|a game by||EA Salt Lake|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, Wii, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.3/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||Relaxing Games, Monopoly Games, Merchant Games|
Everyone loves Monopoly. It’s a staple for almost every household to own some variation of the board game. The basic gameplay behind Monopoly is trying to drive your fellow players into bankruptcy. Of course, that always led to the tearing apart of families and friendships but Monopoly was just a game we couldn’t go without. Fortunately, instead of losing game pieces and breaking the game board, Monopoly has gone digital with video games like Monopoly Streets in 2010.
The Truest Form Of The Board Game
A lot of board games who move into the realm of video games try to do something new or unique. They often try to take a different approach that makes it feel like it’s not the same game we all know to love. Fortunately, Monopoly Streets does a good job of staying faithful to the original board game. The game is what you would expect if you thought of a digital recreation of a board game. Monopoly Streets takes everything that works from the board game and digitally recreates it into a living breathing city. Unfortunately, the graphics aren’t really anything to write home about. That’s not necessarily a bad thing as the original board game only had monochromatic game pieces anyway. It is nice to see the train station everyone loved to get on the board game come to life.
Different Ways To Play The Game
When you’re playing the Monopoly board game, then there’s only really one way to play the game. However, in Monopoly Streets, you get to play the standard game with different game modes that change up the rules a little bit. For example, there’s a Speed Die mode that lets you play with an additional die. You can even create your own game modes with their own custom rules. Of course, people you’re playing with are going to know if you’re making rules that will benefit you in the end.
Tries To Do Too Much
While it’s nice to have a faithful recreation of the board game, it’s not always fun to wait for your computer-opponents to roll the die. The game tries to do too much with trying to create an experience with computer opponents like you would have if you were playing with real-world opponents. Many players just want to know what the AI rolled. That means a game with a computer opponent will take longer to play and feel like it drags on at times. Monopoly Streets is a mixture of trying to do too much and not doing enough. You can play the classic game but they took the worst parts of the classic game and tried to do too much with it. However, if that doesn’t bother you, then Monopoly Streets is the game for you.
- Remains faithful to source content
- Unique game modes
- Customizable game modes
- Online game mode
- Tries to add too much too basic gameplay
- The game can be slow at times
- Graphics are nothing to look twice at
- Long annoying animations
Monopoly Streets is a good game to play if you don’t want to whip out the actual board game, but it tries to do too much with what could just be a simple digital recreation of a family-favorite.