Capture the magic of summertime childhood memories in Dream Inn - Driftwood Deluxe, a relaxing endeavor to restore a beautiful villa. The Driftwood Inn is a source of many fond childhood memories, so much that it once inspired your dream of one day owning a seaside retreat. A news report announcing the auction of this majestic Inn now has you wondering if it's time to chase that vision once again.
chase a childhood dream and restore a Victorian era Inn in this hidden object game
search through 16 stunning guest rooms and transform them into charming retreats
purchase inn and garden upgrade combinations to make it your very own
use four fun helper objects including Pris the cat and party poppers
Didn't take long for me to beat this, but I was just happy to play along. The decorations have a good style and its fun to see the different themed rooms.
Or_Ducatisti | Added on: July 21, 2011
There's a lot to like here, then there are some glaring frustrations that keep this from being a game worth purchasing. First, the good: 1. Neat hint system gives many options for help. 2. Choice of timed or un-timed play. 3. A real sense of accomplishment with hidden object finds, as you really do "clean up" the rooms! The frustrating: 1. Voice acting is awful. Actor slips from a "proper" British accent to cockney, then to something that sounds like Michael Caine in the Austin Powers series, irritating and disconcerting. 2. Cut scenes and rooms take some time to load. Can't click through and skip the "scoreboard" and the voice acting gets repetitive. After a few times of hearing "well done", I really wanted to fire that stupid pink-faced housekeeper. 3. The rooms are nicely decorated, but the overall game look is just not very pretty. I guess I'm not a fan of the computer-generated cartoony fake 3-D look that many of these less-expensively made games seem to have. 4. Music did change from room to room, but the loops were short and began to sound repetitive after a short time. The bad: 1. Too short for a purchase! I relaxed, took my time, was interrupted plenty, and still finished it all in one evening. 2. The SAME hidden items in each room. If I have to find a carpet beater one more time, I'm going to beat the developers of this game over the head with the thing! Overall, a relaxing way to while away a summer evening, as long as you're a Funpass member and don't have to plunk down $7 for the game.
Very enjoyable. Had good variations on the hidden object games so it did not become repetitive or boring. But what I really loved was the graphics, the rooms are beautiful, and decorating the inn ... fantastic!
oldoglearning | Added on: July 28, 2011
I found it interesting and lots of unique items to look for so even educational. I like the side bar of decorating the outside of the Inn also. I think you could turn any age child loose on this and have some family together fun also.
SeleneMoonChild | Added on: September 24, 2011
I've come to enjoy the HOs that add the "repair something dilapidated" aspect. I'm not much for Time Management games, but this gives me just enough 'management' without the 'timed' aspect. I like the little extras in the scenes to help - the party poppers are fun, and the cat is an excellent bonus. Finding items in one scene, putting them into another, then finally 'cleaning' the room and preparing it for guests was great. The only negative about this game was the Manager. I've enjoyed the 'caretaker' character in other games, but this one seems a bit condescending. It might be the English accent, but I think it was more the little comments she made throughout. That's just me, though. Everything else about this game was enjoyable. Two thumbs up!
Loved Loved Loved oh and Loved this game! For you hard core HO gamers, this is not for you. However if you like simple straight forward HO games I highly recommend this one. As someone else already reviewed they had problems with it closing on them, I did not have this happen to me at all. Only thing I found annoying well, 2 things---1. she kept calling me 'love'. I hate that. Very annoying. 2. I wish it was longer, and can only hope a sequel (without 'love') is in the works already. Graphics are AMAZING and I love that you get to choose how to decorate the inn from the outside anyway---that could be something to improve on the 2nd one....maybe allow us to decorate inside as well.
This was a really nice game to play. A little challenging but very enjoyabe.
the2bearsandme | Added on: July 19, 2011
PERFECT for kids. Enjoyable / fun for adults. Loved the multiple levels for each room: put away objects in correct place, find objects, collect a series of 15 objects etc. Liked the coin collection. Liked the use of the cat, firecracker and magnet for finding. Well planned. Well executed. No problems during the entire play from beginning to end. The Inn keeper's assistant was a little odd ... but laughable for me, the adult. Long playing. Good repeat. My godchild loves the designing of the victorian inn.
had lots of fun with every challenging level no problem with game. had great fun with the grandkids. some were old enough to play and some were not.
yetimoo | Added on: August 10, 2011
The hidden object challenges were great, but frankly, what I liked best about it was the decorating. I'd love to see more of this type of game.
glo4jl | Added on: July 21, 2011
I love this game! I love HO games where you can create something with the money you've collected. Here you win an auction to restore an old inn. Although the graphics of the housekeeper could have been a lot better, the Inn's resident cat was cute. The kitty also helps you locate items along with a magnet and poppers which help locate items. You look for hidden objects and move the ones that don't belong to other rooms which have themes. When you open the door to those rooms, you have to place the hidden objects in its correct place. I was disappointed towards the end when I continued to collect coins but I couldn't upgrade the inn any longer. I am looking forward to the next installment to restore an Italian villa. Recommended.
