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GF Rating
5.6

1650 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
3

Bad

Board Game is much better

posted by JPea5USMC (STAFFORD, VA) May 25, 2009

Member since Nov 2008

6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

The board game version is much better. This game takes entirely too long to transition between players. You also lose the fun family experience. I highly recommend Buzz Quiz TV for anyone looking for a fun family type game.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Monopoly, for the creatively impaired.

posted by Raidersfan (NEVADA, IA) Nov 30, 2008

Member since Jun 2008

24 out of 31 gamers (77%) found this review helpful

This does not live up to the Monopoly game. Did these guys ever actually PLAY this game w/ someone that's good at it? They made the game using the instructions only. Little creativity w/ the game play or rule settings.

Pros:

1) Graphics are great in HD
2) Wide array of pieces & boards (Future board fav)
3) Controls easy, needs custom settings
4) Mini games are a neat distraction.
5) "Buy Set" for house purchases is cool. Buy 1 or 3 houses at a time

Cons: (Possibility of imprint left on TV screen)

1) Game options are whether you want subtitles or not. That's it!
2) House rules & how the AI handles them if changed needs fixed. One game lasted 1/2 a turn, AI went to trade mode & I had to reset the "House Rules" after 30 mins to get a turn. Do not play game with all props sorted at beginning of game (fast start game), you will not get a turn.
3) Lopsided trades offered by the AI. Who set these rules? AI only trades for Monopoly props. (Offered $450 for a RR, two unowned left on the board, no trade) Won't trade if it's not getting a monopoly set.
4) MONOPOLY GUY WILL NOT SHUT UP!!! Needs more than 10 phrases!!
5) No way to speed up game play. Every time will be the same. The pieces will bounce around the board and the little guy will race to the prop you landed on. After a few games this gets old. Needs to have button to take you to the prop faster.
6) Music is nice for the 1st few times then gets really old. Think elevator techno in repeat loop.
7) No free rent in trades. Neccesary basic game tactic. You are low on funds offer free ride for rent.
8) When turn is done, you have to move the icon to the "Next Turn" box. This should be the default setting, not "Accounts". I won't start in on the "Accounts" screen.

I love the game of Monopoly. I hate it when designers "make it better" & ruin it instead. The PC version is closer to being a real game. Thanks for reading my rant.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Good

posted by hnkhnk06 (SAN ANGELO, TX) Nov 29, 2008

Member since Oct 2008

9 out of 14 gamers (64%) found this review helpful

This game is good for a board game genre. It beats having to take out the game board and set it all up. Great for friends or family that you want to play Monopoly with, without the extra hassle.

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