I really loved playing this game but now I can’t update on any of the Wooga games!!
So I guess I’ll be looking for other games to play. Thanks for putting a damper on my fun.
Fun brain game 5/5
The game challenges your memory. It also makes you concentrate on the different settings by adding objects that are not immediately seen while trying for higher scores.
Game took my money and didn’t give diamonds. And you thieving aholes won’t print my reviews. THIEVES!!!
Update to earlier post. They seem to have found the problem because the program rarely crashes any longer. When playing, you can generally do something in the game to continue advancing, unlike p. Peril, it’s sister game. The more I play this one the more I like it.
While the concept is good and the story is good, the game crashes quite often. I use the app not Facebook and it seems to crash several times a day probably averaging 2. I play on a brand new iPad with all updates. Very disappointed in the crashes and when it reboots, you lose whatever you were working on. After reboot it should take you to where you were but it doesn’t.
What a shame 1/5
I used to love this game, practically addicted, but for the past several weeks the game crashes whenever you have to watch a video, and I had the game connected with Facebook but now it won't connect with Facebook every time I try. I did spend money on this game, been playing on an iPad but now I'm just waiting for these glitches to be fixed or actually just delete the darn game altogether. What a waste, I was playing for so long and now I can't.
Love the game, however... 2/5
IF YOU ARE NOT A FACEBOOK USER, THIS APP IS A WASTE OF TIME. Not happy that the “2 bars of free play” are only for “Facebook (FB) subscribers”. You should at least give a few daily free spare energy bars for the “non-FB” people like me. When the energy bar is depleted, it takes an EXORBITANT amount of time to recharge to play again!! 30 minutes would be a fair time lapse. FB players probably don’t have to pay$$ for the extra energy options.
I haven’t recommended this app to friends because of these issues. It’s exasperating! I would HIGHLY SUGGEST that this app be re-vamped for use by the general (non-FB) public. Seems a bit discriminatory.
Items found 3/5
Some items found don’t all look like should ie number 2, lion plus few others
June's Journey, HELP! 3/5
By Kerry Boehm
I love the game. Everything was working fairly well with only a few crashes. When you select to watch a video so that you can pay less to play, it always crashes. But now, during levels 18 and 19, it constantly crashes, and in so doing, eats up my play points. So aggravating. Is there a way to reinstall without having to start all over? Or do you have to keep playing through the crashes and point losses to come out on the other side? It really is a shame because it's an entertaining game.
SLOW, FRUSTRATING, and IRRITATING 2/5
By Olympia Gardener
6/16 - Update #2: Wooga is so intent on providing their canned responses that they miss the salient points:
1) Yes, I understand that we can play for free...but if we do, the game moves at a snail's pace.
2) Massive delays are built into the game....especially with respect to the lighthouse. Several days have already elapsed, and it is still not finished. Five days? Six days? How much longer does this take? When does it end?
3) As players, we may be awarded a 30-minute star-booster... The timing of the booster is such, however, that we cannot actually use it for more than a minute or two. Why? Energy bolts are quickly depleted. By the time the energy has rejuvenated, 30 minutes have elapsed. Essentially, the booster is a "hollow" award.
4) Mastering each scene requires a player to burn through more than 110 energy bolts -- and that is only IF the player watches advertising promos to reduce the quantity from 15 to 10. Otherwise, it is worse! When the energy bolts are gone, the player waits -- AGAIN!
Players either need to be content with playing a few minutes at a time over the course of the day -- or move on to another game that is less irritating.
Financially, you would probably do a lot better if you charged everybody a small annual fee and then allowed unlimited play. You certainly would not "tick off" as many players!
6/13 (7:24 pm) -- Update. Wooga just wanted to know if I enjoy playing... Can they NOT read my review?
The portion of the game where we find hidden objects is fun. Everything else is SLOW - FRUSTRATING - and IRRITATING.
The game is designed to trigger numerous in-app purchases -- EXPENSIVE!!! Energy bolts are quickly depleted. If you are unwilling -- or unable -- to make the in-app purchases, then you are stuck with LONG periods before you can play again.
Cannot advance without decorating. Cannot decorate without purchases and/or expansion. Viscous circle! Additionally, there are numerous, DELAYS built into the game.
You are also relegated to continuing to play chapters you've already "mastered" in order to amass sufficient coins to purchase more stuff that you don't want so that you can advance to the next chapter.
Items are misidentified. In Waterfall (scene 28), you are instructed to find "bullets", yet the items shown are shotgun shells. In Virginia's Classroom (scene 32), you are instructed to find a garland, yet the item shown is a wreath.
