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Polished Presentation and Smooth Flow; Sounds and AI Could Be Better; Got it to Work on Windows Vista
on April 20, 2014
I was considering giving this a 5-star rating, but it is not quite that. It is better than 3 stars. And it appears to be much better than other computer Monopoly renditions.
The presentation is very polished. The colors, artwork, and detail are beautiful, reminding me of the physical board game. The game designers seemed to have put effort into accurately portraying the physical board game.
The game flows smoothly, over all. Messages and buttons clearly communicate an action or function. It balances automation and player input. Rules can be customized.
The music and sounds are repetitive and can get annoying, but the game has internal volume controls.
As other reviewers have noted, the game does seem to favor the AI's and dice rolls seem non-random.
Installing on Vista
The publisher, Encore, has instructions on how to install on Vista. I also installed it by booting Windows in "Safe Mode" and turning on the Administrator function on the .exe file.
After this "clean" installation, boot Windows in normal mode to play. (You do need to insert the CD.)