Thursday, April 23, 2009

Monopoly HERE AND NOW: The World Edition Review

I'm sure every one of you reading this has played Monopoly before, right? Well, I love Monopoly. It has truly remained my favorite board game, of hundreds that I have played.  And I feel that the iPhone version of Monopoly, Monopoly HERE AND NOW: The World Edition, brings the game to justice.
Monopoly for the iPhone has basically the same gameplay as regular Monopoly, but takes place all around the world, with the board of the World Edition Monopoly board that recently came out. It can have four
 players, including games over local WiFi or on the same device. There are buttons at the botto-
m of the screen that allow you to buy, sell, trade, and manage your properties. You easily can save and resume games, and the graphics of the board are fantastic.
At the price of $4.99, Monopoly is a great buy, especially if you like Monopoly. However, some extreme fans of the original Monopoly board game dislike the Here and Now edition, because even though it says it in the name of the application, they thought that the iPhone version of Monopoly would have the classic board too. But, for those who have complaints, EA is rumored to be working on a classic Monopoly. The AI is a bit biased, as in some situations it skips over your monopolies that are all the properties on one side of the board. But, it doesn't make much of a difference, because on Easy mode, I have only lost once.

Great 3D Graphics
It's Monopoly!
Lots of player tokens to choose from
WiFi and Same-Device play
Easy controls

AI sometimes favors the computer
No option to speed up the computer's turns

Overall: If you've never played it before, buy a board before purchasing, but if you like Monopoly, then definitely buy it at $4.99, or wait for Classic Monopoly if it is confirmed.

Score: 8 out of 10


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