Okay, so this may be like, the third or fourth thread on Monaco that I started today, but I just cannot get this game out of my head! So I decided to make a list of the things in Monaco that I love. If you haven't gotten the game yet, read this list to see what you're missing!
<Different characters completely change how a mission is approached. While The Mole could tunnel around the map and into the back room, The Gentleman could waltz his way through the crowd to get to the safe. There are practically endless possibilities just in one level!
<Introductory levels aren't hand-holding, but show you how to play. (No 20 minute tutorial!) I showed this game to two people so far, a friend and my little brother, when I tried explaining how the game was and how to play, I gave up, because I just couldn't do it. I just had them play the first two levels with me, and then we could jump a couple levels ahead right into the action! The game may seem confusing at first, but it's easy to show people and get them involved! Once we started playing the later levels, they were both hooked, and screaming everytime a guard caught wind of them.
<Single Player and Multiplayer are two completely different experiences. I played through both Borderlands 1 and 2 by myself. I enjoyed it, but I enjoyed those games much more when I played them with friends. Moncao is unique in the sense that I equally enjoyed playing by myself and with others. The style of the game and how you approach situations is completely different in Single Player and Multiplayer! While this game is being heavily praised as a great co-op experience (which it totally deserves), you could play this game the whole way through all alone and enjoy it just as much or maybe even more (depending on your play style) than Multiplayer.
<One of the most intense and exciting games I have played in a good while! Need an example? Here:
I was on my last life and had to get to the cash desk at the entrance. So tense. One of the best gaming experiences ever. I was literally sweating. When I did it, airpunching and jovial profanity ensued :P
<The soundtrack is amazing! The music itself could very well be worth the $15!
<The art style is unique and extremely well done! The sight lines really amp up how awesome this game is!