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Monument Valley app review: a unique puzzle game with stunning graphics and soundtrack

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Introduction

Monument Valley is a clever architectural puzzle game that offers stunning visual elements. It combines optical illusion and object manipulation to enhance the quality of gameplay. The puzzles are not particularly difficult but they can provide hours of entertainment for gamers of all ages. Developed by USTwo, this app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Monument Valley

$3.99

Discovering the Hidden Paths of Monument Valley

There are many puzzle games in the App Store but none can match the unique visual quality of Monument Valley. This application is perfect for gamers who love manipulating architectural structures.

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The objective and storyline of Monument Valley is simple. You need to guide a gorgeous princess across maze-like structures. You win the game once your princess successfully reaches the exit points of each level.

Although Monument Valley offers a simple storyline, solving the puzzles will require your full attention. The game is a bit tricky because of the clever use of optical illusions. You have to carefully analyze each pathway to see the solutions that are usually hidden in the graphics.

The app allows you to manipulate individual architectural elements such as stairways, walls, obstacles, foot bridges, and other similar objects. You can twist, spin, and move these elements to discover the right path towards the exit point. Some of the solutions are mind-boggling which may include guiding the princess to walk on walls and other bizarre feats.

To add more excitement to the game, the app offers pleasant background music. The game audio changes whenever you manipulate an architectural element. You need to use an earphone to completely enjoy the game’s dynamic soundtrack.

Features of Monument Valley

Monument Valley offers beautifully designed graphics with 3D rendering. The layout is minimalist but highly colorful. This app offers you a quick view of some of the most wonderful architectural structures around the world that include palaces, temples, stone structures, dungeons, and many more.

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The app offers exciting characters that add excitement to the game. You are allowed to guide Princess Ida who is the principal character of the game. You can also meet a friendly obelisk named Totem. And to make the game more difficult, you will be challenged by the Crow people. These are flightless creatures who will try to block your paths.

Monument Valley offers dynamic background music that makes the game more enjoyable. The soundtrack changes its tune whenever you move an object or manipulate a structural element. As you move different objects, the app creates a unique soundscape that is pleasing to the ears.

This application allows you to store your game to iCloud. You can save unfinished games in the cloud so you can access them later using other iOS devices. 

Monument Valley

$3.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Offers stunning visual design with a minimalist game layout
  • Impressive use of optical illusions
  • Easy to use with intuitive game controls
  • Offers an updated game pack to get new puzzles
  • Dynamic soundtrack
  • Allows iCloud integration

Cons

  • No negative review for this app

Final Thoughts

Monument Valley is a unique puzzle game that offers hours of solid entertainment. It is a beautifully designed game with impressive visuals and sounds. This is a highly recommended app for all puzzle game lovers.

Monument Valley

$3.99
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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.