Great game
by joe2518 on 2019/10/19 02:15
Wonderful game , passes by the spare time !! Love it !!
Addicting
by Bambi21676 on 2019/10/19 02:11
Don’t get it, I’ve spent hours trying to complete the entire garden. It’s way too addicting and now I feel like I HAVE to finish the entire mansion garden
False advertising
by Meme1099 on 2019/10/19 02:07
Update stated Halloween event was going on and it isn’t. Several people mentioned it the FB page and Gardenscapes is yet to reply to the issue. Disappointing!
Addictive
by Cicis pizza 1123 on 2019/10/19 01:59
I loved the game, but some levels are too hard to pass unless you pay. So not going to pay anymore so guess I’m done with this game. Would do less than 1 star if I could. Yes I did pay to get where I was, but done with that it’s just a game and if the developers want to make it too hard to play on guess it’s time to delete the game and it’s sister game too. This holds true so deleting game.
So fun
by HNRasm on 2019/10/19 01:56
So fun... be careful or you will be addicted!
Addddictive
by DFore4 on 2019/10/19 01:33
Af..
A Journey of a Thousand Miles/Levels...
by Arciess on 2019/10/19 00:51
There's a saying that you shouldn't judge someone until you've walked a mile (or two moons) in their moccasins,. Well, I played 1201 levels prior to working this review. The puzzles and interactions are great. There, I said that. Problem is, this game is totally misrepresented in advertising - none of those playable clips reflect the actual gameplay.
MAKE ORIGINAL
by Awesome app! 🤯 on 2019/10/19 00:34
Hey Gardenscapes can you please make it so we can find objects again my entire family kept rating 5 stars but now quit ever since the update. I played this game ever since I was 6 years old.
Addictive
by Addictedtowheel on 2019/10/19 00:27
Love this game and Homescapes! Both very addictive!
Apple Shame One YOU
by KujuaIwazi on 2019/10/18 22:53
So sick of these misrepresented games ads. You make money off allowing these fake ads and don’t do anything about them. Money over integrity Apple.
Relaxing and addicting
by Mike1st on 2019/10/18 22:08
Fun, relaxing and addicting
Scam
by Pinkytoestepper on 2019/10/18 22:01
I downloaded this because of all the ads that made it look somewhat interesting but this is just a generic match-three game. I understand embellishing things for an advertisement but this is simply lying and deceit. Should be illegal!
BEST GAME EVER
by gvabessa233 on 2019/10/18 21:51
Honestly the best game ever 🥴🥴🥴🥴 I’m addicted
Addicting
by mrsjazybelle on 2019/10/18 21:05
I like homescapes better, but this is up there
Addicting
by Innovativeme on 2019/10/18 20:55
I didn’t think I’d like it but I haven’t been able to put it down in over a year!
Great game but...
by klhealy77 on 2019/10/18 20:43
I love this game. I love that you can help friends and they can help you. I love the team aspect that was added, however, since the Halloween update I keep getting kicked out of the app. What is going on? Please fix. 5 stars until yesterday.
Good game
by gooooogley one on 2019/10/18 20:27
Good game and nice flow. Some levels are hard but there are enough easy levels to keep you interested
Engaging
by Raj Here on 2019/10/18 20:05
This is truly a challenging program that keeps you engaged
Fun and Free!
by Jaymilb on 2019/10/18 20:03
I really enjoy this game! It’s one of only a few games where you really don’t have to spend money in order to keep winning and advancing. I usually skip over the story line, but the rest is entertaining.
Great
by madameeggs on 2019/10/18 19:59
This game is just super nice
Worst Game Ever
by gm75 on 2019/10/18 19:57
I wish I could give this zero stars. Not only does the game advertise it as a problem solving game. But it’s not... it’s like a sorry version of Candy Crush. I gave this game a week before I found that they make it impossible to win rounds without spending money. As an avid gamer I found this disappointing. I also don’t appreciate the adds flooding all my devices. As you can they are making millions off you to run the ads. The whole thing is a joke. Play a game worth your hard earned money.
Good
by Samantha Gamer on 2019/10/18 19:47
It be good
Addiction Alert!
by Lady Rene on 2019/10/18 19:31
I am so addicted to this game. I love making a beautiful garden. Plus you get to win things to make the garden look perfect. The only thing I don’t like, is having to win levels for dumb things like looking up a phone number, Making a phone call or returning a book for example. Beyond that it is a lot of fun!
Fun
by SophiaBailor on 2019/10/18 19:27
Fun
Good game
by ashleysieb on 2019/10/18 19:25
It’s a really good game and great for all ages. My husband installed it on his phone and I’m pretty good with these types of games so he would have me beat a level when he’d get stuck. Since then I have also installed it on my phone. We’re both on level 231 right now. He’s been playing for months and I installed it on my phone only a month ago.
Love ittttt
by jaylloyd1989 on 2019/10/18 19:25
I’m in so much love with this game 🥰
good
by Angel860108 on 2019/10/18 19:17
good
Great game
by Dunk23dsu on 2019/10/18 18:12
This game is very addictive I play for hours at times and the only down side is that you have to get so much money to complete a section! Other than that this is a great app!
great game but ....
by Golfaridan on 2019/10/18 18:01
i love the game but if we were able to see others gardens that would be nice
Kat
by Azteksun on 2019/10/18 17:58
My only suggestion would be that there were opportunities to get stars other than one per level beat. Like as gifts, or maybe 2 stars when u beat the hard levels.
Stars/Coin usage
by Jiarre on 2019/10/18 17:53
Fun game, however, when completing a hard level you should at least get 2 stars as opposed to 1 and more coins. Half the time you’re either using up all your lives and/or power ups. Also, why is it necessary to use a star to start another day! Why should I have to go with a design that I don’t want? I should have a choice when it comes to that option instead of it being pre decided for me. Doing some of the tasks should not require 2 or 3 stars. This game can be frustrating at times because some things are useless to be using so many stars or coins (it’s a waste). Give more stars and coins for harder levels!
Beyond irritating
by Fallulah the Demon Queen on 2019/10/18 17:17
This game seems like a fun waste of time, but it is an obvious ploy to waste your money. I am the type who spends money on games, my choice, but this game basically steals what you spend. I have noticed that when you purchase in game coin the puzzles tend to “just” miss being completed by what appears to be one or two moves so you will spend coin to finish it. Then suddenly nothing falls where it should, power ups don’t appear when you drop pieces and your easy 1 or 2 moves are gone and you’ve spent coin to still lose. I will never spend money on this game again, definite rip off
Not as advertised
by supergirl70444 on 2019/10/18 16:45
I downloaded the game because the advertisement I saw made it look like a different type of puzzle game not just another match 3 game. I downloaded Township first but thought I must’ve had the wrong game because the game play was not as advertised. Turns out I had the right games, but the content is not as depicted. If you are wanting the game you saw in an advertisement where you rescue characters from situations by choosing the correct objects, this game is not that even though it is depicted that way.
Okay. Fun, but...
by sstorrm on 2019/10/18 15:40
Like every game, there is good and bad. The concept and storyline is fun. There’s always a lot of side challenges that are fun too. I love building and customizing the garden with multiple options. The puzzles are fun and challenging. But, What drives me crazy is the limited lives, and the very rare chances to earn more lives that isn’t dependent on other people to send them to you. I also dislike how “expensive” cash items are and even worse, how long it takes to earn the cash. It seems unporportionate; a poor ratio of how little you earn and as few opportunities you get to earn compared to the prices and amount of collections being released.
Less life rewards, more other rewards
by U2Jool on 2019/10/18 15:39
I’d like to see less life rewards and more of other types of rewards. While it’s nice to get unlimited lives, it’s overkill it to end up with more than an hour or two of it. I think my max has been 9 hours. It was ridiculous. I would have rather had some extra coins/green cash or some bombs, dynamite or rain blasters.
Clickbait made me do it!
by The Real DJ KIC on 2019/10/18 15:20
I kept seeing playable ads for this game similar to a choose your destiny story. After a while of playing I realized that I had become a victim of bait and switch. The game play is nothing like the ads.
Yea
by megan whis on 2019/10/18 15:03
Great yea
Gardenscapes
by Lauraw1770 on 2019/10/18 14:54
Love it!!!!
Great game, but......
by Muffydiver on 2019/10/18 14:48
I do love this game, however I do wish there was more landscaping, and less peripheral tasks (donating books, etc). But it’s very addictive and I play it daily
!!!!!!!!!
by 🦄🦄 magic candy on 2019/10/18 14:36
I hate this game.
Enjoy the game
by Monty'O on 2019/10/18 14:13
Been playing this game for a few years. Enjoy it love the challenges of each level yet some levels are so hard to beat it becomes annoying and frustrating to the point I’ve needed to take a break from playing it. The higher the levels the harder it becomes. A real challenge game to play.
Garden scapes
by Blaboa on 2019/10/18 13:39
Fun game to play
Hooked
by nannermack31 on 2019/10/18 12:53
Even though I was disappointed that the gameplay wasn’t like the ads show, I’m completely hooked on this game!
Hooked
by kellenloons22 on 2019/10/18 11:56
Not a game person but This game has had me hooked for awhile now :)
A feel good game!
by Tomkat2011 on 2019/10/18 11:06
I have never reviewed an app !! So that should tell you how good it is! Somehow this game makes you just feel like they are talking straight to you.. it’s really well done .. I guess that’s why I’m actually spending money on it to keep playing. The people who made it are smart! Very smart. I highly recommend this for kids and adults. It’s just a feel good kind of entertainment with kind motives.. 💕
Levels
by jmjeffers2017 on 2019/10/18 10:46
The only thing I don’t like is that there r only 35 new levels every week there needs to be more
Disappointed
by jusst jessicaa on 2019/10/18 09:22
Downloaded due to relentless ads on other games I play. It Looked cool. So confused when I downloaded it! It’s nothing like the ads showed. It’s a bejeweled game! A glorified bedazzled game! It’s nothing like I thought it would be, the ads never mentioned bejeweled! I wouldn’t have downloaded it! That’s shady. Uninstalled!
FunFun
by ssusiesfire on 2019/10/18 07:24
Great game
Addictive
by krrrissy on 2019/10/18 06:13
I have kind of backed off from playing this as much as I did because it’s challenging for sure but still a fun game I play when I have time and when I need a puzzle game! Definitely recommended!
Me time
by AINJOL115 on 2019/10/18 05:23
Relaxing game
Perfect
by LMPruitt on 2019/10/18 05:07
Addictive. Competitive. Hate it between levels.
Only downloaded it cus the ad
by brimg22 on 2019/10/18 04:59
The title says it all but can y’all actually make a game that your stupid ad’s advertise? This game is honestly not fun at all.
Clickbait advertising.
by -Lucivar- on 2019/10/18 04:19
The ads on FB are clickbait. This is not a choose a tool game. Its a match three, home decorator game. I feel tricked. One star is for false advertising.
I HATE HIS GAME
by Dashed Hopes! on 2019/10/18 03:38
Hi a am a child when I was playing his game I work so hard to get to the silver team I got deported I was so sad because I work so hard and lost it all I was so so sad so I deleted his game do not play his game to is so so horrible.
Time is money in this game
by hfddvhkgfddvnkkj on 2019/10/18 03:03
Starts out nice enough. Eventually they back you into a puzzle that is impossible to solve without spending money on cheats. There you sit. With nothing else to do unless you want to spend real money. App deleted
Ads misleading
by Tk1967a on 2019/10/18 02:54
The ads represent this game as solving disasters. It’s just another version of candy crush.
New update is horrible
by Lovey0907 on 2019/10/18 00:43
I love this game and have played it forever but the newest update makes the game restart completely if you leave the app for a minute. Very frustrating. Please fix this issue.
Expensive
by FHBrooks on 2019/10/18 00:40
Very expensive if you want to advance not recommended
Good game!
by tlzio on 2019/10/18 00:20
I do wish that I could play the tool part of the game, where you tap on tools to fix a problem. Does that exist in this game?
Love this game
by Raxel19 on 2019/10/18 00:19
Unfortunately, the ads for it are misleading but nonetheless I am hooked. It is becoming a big problem.
Rip off!
by Jgrthnvffghnj on 2019/10/17 22:55
Twice today I made a move to clear my level and it didn't knock out what it was supposed to. I had to use coins to finish it which is BS! I have spent a lot of money on this game but no more! You can shove the game where the sun doesn't shine! Thank you though. You are now saving me a lot of money!
Best game ever
by |boomboom on 2019/10/17 22:43
Very addicting but beautiful game
BS
by hyatgdnm on 2019/10/17 22:29
Was playing and enjoying it until you have to put your political BS in there on climate change. I deleted it and will not play anything from you again. Stick to what you know and leave science to those qualified.
No rewards for spending money. Greedy app
by Yardorama on 2019/10/17 22:27
It’s definitely a fun game but I’m gonna delete it. It knows how to rope you in to keep buying coins. I wouldn’t mind so much but there’s no rewards in it. I’ve spent a good deal of money and in other games you get something in return. Maybe if they had some spending tiers. Like once you spent a certain amount of money, you get unlimited heart tokens for an hour of your choosing. You can get unlimited hearts but it starts the countdown from when you get it and it doesn’t pause when you quit. I’ve contacted them about some sort of bonus for the money I’ve spent but their response was lame. They def took a good amount of money from me for an iPhone game so congrats. You got me. Too bad you don’t reward your loyal customers. I’d rather blow money on hearthstone. At least when you spend it there, you get stuff you can keep. Take some time to appreciate your loyal fans and maybe I’d come back and play. But for now I’m deleting and I would too if I were you until better changes are made. I love how people have been saying the same thing for a year or 2 and there is no improvements. Same problem. We Love Your feedback and will Pass it on to the Developers! Give me a break.
Nah
by Shockstoy on 2019/10/17 21:49
I’ve been an idiot to pay to play this game, I only did it because you could get unlimited power ups for a certain time frame, since the update they have taken that away and they lie and point out a particular power up package and say “most popular” beside it to appease the consumer. Thank you for taking the unlimited away so I don’t have to give you any more money.
Gardenscapes
by doooooootijgrthj on 2019/10/17 21:26
Garden scapes is a very fun game and it has wonderful graphics but it’s hard for me to pass the levels some times but it’s fun to get to see the other features and the new things I get to do then again it’s a Little hard to play the leaves
Good
by KrountryKing28 on 2019/10/17 21:16
Good time waster
What is this? Nothing like the ads.
by Savvy Consumer89 on 2019/10/17 20:50
I downloaded this game after watching many ads that were quite hilarious where you save a man and his wife from sharks, alligators, etc by throwing them random objects. This game, however, is more of a puzzle game where you swipe things to match 3 or more objects. Nothing to do with the ad.
Love it
by calliekins023 on 2019/10/17 20:38
Wonderful game I absolutely love it, can’t stop playing it! It’s like candy crush, but even more addicting
This game has taken over my life
by tweedyturtle on 2019/10/17 19:50
I absolutely LOVE this game. Normally I get pretty burned out on games that only give you limited lives but they made it so you can do other things while waiting. Plus it’s super awesome when you finally finish an area. I can’t wait to see the whole garden completed.
Great
by Tsp.bran on 2019/10/17 19:01
Fun
Disappointed game
by Sdfghur6996 on 2019/10/17 18:51
The game has more gardening to do but they want all stars behind cats dog and think 😡it takes so much time to get one star each time 😔 They need to increase give more help to get more stars to unlock and decorate the garden😏 😫😩😤
Game is good, but...
by Cfriskme on 2019/10/17 18:43
The game is good but ever since the last update, when you try to swipe a piece located at the top downward, the apple screen is pulled down. Please fix this issue.
Confused
by Mega 8ball on 2019/10/17 18:15
When and where can I reach to the game that I saw on Ads?
Really fun but could use some changes
by kaye from mount rinoceros on 2019/10/17 17:25
To the developers I wish that in the teams section you could request lives and also power ups to help complete the level if someone is stuck on because sometimes it takes days to complete a level if it’s hard
Excellent
by Ladyt47 on 2019/10/17 16:37
Can’t stop playing
Game is fun but...
by Bitterholic on 2019/10/17 16:34
So the commercial for this game is totally different than what the game is. I found this annoying because I wanted to try the game as the commercial shows it with picking a choice and see how it plays out. Second thing that annoys me they make some of the later levels really hard. Forcing you to use coins and special items to pass it. Eventually you’ll run out and you will need to pay for more coins. Due to not enough moves you can perform because a dam cocktail stuck in a corner and the piece you need is too far away.
Great Until a point and then it requires a lot of money
by Mickman8 on 2019/10/17 15:34
The game is great up to a point but then it takes quite a bit of money to beat the levels. I ended up deleting it due to it being impossible to beat the levels without multiple boosters.
Sleazebag game
by dertattergreis on 2019/10/17 15:27
Game is just a casino style piece of garbage. Not remotely as advertised. Not sure why candy crush hasn’t taken legal action for a blatant rip off of their game.
Why aren’t there more games like this?
by Cuckoo Ginger bird on 2019/10/17 15:18
I personally love Gardenscapes for 2 reasons. One, it’s super fun to create, play, and design. Two, you can interact with Austin on other apps. Like I said, WHY AREN’T THERE MORE GAMES LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This game
by Terablousgooble on 2019/10/17 14:09
This scared me so bad it gave me mental disabilities. This can’t walk now. 1 Star
Awesome
by 1rst SistahT on 2019/10/17 14:07
I’m having a blast with this game.
