Lots of fun! One quirk...
I love this game! It's much like its predecessors, Gardenscapes and Farmscapes, silly characters, good graphics, and LOTS of levels. Not particularly hard, about average difficulty, but you'll be hooked for sure.
The only negative I've come across now that I'm near finishing the game, is every so often objects seem to be incorrectly named. For example, an item on the list was "Pea", so you think you're looking for a tiny singular pea, but it was actually a little bundle of whole pea pods. Or the object was "Crayons" but it turned out to be a cup full of colored pencils. Any seasoned Hidden Object player knows that the items on the list are usually VERY literal, so this has thrown me off a few times. Having said that, though, it certainly isn't enough to take away from my overall opinion of the game, just something to be aware of as you go!
March 9, 2013
A refreshing change
This is the first game of this type i have tried.....such fun!
March 8, 2013
Not as good as Farmscapes. Not as creative. Similar to Mansion Makeover. Fun, indulgent play.
March 7, 2013
One barn sale that is 'closed' permanently!
This game was too similar to others of the genre such as 'gardenscapes makeover' et al. This was even down to the 'power up's' and the collecting of the coins. The story may have been slightly different, but the actual game-play was not different enough for me to warrant purchasing the game.
The storyline was ok but fairly similar to others of the same genre, added to that the fact that the game-play was similar in that you had to find sale items, build up the 'coffers' and then purchase items to upgrade the barn.
In the one hour demo I got to the part where you had to help 'Austin' (him of gardenscapes), but then my hour was up, so I don't know what helping him entailed, and as the game didn't hold my interest I guess I will never know.
There was voice-over which for a SE is good, the music was average for this genre, and the graphics again of the genre.
If I had not got one of the others in this type of game, then I would probably of bought it, but for me it doesn't throw to much different into the pot to warrant a purchase (even if it is only 77p
March 9, 2013
Missed the point for me
This is an okay game. I made the mistake of buying it without a trial because of PLAYRIX and I loved Royal Envoy I and II. It is fun if you don't want much challenge and don't mind all the gabbing. I wasn't in the mood for that. My grandkids will love it. It was well drawn and produced, just not my style. I recommend it only if you are a very casual gamer.
March 17, 2013
Review based upon completion of the barn.
This is your standard "sell stuff to spruce up a building" game, in this case farmer Joe's barn. As usual, it's best not to think too much about sale prices - who would buy an envelope for $75 or an ordinary fly for $56? The same goes for things they installed in the barn...
+ the game is quite long (and can be continued to earn more money)
+ the characters are funny (loved Tom wanting to play hide and seek with the dog, goes into hiding, and the dog goes to sleep)
+ game is kinda cute
+ some special levels ("Find 20 shoes" etc. - although "Find 57 leaves" was a bit stretching it)...
+ ...and some special search requirements (jumbled words, descriptions)
- like I said above, some things just don't make sense... (who installs potted plants for $15000 in a barn, or a grandfather clock???)
- the outside of the barn is ignored and still looks kinda rundown in the end
- no mini games to bring some change into the treadmill
- the developer shamelessly plugs his other games during gameplay (at one time I was thrown out of the game and brought to the Big Fish site to encourage a download of Gardenscapes!)
Bottom Line: Yes, the game is cute, and delivers just what you expect from the genre. But Tales of Lagoona or Farmington Tales does it so much better! The constant ads for the developer's other games are a no-go for me. Not bad, but nothing more than average, and no recommendation from me.
July 5, 2013
Not as good as other 3 in series
This game is not as good as Gardenscapes, Farmscapes and Mansion Makeover, it would have been good if match 3 had been included to break the monotony a bit or if you could click on a cupboard occasionally to find an item, also in the other games you are given a bit longer (before the money totals reduce) to look for items, I did like the round with the anagrams, perhaps this could have been repeated to make the game a little more interesting, having said all this I like the colourful screens, Joe and Tom and the dog are quite amusing and if you are not in the mood for a more complicated HOG then this fits the bill nicely.
March 12, 2013
No Real Challenge
Barn Yarn's only real problem is it's lack of challenge .
March 25, 2013
Liked Gardenscapes much better
I found this game okay but prefer others. I found the storyline boring and the characters annoying at times. I normally want to play games over and over again but won't with this one.
March 19, 2013
Just what we needed, another hidden object game
The first game with Joe and Tom was SO much more fun and made more sense for repairing a barn! I'm very disappointed. If I wanted to play a cute HOG, I'd play the Gardenscapes games. I was hoping for more Match 3 like the original in this series. I went through the first few levels, and there was no real interaction between Joe and anything else. "Earthquake? Huh, so what." Try again, Big Fish... Encourage more variety from your suppliers!
March 5, 2013