Summary: The game itself is a three-in-a-row where you have to clear the way for a liquid. Water in this case. Well crafted, but not spectaculair. For instance 4 Elements II is much more impressive. However Hello Venice has an extra feature: clear the edges, so your water will reach plants. This gives you some additional points and makes the game not too bad. What are you supposed to be doing with your collected points?
Summary: This is a decent Match-3 game with some pluses and minuses. Unfortunately, the minuses tend to be more memorable than the pluses. PLUS: The graphics, sounds, animations and game mechanics are all smooth and pleasing. PLUS: The idea of running the water to the fountain is a clever one. Also, the idea of clearing the board to the edges to water the plants there is a nice way to encourage more board clearing than is strictly necessary.
Summary: The M3 gameplay is in the style of 4 Elements (X) where matches are made in order to open up pathways for flowing water. There is nothing seriously wrong nor very special about this game to me. Personally, I prefer to be able to see my playing field all at once or, at least, to move to areas on my own by matching jewels or stones in the style of Paradise Quest or Vesuvia.
Summary: In theory, this is a game I should have loved, yet for some reason, I just... didn't. I generally enjoy match-3 games where you are playing with some sort of purpose, such as building a zoo (Simplz:Zoo) or a garden (Flower Paradise). There were just some things I found very frustrating about the game, such as: -There are blocks occasionally arranged in single columns that you simply cannot break without a power-up or being very lucky.
Summary: Fantastic spin on the match-3 game. I love how there's an actual clear goal you have to get to in every level, and not just the 'match as many as you can until time runs out' kind. The graphics are also stunning, unusually detailed for this kind of game, and refreshing to look at. I've played through about 25 levels so far, and I haven't tired of it yet.
Summary: This game is: Good Replay, Original, Involved, Addictive Hello Venice is very similar to 4 elements, a colourful match 3 with elements of time management. I have just played my hour in relaxed mode, and found the game to be a delight. Unlike 4 Elements, the game integrates a time management aspect mini game which allows you to earn more credits to upgrade and plant the palazzo garden. Anyone who likes both match 3 and time management will enjoy this game.