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** Apple Game of the Year 2014 **
** Winner of Apple Design Award 2014 **
In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world.
Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People.
"Forgotten Shores": Eight new chapters of adventure and illusion available now as a separate purchase.
"This might be the most beautiful iPad game of 2014" - Wired
"Brilliant design... stayed with me like a dream I didn't want to forget" 9/10 - Polygon
"The most sublime hour my iPad has ever given me... and the value of such a thing is incalculable" - Kotaku
"Monument Valley stuns with it's serenity... each screen is a work of art" - Huffington Post
"Almost impossibly gorgeous... a feast for your senses" 5/5 - Touch Arcade
Inspired by minimalist 3D design, optical illusions and palaces and temples from around the world, every monument is a unique, hand-crafted world to explore.
EASY TO USE
Twist and drag to reshape the world and help Ida to explore. Designed to be easy for everyone to pick up, enjoy and complete.
Audio reacts to your manipulation of the world to provide a surreal and beautiful soundscape. Best experienced with headphones.
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** Monument Valley is designed for iPhone 4 and above. It is NOT compatible with iPod Touch 4th Generation.
What's New in Version 2.2.3
Fixed navigation bug in Ida's Red Dream.
I never write reviews for apps. It's not that I'm a snob that is always dissatisfied with every single app, just that apps come and go (especially games) and most have not been intriguing enough to keep me interested for very long. Monument Valley is quite the spectacle. See title.
I'm not an architect but I've always been so fascinated with great architecture, and this game has all of that. It's so mesmerizing with all the twists and turns, and how your eye can perceive so much more if you look at a different angle, or perhaps move to see a perspective you would have never thought to see. It's complicated yet pleasantly minimalist at the same time. The music adjusts with Ida's every move, yet harmony is not disturbed; it is actually enhanced. You even have an option to take a screenshot of the end of the level, a beautiful backdrop you just finished. This is such a brilliant adventure puzzle that evokes such emotion from its unique story and the magic you feel when you finish a level.
If you're on the fence because of the price of the app, don't be. I bet some of you have paid great amounts of in-app purchases (I'm looking at you, Candy Crush players that couldn't wait another 20 minutes) just to get an extra life to play a level that - let's be real - you most likely lost. Monument Valley is well worth it, you can't lose, just keep going until you figure out the puzzle. It will change your life!
Beautiful and clever.
I really like puzzles and since jumping on the iOS bandwagon I've actively searched them out and purchased quite a few. Most disappoint. Many more are "ok". It is rare to have a game that is visually pleasing, not violent (I have small children and they are naturally curious about every game on my iPad), and not so completely formulaic that I quickly loose interest.
This app delivers. While I will admit that by level 10 I'd figured out the pattern (and thus I may not purchase the add-on), it is beautifully done and compelling enough to engage my interest to the end. This almost *never* happens.
UPDATE: My son (age 5) recently discovered this and has been working his way through the game. Because of this, I went ahead and purchased the additional levels. They are similar in style to the previous set with a few clever added elements. I'm not sure I can recommend them, however, for two reasons. First, I'm finding that the motion of the animations is a little queasy. Second, they continue the same pattern and thus aren't really challenging for an adult audience. I still think the game is wonderful and I am sure that my son will enjoy the additional levels so I'm glad I got them, just not sure I can honestly recommend them for other adults.
Spectacular but disappointing
Monument Valley truly is an amazing game. From the architecture to the game play it is consistent stunning, challenging and interactive. It is so good in fact that it pains me to give it only three measly stars. Monument Valley's hamartia lies not where you would expect though, in the game itself, but rather in it's marketing. Im not sure who is in charge of pricing this app, but they've done a great job. Not only have they tricked me, and many others apparently, into paying four times what they should for this app, but they have the guts to ask me again to buy extra levels. Fool me once, Monument Vally.
The game would be worth paying this much if was simply longer. I myself beat the game in a single sitting while watching the second half of a bad hockey game on TV. Consider this, are you willing to pay $3.99 for a game that will give you at most two hours? Thats a dollar every thirty minutes. Maximum. More if you're hoping to buy the extra levels.
Although Monument Valley is a great game, it's not four dollars of great. And while I enjoyed the time I spent playing the game, there simply wasn't enough of it. I regret spending my money on this game and won't be buying any new levels they release. Which is sad, because it really is an amazing game.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 17, 2014
- Version: 2.2.3
- Size: 266 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: ustwo
- © 2014 ustwo Studio Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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