Excerpt: As odd as it is to admit, I have a rather personal connection to Monopoly. From the period shortly following my parents' divorce through to my early adolescence, Charles Darrow's classic boardgame was a regular fixture in my life.
Conclusion: The game is all about fun competition in making the best trades and decisions – with a good strike of luck too. If you keep end up on opponents properties, you will lose no matter on how good you are at making decisions and trades.
Conclusion: Of course, the concept's main attraction is the opportunity to see your properties develop. Upon purchase, each property features a quaintly decorated garden until you can afford to buy houses and hotels, and these, in turn, are built according to the worth of the property.
Pros: Seeing your property develop is a nice visual treat, Entertaining minigame auctions, Plenty of options for custom play, Classic boards available, You can play as your avatar.
Cons: Some character voices quickly grow annoying, Poor pacing, Only includes two cities.
Conclusion: The only benefit of owning Monopoly Streets is the ability to play with friends online, as otherwise you could just stick to the regular board version. This is essentially just Monopoly with a few rule variations and a swanky 3D board, and is hardly worth shelling out for if you already own the...
Summary: For the greater part of a century, Monopoly has done just fine for itself as a game of abstractions, skillfully avoiding any questions of how a thimble and a howitzer can lead to rubbing shoulders with John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie.
Pros: Seeing your property develop is a nice visual treat, Entertaining minigame auctions, Plenty of options for custom play, Classic boards available, You can play as your avatar
Cons: Some character voices quickly grow annoying, Poor pacing, Only includes two cities
Conclusion: Concept: Bring one of the world’s most popular board games to game consoles…again
Graphics: Cute characters and a slick ground-level presentation look great, though you’ll probably skip most of the animations after a game or so
Sound: Uncle Pennybags offers running commentary, accompanied by a jazzy...
Excerpt: Strike 1: The game crashed my 360 less than 30 seconds after starting it for the first time. Strike 2: The onscreen text is virtually illegible on a standard definition television which, when coupled with the rapidity said text appears then disappears, renders it all but impossible to see who owes...