By Paiger Key
Moves a little slow. Need to update the choices for furniture (inside choices,) flooring, most of the styles are pretty out of date. Love the outside and it’s choices, except one thing ....the bridge over the pool. Way out of scale and pretty gaudy. It just doesn’t match and it hides the beautiful pool. All personal opinions 🙂. I do find myself playing it everyday. I enjoy the word puzzles, all except the crazy few with like 20 letters available. I love design and I like being able to get a bit creative at the same time with playing the word puzzles to earn at least a choice on the home finishings 👍🏼
UPDATED REVIEW: I have played it to as far as I can go for some time....so obviously I enjoy it! Honestly, if you like working out word scrambles you will be fortunate to have this download in your arsenal..... add free is worth the small investment to play many many hours without interruption. There are updates every two to three weeks once you have run out of being able to build and continue design and decor. Meaning I REALLY miss the reward of going back in and the fun of the story line continuing and getting to make creative choices. I have no idea what is involved as a creator to keep expanding your game, but honestly...... the snail pace or lack of providing new choices in the building/decor portion of the game promotes boredom
This app was great when I first started playing it but now it’s just kind of all over the place. First you start out on the porch which is normal. Then the living room. Then you go back outside to a fountain and then some statue. Then you go back inside to this reading area off the living room. Then you go to your bedroom. Then back outside. Then you unpack boxes. And then you’re in the kitchen?!! You don’t finish one area completely before moving onto the next it’s all over the place and it becomes annoying. On top of that, the further you get into the game the more ads that pop up. And lastly, the tasks require more stars VERY FAST. By day 2 I was needing 3 stars to complete a task. Now I’m on day 7 or 8 (can’t remember which before I uninstalled it) and I’m needing 5 stars to complete all of my tasks. Add on the fact that every single time I open the app an ad pops up and won’t go away unless I watch all 35 seconds of it. It was fun in the beginning but now it’s just annoying to even get on the app. A side note: there’s a glitch in the game that causes the girl to random lift her leg and spin around the room. Has happened in both the living and bedroom only so far. Uninstalled and wouldn’t recommend if you actually want to play a game for a while.
Enjoyable, but needs some work
Honestly this game is a million times better than the match 3 games. I just want to decorate and each game is much easier and much less frustrating to play. However, even tho it’s easier to get through, I think it’s honestly ridiculous how many stars one thing costs at a time and for really unnecessary things like baking cookies and all the stuff for Max. At that point it becomes more tedious than fun. There is way too much stuff to do for the dog especially for how many stars you need for each thing. It’s also kind of annoying how I can’t always choose the look of things like the design/color of the dog house or the piano for example. The swatches for things are ok, but could be better. Ads are way to often as well and I read paying for no ads doesn’t really work so that’s really annoying. One last thing is the bonus words. Sometimes a word works and sometimes it doesn’t. That should be fixed. Despite all of the negatives I do really enjoy this game and would 100% rather it over the match 3 games for sure!
Finally a word game with a story!
2nd Update: Now the game crashes constantly and,of course, there is no way in the game to contact the developers within the game. Also, the number of games you have to play to do a task seems excessive - 6 games to do one thing is a lot. knocking off some stars until the crashes are fixed. Too bad, this could have been a great game but if nothing changes I may have to delete it.
Update: How does the game determine if a bonus word is accepted? There does not seem to be any rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes the game accepts an odd word and other times it will not accept a common word like treat. What gives. It would also be helpful to have a place to see what bonus words have already been accepted. Finally, why is there no link to customer service within the game. I would pay for no ads but since other reviews have mentioned paying and still getting ads, I don’t want to pay and then have no way to contact customer support if there is a problem. Had to knock off a star in my rating for these reasons.
I am loving this game so far. It is about time that someone came up with a word game that has a story and lets you decorate a house.
