Summary: Monopoly Party is a game for the Playstation II based on the traditional board game. The graphics in the game aren't too bad and do the job well enough. However the display is quite quirky, and I didn't really feel that I had a good view of the board from the camera angle which the game plays from. It's difficult to see what you own, what other players own and which properties are left, and not having that easy overview can be quite frustrating.
Summary: Unlike the other reviewers of this game, I really enjoy it! For a start there's no laying the board out, sorting the cash, fighting over the race car. Just put your ps2 on and away you go! The game is based on the board game with a few variations. For a start you can adjust the rules to whatever you prefer. Also there's a variety of different boards you can use, including prehistoric, outer space, medieval. They make it a bit different.
Excerpt: "think for this game you will fall into one of two camps, you will either love it to bits or dislike it intensely. Friends of mine rave about this game however it leaves me cold. Fundamentally what you get is the famous old board game on your PS2 which at least means you will not find yourself kneeling on the hat while reaching for a chance card but also you lose out on the satisfaction of putting your hard earned money into nice neat piles and ...
Excerpt: "Monopoly really needs no introduction. I'm sure everyone has played it at some point. My view on monopoly is that it's a great game, which takes too long and after a while is wearing. But with the help of the computer age it has turned into a fast moving, shrewd Strategy game. Instead of something you play on a rainy day when your aunt and uncle are visiting. Party mode The reason we bought this game was because of the party mode, but unfortunately ...
Pros: Much quicker than the board game .
Cons: The party settings aren't much to write home about
Summary: Another reviewer had trouble with this game as well. This disc didn't work in my PS2. The back of the disc was a blue color and I had to return it, only to get another bad disc. Argh! Needless to say, you can only exchange this for the exact same thing (got mine at Game Stop) and I'm not going through this a million times. A note to software manufacturers: stop making cheap stuff!
Summary: "Monopoly Party" is a fun game. Some might think since it's a classic old-fashioned board game that it probably wouldn't be good as a video game, but it actually is. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys the original Monopoly. It's easy to grasp how everything works and how to play. It's also a lot more convenient.
Summary: Monopoly on PS2 is very enjoyable. It's fun to play alone with three other computer players or with your buddies. Playing with the computer is a CRACK UP! as it attempts to swindle you into agreeing to the most absurd trade proposals. Its quite easy to use because it mostly consists of only pressing X. Although its not exactly like the board game, its tons of fun without having to choose which one of your trustworthy friends should be the "banker".
Summary: What's with the interface? I've been playing Monopoly on consoles since the 8-bit Sega Master System, and this is by far the worst UI I've seen yet in a Monopoly game. It's nigh impossible to peruse the game board in a normal way, the interface for displaying who owns what properties is absolutely ludicrous, and it seems like this game was put together by people who don't play Monopoly, but who viewed building the system as a series of problems that they developed...