Take a look at my video review of Zynga’s Cityville Hometown –  To be fair, I couldn’t call this one a ’15 minute app review’ since I’ve played this game far far longer than 15 minutes.

Entertainment value – 4/5

I have to rate it at least a 4 out of 5 given that I can’t seem to stop playing it.  I enjoy the building aspect of it I suppose.   There’s no real action or mystery to solve, yet I find myself coming back again and again.  I like the social interaction but wish there was a little more direct interaction (comments perhaps) with Facebook friends.

Ease of Use 4/5

The controls are straight forward and intuitive.  I wish I could rotate the screen because sometime certain “smaller” structures get hidden behind larger structures which makes them hard to reach.  Also there are some challenges which ask you to visit ‘so and so’s’ house – there does not seem to be a simple way to view who lives where without having to select each one.

Likelihood of replay 5/5

As mentioned, I keep playing this game.

Graphics and Sound 4/5

Looks good.

Overall 4.25/5

Keep in mind that I tend to like these types of Simulation games where you get to build things.  If you like those types of games, you should give this one a try.  The only significant knock I have on this game is that there is no way to earn the premium currency in the game.  Another game, Tiny Tower, also kept my attention for weeks allowed me to slowly earn the premium money which is more enticing to me than Cityville Hometown.

Where to get it

Appstore link

How much is it

Free