So misleading!! Don’t waste your time!
by Frazier1982 on 2019/10/17 13:51
The advertising video is extremely misleading. Instead of it being a character interactive games, it’s more like candy crush. Then the game constantly puts you in situations where you don’t have enough coins so they try to get you to buy more. Games not worth it!
it’s good
by ADRlXN on 2019/10/17 12:46
i’ve played this game before but the ads for it are horrible so yea
Complete waste of money
by amazon junky on 2019/10/17 12:25
This game should be taken off the app and not allowed to be published. They take your money if you purchase coins without your authorization. Class action lawsuit
About game
by crazychic2407 on 2019/10/17 11:27
Excellent
My absolute fave
by omgeodude on 2019/07/13 09:17
I’ve never gone in for the “limited energy” style of game design - it usually stilts gameplay so severely that I eventually give up - but somehow Gardenscapes has become my absolute favorite mobile game in spite of what I would normally consider to be an insurmountable disadvantage. It’s so much better balanced than other games of its ilk. For the first time, I don’t feel like the game WANTS me to lose; I feel like Gardenscapes wants me to *play,* which is all I really want to be able to do. And it feels genuinely pleased with me when I succeed! Tonally, this game hits every happy note for me. It’s so good-natured - like, downright wholesome. Everyone is friends! My gardens are beautiful! The music is literally the best - I listen to it while I’m at work, too! The events are legit exciting and they really *feel* special. And the graphics/visual elements of the game are a perfect, perfect complement to everything else. I feel like the team behind Gardenscapes loves what they’re making, and I love them for it. One of these days, I’m going to make *so much fanart* to show my appreciation. In the meantime, at the very least, I would say Gardenscapes is worth your time. It has a lot of heart. If it’s not for you, that’s totally okay - but I would never consider giving it a try to be a wasted effort. In the end, I hope you like it as much as I do!
Fun and Productive
by Oogie 81 on 2018/09/21 16:06
This is by far my favorite game and has been for a very long time (I’m legit addicted). It is exciting to build such amazing gardens when in real life I am unwittingly the grim reaper of foliage, unable to keep a simple house plant alive despite my best efforts. I also have a proclivity towards cleanliness and being in control (plants aren’t the only things running away from me screaming). Cleaning up the garden and decorating it the way I want helps quell my OCD (free and sometimes $9.99 therapy) and makes me feel productive while I am escaping life (being super lazy) for a bit (usually hours) to play this game. I think the levels are a good mix of difficulty (except when I can’t beat one and am yelling at my IPad) and the game makers appear to listen (not to me yelling at my IPad) and make positive changes when something is not favorable. The daily prize wheel is nice, but for as much as I play I have only hit the jackpot two times and I find these odds a little suspect (omg I need to get a life). The only other complaint I have are the number of stars sometimes needed to complete a task (if only I ran the world...). But let’s be real, these are silly frustrations in the grand scheme of life. This game will continue to be my guilty pleasure (relaxing anti-social personality skill strengthening module) for a long time.
Fun but annoying
by whäle on 2019/03/29 16:29
This game is definitely addicting and can be fun, but also very frustrating at times. As others have mentioned the levels get progressively harder as you go on. You can end up wasting lots of power ups and coins trying to beat a level and still lose. Also the rewards stay pretty much the same so you’re basically always getting diminishing returns as you play. But by far the most annoying thing for me is the multi-step process needed to restart a level when you lose or decide to quit. Whenever there is any kind of challenge active where you have to collect things or earn rewards, there is always a pop up where Austin asks if you are ABSOLUTELY SURE you want to lose your rewards/collected items from that level, trying to get you to use your coins and continue. Yes Austin, I am 100% sure I would rather give up these 15 apples I matched than waste my coins on 5 more useless moves that will bring me no where close to winning the level. Of course there is no option to disable these popups, probably because they are just a poorly disguised attempt to get people to spend money on coins. This used to be less of a problem because there weren’t always challenges going on so usually there would be no popup. Now the challenges are constant, and I have to mash the end level button multiple times to blow through Austin’s unhelpful advice every single time I lose or quit.
Addicting, But Frustrating
by GoldenTree12 on 2017/11/13 00:48
First of all, I want to say that I love absolutely love this game! It is very well advertised, and it is such good quality. I really enjoy the storyline and the beautiful garden. However, I do have a couple of problems with this game. During the first couple of days I easily went through and played the levels. However, when I hit the 60’s it got hard. Now, I’m not complaining about the difficulty level, but there is a frustrating cycle when you just can’t complete a level. If you don’t have enough coins to buy more moves, then you don’t have enough coins to buy a power up. You can spin the wheel every day to win prizes, but you rarely get something you can use to win that level. Also, if you can’t when the levels and you don’t get any stars, and if you don’t get any stores and you can’t complete any of the challenges and win coins! You see where I’m going with this?It’s almost like the game is forcing you to purchase coins if you need an extra boost I a level.😕 Even after all this, I still love this game and gave it four stars for its originality and fun! I do ask that there be an easier way to get coins, though, like on Homescapes when you check in consecutively, you get coin rewards. I think that would be a great addition to Gardenscapes! Thank you to all the creators of this game, you guys are awesome!
Awesome game
by Lilpeach29 on 2018/04/19 11:48
I’ve been playing this game for over a year, maybe even two, and i love it. I wanted to write a review to be clear that the game is not impossible without spending money, not even close. I’m on level 1300 or so and have never spent a dime. You do have to be prepared to be patient and play some levels many times until you win. I guess if you’re looking for it to be really easy and to just soar through the levels, this game might not be for you, but i love that it’s realistically challenging. Most importantly, in my opinion, is this is a free game WITHOUT ads!! I’m not sure how they manage to put out a game this engaging and fun without ads, but maybe they could teach other companies... You do need power ups once in a while, BUT, you can easily get them for free by playing the optional challenges they give you, and by logging in each day to collect your free daily prize. My suggestion to developers, if you read this, is to fix up the rockets. They explode things that make no sense, like pieces that have already disappeared, or prioritizing dropping lemonade glasses rather than things that make way more sense. Also, if someone uses a power up on a level, it would be nice if it didn’t enter by interfering with other matches that are pre-setup for that round.
Fun with a cute story
by CyndyML on 2018/05/24 22:49
I really like these games, and this one has the perfect level of difficulty for me. You absolutely do not have to spend money on this game, but I did after I played it quite a bit. I just felt that they had given me so much enjoyment that I morally owed them for the game. Some people have complained about the story line. I find it fun. I tend to save up my stars, and then play a bunch of them at one time, but I don’t start a new day until I want to refill my lives. Edit: it’s months later, and I still love this game. I buy coins a couple times a year when they are on a super sale, but only because I want to support the game designers because it’s a terrific game. (I have over 70,000 coins, so it really is just because I feel they should get paid for their effort!) The only two things I’d change: (1) lower the chances of getting a life on the wheel - I have over a hundred in my mailbox, and bombs, etc. are so much more useful. (2) toss some timed games into the higher games because they’re more fun than muddy fruit or purple vines. Also, I really appreciate that if I have the game sound off, there aren’t noisy pop-up ads. I end up playing at night if I have insomnia, and this is one of the games I can play without fear of waking my husband! Love this game!
Please start telling the truth in your ads
by PvtSnuffy on 2019/08/02 16:46
I downloaded this game thinking the complete opposite of what the game is actually about. This game is about rebuilding the garden of his childhood. You complete furniture with collecting starts. You collect these starts from a mini game very similar to candy crush but it’s related to the garden. But let’s get to the point. I downloaded this game from an ad. There are many ads saying that you either, save him and the girl from Antarctica, or you have to save the house with out failing, or save the garden without getting a fail. All the ads make the person fail but making it really easy to chose the correct answers. Me and my friend decided to try this game for my little sister to play. Without even thinking how some of the ads don’t even go with the point of the game. Later on it was downloaded and my sister had no idea what to do. I then knew that the ads where straight clickbait so this game could grown even more! These ads are even used in their game Home Scapes. Other than the ads clickbaited probably many people, this game gets a 3 star. Not a 4 or a 5 because of how difficult the levels are to get starts, it can take days to finish some. At the start it was easy but then the challenge came where I was stuck on for many many days! Any way that my review. Thank you for reading and I hope you can stop the clickbait, thanks!
The Nicest Game Ever
by Kellyfireangel on 2017/10/16 06:09
This is, seriously, the "nicest" game on the internet. Austin is like your super-supportive friend, who's so positive it's almost creepy, but you gotta love him, because he's just so nice. I started playing this game as part of an offer to earn gold in another game I play, and I've been a daily player ever since. The match-3 levels are pretty addictive and challenging, and they're always changing and adding new features, so it stays fresh and interesting. At the same time, you're fixing up the gardens and having adventures with Austin. All the neighbors you meet are fun characters, with interesting backstories. It's all gorgeously rendered, and totally bug-free. You can play offline. Fun little events happen pretty frequently. Best of all, there's practically ZERO ad-presence... you have the option of watching videos for coins from time to time, but ads are never shoved in your face. I think this game is designed to appeal to older adults-- hence, the 80's-supermarket-style music, but I really think anyone can have fun with it. I am seriously just impressed with the quality of it. The only things I'd potentially change about this one: faster recharge on lives, different music options, and more customization options for the garden decor. But it's serously pretty great as it is.
Fun, but the game cheats to try to get your money
by living.lucid on 2018/06/04 13:52
I’ve been playing this for many months now, and while I enjoy the premise and the gameplay, I found that the game purposely tries to prevent me leveling up. I currently have 23 extra lives (probably the 5th or 6th time I’ve accumulated this amount) that I got from the daily spin. I purposely press the stop button on different parts of the wheel, and yet I STILL get extra lives every time. It’s totally fixed. I’ve found myself stuck on levels for weeks because what I really need is a power up to give me the edge to pass the level, but I’m buried alive in extra lives instead. Additionally, I’ve found that if I start blowing through levels too quickly, the game will purposely make my lose a level by refusing to drop the needed shape. I’ve had more than twelve moves left to me after gathering all the gnomes or the lemonade but one, and despite making matches right beneath where I need things to be rearranged, the game will just keep dropping useless shapes for all of my 12 moves and purposely prevent me from winning. I’ve noticed that the only way to combat this programmed cheating is to just stop playing. I won’t open the app for days and then suddenly the game provides everything I need to pass a level I’d been stuck on for 9 days. It’s very frustrating, and there have been several times I’ve considered just deleting it.
I love it and it’s fun to play but....
by Mimibfly6622 on 2018/02/09 05:48
First off, I just want to say that I absolutely love this game. I love the aspect of decorating the home, the plot, all of that. The only thing that gripes me about it is that, the game is so transparent in the fact that they make like 2 or 3 levels in a row super easy like passing it in 1 or 2 lives and then they’ll give you a level that you can’t pass for a week, like making it impossible, and you can only pass if you use the power ups or use the coins for more turns. After about a week and the game notices that you don’t use any of it, they make the level on probably the 9th day SUPER easy to pass and you’ll move on. I’ve noticed this about 6 or 7 times in the game and I’m upper 100 levels. Now to be fair, A LOT of puzzle games are like this. Homescapes is just visually appealing enough to make it bearable. The reason why I don’t mind it so much is because I play it a lot on my free time or when I’m bored so playing it, knowing I’m going to lose a level because they’ll make me wait to see if I use the power ups, is killing time for me until I actually pass it. Besides all of that, if you don’t like games that have that same interface and strategy with its players then this game is probably not for you, but it is a very well looking game with load of fun puzzles to play from!
I will literally never delete this game
by Loplj on 2019/02/24 05:24
I have had this game for three years, and I love it more than any other game I have ever downloaded. I love how many things austin can say. The graphics are amazing! I like how when ever you click on something it makes a noise, like if you tap bush is makes a like bush sound or if you click on ice it makes an ice clinking sound. The sheer effort they put into the little social page you can click on is so cute, like im sure not too many people look at it, but its always there, ya know? I love gardening in real life, and I love gardening in the game too, its just so green and lush I love it. If I get to a hard level, I may just stop playing for a few months, but in the end I will always come back. I love my dog (his name is goose!), and how sometimes theres those little training levels. I love the background music its so calming. I do wish there was a way, if you truly needed to, to skip a level like maybe a special ticket thats only available from the treasure chest on the daily wheel. Im 17 years old (female) and my friends sometimes make fun of me for playing it and they call me an old lady but I dont care, I will play this game as long as it exists. I dream to one day finish my beautiful garden alongside my trusty butler, Austin:)
Right on Smoked Joe
by gggggg's on 2018/10/11 17:56
I’ve been playing this game for about a year. I have made the same remarks that you noticed. I have my own garden. I work my but off in it. The game maker does not listen to our comments. Sad because this game could be lots of fun. Like you I’m tired of losing. I did not come on this site or to play this game to spend my cash money. Like you I agreed that their rewards are way,way to low. And getting stars are to difficult then they want to take them away to feed the dog answer the Mail. People that make this game you really do need to restructure and give your played better rewards. Your other game in the house with Austin is just as bad for all the same reasons. Looks to me that you could learn from your players. Those that love it and rate it high have not spent money on losing. That not why we play your game. Challenging is good but impossible is bad, very bad. The higher the level the more impossibly the games become. It is evident that you want to hook your players in to spending many, many real time bulks cash money to play your game. I’ll look in from time to time but after my third review and you still have not made changes for the better, I see no reason to continue. The whole purpose for a review is to upgrade and work out the problems. Your game makers need to realize that we like your game but you need to make changes for the better.
Too hard or ?
by e-mAn2799 on 2018/12/16 14:38
I enjoy this game immensely. I really do. I have to agree with some of the other reviewers about the difficulty in some of the levels and how it can take a very long time to pass a level. However, I think it’s somewhat okay. I look forward to the challenge of trying something different the next time I get a chance to play that level. I do not pay anything for the extra stuff. I did it once and felt like a heel. That’s part of the challenge. The only thing that bugs me more than levels being a bit too challenging at times is having to add crap to areas. It sounds so nitpicky as I type this out, but here goes. So we finish the fountain in the garden and then change the basin to a statue that takes like 9 stars to finish? It really takes a long time to finish any area in the garden when we have to do that stuff. I’m all for the challenging levels, but how many stars it takes to do the changes is a bit much. How about giving us the choice of a decoration: maybe the butler really wants the peacock for the basin in he fountain and it costs 3 stars. You like the angel for the basin and it costs 2 stars, maybe the original basin costs 1 Star. Just an idea. I think it would be more fun to have a choice that way.
Great game, one irritating problem
by pokesgirl124 on 2019/10/05 18:25
Overall I love this game. HOWEVER, there is one issue that irritates me endlessly, and I’m writing this review hoping it gets resolved. In some levels in which the goal is to get the punch cups to drop to the bottom of the map, there are little nooks that allow for the rainbow blast power up to drop down into the nook in the space below the cup, so that you can’t use the rainbow blast because the only thing to switch it with is the cup. If this happens, there is no way to win the level!! The rainbow blast is blocking the cup, and no amount of blasting with bombs will move the rainbow blast out of the way. The ONLY way to win would be to use the little “hand” special to switch the places of the cup and the rainbow blast. So if you don’t have that, you basically waste an entire life and any other power ups you started the game with. Like is said, compared to the entirely of the game, this problem is small, but it is definitely a design flaw that causes me to just waste entire levels! It’s SO SO SO aggravating because it’s different than the level just being difficult- rather the level by design and chance is impossible. At the very least, provide a “surrender” option so that I don’t have to do random swipes for 10 moves knowing that the level has become unwinable.
Relaxing game...
by Resa2424 on 2019/08/13 15:05
I really enjoy playing this game, great graphics, challenging puzzles, customizable settings, cute storylines and I enjoy playing after work or when I have some free time. Things I would tweak: Austin is a gardener...not a butler (picky, but it just annoys me 😉), to move along faster in the game you need to purchase boosts (I no longer do this, so it just takes much longer to get free boosts), the 1 daily free spin is appreciated but the game needs more opportunities to get boosts, and finally the stars...you need to solve 1 puzzle to earn 1 star. Depending on what you are trying to accomplish (clean an area, plant a tree, renovate an architectural structure), the game requires so many stars for each task. Many times the required stars are more than what I think is reasonable, or they break the task up into 2 or even 3 parts (meaning even more stars). Finally, the special events like transforming the mansion or a part of the garden for the holidays (Christmas, Halloween...) have a time limit, but no break on the number of stars or an increase in coins to “purchase” more boosts. Towards the very end of the event the game will double the stars or coins, but almost too late unless you play constantly. So overall I would recommend the game, but for casual play & relaxing and don’t get caught up in trying to go thru it quickly.
Letting players know
by Dr.Dremur on 2018/02/01 17:46
I'm letting all of you know that think you have to pay to beat a level is not true. Yes you can pay for the coins and stuff if you want. But it's just a matter of trial and error. I'm on level 559 and have not spent a dime of real money. I only use the coins I earn and the prizes I win with the wheel and events, sometimes it doesn't work out and I don't beat it but it doesn't mean I have to pay to win, I spent weeks on a level before keep trying don't give up and when you finally get a good set up the satisfaction is greater when you win. I love this game with the storyline it brings. I love trying to guess the new area when the other is complete. Same thing goes for Homescapes both are amazing. (I'm on level 289 and spent no real money on it) Both games for all levels trial and error. Don't give up don't get frustrated. Support the developers by keeping the games. You can buy the sales offer. But just because you can't beat a level in a certain amount of days or weeks doesn't mean it's set up to where you have to pay to win. All levels in all games are made to be beaten without pay or upgrades. Paying to help doesn't mean you'll beat the level then. So don't get mad at the developers.
