Monaco: What's Yours is Mine (Video Game Review)
Monaco: What's Yours is Mine features storylines and genre clichés from heist action and drama films such as
Although Monaco: What's Yours is Mine is an incredibly entertaining game when playing alone, the game also allows up to four players to team up locally or online to perform true movie-inspired heists. Playing cooperatively means the team will have a greater arsenal of skills at the ready to allow one player to keep lookout and call out guards as they see them while others hack computers to disable alarms or quickly pick locks to get the team to the destination quicker. The interesting aspect is that the game doesn't allow any team member to be left behind, so cunning plans may be need to be coordinated to save a downed teammate who happens to be laying beside a heavily armed guard! The camera angle in the game is over the top and zoomed out to allow a great majority of the map to be seen at once, which can be good for seeing your teammates in action but can also be confusing when a large group of characters are in a single area. Helpful weapons, disguises and other items can be found on stages to help players progress easier including shotguns, medkits and smoke bombs for a quick escape. Monaco: What's Yours is Mine is easily one of the most rewarding cooperative experiences ever created, and you'll find yourself unable to keep from passing out high fives and congratulations after a successful heist.
Monaco: What's Yours is Mine features some unique design choices and colorful sprites that players will quickly come to love, but during hectic sprints away from alerted enemies, it's far too easy to accidentally find yourself hacking a computer or running into a wall when you meant to unlock a door into the next room or climb inside a ventilation shaft. This minor problem is easily overlooked once you realize how great the lighting in the game is however. Lighting is a key part to your success in Monaco: What's Yours is Mine, as only players will have vision cones similar to enemies that restricts seeing around corners or into closed rooms. This makes the sneak button a vital part of any mission, since you never know when an enemy is lurking right behind a door. A great soundtrack created by Austin Wintory plays the perfect theme songs for exciting robberies, and it also changes tones drastically to allow you to know when you've been spotted and when it is safe to come back out from your hiding spot inside the potted plant. It's impossible to stress how much fun Monaco: What's Yours is Mine when playing with three friends or family members and desperately looking for places to hide when someone inevitably sets off an alarm or is found by a watch dog. Monaco: What's Yours is Mine offers a truly unique experience unlike any other game in the industry and is easily our favorite downloadable game of the year. Don't believe us? Then check out the demo and find out for yourself. Check out Monaco: What's Yours is Mine on PC and Xbox LIVE Arcade today!
Monaco: What's Yours is Mine is now available for Xbox LIVE Arcade and Steam via PC and can be purchased for 1200 Microsoft Points or $14.99. The game has peaked at #1 on Steam and grossed over $1 million. Monaco: What's Yours is Mine is rated T by the ESRB for Blood, Crude Humor, Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco, Violence & Mild Language. For more information on the game, check out the official Monaco: What's Yours is Mine website.
Developer: Pocketwatch Games
Publisher: Majesco Entertainment
Platforms: Xbox LIVE Arcade (reviewed) & PC
Release Date: April 24, 2013 for PC & May 10, 2013 for Xbox LIVE Arcade