Good Paced Game, not crazy like the "Dashes"
Firstly I am NOT into hectic TM games like the Dashes. If you love going crazy this is not the game for you. It is much more chilled and one can take their time to build up to it. I think any future games from this company will be compared to Bistro Blvd. To me, BB was more difficult in terms of trying to figure out the recipes. Since these are outfits it's slightly easier but I've made mistakes in unlocking the right sets. On my screen the black/greys, like the Expensive Suit set, is difficult to see so it took forever hunting for the sunglasses #which are w/ the Suit#. Also the Cos play set, with the cat's ears easily gets mixed with the hairbow. I love fashion, I love slower paced TM and so this is a perfect game for me. I do find the bubble noise annoying after playing the 2nd store. I also wish like in the forums, an upgraded dressing room and cash registers. With only one register/dressing room, the customers get easily irritated if they wait a few microseconds. I do like The Sims ability to change walls and floors. And since I'm on the 2nd store only, it's not like BB, where one has to figure out the layout to squeeze in the maximum amount of tables for guests. The first play is a bit difficult because like BB. one doesn't have a lot of money to upgrade and buy in the beginning to get the higher scores/monies. So this one is a little more hands on but like other TM games one has to move the 'workers' to place to place anyway. Again, I don't think this game would be for those who like a frentic crazy, adrenalin filling pace. It is hard to find these more slower paced games. But please don't think that this is dull, I find it quite challenging and FUN. I bought it 22 minutes into the demo.
January 13, 2013
This is such a nice time management game that I stayed with it and completed the entire boulevard in just a couple of days. That's the only warning - it's addictive!
I wish that the creators of this game would make a part 2, 3, and so on because they aren't enough boutiques for my taste. As opposed to something like Create A Mall that's also fun but has many more levels to complete before you're through.
But all in all I recommend this without reservation.
January 6, 2013
Once you conquer the 5 shops there is nothing left to do. I beat the game in 2 days. What a bummer. I like that it wasn't too hard but I wish there were more different shops to play that would be even harder.
January 5, 2013
What a Let Down
I absolutely loved Bistro Boulevard, and this was such a let down. The click and drag of the staff is what ruined it for me. Stopped playing after 10 minutes.
December 27, 2012
Try it for the full hour
I get annoyed when I have to drag, rather than just click, in a TM game. But that's just my preference, overall I liked the idea and the theme of it. I played the full demo just to give it a chance and it seems like this is a game you could play for a long time. There are options to customize the look of your game which is neat and there are different ways to successfully complete each level. I would buy it, if it wasn't for the whole click/drag thing.
December 23, 2012
I like Bistro Boulevard, but I love (LOVE!) Boutique Boulevard...possibly because I'm much better with clothes than food! :D I like that you have more control over your staff, where they go and whatnot, rather than just sitting and watching. I don't mind the dragging, once you get a full staff I found I didn't have to do too much of it. It's a nice change from the frantic clicking in other games. I also squealed a bit when I saw Francie (of Fashion Fits) is one of the customers :D
September 26, 2012
If you liked Bistro Boulevard, then you'll like this!! I just wish it had more levels. Game seemed short. I hope I see more Boulevard games in the future!!
September 19, 2012
I did buy it, and I played it and I enjoyed it, but I would have hoped that the second installment by the creators of Bistro Boulevard would have drastically improved the amount of skill and thinking needed to complete. I enjoyed it, but wish that it could have been MORE.
September 19, 2012
Mediocre all the way
This game was fun, but was not much of a challenge, and not much if any storyline. The visuals were the best thing about the game. I found it highly lacking.
September 18, 2012
Fun and challegingTime Management Game
I loved as well as I loved the previous "boulevard" game, the one with the restaurants, I can't recall the name.
Please please please make some more games of this type!!!
September 17, 2012