Game can quickly become a money pit
by appcritic512 on 2018/01/27 08:38
Only gets 2 stars because this game is deliberately designed to quickly become a money pit. Decorating the garden should be fun, but this game is designed to frustrate the hell out of any player unwilling to spend real cash to buy coins which are required for everything from Austin’s (lazy butler) chores to answering the stupid phone and feeding the dog. DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GAME! If you purchase coins, they won’t go far because the stupid match puzzle crap you’re required to play and beat will consume your coins in no time. Each puzzle level is designed to require more moves than a player is given to eliminate obstacles to: find gnomes (there are always too many), get rid of acorns, collect specified items (fruit, water drops, etc). Each level increases in difficulty, but the rewards DO NOT increase, nor do the boosters, etc. needed to play the higher, more difficult levels. If you have a physical or learning disability, this game is literally impossible to play and advance in because the stupid puzzles are too difficult to manage. Pity the developers didn’t make this game more user friendly for individuals with physical or learning challenges by providing advancement options to complete other than the stupidly difficult and unrewarding puzzles. ☹️ DELETING GAME...won’t waste money on it and refuse to waste time on stupid online forums plowing thru drivel looking for shortcuts and hints.
Too little of a return on the rewards
by Maychaom on 2017/10/14 13:55
Too expensive!!!! The coin returns plus rewards are laughable. It's a scam to ensure the player has to spend money to just beat a level. The boosters, when implemented never seems to be at a place where it can actually help so it's almost useless. Before you know it, you have to buy more boosters and/or time (literally). And the butler is irritating! I quit! After writing the above review I decided to go back and give it another chance. I tried to play the game without spending any money and it was impossible not to. Having said that, not much about the game has been "fixed" or improved upon since my last review. What is the point of reviews if you don't care what your players say? I play other games and never have I had to spend this kind of money playing a game. It is impossible to earn coins from the game because you have to use what you earn (it is a ridiculously small amount) it to buy power ups so it's impossible to build on what you earn. I am almost always at zero. Very disappointing. And the fact that you have to wait another 30 minutes to play again after the five measly chances you are given is stupid. I enjoy the game and unraveling the garden however until you fix the issues people are writing about, it is not worth it! I guess you guys don't care much about creating a more balanced game and having players who will invest in the game long term!!! Not spending another dime!
Ridiculous!
by abelln on 2019/04/03 21:43
I really like this game, and I don’t want to stop playing it, but it’s so ridiculous! I’ve been stuck on one level for two days, and it’s driving me crazy! I’ve seen other reviews of people who have been stuck on one level for over a week sometimes like come on that’s ridiculous. Some of the levels are so unforgiving, and unfair. How are you supposed to make your goal if the darn game barely gives you any matches? So you’re just stuck there wasting turns until you fail. You don’t get enough coins to really do anything. There’s so many dumb things to do that requires stars, which you also don’t get a lot of. This game honestly just wants to drain all your money. It doesn’t give you any other way to try and progress by being stingy on coins, stars, and power ups. Want to win this level better pay $5 for it just to get stumped on the next one and pay more, and more. I really liked this game, but I can’t, and won’t pay an arm and a leg to play a phone game. Also the fact that each life takes 30 min to fill up! How are you ever going to get anywhere like that! I also don’t understand the stupid safe mechanic? So I have coins that I earned, and can use, but I have to buy them from you!? That’s like if I had to buy my own money! It’s stupid, and unfair! I’m about to delete this game because it honestly makes me want to throw my phone with how dumb all of this is!
It’s silly but it’s fun
by Zaneusername on 2019/03/08 13:49
The puzzles themselves are good, they’re difficult sometimes but all of them are possible to beat without wasting any bonuses or spending your money. I’ve played it for a couple of years now on and off and without having paid a dime I got really far. I finally bought a small package of coins just because I enjoyed the game enough I wanted to support the creators. I figured I should leave a review, too. The plot is thin and just over all silly but... it’s meant to be. Really, you just don’t think about why you need to play a puzzle to earn a point to get the butler to answer the gate. You don’t think about why a helicopter is free to use for dropping off things and picking up trees. None of that matters, it’s just a silly thing the creators added in to make it fun to earn points from puzzles. He says cute things in between and I’m fond of him, despite the fact that he doesn’t like cats... not sure I could ever agree with you there, Austin, but I like the cat addition in their Homescapes game (even though he seems to have forgotten how much he disliked cats... or about the garden and dog too?) Like I said, you just don’t think about it too much. Thanks to the creators for a fun puzzle game, looking forward to more!
My favorite phone game
by Sieraye21 on 2017/09/26 02:47
I've been playing this game now for definitely over a year and it has come such a long way. It used to be SUCH a pay-to-play and the levels were impossibly hard so you felt hopeless. But it was the beautiful visuals and the cute storyline that kept me playing. As I got to later levels and the developers fixed all the little kinks in it, it's now arguably perfect. They have provided easier ways to get coins than just by winning levels, like a daily wheel spin, the introduction of "hard levels" (give you double the coins but really aren't often any harder than regular levels), frequent mini events that provide additional coins, power-ups, or even infinite lives for a period of time. Love it love it. My only complaint is that I wish I could put that time limit for infinite lives on hold in some way. I can't tell you how many times I've just thought to maybe play a couple games during a break at work or right before bed.. and then those are the times I hit jackpot 😰 One time during an event I went all the way to the top and got 8 hours total of infinite lives right before bed and ended up staying up all night because I didn't want to waste it. I was dead at work the next day.
Fun but could be better
by Notouchyme on 2017/10/27 17:11
The game is great fun, but I feel it could be improved with the tasks not being broken down so many times. Also why not add some fun mini games to let us help in the task as opposed to breaking it down into three, two star collecting ventures. For example, recently I had to look for the maze map, then when we found it, it was in pieces, now I have to use 12 stars just to build the shrubs for the maze, but instead You could have had a mini puzzler so I could put the map together and not need any stars. Match three can still be your main puzzles, but an easy search and find, or logic puzzle would help break up the monotony a bit, especially when your on level 585 and all the levels seem to take 8 lives to pass. Lastly a half an hour is a long time to wait for a life, especially when the level takes only a few minutes to fail. It could be closer to every 10 or 15 minutes you get a new life. Well thank you for the fun game, for now I am still playing and find it just as addicting as it was on day one, just sort of annoying with the task break ups and the waiting on lives. Hope this helps...
Not my favorite .(I say Home scapes is better )
by God is with you on 2018/10/26 01:43
Don’t get me wrong I like the game invite but every time it won’t give me the right moves to play or you know how it is and then the stuff cost way too much on the game way way too much . I like the game to staff and I can , you can do the Guardian and all that kind of stuff but the game itself is really boring it’s like kind of want to those games where you have to do something but it what are you do it until it want you I like the game to staff and I can you can do the Guardian and all that kind of stuff but the game itself is really boring it’s like kind of want to those games where you have to do something but it won’t let you and that gets on my nerves a lot that I’m not trying to put everything down on this game I’m just trying to say that I am only play it when I have to this is my writing I gave it to because it was really that good to me I’ll be with him I did I don’t wanna but you down or then I like all your things that I get that but for me the game is just not what I expected to get one I saw the ad I was like oh this is going to be fine but guess what it’s not how do you like my interview and didn’t feel you know all about Lala blah that about it is I really like game is yes it has some things in it that I wish I could change I just want to tell people who made this thing that I need some changes or some updates.
Kinda over it
by becky743 on 2017/10/22 17:54
I was obsessed with this game when I first started, I played everyday! It took up all my free time. But the more and more I played, I kept getting discouraged because it feels like they want you to lose? Is this a tactic to get you to pay actual dollars to buy coins? Because it doesn’t work. I’ve been stuck on a level for almost a week and I have no idea how I would be able to beat it. And I’m not about to spend my hard earned money on a game that is triggered to make you lose. They give you only a few playable pieces to begin with, more obstacles than you can clear, and only like 30 moves? At the MOST? IMPOSSIBLE. And whenever I used one of the few boosters I won to help, they gave me NO other option but to use them as soon as the game started. And they put them right where they would have no effect whatsoever. I wouldn’t even be able to move them lower to where the obstacles were! And when you won coins to actually do something with the garden, it was for stupid things like merely calling someone or setting up a tea meeting? I want to decorate a GARDEN, not entertain guests? I wasted SO much time on this game for nothing. I thought it’d be a fun easy game to play on my free time to relieve some stress, but honestly, it gave me more stress than I already had! I will be deleting! If you’re thinking about downloading this game, have fun being stuck on a level for 500 years and then getting no reward anyway!
Overall fun game but one part is pretty racist
by little phoenix on 2018/09/14 14:02
i’ve been playing GardenScapes for over a year and have mostly enjoyed it. There are not many games I have played consistently for this long. Sometimes I get stuck on a level but that makes victory that much sweeter when I finally get past it. But there are some improvements that could be made: 1. The portrayal of Master Akira is racist. Yes I know you try to show admiration and respect for Asian cultures but the way Master Akira talks is grammatically ridiculous. Asian people don’t mix up their words that much. The object of the sentence before the rest of it is fine, but words are randomly placed throughout the sentence making it difficult to even understand what he’s saying. Please fix this! It’s not funny, it’s not culturally accurate, it’s just really annoying. 2. When there’s a challenge to get the most bombs/fireworks, give us unlimited fireworks for 30 minutes, not unlimited lives! You give us unlimited rainbow blasts for that particular challenge but don’t do the same for the fireworks challenge. 3. Austin’s magic hat bonuses max out at 1x1x1, while the dog’s treasure chests give you many more bonuses if you consecutively win. I don’t understand this discrepancy and wish you’d add more bonuses to the magic hat.
Lacking support
by Sleepinglz on 2018/06/15 19:57
I hate to even admit that I’ve spent money on a game, but on Gardenscapes, I have. Now I have a problem. One day I go on to see that everything is gone. I’ve been pushed back levels that I’ve already beaten. One being a “super hard level” and one of the reasons I spent money on this game. (Although I have also purchased coins on many other occasions, it took me 2 days of failing this level before I gave in to buying some help). Aside from being pushed back, everything is gone. No more toy chests, no more dog levels, tasks I’ve done, and stars that I had accrued. (I like to save them up and do a lump of tasks at once.) I contacted support through the in-app feature. While waiting on their response, I resumed playing to beat the same levels once again. Once support got back to me, I was advised to delete the app, restart my phone and download the app again. Although I had already tried that, I did it again. This time...THE SAME THING HAPPENS! All of the games features are still missing, but once again I am pushed back to the same level as before and the stars I had gained while waiting for support to get back to me are gone. I tell this to support and I am still waiting on a response. I’d be more than happy to send screenshots showing that all features are missing. Had I not spent money on this game, I would not be complaining, but this is unfair. Either my game needs to be fixed or I need to be refunded.
Would be 5 but too hard
by Socalsurfy on 2017/11/11 05:53
The graphics are so cute and I like everything about this game but it's too freaking hard! It takes me a week of playing to maybe finish one level. And I didn't even get the daily spins until level 24! And you don't get anything for not passing. It's incredibly frustrating and I wish we could at least friend people in the game without Facebook. Just other neighbors so I can get lives. This is ridiculously hard and normally I don't mind purchasing in-game as a thank you but when they rig it like this it just makes me go the opposite way. You have 2 layers plus items chained up? It makes it impossible. If you're going to make it so hard, at least don't limit the number of turns then. Update: I’ve been stuck on level 179 or something for a couple of months and I’ve used all the boosts and paid coins to keep going but the lemonade kept getting stuck in the side thing that moves along the border and I wasted like 5600 coins and 7 shovels and all three boosts on that attempt. I’m so close to quitting forever. I have paid probably $40 after playing for over 6 months and refuse to spend another penny on this greedy developer’s game. Also I have like 48 lives just sitting in the envelope from the daily spin, why is that even a prize??? I don’t give a crap about free lives when the levels are this hard.
Addicting, Love it! But...
by Anony_23! on 2019/09/24 08:14
This game is so much fun, I LOVE playing it on my free time. However, I have to agree with everyone else that thinks the game could be more fair. These puzzles aren’t easy, some get very difficult the higher the levels. More should be rewarded to us when we win, not just one star & 50 coins? It’s ridiculous, because this game is a great addictive game. Also, I don’t understand why it has to cost so much coins when we run out of turns, seriously 900 coins for the first second chance & it just keeps going higher. Why can’t it be 100 coins, because when we pass we don’t get rewarded enough! It’s just isn’t fair to the players who really want to win so we have to throw some actual money away to buy turns when the game isn’t giving us enough. One more thing, is that when a level consist of stuff like the flowers or having to get 8-10 cups more turns should be given to us, it’s hard & it doesn’t make sense to have less turns then what you’re asking us to collect, if that makes sense. Please, I hope you guys read this! I hope some major modifications are taken into notice because this game could be even more great! It gets tiring to struggle, & you’ll lose customers. Please, again just take some notice, fix these little things! Thank you for you time!
I'm deleting it
by sanitymkr on 2017/09/10 14:16
This is a cute game and addictive, unfortunately, it gets difficult too quickly and you need boosters to get thru the levels. You earn a few in game but otherwise you have to pay for them or pay for coins to get you extra time to finish the level. You also have to play levels to earn stars to make changes to the areas of the garden, which is fine except when you can't get past a level and some tasks take 2 or 3 stars to complete (ie 2 or 3 levels passed to earn those stars). Would be easy to spend a bunch of money on this game. I would rather pay $5, $10 or even $20 on a game and not have in-game purchases. I would continue to play this game but I'm only at level 65 and working on the 3rd area of the game and can't get past it. I had unlimited lives but out of boosters and had to have played that level at least 100 times. If it's this hard now, how much worse does it get? I'm not going to keep throwing money at this game - it reminds me of the carnival games where you try to win the big stuffed animal, but you have to keep buying tickets to play. By the time you are done and walk away with a dinky stuffed bear, you could have bought 20 of the big ones. So, if you are still reading, I am deleting the game to eliminate the frustration. I would recommend avoiding the frustration altogether...
My favorite game!!
by AJAYBOMBS on 2018/07/15 16:01
I e always been interested in the puzzle games like Candy Crush & Bejeweled, and I honestly thought this would be the same basic thing but I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong. This game is so addicting and fun, and creative! I love that you get to restore parts of your garden, learn new things about gardening, choosing and designing different things, all the events are well thought out and exciting to do, I love that you get to meet people and animals (mostly the animals!) that you get to let live in your garden. It gives you a sense of pride to look back at all your progress and see how great everything looks together. THE ONE BIT OF FEEDBACK I HAVE, is please find more than just one way to earn stars. If you can buy coins I feel like buying stars should be an option, or to win them in events or at hard levels. Other than that I have been playing for months and have nothing but good things to say about it (except the stars lol). I love showing my friends and family my garden, asking their opinions on design choices, and bonding with them over the game. 9/10 would recommend- please add another way to get stars. Thank you!
Why is the help so useless??
by Andropolid on 2017/09/21 02:57
One would think that inheriting a manor would come with more responsibility than returning gardens to former glory. Or more competent help for that matter. The game is pleasing enough, quick easy levels mixed with frustratingly difficult ones, the usual for games of this ilk. But for some reason, the game forces you to interact with and do the bidding of the incompetent butler that let these gardens fall to a state of wilderness in the first place. Why should I care that the butler needs to help his father find and tune a guitar? Why should I have to spend my effort to solve puzzles so that he can laze about reading books and training a dog I was forced into getting in the first place? One would think that a rather sizable sum of money would accompany this new manor house and the seemingly endless gardens around it. Why can I not simple pay for the gardens to be returned to their former glory? Or better yet, sell the thrice damned house, butler, and rather useless dog to another rube for a deep discount? I would have kept my silence, but this game also asked me thrice in an hour to rate it, not sure why, it had never been this needy before. Hopefully this shuts up the random strangers that feel it is appropriate to come into my home and gardens whenever they feel like chatting with the help.
Love the new update!
by Tynytyg on 2018/03/08 04:17
I’ve been playing this game for a while, and I really enjoy it. Beyond just the basic function of the interactions with Austin and the day-to-day renovation of the garden, I enjoy the interesting hijinks the characters get up to and the ways the levels work. There’s endless variety in the requirements, power ups, and obstacles, which keeps the game interesting. On top of those, there’s special events almost constantly, allowing a player who has (with quite the struggle lol) stopped compulsively micropurchasing to obtain the power ups which help me get past levels that are more difficult. My advice; turn off your in-app purchase permissions before you get this app haha. That said, I really haven’t had any major problems with the app or the events. I’ve got no complaints- and believe me, that’s a high commendation. I appreciate the new update, because it’s streamlined functionality that I didn’t know was annoying me! It’s so nice, honestly, I feel like the developers are secretly reading my mind or smth. 10/10 would recommend. (BTW I play Homescapes and Township- both excellent games- and NONE of them are pay to play. It’s awesome.)
Great Game - Not Very Playable $$
by Little Baby Seamus on 2018/12/30 16:31
Super fun game. My only complaint is it isn’t very playable because the cost per game vs cost to continue a game / refill lives vs cost to watch a commercial, is way out of proportion. Example: Ave 65 points for winning a level (rarely won on 1st try), ave 30-40 points per commercial, of which you can do usually only 2x a day. 900 points for 5 extra moves, 900 to refill lives. Most of the time I simply just can’t play because you start with five lives and you can burn that in 10 minutes. I honestly wish there was an option to watch commercials for points. I would happily do that. I’m not going to pay six dollars every time I want to play a game for 30 minutes, no matter how awesome. What’s good... you get a free life you get to choose when to use it. Unlimited lives for an allotted time could be improved upon as others have stated. Don't get discouraged if you feel like you can't beat a level, you will eventually, and others later will be easier. This is better than its sister game Homescapes, which can be frustrating at times. This one is just more fun. I have played this longer than any other game I have. I just wish I had access to more free games.