Inconsistency of labeling is another issue. In one scene, a pipe is something a person smokes. In another scene, a pipe is an element in a building's structure.
One would expect proper grammar from professional game-makers. The game commences with a glaring error: "--had raised Claire and I". The statement should have been phrased as "Claire and me".
Players receive a 30-minute star booster -- but only when there are insufficient energy bolts to play. THANKS FOR NOTHING!
The only entertaining aspect of this game is finding hidden objects. Otherwise, the game is wrought with irritation and frustration.
What next 2/5
By Addie tucker
I am stuck with Eddie shot. No way forward?
Fun with June 5/5
Great game with very good rewards, reasonable amount of time to find clues and cute story!
By Boss 2016
I can’t stop playing ❣️❣️❣️😂😂😂
Too slow 3/5
Loved the game until you hit the higher levels and each turn gives 4 or 5 points. Takes forever to finish each level.
Best game ever 5/5
I can’t stop playing. I love this game so much and my 5 year old niece is the one that got me hooked on it. LOL
Dismal. Scam Game! Avoid! 1/5
By Book guy FL
Dismal. Can hardly do a thing without it wanting to connect to Facebook, invade your space, and get you to buy points. Ran out of “energy,” very quickly which will not allow you forward without purchases or pry into your Facebook. Avoid. It’s a scam!
Any app that tries to force Facebook is likely trying to do something illegal...
A nice little game 4/5
I enjoy playing June’s Journey - it is well devoted with great graphics. However, I fear I will no longer be able to play. It is set up that you have to “earn” 44 compasses to open up land. That doesn’t seem much except for the fact I’m finding it hard to come by to accumulate them - in 3 day’s time I have exactly 3, one which I picked up tonight. The one before that was 3 days ago! In two chapters I must accumulate 507 in order to move to the next chapter. With each piece of land you can only fit about 3 items on it, after that even if you could purchase something there is no place to put it. How can you go on in these circumstances? And, why would it be a penalty to put items in storage? I could understand the penalty if you sold an item - but storage! That borders on the ridiculous! So, enjoy it I do, but it’s impossible to continue play under these circumstances.
Starts off great but quickly becomes frustrating. 3/5
I loved this game when I first started playing it. The hidden objects were fun to find, designing my estate was pure joy and, I immediately became addicted to playing it. However, I quickly discovered that if I wanted to advance through the game at the pace I wanted, I had to spend a ton of real cash on in-app purchases to get the energy, coins, diamonds, and star boxes needed. I don’t mind making in-app purchases on an enjoyable game, but this one has become anything but enjoyable. It has become extremely annoying and frustrating.
Now, after spending a considerable amount of real money, I’m stuck and unable to advance until the painfully slow renovations are completed. Even when you purchase decorations, some of them take hours to build. That’s ridiculous! Purchased decorations should place immediately and not make you wait several hours to obtain the flowers needed to progress to the next level.
The stingy progression of star completions is also a source of extreme frustration. Receiving seven percent progression on a perfect clearing of a scene is unacceptable. This has happened routinely in the current level that I’m in.
Another annoying thing is the fact that the land expansion plots are becoming much smaller, but cost more compasses to obtain. Also, everyone’s estates end up looking like crap because you are forced to place decorations on every square inch to advance to the next level. Having the storage is pointless because you are forced to drag everything out of storage and place it on your estate to advance the game again. That’s IF you even have space available, which you likely won’t because you’ve already been forced to fill it up with crap that just junks up the design you were attempting to create.
Sadly, the game has become too frustrating and annoying to hold my attention much longer. It’s a shame because it has the potential to be a great game. I’ll probably play it a bit longer because I’ve already invested so much cash into it. I’m not sure why there are so many unnecessary restrictions built in, oh wait, yes I do. It’s so that you will spend real money to keep playing at your preferred pace. If you play without using real dollars to advance, it will probably take about ten years or so to complete. That may be an exaggeration, but that’s how it feels. Sigh. Oh well, time to search for a different game.
Gifting is a joke 3/5
“Gifting” is a joke. I gift others and it will say I received a gift back, but it’s nowhere to be found. If I’m spending coins on gifts for others, I would like a return gift. Also, it would just be great to get points of some sort for gifting friends.
June’s journey 1/5
Opened this app one day to find it disappeared yup lost it all what a disappointment I will not try to restore after I lost hours and days of playing it.
June 845 (June Allan)I am sure you can tell where I was. It was terrible loosing it after all the hours, tons of time spent. I lost all that I did one other time when we went from Sprint to T-Mobile. I recovered that time and I will not do it again.