I love this game
I just got this game, and love it. I love the real voice with it, and the colors, animations, and story. I love there are no matching games, only finding words game in here. I like there are not very many words to find, and they are not huge words. I am glad that you have free coins, boosts, and hints available. I hate that other games make you play matching games. I do not like other games that start off easy, with extra boosts, etc., and then get harder, and less boosts, etc. Then they are too hard for me, so I cannot play them anymore, and have to find a new game, which then that new game ends up doing the same thing, so I search for game number three! I want to stay with one game I like, and enjoy playing it, doing well, and making it, the play my own. I want to stay in one game and enjoy the story! Thank you for making this game, which so far, seems to be made just for me!
By Mrs VW 2001
ya know, if you're gonna make a game using crosswords, the least you could do is spell Emma's words properly. "grandfathers house" was just the first instance of poor punctuation. there are many words misspelled and many words used incorrectly. "ed" endings when they should be "ing" endings. definately instead of definitely. i'm waiting to see "should/could/would/must of" it's shameful how illiterate the writers of this game are. i sometimes wonder if they even speak english naturally, the way the sentences are constructed. the ads are out of control. and Emma thinks it's ok to build a dog house right near a road with no gate on her driveway to make sure Max is safe. he'll be forced to sleep outside in the rain. even in a dog house, that's pretty cruel. now i get an ad after every puzzle. the same 10 or so ads all the time. the more i see them, the less i want to get them, so they're definitely NOT effective. i am not paying any amount of money to remove the ads in a FREE game. i play this game while watching tv, so i can look up at the screen more. LOL. and the pervo writers made Emma walk like a hooker.
Best part of the game is you can play & progress without purchasing anything! I’ve been playing for over a year & it’s one of my go to games. I don’t play games where you pretty much have to pay to play! I don’t mind making buying things from time to time, when I have the money to spend, if I’m not forced! They are always adding new things also that you can buy with your GAME money, for like a few cents! I appreciate that you can play on & on without spending a dime! They recently added a new bonus feature to get a few exclusive items that I really like ( which could be a little cheaper in my opinion ;) $4.99) which they do once a month, since I had the money I have purchased a couple of times because I don’t HAVE to! This is the first review I’ve ever written for any game because I do really like this game!
By Flying Tango
My daughter and son are learning how to read and do all of letters and word stuff and this game helps with that it is fun for me to because I have been trying and trying and trying to get them learn that then I found this app the started reading like Never before . And they started reading and spelling it is like a dream come true. It also is so fun for them they always say mommy I got a star and I’m like good job honey and they are learning how to fix a house so when we move they can help more and they have fun with it too they always ask if they can get on my iPad and play this game and I tell them to eat food first and they eat and then they have a good time. Now we are going to get to what I like about it always has good ratings and helps people learn how to read and spell and they just have a excellent time doing it.
Do YOU have patience?
Hello fellow gen z (or anyone else who this may apply to) if you are thinking of getting this game ask yourself this.... do YOU have patience? If the answer is no, then let me be the one to tell why this game just might not be for you either and here is why
Firstly I do want to say that I am not totally hating on the game the puzzles are alright... the real issue here is with the “remodeling” of the house. When I tell you they milk every ounce of patience out of you I am not kidding. Not only do you have to move slowly step by step like a child, they even had the audacity to make you waste stars to wake home girl up.... like what??? You want her to breathe too? You also have to read her WHOLE life story sometimes bc the skip button decides not to “work” sometimes. She be reminding me of that one friend who you just can’t say nothing to bc she goes on and on up until the day she was born :( so please take in consideration that you need to have actual patience to play this game.
Honest review ~ me.
I just played for one hour I loved it but the problem is the first two times u use the mystery wheel it lands the help tool for a clue and then the big money on and then the 15+ one keeps on coming like a thousand of times but I would actually like an upgrade . I also would like friends to play with you like a little chat section in the game and you can chat with your friends then maybe if u have a lot of coins or stars u can make a millionaire house and like level 15 like a thousand coins for a mansion. And last and for all I would love and would be a pleasure to like make ur own house and ya. And it need some improvements because it glitches and there is not that many chances to get the stars and coins and we don’t really have many options to decorate the house and it’s just weird combination because it would not be weird if u could choose ur color and like be a normal house than a crazy house and it would look like a maniac is living in it.