Fun, Challenging, and Entertaining
by Brighteyes272011 on 2018/04/12 03:35
My review falls into the same category of many of the reviews I read. I do love playing this game - the puzzles, reading comments, dialogue and action of the Gardner, dog, and friends. I too liked how the game eases you into to the game by beginner puzzles, but when you enter into the upper levels It may take a couple of days for me because I initially want to beat the puzzle without provided outside any extra help (explosives, disc, etc.) Needless to say, cleverly enough, you do have to use them to complete some levels or be patient as you wait for my Lives to generate. Also, I agree that when you do "win" the unlimited lives for a set number of hours, it would be nice to be able to use on your time. But I figured out a way to hold the activation of the clock...once the prize is revealed, Do NOT continue...just leave the Gardner clapping and leave the app (similar to a holding pattern). Then when you have the 2 hours to play, tap the continue link and play on. But it will on last as long as the special event (i.e. flower growth) lasts. Hope this made since.
Needs improvements
by firill on 2019/01/12 05:58
Absolutely agree with other reviewer 100%. The game is about building the garden. Ok, I get it that in order to get/do something you need to “call” somebody, open something etc. but at least increase rewards level. Boosters help, but I think it’s done on purpose to lower their power to make players buy for real money (thru in app purchase) booster/coin packages. I don’t mind ads in games, that’s how the makers of the game I guess earn their money and of course from people buying within the app. Of course there should be different levels of difficulty, otherwise it would be too easy and not challenging, but it’s ridiculous that sometimes “super hard level” takes you several days to complete, because you don’t have or don’t buy boosters. People who make this game need to make it more appealing, instead of annoying and frustrating. Some levels have just a few moves to complete it but the difficulty of it requires usage of gazillion boosters and additional moves that you have to get with coins earned through out the game. At the end of each level it gives you 50 or 100 coins, to get lowest booster you need 900coins.... I am thinking of deleting this game and will not recommend it to others, unless changes happen and it’s more enjoyable to play it.
Like the game but hate the consent events
by Jam23504 on 2018/05/28 21:32
I really like the game a lot. It’s challenging and I really like how you can make a space. But I really hate the consent events that the game has been doing since they introduce them. Granted I do like doing the events but not constantly. I like playing games a lot and I do like doing the events once awhile but if it does nothing but events back to back I’m tempted on deleting the game. The reasons why is one I do get bored playing one game constantly, two I like taking breaks between events and play while I’m relaxing not to feel like I’m force to play to keep a certain standing, and finally I don’t have money to get the power ups or coins to keep playing in order to win a level so I can move on. I also been thinking about deleting the game just because of the consent events. The game is really well done and the puzzles can be very challenging but the consent events is the reason for the 3 stars and not a 4/5 star like I was going to do before. Sorry for the long review rant but I feel it was necessary to understand that not everyone like the consent events without a breaks. Breaks are necessary to level off the demands on players and for us to take our time on some levels without a certain demands.
SO over this game
by Bildowitz on 2019/08/07 18:48
I just got a charge from Apple for having this app on my phone. You have so many avenues of income, and some of them are quite steep; for instance, you charge 1200 coinage for bombs? 50 coins so the Carpenter will hurry up and build something faster? Just takes away from available coins to buy accouterment needed to beat a level. If you don’t have coinage you get taken to a page that charges far too much money considering you charge a monthly rate! Greed much? I’m currently in the 90s in terms of levels but I read you have 2500 levels. Let’s do the math here, shall we? By the time someone gets to the upper level so how much money have they spent? This game is inconsistent. A player can go through a whole life not getting anything more than small sticks of dynamite when larger bombs and TNT is required. When the level can’t be beat without your offerings of explosions, you almost patronizingly overkill on the bombs so the lame player can move onto the next level (leaving many unused bombs). Yeah, I get it, I’m lame… And you want to clean out my bank account. Quit being so greedy, charge less for explosions and rainbow blasts, etc. Anyway, I like the little villages and gardens and Austin is precious, (if not a little nelly (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
Playrix - Love it; but “Please be reasonable"
by Mumier on 2019/07/19 19:02
I love most of the games Playrix puts out! Very impressive graphics, storyline and characters. The game is free, to play. But, if you get stuck on a level for a period of time, it can become frustrating. To use extra moves (5) is 900 coins, additional 5 moves is 1200 coins. Beating a level you obtain anywhere from 56 to 100 coins, depending on the difficulty of the level and how many moves it takes to beat the level. It can take 10+ levels won, to bank enough coins to purchase additional moves. The other option is to purchase additional coins and explosives to beat a hard level. This truly adds up. I am on level 1700 and have spent more of my own money, than I would like to admit. I would like to see more bonus rounds, either more coins for beating a level or less coins required for additional level moves. I hate, hate the levels that include pieces that have explosive timers. I play to relax, but this causes me anxiety. The levels to complete against the clocks are acceptable, but please get rid of the pieces that have to be matched before they explode and the level is lost, regardless of how many moves left.
extremely inappropriate
by ifimreviewingitsserious on 2019/08/05 23:27
I downloaded and played this game a while ago, and was not interested in it at all. The old advertisements made it seem strictly renovation-based, which is false as the majority of what I did was the same as the Bejeweled games. If I want to play Bejeweled, I would play that. The main reason behind my 1 star rating and title is the advertisements for this game (as well as Homescapes). This game primarily appeals to children, but the advertisements are extremely horrible, and have absolutely nothing to do with the game to begin with. The advertisement which is a spoof of the movie “It” is not something I would recommend when trying to sell your game to young children. Children are often already afraid of clowns, and you are putting the scariest clown chasing a character in your advertisement. Not only is that advertisement horrible, but there is one with the man tied to a bed with handcuffs and ribbons....do you REALLY think that is appropriate? Using vivid images which instill fear in children- a good portion of the game’s players? The people behind these advertisements- those who proposed them, those who animated them, those who approved them, and those who paid for them to be played- all deserve to get fired. Fear is not the base of this game, but that is how the absolute garbage of advertisements is coming across. Good job.
Fun, but
by uhgugugvguviiug on 2019/05/27 21:00
Don’t get me wrong, this game is fun. It is a really good game for kids and adults, but it does have it’s kinks. The first one is that it has many requirements that aren’t needed. For example one is that you have to wait for your lives to refill before you can play! It is not even 2 minutes, it is 20 minute! The second one is that it is nothing like the adds. I love playing the adds, but when I played this I felt that I didn’t get the write game. I was so confused l didn’t even want too play the game, if I was to rate it then it would of got a big ZERO! Then I gave the game a try and realized that it actually was very fun! The last, but not is that they expected you to pay real money! Everything is so expensive you have to pay real money. I don’t know about you but I am not the kids that pays $10-20 on a game! That is just stupid! I mean how does that. Now after reading all that you may think that you shouldn’t get this game! I have to say in the end this game is a really good game! It is one of my favorites. I am just saying if thoughts kinks weren’t there this would be my very favorite game. So in the end I think you should get this game! SO GET IT!
Hate the new update...puzzle graphics quality went down
by museanpanman on 2018/08/19 06:12
I’m giving this game a very low star review. I never review games, but this one is my favorite. Before this review I personally rate it at 5 stars and I recommend it to everyone since I love playing it so much. However, the problem is...the new update for the anniversary of the game. I just updated this game and I HATE the puzzle level graphics. (The rest of the game graphics are fine, it’s just the puzzle levels quality that went WAY down). Before the update the graphics on the level was super detailed and the flowers, fruit, grass, looked realistic. Now the graphics look extremely cartoonish and look like blobs of color. If you’ve ever checked out Homescapes and seen the puzzle level graphics (and didn’t like it, like me)....better get used to it for the new update made the graphics look like Homescapes. I love this game honestly, I’m on level 2,009, never had to spend real life money, (and I’m SUPER proud of that), and I want to keep playing; however, since the graphics quality went down so bad...I’m stopping. The graphics on this game is the main reason why I started playing and I don’t want that to be the reason why I stop playing it as well. PLEASE go back to the old update puzzle level graphics, then I will change my star review to where it SHOULD be.
Mostly enjoy
by Funkyemotion on 2019/08/31 15:02
I like this game and I’m hoping someone listens to what makes it average to me. At the beginning, you move through the levels pretty fast. But, as soon as you are on a roll and level up to start the game with all of the explosives, you will lose so you either spend money to win or lose and lose all the explosives you’ve earned to start the game. Then along will come a super hard level. You can play for days. I come in, play my five lives and don’t come close to winning. I wait several days and then Austin will say something like maybe today you’ll have some magic or today will be a winner. Or I’ll get an email suggesting it will be a good day and when I play, it’s like the game plays itself. Bombs are going off everywhere. If the goal is to get me off the game for a week, they are succeeding. I’ll quit for awhile, come back and get through that level and a day or two later I’m stuck again. I’m just about ready to move on completely but my garden is beautiful. Also, I see ads for this game on other sites where you have to pick one of three objects to continue or lose. Pick a sun hat or a tent or a fire.... this game doesn’t so any of those things.
One of the most expensive games I’ve played
by deafdeb on 2018/04/05 15:15
The rewards are sparse, gameplay reduces your coin stash in no time, and to beat the increasingly harder and harder levels, for renovating the garden areas and progressing through the storyline, you need more and more expensive boosters that cost at least 10 times the coins you earn by solving puzzles. There is no way to break even. Steer clear if you don’t have the money because this game will cost you a bundle of real money, not the inexpensive fun that I thought it would be unless you are extremely patient and willing to stop after renovating one or 2 areas and beating the first 300 levels. After that, you need expensive boosters for almost every level. But if you get this far, you’ll likely be too curious and addicted to stop because gardenscapes is fun and entertaining for fools like me. I just wish free gameplay wasn’t so agonizingly slow, and that I could more easily earn the billions of coins, tens of thousands of boosters and thousands of stars necessary to progress through the game. One star and 60 coins for each level you beat just doesn’t cut it. And special events that earn 100 coins and a few extra boosters aren’t much help either.
Too difficult for casual gaming
by Rthbrk on 2017/10/27 22:31
1) Too many of the levels are too difficult and take too long. This is casual gaming - not a highly strategic thinking game. As such it’s just frustrating. 2) The rewards are too low ... you can never earn enough coins. The developers were too greedy 3) I hate having to earn a star for something stupid. The garden graphics are wonderful and I want to decorate more of the garden. Don’t waste my stars doing something I couldn’t care less about 4) This is major snafu in the game ... I can use some of my earned boosters. But they come only at the very beginning of the game. Please ... please let us choose when we want to employ them. IN CLOSING ... Developers would do themselves a lot of good if they would take some cues from the Pearls Peril devs ... Pearls Peril is not too difficult and as a result it’s perfect for a little relaxation at the end of the day. As a result everyone finishes all the levels - and wants more. In contrast, Playrix games are too difficult for relaxing gaming. As a result way too many people give up prematurely. The Playrix devs seem like inexperienced gamers who had a great idea but didn’t understand the psychological elements of gaming. Homescapes plays much better ... but still has a few of the annoying problems. Dear developers ... please listen to your customer’s feedback.
Love this game, with caveats
by fartbunny on 2017/12/29 00:18
I really enjoy this game; to me it’s way better than Homescapes. Love the graphics. I do get a bit bored when it takes many tries to beat a level, but I just wait until my lives recharge and try again. Using boosters rarely works for me since I can’t choose where to place them. But sooner or later I get lucky and move on. I agree with the other reviewer about the time bonuses. I’ve learned not to accept them until I have the time to sit for 2 or 6 hours. I also agree about only getting 1 star when you finish a level; there are some extra hard levels that earn 2X the stars, but it does take awhile to earn what’s needed to move on to another day. And I agree that it’s silly to have to spend a star just to call one of the other characters. Last complaint: I wish the special flowers grown for the Orangerie weren’t immediately thrown in the trash when finished. Why can’t we enjoy them for awhile? All that aside, this is still my favorite game; the one I’ve played the longest and haven’t totally gotten bored or frustrated with.
Gameplay can last for years
by JenBraucht on 2019/03/06 08:34
The only game that has consistently kept me playing for several years. I’m on level 2098 now. The developers are smart enough to make some levels a little more challenging but there are still easy ones. It does not consistently get harder to the point where you can’t play anymore. Also smart that you get “rewards” for finishing levels... you get to design the garden with your points. Smart incentives get you to play more, like the orangery where you grow a plant and get extra rewards for levels. One of my favorites I’ve seen during a couple holidays are special holiday decor items... if you “buy” them all (with the points you earn) you get the ultimate prize which is like a total mansion makeover. I wish they would take concepts from this game to apply to their other games like township. It takes too long to expand land or buy new houses, so I think, what’s the point? It’s not fun anymore because the rewards are too far in between. This game you constantly get rewards and that keeps you coming back. Smart.
Overall a fun game
by AgentF0x on 2017/09/11 18:13
This game is quite addicting really. I've spent several hours on this game. I like that you're working towards progression on your garden, so it feels like a reward for your work. Most levels do have a strategy to it. It just might take a little bit to figure out. Yes, you can spend real money on more coins, lives, and boosters, but at level 740, I haven’t had to do that. That doesn't mean that I haven't been tempted to do that, though. The only thing I'd really change is to either increase the amount of coins you get as reward, lower the number of stars required to perform the next task in your garden, or lower the time between lives recharging. It does get frustrating to have to try the same level many, many times over multiple days just to for instance, be able to call Colin to fix the pier just so that he can turn around and tell you, "No I have to fix the stairs, but that requires more stars for me to do that and then even more stars for me to do what you called me out here for to begin with." I digress though, as it is just a game, and a great time-waster. I'd just tweak the rewards system a little bit.
Favorite Game...except for...
by RN38 on 2018/10/13 05:39
Should be 5 stars but it’s too expensive to play or even remain competitive. While this is my favorite game, by far, the coins that are allotted are no way enough to sustain continued play. I understand that a company has to make a profit, but this costs tooo much. The award for winning a game should be at least 450 coins, half of what it costs to continue a level, not a mere 100 coins. We’d have to beat at least 9 levels just to earn enough coins to continue a level or even buy 3 rainbow blasts!!!! The add-ons are waaaaay too expensive. The only “reasonable” cost is the coin vault option. But 3800 coins for 3 rakes? 1900 coins for 3 shovels? 1300 coins for only 3 bombs? If you want more users = more advertisers, more paying users, make it much less expensive to compete!!! The rewards, competitions are, for the most part, fun. Except for the dog training in which one has to start all over again for missing a level. But again, please make it easier on the pocketbook, more fun to compete by reducing the costs of playing, items, etc. to affordable & competitive amounts....PLEASE! Thank you for any & all considerations. Blessings...
Gardenscapes
by Gamefan2 on 2017/10/10 03:36
My review always stays the same. I am a regular player who has very often nearly deleted the game. It can be addicting and can be fun! BUT...it costs way too many coins for what you win...spend 900 and win usually about 50. At most a hundred. The power ups look the same but can be less effective on some levels than others. I expect a keg of TNT to blow up a goodly portion of the board, not a single layer when a firecracker does the same, just not as widespread. And playing this far I will warn you, the levels where Austin wears red are not nearly as hard as some he is normal. I just beat a level that was not red, I spent nearly two weeks trying to beat this level and was very seriously going to delete the game from frustration. I asked on Facebook if anyone passed it. Fortunately for Gardenscapes the person was actually a real friend. But even at that I beat it on the day I was going to delete it all. Give it a try only if you are hard headed because it will indeed try your patience. And as a PS...don't wast real money because the few times I spent that, I seriously did NOT beat the levels I spent for.
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Welcome to Gardenscapes! Rake your way through a storyline full of unexpected twists to restore a wonderful garden to its former glory! Embark on an adventurous journey: beat match-3 levels, restore and decorate different areas in the garden, get to the bottom of the secrets it holds, and enjoy the company of amusing in-game characters, including Austin, your butler! What are you waiting for? Build your dream garden! The game features: ● Unique gameplay: swap and match, restore and decorate the garden, and enjoy a novel storyline—all in one place! ● Hundreds of unique match-3 levels ● Dozens of in-game characters you can make friends with ● A lovely pet that is always there to cheer you up ● An in-game social network you can use to keep up on all the latest ● Different areas in the garden with unique structures: broken fountains, mysterious mazes, and many more ● A community that comes first—become neighbors with your Facebook friends! Gardenscapes is free to play, though some in-game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this option, simply turn it off in your device's "Restrictions" menu. Enjoying Gardenscapes? Learn more about the game! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gardenscapes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gardenscapes_mobile/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/garden_scapes Questions? Contact our Tech Support at gardenscapes@playrix.com
BEST
by daMoneyz on 2019/10/19 07:01
i ABSOLUTELY LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS GAME. CHALLENGING AT TIMES BUT I LOVE IT. FIRST GAME IVE KEPT THIS LONG !
Love
by haha over it on 2019/10/19 05:59
Love the game! Thank you for the entertainment,
Best game ever
by AvoArmenia2005 on 2019/10/19 05:40
I love this game, it is very addicting and fun to play. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😃😃😃
Garden shop is too expensive
by pumpkin101383 on 2019/10/19 05:36
Love this game until the new update. The garden shop was modified and you can’t get the extras for unlimited time. Way too expensive now and probably won’t play anymore because it’s almost impossible on some levels to pass without having the extra bombs and rainbow disk. Very disappointed.
Pretty graphics are relaxing
by Rokin Robn on 2019/10/19 05:36
This game is relaxing - but occasionally becomes frustrating (honey squares - yawn! There are no beehives - why the honey squares?) I delete it but always come back in a month or so. I like the characters and the very pretty graphics. I do wish the garden areas were larger with details for different garden styles - like a Japanese garden, for example. The games are really fun when you have lots of bombs!
