An excellent M3 game!
Very similar to Four Elements. Gets harder as you progress through the levels. Relaxed or timed options; a 'must have' if I'm going to buy a M3 game.
You build your garden centre as you go along. A bonus game of TM too increases your coins. Coins are used to make purchases in the shop.
Good entertainment. Gets a little repetitive as do most M3 games.
January 18, 2012
As with other reviewers, I am enjoying this game. There are two drawbacks.
1) You can only go where the game takes you. You cannot move around the "Fountain." If you miss something there is no going back to get it later.
2) When you have difficulty in spotting a match three, the game will point one out to you. On several occassions the game has pointed to one where there is only one piece on screen, the other two (or more) cannot be seen.
January 21, 2012
Same old, but still good
Very similar to Elements, but still enjoyable.
January 19, 2012
A good 3M Mix
This is one of the best 3M games they have come up with. It's like Gardenscape but without HO, instead it's 3M very good concept. I have played many 3M's and have grown kinda board with them until now, this is really fun to play and you have to be strategic to get the water to the fountian, it really is fun. Then you get to fix up the garden. Very enjoyable. Hey they should next come out with combinding 3M, Fix up (or TM) and HO together, that should be an interesting game. Give anyone an idea? I don't listen with sound on it's annoying when your trying to play. But the visual is really good. Enjoy!
June 30, 2012
If you loved 4 Elements...
Then you will like Hello Venice.
This is a pathfinding match 3 so instead of clicking to rotate slots to make 3 in a row, you drag your mouse over an existing chain of 3 to create a path for the 'energy' to flow through.
I don't like standard Match 3 but I love these pathfinding ones. I find them quite relaxing, but they can be challenging too.
They are the very definition of a 'casual game'.
August 19, 2012
Different match 3.
This one got kind of long towards the end. I liked the flower planting part. I even tried to go find the game i once saw like that but couldn't find it.
April 22, 2012
Enjoyed the game, especially buying things for the garden area.
February 11, 2012
Worth a try
This review is based on the first 25 min of the demo.
I found this game is a combination of Four Elements 11
and Garden scapes.
If you loved those games you will enjoy this one,
Well worth the demo but i personally would not buy it.
Im sure the level of challenge would improve as the game goes on but the demo was far to boring and you finish the levels within a few min each.
January 17, 2012
I have to say that I'm sorely disappointed with this game as it does NOT come close to the fun as did the 2 Match3 games of Elements and Elements2:
*there were no swap power-ups
*you could NOT toggle between timed and untimed (don't know if you can with the 2 above-mentioned games as I never had to switch to the untimed mode as I did with this game)
*the depths of the tiles went on and on and on and it didn't seem to matter how long a chain you made (even had a couple of 16 length ones), you STILL had to clear more tiles to open up the water channel and RARELY did it COMPLETELY blow away the tiles that actually needed to be cleared without having to use the "shovel" power-up so often
This game just became boring very quickly for me after having to switch to the untimed mode of play and endless tile digging.
September 9, 2012
Hello Venice? More like Goodbye Venice...
Yet another game that had potential, yet fell drastically short!
Hello Venice is the type of matching game where you need to match shaped along a particular path in order to finish the level. I really enjoy these kind of games as it gives purpose to the match-3 dynamic, other than just clearing the boxes.
And, I was excited to see that the game had another element to work towards on the game board...matching next to plants to make them bloom! But, this is where the game's biggest short-coming lies. The player is allowed to do this, but you better make sure you do so before your game board moves on to the next scrolling section, or you are out of luck! You cannot go back and make the plants grow which makes you feel like a huge failure!
Add to that, the mediocre graphics and limited choices for garden upgrades and you are left with a game that quickly makes you want to say Bye Bye!
Come on developers! Are you even playing your games to see how you feel when you fail to do the one innovative thing you put on the game levels? It's time you start doing so!
August 22, 2012