What I liked:
- Once again I enjoyed the presentation side of the game like I did in all the previous games because the visuals and sound design are simple but effective.
- There’s a decent amount of content for you to get to grips with and for the most part the content available satisfies you quite a bit.
- Whilst the story doesn’t have much depth present in it again it was still pretty enjoyable and it’s a good continuation from the previous games.
- Technically the game held up really well throughout my time with it and I didn’t bump into any problems that frustrated me or harmed my experience in any way.
What I didn’t like:
- There isn’t anything new that we haven’t already seen in the previous games.
- The game doesn’t really challenge you in any way and I was able to complete each of the levels with a minimum amount of fuss.
- If played for long periods then the game does start to get repetetive quite quickly so I would recommend that you play the game in short bursts.
Does Gnomes Garden do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all as I’ve previously mentioned a few times now I’m quite a big fan of the Gnomes Garden games and whilst each game hasn’t done anything to break the usual mould so to speak this didn’t really have much of an impact on the enjoyment I’ve had with the games. Gnomes Garden: New Home is no different and once again the series has delivered to me another fun and enjoyable experience without too many problems, especially when it came to the technical side of things. Unfortunately though if you weren’t a fan of the previous games then there isn’t anything here that will change your mind because there aren’t any new additions present here. I’m fine with that though because there’s a decent amount of content for you to get to grips with once again and even though the gameplay does get repetetive quite quickly I still managed to complete the game whilst having fun. I would however have liked to have faced more of a challenge when completing the game though because I didn’t feel like I got out of first year at any point during my time with the game and nor did I need to either. That being said despite its lack of a challenge Gnomes Garden: New Home still does more than enough to get a recommendation from me and if you enjoyed the previous games then I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one as well.
I rate Gnomes Garden: New Home 7/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Publisher: 8FLOOR LTD
Release Date (Xbox One): November 28, 2018