Total BS
by JRunknown on 2019/10/19 05:32
This game advertises on a lot of other apps I use. What they advertise does not match the actual game in any way, shape, or form. It is a total bait and switch. When I emailed the address listed in the App Store, it auto replies with a message saying the address is no longer monitored. F*#k this developer if that is what they require to get users. Unbelievable that Apple allows this.
Ads are NOTHING like the game
by TechnologyGuru on 2019/10/19 04:55
Building a garden is what you are doing. They advertise this dumb game as a game of “This or that” seems like a cool concept but in reality you build a dumb garden.
Not as advertised
by youget1bronzestar on 2019/10/19 04:46
False advertising
Tricked into downloading it.
by theysayallnicknamestaken on 2019/10/19 04:05
I thought this was about saving two people on floating ice. Lol. I notice ads from other games now too. The game is really nothing more than candy crush levels to get a star. Really quite boring to me. I found myself just playing the levels and stacking stars. Then I thought, I could just play candy crush or cookie jam. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. Gets one star from me for deception.
False advertising!
by Christian Five on 2019/10/19 02:59
👎🏽
Daily play for years!
by P5spi on 2019/10/19 02:46
This game keeps me coming back to it. I don’t feel like I have to spend a ton of money to advance, it is pretty generous with its free boosters, especially if you play a lot and compete in the team challenges. No ads after every level like other games! Interesting new levels and areas. Great simple game to de stress with, give it a shot!
Garden Escape
by amkot on 2019/10/19 02:29
I have this app but it won’t let me play right now. Fix the problem
Super review!!!
by Kimstack66 on 2019/10/19 02:15
I absolutely love this game!! It’s my all time favorite!! It’s super fun to create your own personalized garden. The teams and mini contests make you wanna help out others and yourself to compete with others around the world. The only thing I can suggest is to receive more dollars to build the specialized areas. You need way too many dollars to build anything and they’re coming out with new ones so quickly. They also have holiday decoration contests that are so cool to play for. Keep up the GREAT work designers, you struck GOLD with this one. Also love that they’re on Instagram and Facebook to follow. 👍🏼❤️😀
Great game
by joe2518 on 2019/10/19 02:15
Wonderful game , passes by the spare time !! Love it !!
Addicting
by Bambi21676 on 2019/10/19 02:11
Don’t get it, I’ve spent hours trying to complete the entire garden. It’s way too addicting and now I feel like I HAVE to finish the entire mansion garden
False advertising
by Meme1099 on 2019/10/19 02:07
Update stated Halloween event was going on and it isn’t. Several people mentioned it the FB page and Gardenscapes is yet to reply to the issue. Disappointing!
Addictive
by Cicis pizza 1123 on 2019/10/19 01:59
I loved the game, but some levels are too hard to pass unless you pay. So not going to pay anymore so guess I’m done with this game. Would do less than 1 star if I could. Yes I did pay to get where I was, but done with that it’s just a game and if the developers want to make it too hard to play on guess it’s time to delete the game and it’s sister game too. This holds true so deleting game.
So fun
by HNRasm on 2019/10/19 01:56
So fun... be careful or you will be addicted!
Addddictive
by DFore4 on 2019/10/19 01:33
Af..
A Journey of a Thousand Miles/Levels...
by Arciess on 2019/10/19 00:51
There's a saying that you shouldn't judge someone until you've walked a mile (or two moons) in their moccasins,. Well, I played 1201 levels prior to working this review. The puzzles and interactions are great. There, I said that. Problem is, this game is totally misrepresented in advertising - none of those playable clips reflect the actual gameplay.
MAKE ORIGINAL
by Awesome app! 🤯 on 2019/10/19 00:34
Hey Gardenscapes can you please make it so we can find objects again my entire family kept rating 5 stars but now quit ever since the update. I played this game ever since I was 6 years old.
Addictive
by Addictedtowheel on 2019/10/19 00:27
Love this game and Homescapes! Both very addictive!
Apple Shame One YOU
by KujuaIwazi on 2019/10/18 22:53
So sick of these misrepresented games ads. You make money off allowing these fake ads and don’t do anything about them. Money over integrity Apple.
Relaxing and addicting
by Mike1st on 2019/10/18 22:08
Fun, relaxing and addicting
Scam
by Pinkytoestepper on 2019/10/18 22:01
I downloaded this because of all the ads that made it look somewhat interesting but this is just a generic match-three game. I understand embellishing things for an advertisement but this is simply lying and deceit. Should be illegal!
BEST GAME EVER
by gvabessa233 on 2019/10/18 21:51
Honestly the best game ever 🥴🥴🥴🥴 I’m addicted
Addicting
by mrsjazybelle on 2019/10/18 21:05
I like homescapes better, but this is up there
Addicting
by Innovativeme on 2019/10/18 20:55
I didn’t think I’d like it but I haven’t been able to put it down in over a year!
Great game but...
by klhealy77 on 2019/10/18 20:43
I love this game. I love that you can help friends and they can help you. I love the team aspect that was added, however, since the Halloween update I keep getting kicked out of the app. What is going on? Please fix. 5 stars until yesterday.
Good game
by gooooogley one on 2019/10/18 20:27
Good game and nice flow. Some levels are hard but there are enough easy levels to keep you interested
Engaging
by Raj Here on 2019/10/18 20:05
This is truly a challenging program that keeps you engaged
Fun and Free!
by Jaymilb on 2019/10/18 20:03
I really enjoy this game! It’s one of only a few games where you really don’t have to spend money in order to keep winning and advancing. I usually skip over the story line, but the rest is entertaining.
Great
by madameeggs on 2019/10/18 19:59
This game is just super nice
Worst Game Ever
by gm75 on 2019/10/18 19:57
I wish I could give this zero stars. Not only does the game advertise it as a problem solving game. But it’s not... it’s like a sorry version of Candy Crush. I gave this game a week before I found that they make it impossible to win rounds without spending money. As an avid gamer I found this disappointing. I also don’t appreciate the adds flooding all my devices. As you can they are making millions off you to run the ads. The whole thing is a joke. Play a game worth your hard earned money.
Good
by Samantha Gamer on 2019/10/18 19:47
It be good
Addiction Alert!
by Lady Rene on 2019/10/18 19:31
I am so addicted to this game. I love making a beautiful garden. Plus you get to win things to make the garden look perfect. The only thing I don’t like, is having to win levels for dumb things like looking up a phone number, Making a phone call or returning a book for example. Beyond that it is a lot of fun!
Fun
by SophiaBailor on 2019/10/18 19:27
Fun
Good game
by ashleysieb on 2019/10/18 19:25
It’s a really good game and great for all ages. My husband installed it on his phone and I’m pretty good with these types of games so he would have me beat a level when he’d get stuck. Since then I have also installed it on my phone. We’re both on level 231 right now. He’s been playing for months and I installed it on my phone only a month ago.
Love ittttt
by jaylloyd1989 on 2019/10/18 19:25
I’m in so much love with this game 🥰
good
by Angel860108 on 2019/10/18 19:17
good
Great game
by Dunk23dsu on 2019/10/18 18:12
This game is very addictive I play for hours at times and the only down side is that you have to get so much money to complete a section! Other than that this is a great app!
great game but ....
by Golfaridan on 2019/10/18 18:01
i love the game but if we were able to see others gardens that would be nice
Kat
by Azteksun on 2019/10/18 17:58
My only suggestion would be that there were opportunities to get stars other than one per level beat. Like as gifts, or maybe 2 stars when u beat the hard levels.
Stars/Coin usage
by Jiarre on 2019/10/18 17:53
Fun game, however, when completing a hard level you should at least get 2 stars as opposed to 1 and more coins. Half the time you’re either using up all your lives and/or power ups. Also, why is it necessary to use a star to start another day! Why should I have to go with a design that I don’t want? I should have a choice when it comes to that option instead of it being pre decided for me. Doing some of the tasks should not require 2 or 3 stars. This game can be frustrating at times because some things are useless to be using so many stars or coins (it’s a waste). Give more stars and coins for harder levels!
Beyond irritating
by Fallulah the Demon Queen on 2019/10/18 17:17
This game seems like a fun waste of time, but it is an obvious ploy to waste your money. I am the type who spends money on games, my choice, but this game basically steals what you spend. I have noticed that when you purchase in game coin the puzzles tend to “just” miss being completed by what appears to be one or two moves so you will spend coin to finish it. Then suddenly nothing falls where it should, power ups don’t appear when you drop pieces and your easy 1 or 2 moves are gone and you’ve spent coin to still lose. I will never spend money on this game again, definite rip off
Not as advertised
by supergirl70444 on 2019/10/18 16:45
I downloaded the game because the advertisement I saw made it look like a different type of puzzle game not just another match 3 game. I downloaded Township first but thought I must’ve had the wrong game because the game play was not as advertised. Turns out I had the right games, but the content is not as depicted. If you are wanting the game you saw in an advertisement where you rescue characters from situations by choosing the correct objects, this game is not that even though it is depicted that way.
Okay. Fun, but...
by sstorrm on 2019/10/18 15:40
Like every game, there is good and bad. The concept and storyline is fun. There’s always a lot of side challenges that are fun too. I love building and customizing the garden with multiple options. The puzzles are fun and challenging. But, What drives me crazy is the limited lives, and the very rare chances to earn more lives that isn’t dependent on other people to send them to you. I also dislike how “expensive” cash items are and even worse, how long it takes to earn the cash. It seems unporportionate; a poor ratio of how little you earn and as few opportunities you get to earn compared to the prices and amount of collections being released.
Less life rewards, more other rewards
by U2Jool on 2019/10/18 15:39
I’d like to see less life rewards and more of other types of rewards. While it’s nice to get unlimited lives, it’s overkill it to end up with more than an hour or two of it. I think my max has been 9 hours. It was ridiculous. I would have rather had some extra coins/green cash or some bombs, dynamite or rain blasters.
Clickbait made me do it!
by The Real DJ KIC on 2019/10/18 15:20
I kept seeing playable ads for this game similar to a choose your destiny story. After a while of playing I realized that I had become a victim of bait and switch. The game play is nothing like the ads.
Yea
by megan whis on 2019/10/18 15:03
Great yea
Gardenscapes
by Lauraw1770 on 2019/10/18 14:54
Love it!!!!
Great game, but......
by Muffydiver on 2019/10/18 14:48
I do love this game, however I do wish there was more landscaping, and less peripheral tasks (donating books, etc). But it’s very addictive and I play it daily
!!!!!!!!!
by 🦄🦄 magic candy on 2019/10/18 14:36
I hate this game.
Enjoy the game
by Monty'O on 2019/10/18 14:13
Been playing this game for a few years. Enjoy it love the challenges of each level yet some levels are so hard to beat it becomes annoying and frustrating to the point I’ve needed to take a break from playing it. The higher the levels the harder it becomes. A real challenge game to play.
Garden scapes
by Blaboa on 2019/10/18 13:39
Fun game to play
Hooked
by nannermack31 on 2019/10/18 12:53
Even though I was disappointed that the gameplay wasn’t like the ads show, I’m completely hooked on this game!
Hooked
by kellenloons22 on 2019/10/18 11:56
Not a game person but This game has had me hooked for awhile now :)
A feel good game!
by Tomkat2011 on 2019/10/18 11:06
I have never reviewed an app !! So that should tell you how good it is! Somehow this game makes you just feel like they are talking straight to you.. it’s really well done .. I guess that’s why I’m actually spending money on it to keep playing. The people who made it are smart! Very smart. I highly recommend this for kids and adults. It’s just a feel good kind of entertainment with kind motives.. 💕
Levels
by jmjeffers2017 on 2019/10/18 10:46
The only thing I don’t like is that there r only 35 new levels every week there needs to be more
Disappointed
by jusst jessicaa on 2019/10/18 09:22
Downloaded due to relentless ads on other games I play. It Looked cool. So confused when I downloaded it! It’s nothing like the ads showed. It’s a bejeweled game! A glorified bedazzled game! It’s nothing like I thought it would be, the ads never mentioned bejeweled! I wouldn’t have downloaded it! That’s shady. Uninstalled!
FunFun
by ssusiesfire on 2019/10/18 07:24
Great game
Addictive
by krrrissy on 2019/10/18 06:13
I have kind of backed off from playing this as much as I did because it’s challenging for sure but still a fun game I play when I have time and when I need a puzzle game! Definitely recommended!
Me time
by AINJOL115 on 2019/10/18 05:23
Relaxing game
Perfect
by LMPruitt on 2019/10/18 05:07
Addictive. Competitive. Hate it between levels.
Only downloaded it cus the ad
by brimg22 on 2019/10/18 04:59
The title says it all but can y’all actually make a game that your stupid ad’s advertise? This game is honestly not fun at all.
Clickbait advertising.
by -Lucivar- on 2019/10/18 04:19
The ads on FB are clickbait. This is not a choose a tool game. Its a match three, home decorator game. I feel tricked. One star is for false advertising.
I HATE HIS GAME
by Dashed Hopes! on 2019/10/18 03:38
Hi a am a child when I was playing his game I work so hard to get to the silver team I got deported I was so sad because I work so hard and lost it all I was so so sad so I deleted his game do not play his game to is so so horrible.
Time is money in this game
by hfddvhkgfddvnkkj on 2019/10/18 03:03
Starts out nice enough. Eventually they back you into a puzzle that is impossible to solve without spending money on cheats. There you sit. With nothing else to do unless you want to spend real money. App deleted
Ads misleading
by Tk1967a on 2019/10/18 02:54
The ads represent this game as solving disasters. It’s just another version of candy crush.
New update is horrible
by Lovey0907 on 2019/10/18 00:43
I love this game and have played it forever but the newest update makes the game restart completely if you leave the app for a minute. Very frustrating. Please fix this issue.
Expensive
by FHBrooks on 2019/10/18 00:40
Very expensive if you want to advance not recommended
Good game!
by tlzio on 2019/10/18 00:20
I do wish that I could play the tool part of the game, where you tap on tools to fix a problem. Does that exist in this game?
Love this game
by Raxel19 on 2019/10/18 00:19
Unfortunately, the ads for it are misleading but nonetheless I am hooked. It is becoming a big problem.
Rip off!
by Jgrthnvffghnj on 2019/10/17 22:55
Twice today I made a move to clear my level and it didn't knock out what it was supposed to. I had to use coins to finish it which is BS! I have spent a lot of money on this game but no more! You can shove the game where the sun doesn't shine! Thank you though. You are now saving me a lot of money!
Best game ever
by |boomboom on 2019/10/17 22:43
Very addicting but beautiful game
BS
by hyatgdnm on 2019/10/17 22:29
Was playing and enjoying it until you have to put your political BS in there on climate change. I deleted it and will not play anything from you again. Stick to what you know and leave science to those qualified.
No rewards for spending money. Greedy app
by Yardorama on 2019/10/17 22:27
It’s definitely a fun game but I’m gonna delete it. It knows how to rope you in to keep buying coins. I wouldn’t mind so much but there’s no rewards in it. I’ve spent a good deal of money and in other games you get something in return. Maybe if they had some spending tiers. Like once you spent a certain amount of money, you get unlimited heart tokens for an hour of your choosing. You can get unlimited hearts but it starts the countdown from when you get it and it doesn’t pause when you quit. I’ve contacted them about some sort of bonus for the money I’ve spent but their response was lame. They def took a good amount of money from me for an iPhone game so congrats. You got me. Too bad you don’t reward your loyal customers. I’d rather blow money on hearthstone. At least when you spend it there, you get stuff you can keep. Take some time to appreciate your loyal fans and maybe I’d come back and play. But for now I’m deleting and I would too if I were you until better changes are made. I love how people have been saying the same thing for a year or 2 and there is no improvements. Same problem. We Love Your feedback and will Pass it on to the Developers! Give me a break.
Nah
by Shockstoy on 2019/10/17 21:49
I’ve been an idiot to pay to play this game, I only did it because you could get unlimited power ups for a certain time frame, since the update they have taken that away and they lie and point out a particular power up package and say “most popular” beside it to appease the consumer. Thank you for taking the unlimited away so I don’t have to give you any more money.
Gardenscapes
by doooooootijgrthj on 2019/10/17 21:26
Garden scapes is a very fun game and it has wonderful graphics but it’s hard for me to pass the levels some times but it’s fun to get to see the other features and the new things I get to do then again it’s a Little hard to play the leaves
Good
by KrountryKing28 on 2019/10/17 21:16
Good time waster
What is this? Nothing like the ads.
by Savvy Consumer89 on 2019/10/17 20:50
I downloaded this game after watching many ads that were quite hilarious where you save a man and his wife from sharks, alligators, etc by throwing them random objects. This game, however, is more of a puzzle game where you swipe things to match 3 or more objects. Nothing to do with the ad.
Love it
by calliekins023 on 2019/10/17 20:38
Wonderful game I absolutely love it, can’t stop playing it! It’s like candy crush, but even more addicting
This game has taken over my life
by tweedyturtle on 2019/10/17 19:50
I absolutely LOVE this game. Normally I get pretty burned out on games that only give you limited lives but they made it so you can do other things while waiting. Plus it’s super awesome when you finally finish an area. I can’t wait to see the whole garden completed.
Great
by Tsp.bran on 2019/10/17 19:01
Fun
Disappointed game
by Sdfghur6996 on 2019/10/17 18:51
The game has more gardening to do but they want all stars behind cats dog and think 😡it takes so much time to get one star each time 😔 They need to increase give more help to get more stars to unlock and decorate the garden😏 😫😩😤
Game is good, but...
by Cfriskme on 2019/10/17 18:43
The game is good but ever since the last update, when you try to swipe a piece located at the top downward, the apple screen is pulled down. Please fix this issue.
