There is something gratifying about spending fictional money on things you usually only dream of. Hence, My Home – Design Dreams for the title for the new game from Zentertain studio which makes a lot of different apps from Torch – Flashlight to entertaining ones like Yummy Cubes.
Unfortunately, My Home – Design Dreams doesn’t bring anything new to the gaming experience. The character you are playing just rented a new apartment and your landlord Mrs. Mary allowed you to renovate. You have a certain amount of coins already to do so, but you will quickly spend it on one or two things and need to earn more. To do that, you will play match-3 games and the better you are, the more coins you will get.
The game is very colorful and I have to admit that there is something enthralling in painting the walls and rearranging art on the walls. However, this is not a game for long playing periods since there is an even certain amount of decorating a person can take in a day. The dialogues were forced and sometimes even obsolete. Not to mention that you sign the Lease Agreement with your landlord before you even see the apartment. Seeing the apartment later actually doesn’t change the goal of the game, so I have to write this detail off as pure laziness.
Even these simple types of games require some coherence and meaningfulness because the audience has so many similar titles to choose from and competition is fierce. That is why working on the quality narrative also carries importance, just like visual elements and game mechanics. But here, the narrative is really pointless at times, to the point that you can even get annoyed by your protagonist which is a big No-No when playing a game.
My guess is that this would be amusing for the kids or people who need to distract themselves from chaotic environments. I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy it at all, but it did leave me wanting to buy a new sofa.