What I liked:
- The game’s difficulty curve is spot on because they do a good job of easing you in gently whilst also keeping it fun and challenging at the same time as well.
- I enjoyed the minimalist approach they used when it came to the presentation side of the game because both the visuals and sound design enhance the enjoyability.
- There is a decent amount of levels present in the game and there’s plenty of variety packed into these levels as well.
- The game does have some replaybility present thanks to the amount of stars you have to get on each level and getting the 3 stars is a decent challenge.
What I didn’t like:
- Unfortunately the strategy side of the game lacks in terms of depth which means things can get repetetive quite quickly.
- There isn’t much that really stands out and you’ve no doubt seen this style of game many times before.
- Whilst the game has a decent amount of levels there isn’t really anything else here so it doesn’t have a huge amount of content for you to get to grips with.
Does Gnomes Garden do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all I kinda knew what to expect when it came to playing Gnomes Garden because I already had a decent and enjoyable time with Gnomes Garden 3 on the Xbox One already so I did have some interest in this game. Thankfully once again I was treated to a very enjoyable time even if it did suffer with a few shortcomings here and there. This however didn’t cause me much frustration and my frustration was lowered further thanks to the game’s difficulty curve. The developers have done a great job of easing you in gently and this does mean you enjoy the varied levels even more. There are a number of levels for you to get to grips with as well but the game is still relatively short and doesn’t have lots of content. I would also recommend that you play the game in short bursts as well because it does get repetetive quite quickly due to the gameplay’s lack of depth. Despite this though the game still provided me with quite a bit of fun and there are far worse game’s than Gnomes Garden out there so it gets a thumbs up from me.
I rate Gnomes Garden 7/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Publisher: 8FLOOR LTD.
Release Date (Xbox One): October 3, 2018