I bought the app thinking that it would be fun to play against online users and friends, but ever since downloading these app, I have had nothing but problems! I mean I love being able to play the game conveniently and it is fun, which gets 5 stars… but the issues I’ve encountered decrease the fun I used to have playing it.
Basically, the responses lag wayyyyyy too much—meaning that: being sent a request to play isn’t instant; during game play, I constantly receive the “waiting” message spontaneously and I can’t figure out why/what I’m waiting for, and it seems that the other players are continuing the game bc I saw that they were sending the emojis after a mini game; during mini games, the other players, and sometimes even the game, stop activity and I’m the only one moving or I’ll stop moving and the other players will continue—which causes a jump in the final scoring (i.e. other players can suddenly go from obtaining 3 materials to 15); when I want to play with online users, I spend anywhere from 5-10 mins waiting in the lobby/queue for other players to join in and be ready—most of the time, 4 players will already be in the lobby and there’s no visual activity happening on multiple player boxes, and if there is, the actions are super delayed. I am always connected to WiFi, but if I move to another room (very short range), I automatically get kicked out of the game I was playing and receive the “waiting” message.
If anybody thinks this game is nothing like the actual game of life that is because they haven’t played the new version! The board game they sell in store now is different than when we were kids, and this app is exactly like the new version of the board game. I think it’s cute and funny that each character gets a look depending on the career they chose.
Please fix online mode!!! It is so annoying that it’s so easy to get kicked off a game. If you leave the app for even a moment it will kick you off and turn your character into a computer. The games obviously last kind of a while, so it’s so infuriating when you’re deep into a game with your buddies and then you get kicked off because you got a phone call and gets get back in the game. Or you get a text message and muscle memory opens it really quick forgetting that will render you unable to rejoin the game.
I urged all my friends to pay $3 on an app that is just frustrating to use! Don’t bother buying if you plan on playing online
Overall, the app works great, and it can definitely be fun to play! The computer players are really nice to have access to, as well. The AI never feels rigged, a weakness so many other games of this genre possess.
However, do not buy this game if you expect the nostalgia of the Game of Life that you know (which the description claims to evoke). Almost nothing about this game is anything like the board game it’s supposedly based on. There are completely different careers, no life tiles, no share the wealth cards, a completely revamped board layout, a pervasive mechanic known as “action cards” (which apparently give you money at the end?), no requirement to buy a house, etc.
Despite the fact that the app bears no resemblance to the board game, this is a review of the app itself. Overall, the app works great. Buy it if you want some mindless fun to last the occasional hour. If you want the real Game of Life as an app, this isn’t what you’re looking for.
Me & family love this mobile game & the price is not bad at all ! But the game does have some glitches such as waiting screen constantly pops up & takes forever to load. Also when playing online a lot of people quit when losing they shouldn’t be able to do so , also adding chat would make things so much better & easier ! Instead of simple little emojis you can put & it should have peoples names instead of “player 1” “player 2” etc. I see you haven’t updated the game in a year ! But with quarantine going on this would be a perfect game to download & play , other then the waiting glitch & improvements this game is fun & awesome to play with family & friends through the phone !
I don’t normally write reviews, but this app has certainly out done itself in a number of ways.
1. I’m lucky to make it to the end of a whole hearted game of Life™️ with my friends without a full on system failure.
2. The children (which fall from the sky?) appear as different colors (genders? break the stereotype.) on every players screen across different devices. Very upsetting.
3. While the mini games add a fun new element to this family classic, the money values on players screens all show differently, people receive different places, and it always crashes regardless.
overall, not impressed with this $2.99 purchase.
I was a little bit hesitant on buying this but I really wanted to play Life so I went ahead and just bought it. I was surprised at how well the game looked and it is just like the board game, besides the mini games, which was nice. However I am rating this game 2/5 stars because of what it’s like playing online. My biggest and only complaint about this game is how long it takes to get into a match with it other players. I have had to wait over 30 minutes to be able to play online successfully and it just really ruins the whole playing experience. If the issue gets fixed I’ll change my rating. ♀️
I downloaded this game for a fun activity during this horrible quarantine. My two other friends and I were eager to play against each other but found it very difficult to do so. Whenever we would invite each other to a game it would work for one person and not the other and constantly kept glitching. After 30 minutes of struggle, finally we got all three of us in a game together. Excited that we’re finally all in a game together, after not even 5 minutes of playing the game automatically deletes one of the players out of the game. Ultimately this app was a waste of money and time.
I’m trying to play a game online with Facebook friends and first of all it takes ten or more invites before the person will even get the invite. Then ones they get the invite it crashes so we have to restart the process. Very frustrating. We finally got into a game and I lose connection and was not able to play the game at all. I’m not happy and would not pay $4 for this game ever again. Please fix this mess.
I’ve spend $20 on the season pass and I regret it. It’s so glitchy! Please fix this. The game crashes every time I play it. It’s a miracle if I get to finish the game all the way through. I love playing online with real people and I love this game but there’s so many glitches to it. Also, why doesn’t the music work on my game work? I’ve tried everything to make it work. I’m disappointed.
It it mostly luck. You can choose different paths, but all paths have good and bad things on them. So far, the computer players always choose each other for challenges, so I feel left out. Also, I always choose college and I always wind up in debt. Realistic but frustrating. Okay for killing half an hour in quarantine, but not the kind of game you want to play over and over all day.