Confused
by Mega 8ball on 2019/10/17 18:15
When and where can I reach to the game that I saw on Ads?
Really fun but could use some changes
by kaye from mount rinoceros on 2019/10/17 17:25
To the developers I wish that in the teams section you could request lives and also power ups to help complete the level if someone is stuck on because sometimes it takes days to complete a level if it’s hard
Excellent
by Ladyt47 on 2019/10/17 16:37
Can’t stop playing
Game is fun but...
by Bitterholic on 2019/10/17 16:34
So the commercial for this game is totally different than what the game is. I found this annoying because I wanted to try the game as the commercial shows it with picking a choice and see how it plays out. Second thing that annoys me they make some of the later levels really hard. Forcing you to use coins and special items to pass it. Eventually you’ll run out and you will need to pay for more coins. Due to not enough moves you can perform because a dam cocktail stuck in a corner and the piece you need is too far away.
Great Until a point and then it requires a lot of money
by Mickman8 on 2019/10/17 15:34
The game is great up to a point but then it takes quite a bit of money to beat the levels. I ended up deleting it due to it being impossible to beat the levels without multiple boosters.
Sleazebag game
by dertattergreis on 2019/10/17 15:27
Game is just a casino style piece of garbage. Not remotely as advertised. Not sure why candy crush hasn’t taken legal action for a blatant rip off of their game.
Why aren’t there more games like this?
by Cuckoo Ginger bird on 2019/10/17 15:18
I personally love Gardenscapes for 2 reasons. One, it’s super fun to create, play, and design. Two, you can interact with Austin on other apps. Like I said, WHY AREN’T THERE MORE GAMES LIKE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This game
by Terablousgooble on 2019/10/17 14:09
This scared me so bad it gave me mental disabilities. This can’t walk now. 1 Star
Awesome
by 1rst SistahT on 2019/10/17 14:07
I’m having a blast with this game.
So misleading!! Don’t waste your time!
by Frazier1982 on 2019/10/17 13:51
The advertising video is extremely misleading. Instead of it being a character interactive games, it’s more like candy crush. Then the game constantly puts you in situations where you don’t have enough coins so they try to get you to buy more. Games not worth it!
it’s good
by ADRlXN on 2019/10/17 12:46
i’ve played this game before but the ads for it are horrible so yea
Complete waste of money
by amazon junky on 2019/10/17 12:25
This game should be taken off the app and not allowed to be published. They take your money if you purchase coins without your authorization. Class action lawsuit
About game
by crazychic2407 on 2019/10/17 11:27
Excellent
My absolute fave
by omgeodude on 2019/07/13 09:17
I’ve never gone in for the “limited energy” style of game design - it usually stilts gameplay so severely that I eventually give up - but somehow Gardenscapes has become my absolute favorite mobile game in spite of what I would normally consider to be an insurmountable disadvantage. It’s so much better balanced than other games of its ilk. For the first time, I don’t feel like the game WANTS me to lose; I feel like Gardenscapes wants me to *play,* which is all I really want to be able to do. And it feels genuinely pleased with me when I succeed! Tonally, this game hits every happy note for me. It’s so good-natured - like, downright wholesome. Everyone is friends! My gardens are beautiful! The music is literally the best - I listen to it while I’m at work, too! The events are legit exciting and they really *feel* special. And the graphics/visual elements of the game are a perfect, perfect complement to everything else. I feel like the team behind Gardenscapes loves what they’re making, and I love them for it. One of these days, I’m going to make *so much fanart* to show my appreciation. In the meantime, at the very least, I would say Gardenscapes is worth your time. It has a lot of heart. If it’s not for you, that’s totally okay - but I would never consider giving it a try to be a wasted effort. In the end, I hope you like it as much as I do!
Fun and Productive
by Oogie 81 on 2018/09/21 16:06
This is by far my favorite game and has been for a very long time (I’m legit addicted). It is exciting to build such amazing gardens when in real life I am unwittingly the grim reaper of foliage, unable to keep a simple house plant alive despite my best efforts. I also have a proclivity towards cleanliness and being in control (plants aren’t the only things running away from me screaming). Cleaning up the garden and decorating it the way I want helps quell my OCD (free and sometimes $9.99 therapy) and makes me feel productive while I am escaping life (being super lazy) for a bit (usually hours) to play this game. I think the levels are a good mix of difficulty (except when I can’t beat one and am yelling at my IPad) and the game makers appear to listen (not to me yelling at my IPad) and make positive changes when something is not favorable. The daily prize wheel is nice, but for as much as I play I have only hit the jackpot two times and I find these odds a little suspect (omg I need to get a life). The only other complaint I have are the number of stars sometimes needed to complete a task (if only I ran the world...). But let’s be real, these are silly frustrations in the grand scheme of life. This game will continue to be my guilty pleasure (relaxing anti-social personality skill strengthening module) for a long time.
Fun but annoying
by whäle on 2019/03/29 16:29
This game is definitely addicting and can be fun, but also very frustrating at times. As others have mentioned the levels get progressively harder as you go on. You can end up wasting lots of power ups and coins trying to beat a level and still lose. Also the rewards stay pretty much the same so you’re basically always getting diminishing returns as you play. But by far the most annoying thing for me is the multi-step process needed to restart a level when you lose or decide to quit. Whenever there is any kind of challenge active where you have to collect things or earn rewards, there is always a pop up where Austin asks if you are ABSOLUTELY SURE you want to lose your rewards/collected items from that level, trying to get you to use your coins and continue. Yes Austin, I am 100% sure I would rather give up these 15 apples I matched than waste my coins on 5 more useless moves that will bring me no where close to winning the level. Of course there is no option to disable these popups, probably because they are just a poorly disguised attempt to get people to spend money on coins. This used to be less of a problem because there weren’t always challenges going on so usually there would be no popup. Now the challenges are constant, and I have to mash the end level button multiple times to blow through Austin’s unhelpful advice every single time I lose or quit.
Addicting, But Frustrating
by GoldenTree12 on 2017/11/13 00:48
First of all, I want to say that I love absolutely love this game! It is very well advertised, and it is such good quality. I really enjoy the storyline and the beautiful garden. However, I do have a couple of problems with this game. During the first couple of days I easily went through and played the levels. However, when I hit the 60’s it got hard. Now, I’m not complaining about the difficulty level, but there is a frustrating cycle when you just can’t complete a level. If you don’t have enough coins to buy more moves, then you don’t have enough coins to buy a power up. You can spin the wheel every day to win prizes, but you rarely get something you can use to win that level. Also, if you can’t when the levels and you don’t get any stars, and if you don’t get any stores and you can’t complete any of the challenges and win coins! You see where I’m going with this?It’s almost like the game is forcing you to purchase coins if you need an extra boost I a level.😕 Even after all this, I still love this game and gave it four stars for its originality and fun! I do ask that there be an easier way to get coins, though, like on Homescapes when you check in consecutively, you get coin rewards. I think that would be a great addition to Gardenscapes! Thank you to all the creators of this game, you guys are awesome!
Awesome game
by Lilpeach29 on 2018/04/19 11:48
I’ve been playing this game for over a year, maybe even two, and i love it. I wanted to write a review to be clear that the game is not impossible without spending money, not even close. I’m on level 1300 or so and have never spent a dime. You do have to be prepared to be patient and play some levels many times until you win. I guess if you’re looking for it to be really easy and to just soar through the levels, this game might not be for you, but i love that it’s realistically challenging. Most importantly, in my opinion, is this is a free game WITHOUT ads!! I’m not sure how they manage to put out a game this engaging and fun without ads, but maybe they could teach other companies... You do need power ups once in a while, BUT, you can easily get them for free by playing the optional challenges they give you, and by logging in each day to collect your free daily prize. My suggestion to developers, if you read this, is to fix up the rockets. They explode things that make no sense, like pieces that have already disappeared, or prioritizing dropping lemonade glasses rather than things that make way more sense. Also, if someone uses a power up on a level, it would be nice if it didn’t enter by interfering with other matches that are pre-setup for that round.
Fun with a cute story
by CyndyML on 2018/05/24 22:49
I really like these games, and this one has the perfect level of difficulty for me. You absolutely do not have to spend money on this game, but I did after I played it quite a bit. I just felt that they had given me so much enjoyment that I morally owed them for the game. Some people have complained about the story line. I find it fun. I tend to save up my stars, and then play a bunch of them at one time, but I don’t start a new day until I want to refill my lives. Edit: it’s months later, and I still love this game. I buy coins a couple times a year when they are on a super sale, but only because I want to support the game designers because it’s a terrific game. (I have over 70,000 coins, so it really is just because I feel they should get paid for their effort!) The only two things I’d change: (1) lower the chances of getting a life on the wheel - I have over a hundred in my mailbox, and bombs, etc. are so much more useful. (2) toss some timed games into the higher games because they’re more fun than muddy fruit or purple vines. Also, I really appreciate that if I have the game sound off, there aren’t noisy pop-up ads. I end up playing at night if I have insomnia, and this is one of the games I can play without fear of waking my husband! Love this game!
Please start telling the truth in your ads
by PvtSnuffy on 2019/08/02 16:46
I downloaded this game thinking the complete opposite of what the game is actually about. This game is about rebuilding the garden of his childhood. You complete furniture with collecting starts. You collect these starts from a mini game very similar to candy crush but it’s related to the garden. But let’s get to the point. I downloaded this game from an ad. There are many ads saying that you either, save him and the girl from Antarctica, or you have to save the house with out failing, or save the garden without getting a fail. All the ads make the person fail but making it really easy to chose the correct answers. Me and my friend decided to try this game for my little sister to play. Without even thinking how some of the ads don’t even go with the point of the game. Later on it was downloaded and my sister had no idea what to do. I then knew that the ads where straight clickbait so this game could grown even more! These ads are even used in their game Home Scapes. Other than the ads clickbaited probably many people, this game gets a 3 star. Not a 4 or a 5 because of how difficult the levels are to get starts, it can take days to finish some. At the start it was easy but then the challenge came where I was stuck on for many many days! Any way that my review. Thank you for reading and I hope you can stop the clickbait, thanks!
The Nicest Game Ever
by Kellyfireangel on 2017/10/16 06:09
This is, seriously, the "nicest" game on the internet. Austin is like your super-supportive friend, who's so positive it's almost creepy, but you gotta love him, because he's just so nice. I started playing this game as part of an offer to earn gold in another game I play, and I've been a daily player ever since. The match-3 levels are pretty addictive and challenging, and they're always changing and adding new features, so it stays fresh and interesting. At the same time, you're fixing up the gardens and having adventures with Austin. All the neighbors you meet are fun characters, with interesting backstories. It's all gorgeously rendered, and totally bug-free. You can play offline. Fun little events happen pretty frequently. Best of all, there's practically ZERO ad-presence... you have the option of watching videos for coins from time to time, but ads are never shoved in your face. I think this game is designed to appeal to older adults-- hence, the 80's-supermarket-style music, but I really think anyone can have fun with it. I am seriously just impressed with the quality of it. The only things I'd potentially change about this one: faster recharge on lives, different music options, and more customization options for the garden decor. But it's serously pretty great as it is.
Fun, but the game cheats to try to get your money
by living.lucid on 2018/06/04 13:52
I’ve been playing this for many months now, and while I enjoy the premise and the gameplay, I found that the game purposely tries to prevent me leveling up. I currently have 23 extra lives (probably the 5th or 6th time I’ve accumulated this amount) that I got from the daily spin. I purposely press the stop button on different parts of the wheel, and yet I STILL get extra lives every time. It’s totally fixed. I’ve found myself stuck on levels for weeks because what I really need is a power up to give me the edge to pass the level, but I’m buried alive in extra lives instead. Additionally, I’ve found that if I start blowing through levels too quickly, the game will purposely make my lose a level by refusing to drop the needed shape. I’ve had more than twelve moves left to me after gathering all the gnomes or the lemonade but one, and despite making matches right beneath where I need things to be rearranged, the game will just keep dropping useless shapes for all of my 12 moves and purposely prevent me from winning. I’ve noticed that the only way to combat this programmed cheating is to just stop playing. I won’t open the app for days and then suddenly the game provides everything I need to pass a level I’d been stuck on for 9 days. It’s very frustrating, and there have been several times I’ve considered just deleting it.
I love it and it’s fun to play but....
by Mimibfly6622 on 2018/02/09 05:48
First off, I just want to say that I absolutely love this game. I love the aspect of decorating the home, the plot, all of that. The only thing that gripes me about it is that, the game is so transparent in the fact that they make like 2 or 3 levels in a row super easy like passing it in 1 or 2 lives and then they’ll give you a level that you can’t pass for a week, like making it impossible, and you can only pass if you use the power ups or use the coins for more turns. After about a week and the game notices that you don’t use any of it, they make the level on probably the 9th day SUPER easy to pass and you’ll move on. I’ve noticed this about 6 or 7 times in the game and I’m upper 100 levels. Now to be fair, A LOT of puzzle games are like this. Homescapes is just visually appealing enough to make it bearable. The reason why I don’t mind it so much is because I play it a lot on my free time or when I’m bored so playing it, knowing I’m going to lose a level because they’ll make me wait to see if I use the power ups, is killing time for me until I actually pass it. Besides all of that, if you don’t like games that have that same interface and strategy with its players then this game is probably not for you, but it is a very well looking game with load of fun puzzles to play from!
I will literally never delete this game
by Loplj on 2019/02/24 05:24
I have had this game for three years, and I love it more than any other game I have ever downloaded. I love how many things austin can say. The graphics are amazing! I like how when ever you click on something it makes a noise, like if you tap bush is makes a like bush sound or if you click on ice it makes an ice clinking sound. The sheer effort they put into the little social page you can click on is so cute, like im sure not too many people look at it, but its always there, ya know? I love gardening in real life, and I love gardening in the game too, its just so green and lush I love it. If I get to a hard level, I may just stop playing for a few months, but in the end I will always come back. I love my dog (his name is goose!), and how sometimes theres those little training levels. I love the background music its so calming. I do wish there was a way, if you truly needed to, to skip a level like maybe a special ticket thats only available from the treasure chest on the daily wheel. Im 17 years old (female) and my friends sometimes make fun of me for playing it and they call me an old lady but I dont care, I will play this game as long as it exists. I dream to one day finish my beautiful garden alongside my trusty butler, Austin:)
Right on Smoked Joe
by gggggg's on 2018/10/11 17:56
I’ve been playing this game for about a year. I have made the same remarks that you noticed. I have my own garden. I work my but off in it. The game maker does not listen to our comments. Sad because this game could be lots of fun. Like you I’m tired of losing. I did not come on this site or to play this game to spend my cash money. Like you I agreed that their rewards are way,way to low. And getting stars are to difficult then they want to take them away to feed the dog answer the Mail. People that make this game you really do need to restructure and give your played better rewards. Your other game in the house with Austin is just as bad for all the same reasons. Looks to me that you could learn from your players. Those that love it and rate it high have not spent money on losing. That not why we play your game. Challenging is good but impossible is bad, very bad. The higher the level the more impossibly the games become. It is evident that you want to hook your players in to spending many, many real time bulks cash money to play your game. I’ll look in from time to time but after my third review and you still have not made changes for the better, I see no reason to continue. The whole purpose for a review is to upgrade and work out the problems. Your game makers need to realize that we like your game but you need to make changes for the better.
Too hard or ?
by e-mAn2799 on 2018/12/16 14:38
I enjoy this game immensely. I really do. I have to agree with some of the other reviewers about the difficulty in some of the levels and how it can take a very long time to pass a level. However, I think it’s somewhat okay. I look forward to the challenge of trying something different the next time I get a chance to play that level. I do not pay anything for the extra stuff. I did it once and felt like a heel. That’s part of the challenge. The only thing that bugs me more than levels being a bit too challenging at times is having to add crap to areas. It sounds so nitpicky as I type this out, but here goes. So we finish the fountain in the garden and then change the basin to a statue that takes like 9 stars to finish? It really takes a long time to finish any area in the garden when we have to do that stuff. I’m all for the challenging levels, but how many stars it takes to do the changes is a bit much. How about giving us the choice of a decoration: maybe the butler really wants the peacock for the basin in he fountain and it costs 3 stars. You like the angel for the basin and it costs 2 stars, maybe the original basin costs 1 Star. Just an idea. I think it would be more fun to have a choice that way.
Great game, one irritating problem
by pokesgirl124 on 2019/10/05 18:25
Overall I love this game. HOWEVER, there is one issue that irritates me endlessly, and I’m writing this review hoping it gets resolved. In some levels in which the goal is to get the punch cups to drop to the bottom of the map, there are little nooks that allow for the rainbow blast power up to drop down into the nook in the space below the cup, so that you can’t use the rainbow blast because the only thing to switch it with is the cup. If this happens, there is no way to win the level!! The rainbow blast is blocking the cup, and no amount of blasting with bombs will move the rainbow blast out of the way. The ONLY way to win would be to use the little “hand” special to switch the places of the cup and the rainbow blast. So if you don’t have that, you basically waste an entire life and any other power ups you started the game with. Like is said, compared to the entirely of the game, this problem is small, but it is definitely a design flaw that causes me to just waste entire levels! It’s SO SO SO aggravating because it’s different than the level just being difficult- rather the level by design and chance is impossible. At the very least, provide a “surrender” option so that I don’t have to do random swipes for 10 moves knowing that the level has become unwinable.