I really wanted to like this game but didn't. There are positives and negatives but for me the negatives were too much. Positives: - Lots of neat ways to get hints - Coins for remodeling expenses are easily found - Rooms are interesting and visually pleasing - Refurbishing the exterior is fun Negatives: - Incessant phone ringing and doorbell noises were distracting - Moving from room to room seemed to take longer than actually clearing the room of objects; very slow loading - Items blink/shimmer even without a hint being used - Housekeeper's voice is extremely irritating; she continually repeats the same phrases - Can't skip past scoreboards
I enjoy playing farmscape and gardenscape. Here comes Dream Inn Driftwood another great game. I love helping to fix up the property by earning coins and you can play again and again designing a different house and landscaping. Way to go Gamehouse.
denisey81 | Added on: July 25, 2011
Thank you Game House for giving such a great game.I was so sick of all the blood and guts games you were putting out. This is a very relaxing game and fun game to play. Keep them coming.Would love to see more Dream Wedding games.
yusef | Added on: July 18, 2011
I love this game. It's well drawn, the music is pleasant, and where you go next in the game is clear. A previous poster gave a good play-by-play, so I won't duplicate that. My experience with it so far is in "Breezy" (easy, non-timed) mode. For replay I will try the timed mode. The game starts out kind of slow because you have to understand the developer's concept (not too hard to catch on) and object sizing is not predictable. Things are drawn well enough, visible, and lighted so that you can find them but they still require some looking, and some objects are so big that you don't realize they're right in front of your face. It's important to remember to pick up the coins and things to help you while you're placing items in the room, not just when you are collecting items which will later be placed. The magnifying glass (provides hints) aren't so easy to see; you have to keep a wide eye open for those. You see the rooms several times because of the finding/placing which makes the game easier as it goes along, but it is not monotonous. I enjoy refurbishing the inn, but I can't say I'm impressed the old lady (who has a young lady voice) calling me "love" and "dear" but I guess that's common talk in British English. I give this game 5 stars (I'm usually stingy about giving 5 stars) because it's easy enough to get through without having to go find walkthroughs yet is not strict HOG which would be tedious. Enjoy this game! I sure do!! Placing this here at the bottom so GH can easily delete it if they want--Just my thought on the review that gave the game one star because of technical problems (I think technical issues was the reason for 1 star because the review of the game seemed positive). I had no technical problems, and I think it's unfair to rate a game on technical issues rather than the game itself. And I don't work for the developer or even in the game business, and now I'm off topic. Have fun, dears.
I enjoyed this game, which is similar in style to Gardenscapes. The combination of hidden objects (found in a couple of different ways), and the choices you can make about redesigning the exterior of the building. But it didn't run well on one computer, better on another with more memory.
SUZsaysHi | Added on: July 21, 2011
This game is great for kids and adults too. I love the way you find HOs and put HOs in their places. Collecting the coins is fun. I like the use of the magnet and explosives. A good change from the dark games.
eandd4jesus | Added on: November 8, 2011
I LOVE THIS GAME IT IS FUN ,CLEAN,NOT HORRORABLE THINGS ,IT DOES NOT HAVE SNAKES,SKULLS .SOME OBJECTS ARE NOT TO SMALL THAT YOU CAN FIND THEM.
kalookalei | Added on: July 18, 2011
I didn't have any major bug problems on Win7-64bit. I enjoyed the bright graphics. It is nice when an HO game does not use muddy colors to hide the objects. The objects are not too difficult to find and fixing up the old place is a nice respite. Although the game is not very challenging it is fun.
PipCat | Added on: July 15, 2011
After approx. 10 minutes of gameplay I was all set to purchase this game. I'm glad I waited. In the space of an hour I was dumped out of the game twice because "an error" had occurred and the program needed to close. After that there were still rooms to be unlocked but there were items that still needed to be found but there were no rooms available to search in - basically I was stuck and had to start all over again from the beginning. That being said, what I saw so far in the game really delighted me. It's very much like Gardenscapes but with twists. You are presented with a "list" of items to find but there are no pictures - just the names of the items you have to find. Each item you find belongs in another room which remains locked until you find all the items associated with that room. Then, you must place objects within each room to finish its decor which I thought was an original concept. With the money you earn from the sale of objects and finding coins, you begin to restore the inn. Along with object hunting you can find coins to increase your money, magnifying glasses to increase the number of hints you may use, magnets which will cause objects to vibrate as you pass over them (lasts 10 seconds but it still helps), a sleeping cat to awaken that will cause numerous items within the room to jiggle, and party bombs that will explode and give you a quick snapshot of items within the room that need to be found. Sometimes looking for all this stuff can become overwhelming but it's still fun to try and find all this this extra stuff. I believe that it's probably a good value as far as the length of the game is concerned and I did notice that items changed with the subsequent run through I was forced to do. It's definately Kid Friendly and should appeal to most HO gamers. I would still consider buying this one if the designers fix these bugs but I would have to have some assurances that they've been fixed. I would have given this one 5 stars if it had worked properly from the start.