Gamehouse joined forces with Glow Forth to bring us a brand new game in the ever-expanding Snuggford universe! Ella’s worst nightmare is about to come true when her stepmother is threatening to destroy her childhood home and along with it, all her sweet memories. Can you help Ella transform the place into a profitable hotel and keep it out of her stepmother’s evil grasps?
I must admit that at this point, I am personally a little tired of all these Delicious spinoffs. Still, I was excited to step into Ella’s world since the premium Time Management genre probably had not produced a decent hotel-themed game ever since the Hotel Dash saga. Like Ella’s dreams, my hopes did not last for long as I quickly realized what a drag the game was going to be. Gamehouse Original Stories are usually kept afloat by their heartwarming and creative storylines. However, the storyline in Hotel Ever After: Ella’s Wish is often times silly, incredibly childish, and totally unengaging.
The gameplay is only marginally better than the storyline. Sure, the mini-games are quite fun and cleverly-tied into the hotel theme and the challenge level is high – but 90% of the game mechanics remain unchanged from the previous Snuggford games. With a new Snuggford game almost every month, I can’t help but feel like I’m playing the same game over and over again. Apart from featuring hotel-specific tasks, Hotel Ever After: Ella’s Wish also takes place in areas such as hotel bars and shops, which make it even more similar to other brands in the shared universe.
All that being said, avid fans of the Snuggford community will still find Hotel Ever After: Ella’s Wish entertaining. The joyful animations, colorful graphics, and cheery music are difficult to deny and do a great job of livening up the mood. Also, although the gameplay portion of the game might not be as exciting as it could be, the hotel theme is still refreshing and signals potential for sequels in the future.