Relaxing game...
by Resa2424 on 2019/08/13 15:05
I really enjoy playing this game, great graphics, challenging puzzles, customizable settings, cute storylines and I enjoy playing after work or when I have some free time. Things I would tweak: Austin is a gardener...not a butler (picky, but it just annoys me 😉), to move along faster in the game you need to purchase boosts (I no longer do this, so it just takes much longer to get free boosts), the 1 daily free spin is appreciated but the game needs more opportunities to get boosts, and finally the stars...you need to solve 1 puzzle to earn 1 star. Depending on what you are trying to accomplish (clean an area, plant a tree, renovate an architectural structure), the game requires so many stars for each task. Many times the required stars are more than what I think is reasonable, or they break the task up into 2 or even 3 parts (meaning even more stars). Finally, the special events like transforming the mansion or a part of the garden for the holidays (Christmas, Halloween...) have a time limit, but no break on the number of stars or an increase in coins to “purchase” more boosts. Towards the very end of the event the game will double the stars or coins, but almost too late unless you play constantly. So overall I would recommend the game, but for casual play & relaxing and don’t get caught up in trying to go thru it quickly.
Letting players know
by Dr.Dremur on 2018/02/01 17:46
I'm letting all of you know that think you have to pay to beat a level is not true. Yes you can pay for the coins and stuff if you want. But it's just a matter of trial and error. I'm on level 559 and have not spent a dime of real money. I only use the coins I earn and the prizes I win with the wheel and events, sometimes it doesn't work out and I don't beat it but it doesn't mean I have to pay to win, I spent weeks on a level before keep trying don't give up and when you finally get a good set up the satisfaction is greater when you win. I love this game with the storyline it brings. I love trying to guess the new area when the other is complete. Same thing goes for Homescapes both are amazing. (I'm on level 289 and spent no real money on it) Both games for all levels trial and error. Don't give up don't get frustrated. Support the developers by keeping the games. You can buy the sales offer. But just because you can't beat a level in a certain amount of days or weeks doesn't mean it's set up to where you have to pay to win. All levels in all games are made to be beaten without pay or upgrades. Paying to help doesn't mean you'll beat the level then. So don't get mad at the developers.
Game can quickly become a money pit
by appcritic512 on 2018/01/27 08:38
Only gets 2 stars because this game is deliberately designed to quickly become a money pit. Decorating the garden should be fun, but this game is designed to frustrate the hell out of any player unwilling to spend real cash to buy coins which are required for everything from Austin’s (lazy butler) chores to answering the stupid phone and feeding the dog. DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS GAME! If you purchase coins, they won’t go far because the stupid match puzzle crap you’re required to play and beat will consume your coins in no time. Each puzzle level is designed to require more moves than a player is given to eliminate obstacles to: find gnomes (there are always too many), get rid of acorns, collect specified items (fruit, water drops, etc). Each level increases in difficulty, but the rewards DO NOT increase, nor do the boosters, etc. needed to play the higher, more difficult levels. If you have a physical or learning disability, this game is literally impossible to play and advance in because the stupid puzzles are too difficult to manage. Pity the developers didn’t make this game more user friendly for individuals with physical or learning challenges by providing advancement options to complete other than the stupidly difficult and unrewarding puzzles. ☹️ DELETING GAME...won’t waste money on it and refuse to waste time on stupid online forums plowing thru drivel looking for shortcuts and hints.
Too little of a return on the rewards
by Maychaom on 2017/10/14 13:55
Too expensive!!!! The coin returns plus rewards are laughable. It's a scam to ensure the player has to spend money to just beat a level. The boosters, when implemented never seems to be at a place where it can actually help so it's almost useless. Before you know it, you have to buy more boosters and/or time (literally). And the butler is irritating! I quit! After writing the above review I decided to go back and give it another chance. I tried to play the game without spending any money and it was impossible not to. Having said that, not much about the game has been "fixed" or improved upon since my last review. What is the point of reviews if you don't care what your players say? I play other games and never have I had to spend this kind of money playing a game. It is impossible to earn coins from the game because you have to use what you earn (it is a ridiculously small amount) it to buy power ups so it's impossible to build on what you earn. I am almost always at zero. Very disappointing. And the fact that you have to wait another 30 minutes to play again after the five measly chances you are given is stupid. I enjoy the game and unraveling the garden however until you fix the issues people are writing about, it is not worth it! I guess you guys don't care much about creating a more balanced game and having players who will invest in the game long term!!! Not spending another dime!
Ridiculous!
by abelln on 2019/04/03 21:43
I really like this game, and I don’t want to stop playing it, but it’s so ridiculous! I’ve been stuck on one level for two days, and it’s driving me crazy! I’ve seen other reviews of people who have been stuck on one level for over a week sometimes like come on that’s ridiculous. Some of the levels are so unforgiving, and unfair. How are you supposed to make your goal if the darn game barely gives you any matches? So you’re just stuck there wasting turns until you fail. You don’t get enough coins to really do anything. There’s so many dumb things to do that requires stars, which you also don’t get a lot of. This game honestly just wants to drain all your money. It doesn’t give you any other way to try and progress by being stingy on coins, stars, and power ups. Want to win this level better pay $5 for it just to get stumped on the next one and pay more, and more. I really liked this game, but I can’t, and won’t pay an arm and a leg to play a phone game. Also the fact that each life takes 30 min to fill up! How are you ever going to get anywhere like that! I also don’t understand the stupid safe mechanic? So I have coins that I earned, and can use, but I have to buy them from you!? That’s like if I had to buy my own money! It’s stupid, and unfair! I’m about to delete this game because it honestly makes me want to throw my phone with how dumb all of this is!
It’s silly but it’s fun
by Zaneusername on 2019/03/08 13:49
The puzzles themselves are good, they’re difficult sometimes but all of them are possible to beat without wasting any bonuses or spending your money. I’ve played it for a couple of years now on and off and without having paid a dime I got really far. I finally bought a small package of coins just because I enjoyed the game enough I wanted to support the creators. I figured I should leave a review, too. The plot is thin and just over all silly but... it’s meant to be. Really, you just don’t think about why you need to play a puzzle to earn a point to get the butler to answer the gate. You don’t think about why a helicopter is free to use for dropping off things and picking up trees. None of that matters, it’s just a silly thing the creators added in to make it fun to earn points from puzzles. He says cute things in between and I’m fond of him, despite the fact that he doesn’t like cats... not sure I could ever agree with you there, Austin, but I like the cat addition in their Homescapes game (even though he seems to have forgotten how much he disliked cats... or about the garden and dog too?) Like I said, you just don’t think about it too much. Thanks to the creators for a fun puzzle game, looking forward to more!
My favorite phone game
by Sieraye21 on 2017/09/26 02:47
I've been playing this game now for definitely over a year and it has come such a long way. It used to be SUCH a pay-to-play and the levels were impossibly hard so you felt hopeless. But it was the beautiful visuals and the cute storyline that kept me playing. As I got to later levels and the developers fixed all the little kinks in it, it's now arguably perfect. They have provided easier ways to get coins than just by winning levels, like a daily wheel spin, the introduction of "hard levels" (give you double the coins but really aren't often any harder than regular levels), frequent mini events that provide additional coins, power-ups, or even infinite lives for a period of time. Love it love it. My only complaint is that I wish I could put that time limit for infinite lives on hold in some way. I can't tell you how many times I've just thought to maybe play a couple games during a break at work or right before bed.. and then those are the times I hit jackpot 😰 One time during an event I went all the way to the top and got 8 hours total of infinite lives right before bed and ended up staying up all night because I didn't want to waste it. I was dead at work the next day.
Fun but could be better
by Notouchyme on 2017/10/27 17:11
The game is great fun, but I feel it could be improved with the tasks not being broken down so many times. Also why not add some fun mini games to let us help in the task as opposed to breaking it down into three, two star collecting ventures. For example, recently I had to look for the maze map, then when we found it, it was in pieces, now I have to use 12 stars just to build the shrubs for the maze, but instead You could have had a mini puzzler so I could put the map together and not need any stars. Match three can still be your main puzzles, but an easy search and find, or logic puzzle would help break up the monotony a bit, especially when your on level 585 and all the levels seem to take 8 lives to pass. Lastly a half an hour is a long time to wait for a life, especially when the level takes only a few minutes to fail. It could be closer to every 10 or 15 minutes you get a new life. Well thank you for the fun game, for now I am still playing and find it just as addicting as it was on day one, just sort of annoying with the task break ups and the waiting on lives. Hope this helps...
Not my favorite .(I say Home scapes is better )
by God is with you on 2018/10/26 01:43
Don’t get me wrong I like the game invite but every time it won’t give me the right moves to play or you know how it is and then the stuff cost way too much on the game way way too much . I like the game to staff and I can , you can do the Guardian and all that kind of stuff but the game itself is really boring it’s like kind of want to those games where you have to do something but it what are you do it until it want you I like the game to staff and I can you can do the Guardian and all that kind of stuff but the game itself is really boring it’s like kind of want to those games where you have to do something but it won’t let you and that gets on my nerves a lot that I’m not trying to put everything down on this game I’m just trying to say that I am only play it when I have to this is my writing I gave it to because it was really that good to me I’ll be with him I did I don’t wanna but you down or then I like all your things that I get that but for me the game is just not what I expected to get one I saw the ad I was like oh this is going to be fine but guess what it’s not how do you like my interview and didn’t feel you know all about Lala blah that about it is I really like game is yes it has some things in it that I wish I could change I just want to tell people who made this thing that I need some changes or some updates.
Kinda over it
by becky743 on 2017/10/22 17:54
I was obsessed with this game when I first started, I played everyday! It took up all my free time. But the more and more I played, I kept getting discouraged because it feels like they want you to lose? Is this a tactic to get you to pay actual dollars to buy coins? Because it doesn’t work. I’ve been stuck on a level for almost a week and I have no idea how I would be able to beat it. And I’m not about to spend my hard earned money on a game that is triggered to make you lose. They give you only a few playable pieces to begin with, more obstacles than you can clear, and only like 30 moves? At the MOST? IMPOSSIBLE. And whenever I used one of the few boosters I won to help, they gave me NO other option but to use them as soon as the game started. And they put them right where they would have no effect whatsoever. I wouldn’t even be able to move them lower to where the obstacles were! And when you won coins to actually do something with the garden, it was for stupid things like merely calling someone or setting up a tea meeting? I want to decorate a GARDEN, not entertain guests? I wasted SO much time on this game for nothing. I thought it’d be a fun easy game to play on my free time to relieve some stress, but honestly, it gave me more stress than I already had! I will be deleting! If you’re thinking about downloading this game, have fun being stuck on a level for 500 years and then getting no reward anyway!
Overall fun game but one part is pretty racist
by little phoenix on 2018/09/14 14:02
i’ve been playing GardenScapes for over a year and have mostly enjoyed it. There are not many games I have played consistently for this long. Sometimes I get stuck on a level but that makes victory that much sweeter when I finally get past it. But there are some improvements that could be made: 1. The portrayal of Master Akira is racist. Yes I know you try to show admiration and respect for Asian cultures but the way Master Akira talks is grammatically ridiculous. Asian people don’t mix up their words that much. The object of the sentence before the rest of it is fine, but words are randomly placed throughout the sentence making it difficult to even understand what he’s saying. Please fix this! It’s not funny, it’s not culturally accurate, it’s just really annoying. 2. When there’s a challenge to get the most bombs/fireworks, give us unlimited fireworks for 30 minutes, not unlimited lives! You give us unlimited rainbow blasts for that particular challenge but don’t do the same for the fireworks challenge. 3. Austin’s magic hat bonuses max out at 1x1x1, while the dog’s treasure chests give you many more bonuses if you consecutively win. I don’t understand this discrepancy and wish you’d add more bonuses to the magic hat.
Lacking support
by Sleepinglz on 2018/06/15 19:57
I hate to even admit that I’ve spent money on a game, but on Gardenscapes, I have. Now I have a problem. One day I go on to see that everything is gone. I’ve been pushed back levels that I’ve already beaten. One being a “super hard level” and one of the reasons I spent money on this game. (Although I have also purchased coins on many other occasions, it took me 2 days of failing this level before I gave in to buying some help). Aside from being pushed back, everything is gone. No more toy chests, no more dog levels, tasks I’ve done, and stars that I had accrued. (I like to save them up and do a lump of tasks at once.) I contacted support through the in-app feature. While waiting on their response, I resumed playing to beat the same levels once again. Once support got back to me, I was advised to delete the app, restart my phone and download the app again. Although I had already tried that, I did it again. This time...THE SAME THING HAPPENS! All of the games features are still missing, but once again I am pushed back to the same level as before and the stars I had gained while waiting for support to get back to me are gone. I tell this to support and I am still waiting on a response. I’d be more than happy to send screenshots showing that all features are missing. Had I not spent money on this game, I would not be complaining, but this is unfair. Either my game needs to be fixed or I need to be refunded.
Would be 5 but too hard
by Socalsurfy on 2017/11/11 05:53
The graphics are so cute and I like everything about this game but it's too freaking hard! It takes me a week of playing to maybe finish one level. And I didn't even get the daily spins until level 24! And you don't get anything for not passing. It's incredibly frustrating and I wish we could at least friend people in the game without Facebook. Just other neighbors so I can get lives. This is ridiculously hard and normally I don't mind purchasing in-game as a thank you but when they rig it like this it just makes me go the opposite way. You have 2 layers plus items chained up? It makes it impossible. If you're going to make it so hard, at least don't limit the number of turns then. Update: I’ve been stuck on level 179 or something for a couple of months and I’ve used all the boosts and paid coins to keep going but the lemonade kept getting stuck in the side thing that moves along the border and I wasted like 5600 coins and 7 shovels and all three boosts on that attempt. I’m so close to quitting forever. I have paid probably $40 after playing for over 6 months and refuse to spend another penny on this greedy developer’s game. Also I have like 48 lives just sitting in the envelope from the daily spin, why is that even a prize??? I don’t give a crap about free lives when the levels are this hard.
Addicting, Love it! But...
by Anony_23! on 2019/09/24 08:14
This game is so much fun, I LOVE playing it on my free time. However, I have to agree with everyone else that thinks the game could be more fair. These puzzles aren’t easy, some get very difficult the higher the levels. More should be rewarded to us when we win, not just one star & 50 coins? It’s ridiculous, because this game is a great addictive game. Also, I don’t understand why it has to cost so much coins when we run out of turns, seriously 900 coins for the first second chance & it just keeps going higher. Why can’t it be 100 coins, because when we pass we don’t get rewarded enough! It’s just isn’t fair to the players who really want to win so we have to throw some actual money away to buy turns when the game isn’t giving us enough. One more thing, is that when a level consist of stuff like the flowers or having to get 8-10 cups more turns should be given to us, it’s hard & it doesn’t make sense to have less turns then what you’re asking us to collect, if that makes sense. Please, I hope you guys read this! I hope some major modifications are taken into notice because this game could be even more great! It gets tiring to struggle, & you’ll lose customers. Please, again just take some notice, fix these little things! Thank you for you time!
I'm deleting it
by sanitymkr on 2017/09/10 14:16
This is a cute game and addictive, unfortunately, it gets difficult too quickly and you need boosters to get thru the levels. You earn a few in game but otherwise you have to pay for them or pay for coins to get you extra time to finish the level. You also have to play levels to earn stars to make changes to the areas of the garden, which is fine except when you can't get past a level and some tasks take 2 or 3 stars to complete (ie 2 or 3 levels passed to earn those stars). Would be easy to spend a bunch of money on this game. I would rather pay $5, $10 or even $20 on a game and not have in-game purchases. I would continue to play this game but I'm only at level 65 and working on the 3rd area of the game and can't get past it. I had unlimited lives but out of boosters and had to have played that level at least 100 times. If it's this hard now, how much worse does it get? I'm not going to keep throwing money at this game - it reminds me of the carnival games where you try to win the big stuffed animal, but you have to keep buying tickets to play. By the time you are done and walk away with a dinky stuffed bear, you could have bought 20 of the big ones. So, if you are still reading, I am deleting the game to eliminate the frustration. I would recommend avoiding the frustration altogether...
My favorite game!!
by AJAYBOMBS on 2018/07/15 16:01
I e always been interested in the puzzle games like Candy Crush & Bejeweled, and I honestly thought this would be the same basic thing but I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong. This game is so addicting and fun, and creative! I love that you get to restore parts of your garden, learn new things about gardening, choosing and designing different things, all the events are well thought out and exciting to do, I love that you get to meet people and animals (mostly the animals!) that you get to let live in your garden. It gives you a sense of pride to look back at all your progress and see how great everything looks together. THE ONE BIT OF FEEDBACK I HAVE, is please find more than just one way to earn stars. If you can buy coins I feel like buying stars should be an option, or to win them in events or at hard levels. Other than that I have been playing for months and have nothing but good things to say about it (except the stars lol). I love showing my friends and family my garden, asking their opinions on design choices, and bonding with them over the game. 9/10 would recommend- please add another way to get stars. Thank you!
Why is the help so useless??
by Andropolid on 2017/09/21 02:57
One would think that inheriting a manor would come with more responsibility than returning gardens to former glory. Or more competent help for that matter. The game is pleasing enough, quick easy levels mixed with frustratingly difficult ones, the usual for games of this ilk. But for some reason, the game forces you to interact with and do the bidding of the incompetent butler that let these gardens fall to a state of wilderness in the first place. Why should I care that the butler needs to help his father find and tune a guitar? Why should I have to spend my effort to solve puzzles so that he can laze about reading books and training a dog I was forced into getting in the first place? One would think that a rather sizable sum of money would accompany this new manor house and the seemingly endless gardens around it. Why can I not simple pay for the gardens to be returned to their former glory? Or better yet, sell the thrice damned house, butler, and rather useless dog to another rube for a deep discount? I would have kept my silence, but this game also asked me thrice in an hour to rate it, not sure why, it had never been this needy before. Hopefully this shuts up the random strangers that feel it is appropriate to come into my home and gardens whenever they feel like chatting with the help.