June’s Journey 5/5
Very interesting... Enjoy playing... Do not spend money so it takes a while...
June’s Journey 5/5
This game is so addictive . Will have you up all night looking for clues .
June’s Jurney 5/5
This was a very enjoyable experience or investigative game lots of fun and enjoyment
June’s journey was fun for a while until I realized that the whole game was just about making money. You can play it two waze-Either know you’re going to spend a lot of money upfront and buy everything that you need (energy )at a ridiculous price and then play the game or skip it. Originally,it was interesting, now I just don’t wanna spend anymore money and I don’t even care how the couple were murdered. Also, every time you think you’re getting another clue, and are about to finish the game, they asked for more money and Add a new section
June's Journey 5/5
By R. Bubb
Wonderful game, love it! Great story line, visual effects are awesome. But it is getting very expensive to progress and right now watching the ads to either upgrade the lighthouse or decrease energy use per search are driving me crazy!!! At least every 5th time the screen freezes in black or gray and I have to go out of the game and wait sometimes 20 or 30 minutes until it resets. This has cost me money as often it burns through search minutes.
Money Making Scam!!!! 1/5
I just spent an hour typing in a review only to have it disappear. NOT HAPPY!!
I really enjoyed this game in the beginning but now at level 55 I am so unhappy with it. You are made to buy buildings and decorations but not given enough land to place them in a pleasing manner. While most are available using “island currency” some require outright cash.
I am most unhappy right now that having achieved level 55 I am unable to move on. With high scores and many, many perfect score I have not been given enough compasses to acquire land. You can’t purchase these so you are stuck. With the money I’ve spent on this game this month alone I should not be having this problem. They should be earned by now. Add that to the fact that you have to purchase decorations that take time to mature unless you pay diamonds to hasten maturity which will leave me with enough to buy the additional land. I have spent a ridiculous amount of money and can’t play for six hours and even when I can play may not earn enough compasses to be able to get the land.
While I’m critiquing there’s more! Buildings and decorations can’t be rotated to fit the flow of traffic making it necessary to buy additional decorations to make them work realistically. This takes up more land. Then there are thing that you buy like the stream which since you can’t put a tree or something close enough materialize out of nowhere and end nowhere. You can’t put a bridge over the stream but can break it up making it look silly! Then there are canoes which you can’t put on the beach, ski slopes where there are no mountains or anything to make them fit in.
Last there is the complete lack of choice of buildings and decor. If I am building my dream estate why would I want to but a train station, train, movie theatre, red carpet, and etc. Why am I not given the choice of adding a farm with animals and fields to grow to make my island self sustaining? Why can’t I add a pool house and pool area that are inviting? Why have these developers limited choices so that you have to add what they offer and only those things. They haven’t bothered to answer these things when asked.
You need to fix some things. You need to offer choices. You need to make things work together to make them work correctly. But most of all when a person spends as much as I have spent the things needed to move on should be automatically earned especially when scores are high enough to merit this.
I want my money refunded. I am not getting what I payed for and that is the opportunity to progress in a timely and sensible manner!!!! For now I just see this as a money making scam with no care for a paying customer and the time they have devoted to your game!!!!!!!
I really like June’s journey - I only play it a little each day so I don’t mind waiting for my energy to fill up. Building the island is fun and I like how objects are added to the scene when you replay it. I took off on star because it seems to take a long time to load - and that’s every time you go between the island and the hidden object scenes. I’m playing on a new iPad Pro w download speeds of 100+ Mbps.
Worst game EVER!!! It freezes up more than the arctic and is majorly annoying...uninstalling and never playing another "Wooga" game again...don't waste ur time on this one!!
I seriously have to force myself to put this game down. The plot is amazing, the graphics are beautiful and the game in additively fun! Download this game! It is totally worth it!
I love the game. Yes you have to wait for your energy to renew but I find it to be pretty quick.
For a mobile game I’d say it is outstanding. I love love love the music that accompanies the play.
Of course there are things you can buy, otherwise you’d be buying the game outright. I’ve bought hidden object games on my pc and find it very comparable.
Best by far mobile game I’ve played!
Serious flaw 1/5
This game has one very serious flaw. The game does not save game progress unless one connects to Facebook. I got up to chapter 65 when my IPad suddenly went blank and re-booted. After re-booting, the game would not connect to the servers. The only way to continue is to delete the program, re-install and start over, because I chose not play connected to Facebook. To not provide inherent game save progress is either incredibly short sighted programming or exploitive. I cannot recommend this game despite its good game play.
