Monopoly Tycoon - thoughts?

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  1. BrianB

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    Just arrived in the mail after I picked it up for (very!)cheap. I've seen nothing but good reviews for it... But I've never read/seen any real 'hands on' thoughts on it from ordinary punters.

    So, anyone here got it? What you think? Live up to the 'hype'?
     
  2. Iain Lambert

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    I tried the demo, decided that I was even worse at it than I am at the Sims or Sim City 3000, and uninstalled, sorry. For some reason I just have a gaming blind spot when it comes to being able to play resource management games. I did seem quite fun as these things go however, and the funky 3D camera struck the right balance between looking cool and being useable.
     
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    Well, conversely, I only played the demo as well, but utterly loved it. I haven't bought the game itself only because I'm currently saving up for a GameCube to call my own.
    It was great fun, and if I'd had enough people around who owned it to play multiplayer with, it would've been a no-brainer. It was like SimCity, but less annoying, and like Monopoly, without the tedium. Brilliant design, and there was something thrilling about building a shop next to somebody else's offering the exact same services and then undercutting them horribly [​IMG]
     
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    It's actually pretty boring, I think. Figure out needs, fill needs, make money, move on. Bleh.
     
  5. BrianB

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    Well, it sounds okay for a fun multiplayer game for me & my wife. Thanks for the opinions, guys.
     
  6. Iain Lambert

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    No need for for a conversely, really. I thought it looked really good as well, but despite my repeated attempts I'm still terrible at playing these games. It doesn't mean trying is without fun though...
     
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    Well, tried it multiplayer with my wife last night. Started at about 8:30, decided to take a break - clock said 1am. Ouch [​IMG]
    I can see why it wouldn't appeal to a lot of people... We enjoyed it - mostly treating it as a 'sandbox' rather than direct competition.
     
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