Love the new update!
by Tynytyg on 2018/03/08 04:17
I’ve been playing this game for a while, and I really enjoy it. Beyond just the basic function of the interactions with Austin and the day-to-day renovation of the garden, I enjoy the interesting hijinks the characters get up to and the ways the levels work. There’s endless variety in the requirements, power ups, and obstacles, which keeps the game interesting. On top of those, there’s special events almost constantly, allowing a player who has (with quite the struggle lol) stopped compulsively micropurchasing to obtain the power ups which help me get past levels that are more difficult. My advice; turn off your in-app purchase permissions before you get this app haha. That said, I really haven’t had any major problems with the app or the events. I’ve got no complaints- and believe me, that’s a high commendation. I appreciate the new update, because it’s streamlined functionality that I didn’t know was annoying me! It’s so nice, honestly, I feel like the developers are secretly reading my mind or smth. 10/10 would recommend. (BTW I play Homescapes and Township- both excellent games- and NONE of them are pay to play. It’s awesome.)
Great Game - Not Very Playable $$
by Little Baby Seamus on 2018/12/30 16:31
Super fun game. My only complaint is it isn’t very playable because the cost per game vs cost to continue a game / refill lives vs cost to watch a commercial, is way out of proportion. Example: Ave 65 points for winning a level (rarely won on 1st try), ave 30-40 points per commercial, of which you can do usually only 2x a day. 900 points for 5 extra moves, 900 to refill lives. Most of the time I simply just can’t play because you start with five lives and you can burn that in 10 minutes. I honestly wish there was an option to watch commercials for points. I would happily do that. I’m not going to pay six dollars every time I want to play a game for 30 minutes, no matter how awesome. What’s good... you get a free life you get to choose when to use it. Unlimited lives for an allotted time could be improved upon as others have stated. Don't get discouraged if you feel like you can't beat a level, you will eventually, and others later will be easier. This is better than its sister game Homescapes, which can be frustrating at times. This one is just more fun. I have played this longer than any other game I have. I just wish I had access to more free games.
Fun, Challenging, and Entertaining
by Brighteyes272011 on 2018/04/12 03:35
My review falls into the same category of many of the reviews I read. I do love playing this game - the puzzles, reading comments, dialogue and action of the Gardner, dog, and friends. I too liked how the game eases you into to the game by beginner puzzles, but when you enter into the upper levels It may take a couple of days for me because I initially want to beat the puzzle without provided outside any extra help (explosives, disc, etc.) Needless to say, cleverly enough, you do have to use them to complete some levels or be patient as you wait for my Lives to generate. Also, I agree that when you do "win" the unlimited lives for a set number of hours, it would be nice to be able to use on your time. But I figured out a way to hold the activation of the clock...once the prize is revealed, Do NOT continue...just leave the Gardner clapping and leave the app (similar to a holding pattern). Then when you have the 2 hours to play, tap the continue link and play on. But it will on last as long as the special event (i.e. flower growth) lasts. Hope this made since.
Needs improvements
by firill on 2019/01/12 05:58
Absolutely agree with other reviewer 100%. The game is about building the garden. Ok, I get it that in order to get/do something you need to “call” somebody, open something etc. but at least increase rewards level. Boosters help, but I think it’s done on purpose to lower their power to make players buy for real money (thru in app purchase) booster/coin packages. I don’t mind ads in games, that’s how the makers of the game I guess earn their money and of course from people buying within the app. Of course there should be different levels of difficulty, otherwise it would be too easy and not challenging, but it’s ridiculous that sometimes “super hard level” takes you several days to complete, because you don’t have or don’t buy boosters. People who make this game need to make it more appealing, instead of annoying and frustrating. Some levels have just a few moves to complete it but the difficulty of it requires usage of gazillion boosters and additional moves that you have to get with coins earned through out the game. At the end of each level it gives you 50 or 100 coins, to get lowest booster you need 900coins.... I am thinking of deleting this game and will not recommend it to others, unless changes happen and it’s more enjoyable to play it.
Like the game but hate the consent events
by Jam23504 on 2018/05/28 21:32
I really like the game a lot. It’s challenging and I really like how you can make a space. But I really hate the consent events that the game has been doing since they introduce them. Granted I do like doing the events but not constantly. I like playing games a lot and I do like doing the events once awhile but if it does nothing but events back to back I’m tempted on deleting the game. The reasons why is one I do get bored playing one game constantly, two I like taking breaks between events and play while I’m relaxing not to feel like I’m force to play to keep a certain standing, and finally I don’t have money to get the power ups or coins to keep playing in order to win a level so I can move on. I also been thinking about deleting the game just because of the consent events. The game is really well done and the puzzles can be very challenging but the consent events is the reason for the 3 stars and not a 4/5 star like I was going to do before. Sorry for the long review rant but I feel it was necessary to understand that not everyone like the consent events without a breaks. Breaks are necessary to level off the demands on players and for us to take our time on some levels without a certain demands.
SO over this game
by Bildowitz on 2019/08/07 18:48
I just got a charge from Apple for having this app on my phone. You have so many avenues of income, and some of them are quite steep; for instance, you charge 1200 coinage for bombs? 50 coins so the Carpenter will hurry up and build something faster? Just takes away from available coins to buy accouterment needed to beat a level. If you don’t have coinage you get taken to a page that charges far too much money considering you charge a monthly rate! Greed much? I’m currently in the 90s in terms of levels but I read you have 2500 levels. Let’s do the math here, shall we? By the time someone gets to the upper level so how much money have they spent? This game is inconsistent. A player can go through a whole life not getting anything more than small sticks of dynamite when larger bombs and TNT is required. When the level can’t be beat without your offerings of explosions, you almost patronizingly overkill on the bombs so the lame player can move onto the next level (leaving many unused bombs). Yeah, I get it, I’m lame… And you want to clean out my bank account. Quit being so greedy, charge less for explosions and rainbow blasts, etc. Anyway, I like the little villages and gardens and Austin is precious, (if not a little nelly (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
Playrix - Love it; but “Please be reasonable"
by Mumier on 2019/07/19 19:02
I love most of the games Playrix puts out! Very impressive graphics, storyline and characters. The game is free, to play. But, if you get stuck on a level for a period of time, it can become frustrating. To use extra moves (5) is 900 coins, additional 5 moves is 1200 coins. Beating a level you obtain anywhere from 56 to 100 coins, depending on the difficulty of the level and how many moves it takes to beat the level. It can take 10+ levels won, to bank enough coins to purchase additional moves. The other option is to purchase additional coins and explosives to beat a hard level. This truly adds up. I am on level 1700 and have spent more of my own money, than I would like to admit. I would like to see more bonus rounds, either more coins for beating a level or less coins required for additional level moves. I hate, hate the levels that include pieces that have explosive timers. I play to relax, but this causes me anxiety. The levels to complete against the clocks are acceptable, but please get rid of the pieces that have to be matched before they explode and the level is lost, regardless of how many moves left.
extremely inappropriate
by ifimreviewingitsserious on 2019/08/05 23:27
I downloaded and played this game a while ago, and was not interested in it at all. The old advertisements made it seem strictly renovation-based, which is false as the majority of what I did was the same as the Bejeweled games. If I want to play Bejeweled, I would play that. The main reason behind my 1 star rating and title is the advertisements for this game (as well as Homescapes). This game primarily appeals to children, but the advertisements are extremely horrible, and have absolutely nothing to do with the game to begin with. The advertisement which is a spoof of the movie “It” is not something I would recommend when trying to sell your game to young children. Children are often already afraid of clowns, and you are putting the scariest clown chasing a character in your advertisement. Not only is that advertisement horrible, but there is one with the man tied to a bed with handcuffs and ribbons....do you REALLY think that is appropriate? Using vivid images which instill fear in children- a good portion of the game’s players? The people behind these advertisements- those who proposed them, those who animated them, those who approved them, and those who paid for them to be played- all deserve to get fired. Fear is not the base of this game, but that is how the absolute garbage of advertisements is coming across. Good job.
Fun, but
by uhgugugvguviiug on 2019/05/27 21:00
Don’t get me wrong, this game is fun. It is a really good game for kids and adults, but it does have it’s kinks. The first one is that it has many requirements that aren’t needed. For example one is that you have to wait for your lives to refill before you can play! It is not even 2 minutes, it is 20 minute! The second one is that it is nothing like the adds. I love playing the adds, but when I played this I felt that I didn’t get the write game. I was so confused l didn’t even want too play the game, if I was to rate it then it would of got a big ZERO! Then I gave the game a try and realized that it actually was very fun! The last, but not is that they expected you to pay real money! Everything is so expensive you have to pay real money. I don’t know about you but I am not the kids that pays $10-20 on a game! That is just stupid! I mean how does that. Now after reading all that you may think that you shouldn’t get this game! I have to say in the end this game is a really good game! It is one of my favorites. I am just saying if thoughts kinks weren’t there this would be my very favorite game. So in the end I think you should get this game! SO GET IT!
Hate the new update...puzzle graphics quality went down
by museanpanman on 2018/08/19 06:12
I’m giving this game a very low star review. I never review games, but this one is my favorite. Before this review I personally rate it at 5 stars and I recommend it to everyone since I love playing it so much. However, the problem is...the new update for the anniversary of the game. I just updated this game and I HATE the puzzle level graphics. (The rest of the game graphics are fine, it’s just the puzzle levels quality that went WAY down). Before the update the graphics on the level was super detailed and the flowers, fruit, grass, looked realistic. Now the graphics look extremely cartoonish and look like blobs of color. If you’ve ever checked out Homescapes and seen the puzzle level graphics (and didn’t like it, like me)....better get used to it for the new update made the graphics look like Homescapes. I love this game honestly, I’m on level 2,009, never had to spend real life money, (and I’m SUPER proud of that), and I want to keep playing; however, since the graphics quality went down so bad...I’m stopping. The graphics on this game is the main reason why I started playing and I don’t want that to be the reason why I stop playing it as well. PLEASE go back to the old update puzzle level graphics, then I will change my star review to where it SHOULD be.
Mostly enjoy
by Funkyemotion on 2019/08/31 15:02
I like this game and I’m hoping someone listens to what makes it average to me. At the beginning, you move through the levels pretty fast. But, as soon as you are on a roll and level up to start the game with all of the explosives, you will lose so you either spend money to win or lose and lose all the explosives you’ve earned to start the game. Then along will come a super hard level. You can play for days. I come in, play my five lives and don’t come close to winning. I wait several days and then Austin will say something like maybe today you’ll have some magic or today will be a winner. Or I’ll get an email suggesting it will be a good day and when I play, it’s like the game plays itself. Bombs are going off everywhere. If the goal is to get me off the game for a week, they are succeeding. I’ll quit for awhile, come back and get through that level and a day or two later I’m stuck again. I’m just about ready to move on completely but my garden is beautiful. Also, I see ads for this game on other sites where you have to pick one of three objects to continue or lose. Pick a sun hat or a tent or a fire.... this game doesn’t so any of those things.
One of the most expensive games I’ve played
by deafdeb on 2018/04/05 15:15
The rewards are sparse, gameplay reduces your coin stash in no time, and to beat the increasingly harder and harder levels, for renovating the garden areas and progressing through the storyline, you need more and more expensive boosters that cost at least 10 times the coins you earn by solving puzzles. There is no way to break even. Steer clear if you don’t have the money because this game will cost you a bundle of real money, not the inexpensive fun that I thought it would be unless you are extremely patient and willing to stop after renovating one or 2 areas and beating the first 300 levels. After that, you need expensive boosters for almost every level. But if you get this far, you’ll likely be too curious and addicted to stop because gardenscapes is fun and entertaining for fools like me. I just wish free gameplay wasn’t so agonizingly slow, and that I could more easily earn the billions of coins, tens of thousands of boosters and thousands of stars necessary to progress through the game. One star and 60 coins for each level you beat just doesn’t cut it. And special events that earn 100 coins and a few extra boosters aren’t much help either.
Too difficult for casual gaming
by Rthbrk on 2017/10/27 22:31
1) Too many of the levels are too difficult and take too long. This is casual gaming - not a highly strategic thinking game. As such it’s just frustrating. 2) The rewards are too low ... you can never earn enough coins. The developers were too greedy 3) I hate having to earn a star for something stupid. The garden graphics are wonderful and I want to decorate more of the garden. Don’t waste my stars doing something I couldn’t care less about 4) This is major snafu in the game ... I can use some of my earned boosters. But they come only at the very beginning of the game. Please ... please let us choose when we want to employ them. IN CLOSING ... Developers would do themselves a lot of good if they would take some cues from the Pearls Peril devs ... Pearls Peril is not too difficult and as a result it’s perfect for a little relaxation at the end of the day. As a result everyone finishes all the levels - and wants more. In contrast, Playrix games are too difficult for relaxing gaming. As a result way too many people give up prematurely. The Playrix devs seem like inexperienced gamers who had a great idea but didn’t understand the psychological elements of gaming. Homescapes plays much better ... but still has a few of the annoying problems. Dear developers ... please listen to your customer’s feedback.
Love this game, with caveats
by fartbunny on 2017/12/29 00:18
I really enjoy this game; to me it’s way better than Homescapes. Love the graphics. I do get a bit bored when it takes many tries to beat a level, but I just wait until my lives recharge and try again. Using boosters rarely works for me since I can’t choose where to place them. But sooner or later I get lucky and move on. I agree with the other reviewer about the time bonuses. I’ve learned not to accept them until I have the time to sit for 2 or 6 hours. I also agree about only getting 1 star when you finish a level; there are some extra hard levels that earn 2X the stars, but it does take awhile to earn what’s needed to move on to another day. And I agree that it’s silly to have to spend a star just to call one of the other characters. Last complaint: I wish the special flowers grown for the Orangerie weren’t immediately thrown in the trash when finished. Why can’t we enjoy them for awhile? All that aside, this is still my favorite game; the one I’ve played the longest and haven’t totally gotten bored or frustrated with.
Gameplay can last for years
by JenBraucht on 2019/03/06 08:34
The only game that has consistently kept me playing for several years. I’m on level 2098 now. The developers are smart enough to make some levels a little more challenging but there are still easy ones. It does not consistently get harder to the point where you can’t play anymore. Also smart that you get “rewards” for finishing levels... you get to design the garden with your points. Smart incentives get you to play more, like the orangery where you grow a plant and get extra rewards for levels. One of my favorites I’ve seen during a couple holidays are special holiday decor items... if you “buy” them all (with the points you earn) you get the ultimate prize which is like a total mansion makeover. I wish they would take concepts from this game to apply to their other games like township. It takes too long to expand land or buy new houses, so I think, what’s the point? It’s not fun anymore because the rewards are too far in between. This game you constantly get rewards and that keeps you coming back. Smart.
Overall a fun game
by AgentF0x on 2017/09/11 18:13
This game is quite addicting really. I've spent several hours on this game. I like that you're working towards progression on your garden, so it feels like a reward for your work. Most levels do have a strategy to it. It just might take a little bit to figure out. Yes, you can spend real money on more coins, lives, and boosters, but at level 740, I haven’t had to do that. That doesn't mean that I haven't been tempted to do that, though. The only thing I'd really change is to either increase the amount of coins you get as reward, lower the number of stars required to perform the next task in your garden, or lower the time between lives recharging. It does get frustrating to have to try the same level many, many times over multiple days just to for instance, be able to call Colin to fix the pier just so that he can turn around and tell you, "No I have to fix the stairs, but that requires more stars for me to do that and then even more stars for me to do what you called me out here for to begin with." I digress though, as it is just a game, and a great time-waster. I'd just tweak the rewards system a little bit.
Favorite Game...except for...
by RN38 on 2018/10/13 05:39
Should be 5 stars but it’s too expensive to play or even remain competitive. While this is my favorite game, by far, the coins that are allotted are no way enough to sustain continued play. I understand that a company has to make a profit, but this costs tooo much. The award for winning a game should be at least 450 coins, half of what it costs to continue a level, not a mere 100 coins. We’d have to beat at least 9 levels just to earn enough coins to continue a level or even buy 3 rainbow blasts!!!! The add-ons are waaaaay too expensive. The only “reasonable” cost is the coin vault option. But 3800 coins for 3 rakes? 1900 coins for 3 shovels? 1300 coins for only 3 bombs? If you want more users = more advertisers, more paying users, make it much less expensive to compete!!! The rewards, competitions are, for the most part, fun. Except for the dog training in which one has to start all over again for missing a level. But again, please make it easier on the pocketbook, more fun to compete by reducing the costs of playing, items, etc. to affordable & competitive amounts....PLEASE! Thank you for any & all considerations. Blessings...
Gardenscapes
by Gamefan2 on 2017/10/10 03:36
My review always stays the same. I am a regular player who has very often nearly deleted the game. It can be addicting and can be fun! BUT...it costs way too many coins for what you win...spend 900 and win usually about 50. At most a hundred. The power ups look the same but can be less effective on some levels than others. I expect a keg of TNT to blow up a goodly portion of the board, not a single layer when a firecracker does the same, just not as widespread. And playing this far I will warn you, the levels where Austin wears red are not nearly as hard as some he is normal. I just beat a level that was not red, I spent nearly two weeks trying to beat this level and was very seriously going to delete the game from frustration. I asked on Facebook if anyone passed it. Fortunately for Gardenscapes the person was actually a real friend. But even at that I beat it on the day I was going to delete it all. Give it a try only if you are hard headed because it will indeed try your patience. And as a PS...don't wast real money because the few times I spent that, I seriously did NOT beat the levels I spent for.
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