Video issues 3/5
Love the game....addicting.....but too often bugs in watching videos to renovate lighthouse or drop amount of energy to play only 10 instead of 15. Videos won't load and just have a black screen.
By bored in the cape
I really like playing ur game, but I don’t like the time it takes to move on or clear fog. I truly dislike ur storage and the icons I’m forced to take.
Where’s my opportunity to buy compasses? 3/5
My sister got the opportunity to buy compasses yesterday, I did not. I have made sure the game is updated, restarted, even restarted my iPad. Still nothing. I would really love the opportunity to buy some!
I really love this game and play religiously everyday.
Confusing at times 3/5
I enjoy this game however there are a few quirks that influence my rating. First, a “crane” is a bird in one scene but a lifting machine in the next scene. This occurs as often as you can find a noun that defines different objects. Second, some objects are so well hidden that they are difficult to find even when the hint feature is used. I suppose these things are intended but it can be very frustrating.
Really disappointed. Could be much better 1/5
I’m losing interest. I loved Pearls Peril and played through 2 times in hopes they would continue more levels. I regularly bought during sales to support the game. When June’s Journey came out I was happy to start a new adventure.
Plot is okay. Certainly not a 1920’s plot.
The problem is there are not enough decorations to purchase to progress. How many boxcars do I need to buy since Garden Hearth & Flowering Fountain are hundreds of stars away?
I have well over 100,000 coins and nothing to buy except the same decorations I have already purchased multiple times. My island looks horrible.
Seasons are great but I buy all the items the first day and have to wait another 3+ weeks in hopes to win the last item in a 5-star box and finally earn the grand prize only to NEVER WIN IT.
I am stuck playing the same completed levels for over a week at a time to slowly progress a level or two before once again having to play the same level over and over.
Decorating the island is no longer fun. If I store all the many duplicate & seasonal items on the ship, then I lose the flowers to proceed. Once again I am stuck playing the same completed levels over and over. It would also be nice to be able to MOVE A GIFTED DECORATION to where I want it to be.
This game has so much potential. Give us more decorations to proceed and when it’s finally over when, like Pearl, June gets married and quits her adventures, let us start over at the beginning while keeping our decorations.
I don’t understand how to use the bonus items I’ve earned. Confusing to me. Instructions are vague. Not sure what the point of it all is. I’m basically playing “I Spy” with the game until I figure out what the ultimate goal of the game is.
Too Expensive 1/5
I've been looking for a good hidden object game and thought this was it...beautiful graphics and challenging BUT I have not figured out how to get more flower thingies (technical name lol) but the only way is to buy them...I hit number one in the winners column but get no good rewards...plenty of coins but can't spend them...would love to see this game be the next candy crush but they have no chance without fair play of collecting good tokens...
P.S. Developer don't sent a note of apology, JUST FIX IT,
Really spend-hungry 3/5
This game really wants you to spend real money.. otherwise it’s pretty cool.
Awesome game 5/5
By easy to follow game
I like the fact it let you redeem the power in many ways. I understand they are in business to make money, but it helps when players have an opportunity to play free and have fun. When that happens they actually spend money to play. Thanks for not making hard for players.
Could be a great game but... 2/5
I like games like this one... however, this one moves too quickly to advance and a large portion of the items I am looking for... like a “bellow” I have no idea what it even is. You’ll need to have a fairly large vocabulary to play this game. I am a well educated mid-30’s woman and there are many words in just the first few rounds that I needed to look up just to complete the level.
Great game 5/5
SLOW - FRUSTRATING -- DUMPING THE APP! 1/5
By Warped Weaver
My friend dumped the app yesterday. My sister dumped the app this morning. I am about to do the same tonight.
Don't bother downloading this app. WHY? Yes; you can play for free; but if you do, the game will move along at a SNAIL'S PACE. Otherwise, get ready to pay big bucks!!!
To "Master" a scene requires you to burn through over 100 energy bolts -- and that is only if you are willing to watch a promotional video every 30 minutes. Otherwise you burn through over 150 energy bolts for one scene. There are LONG waits while the energy regenerates. You are frequently locked out of the ability to advance from one scene to the next.
If you win "Rewards", you don't always get them. Case on point, I won a bonus reward of 50 energy bolts...and touched CLAIM. My energy bolts remained at 2! I went back to the island to double-check. Nope! Stayed at 2! So much for having having won a reward!
