Monopoly on the PS3 was a joy to play. With friends or with just the missus and vs AI, it was always a different game and great competitiveMonopoly on the PS3 was a joy to play. With friends or with just the missus and vs AI, it was always a different game and great competitive wholesome fun.
What the hell happened?
This version is the worse game I've got on my PS4. Here's why:
> The addition of creating your own board is a nice gimmick. But it's been so poorly executed. If you change the picture on a station say, when you pick up a 'go to Kings Cross' card, it still shows the traditional station picture. That's incredibly lazy development.
> The 'house rules' options are rubbish. Unlike the PS3 version with 4 tabs of options, you get to chose between 6 sets of home rules, and CAN ONLY PICK ONE. ie - you can't have the collect money on free parking rule AND block people from collecting rent while in jail. Why make the newer version with less options than that before
> Speed die don't work. In the PS3 version, if all properties are sold and you throw the speed-die, you go to the next opponents property. This made for some great tactics of mortgaging lower properties so your foes would always land on your big earners with a speed-roll. Now it doesn't. You just advance to the next opponents card no matter the status of it. This can make long games last forever.
> Auctions are turn-based rather than tapping upwards, even if you have a controller each. WHY? It's really boring, I much preferred a time-based auction whereby you can bid last second to beat a high bid. Now you have to wait for the person going before to make a bid, really really drags it out.
> Cheating AI. That's right, the game cheats. On almost every occasions the AI controlled player has landed on a property that would usually make it go bust, the game freezes and ultimately crashes my PS4. I reboot and it reloads the game thanks to the auto-save feature to the AI about to roll .. not once, and I mean not once, has that AI landed back on me on the re-roll. It's the equivalent of turning back time and leaves me wanting to flip the board.
> Online mode is rubbish. It calls itself family fun game, but online is a 1 player game. In months of logging in and occasionally playing online I'm yet to finish a single game thanks to players quitting - not even on losing, but not getting the set they want etc. Why no BOTs? Like the last version... ridiculous and lazy again.
> Monopoly Deal. WTF. This is a one-player dull dull dull card game. Whys it on a 'family fun pack'. I'd rather log in and play Pokerstars than waste my time on this - its awful.
Terrible terrible version of the game, and while me and my partner tried to give this love, we both hate it. As a couple who like gaming, getting a board of monopoly out isn't the same without AI, but this game is so bad we can't bring ourselves to replay it anymore.
On a separate note - RISK has just come out and has been perfectly executed and is a worth while purchase. We had RISK Fractions on the PS3, and this version is far better - give up Monopoly on the PS4 and invest in RISK!!… Expand