I neither have a Facebook account, nor do I want one. Holy (bleep-censored-dirty word)! This game sure pushes the daylights out of you to connect to Facebook and cough up your personal information!
Then there is a personal "pet peeve" -- improper grammar throughout the game.
Games are supposed to be relaxing and entertaining. This game is the epitome of frustration and irritation!
Suggestion: You will do a lot better if you charge a small annual fee and allow players to have unlimited play. Additionally, DO NOT BE SO STINGY with expansion tools!
You have lost my friend, my sister, and me. Goodbye!
Started out fun, now sucking... GETTING WORSE! 1/5
By Fizzgig's Haus
I was enjoying this game for a while, but now it’s nearly impossible to advance to any new areas because they’re just not releasing any of the required compasses. I messaged the developers for help with this, and received the standard textbook answers: You can earn the compasses through playing scenes (not happening) and star-boxes (zilch received). Absolutely NO HELP AT ALL. I’m earning the 5-Star level on each scene, and still not a single compass. I’m already a full 13 levels over what’s required for the next expansion, and can’t get anywhere. This is becoming absurd and hugely disappointing in what HAD BEEN a fun game.
WHERE ARE THE COMPASSES??? I can’t believe how stingy Wooga developers are with these! I have enough stars to qualify for TWO MORE EXPANSIONS, but I cannot get any of these compasses, no matter what what I do: playing scenes, earning stars, even watching the ads to get more turns out of the allotted time. Nothing works. On top of that, now the ads won’t even load, freezing up the whole game so I have to back out, kill it and try to reload. These “developers” really have MUCH TO LEARN about designing a reliable game.
I’ve kept playing since my last review in the hopes that their weekly “updates” would improve the game. Sadly, no. I may have to delete and look for something else enjoyable AND RELIABLE...
Best hidden objects game 5/5
By blessed over and over
This has become my favorite game. Its challenging and adds items as the game goes on, so you aren’t just looking for the same things over and over again. I tried the other game Pearls (something). That one kept locking up on me, so I just focused on June’s Journey and I’m glad I did. I enjoy adding stuff to the island.
The only complaint I have is the areas in which you work towards opening up are too tiny. We should be given larger areas, because we are cramming everything into tiny areas to keep playing and we just keep cramming. It would be nice if the areas in which we are trying to open were larger.
Developer Lies 1/5
I would have given this interesting and fun game 5 stars except now many of those annoying ads can no longer be muted, something that made them bearable. Further, I complained to the developers and was told no ads can be muted. That is simply not true. When I am told a lie, no matter how much I like a product or service, my habit is to give a bad review. Wooga is no different.
UPDATE: Game now crashes constantly on iPad when I play ads to spend 10 instead of 15. Screen goes black. Fix this!
Expanding is slow 4/5
By Don't beat me
Ditto what everyone said about expanding. Too slow to clear the fog. Obtaining so many compasses and/or diamonds takes such a long long time. And I think the foggy areas get smaller as you progress in the game.
Aside from that, I do really enjoy June’s Journey. I’ve been playing for a long time and look forward to each new chapter. Great graphics and art. You obviously do your homework on cultural items and it’s apparent in each scene!
Love the game 5/5
I play this many times a day. It would be nice to communicate with others that play. The gifting is nice but would love a little more socializing. Maybe leave messages with the gifts. Love the story. Love the scenes. Characters are fun and exciting. I always leave wanting to know more.
Fun fun fun 5/5
By Shabby doo
I am having a blast playing this game but one thing the game lacks is an easier way to collect diamonds. Since you need 59 to get an energy bar I keep finding myself having to break from play in order to replenish my energy.
Also, a suggestion might be that time will allow you to accumulate more than just 1 bar of energy as one bar even when you clear scenes with PERFECTION, will never get you to the next scene.
I understand that you as the manufacturer have to make $ buy making the consumer purchase items. I am willing to watch more ads, any kind of video if it will lower my cost of playing your game.
I really love, love, love playing this game. I play it everyday without fail but it has cost me a little more $ than I am all that comfortable spending just to play.
In the end there needs to be more free ways to earn energy, yes I watch the video each time to play at 10 and I just completed the lighthouse which is earning me energy as well. I would watch a longer video if necessary.
Thanks for letting me give my input,
Great game some glitches 4/5
I love this game, but recently when clicking to watch an ad to play for 10 energy my phone will show it’s loading then go dark. The ad never shows and I have to get out of the game to clear it. Not sure why this just started happening.
FaceBook/2 Bar Energy 3/5
I recently connected to FaceBook to obtain the two bars of energy but all I got was 20 energy. It needs an update