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Monster Prom 3: Monster Roadtrip Review

Official Score

Overall - 70%


Monster Prom 3: Monster Roadtrip’s basic presentation and crude humor will appeal to a select few, but those looking for a good tale with some ghoulish creatures will enjoy hitting the road.

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Fun locations, wacky characters, and hot monsters await with the release of Beautiful Glitch’s Monster Prom 3: Monster Roadtrip. Should players kick the tires and light the fires, or is this roadtrip a highway to hell?

Monster Prom 3: Monster Roadtrip Review

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After choosing a ghastly monster and the proper tunes, players are properly introduced to the party ghost Polly Geist and Scott Howl, a werewolf athlete with a heart of gold. With these two in tow, the three of you hit the road, seeking out a destination and enjoying the journey along the way.

However, it’s not all smooth sailing from there; players must balance six essential resources to determine where they end up. Juggling hype, magic, mind, money, soul, and stamina, the first one to reach 25 points determines where one will end up. Be warned, however; running out of any one of these elements will put your adventure to a screeching halt, and nobody wants that.

In order to gain those precious points, players will take part in a number of events that will help players earn points. There’s a catch, however; players can also stand to lose points as well. Some events might pay off more than others, but players must be deliberate in this title to make sure they get what they want out of life.

Therein lies the crux of Monster Prom 3: Monster Roadtrip – making decisions. A visual novel at its core, gameplay consists of reading swaths of text and making judgment calls that make or break things. Do you read philosophy to an ugly cat? Do you ride a minotaur? Do you overthrow a farm animal called Snowflake? Choices made are just as wacky as the scenarios provided, ensuring that each run stays quickly in the oddball.

However, this also proves to be Monster Prom 3: Monster Roadtrip’s biggest drawback. This title doesn’t quite seem to know what audience it should go for; the younger generation will likely be tuned out by its still images and large blocks of text, while the older ones among us (well past the teenage years) will likely find the humor too childish and crude. The title veers on the side of vulgar, like something one would see on Adult Swim. Some may appeal something in line with Rick & Morty, but the Venn Diagram doesn’t exactly have mainstream appeal.

However, those that do stick with it will be able to get some serious runtime out of this title. There are multiple choices and multiple endings to be had, and players can also change the course by dating characters and customizing things at different rest stops.

Monster Prom 3: Monster Roadtrip’s basic presentation and crude humor will appeal to a select few, but those looking for a good tale with some ghoulish creatures will enjoy hitting the road.

[infobox style=’success’ static=’1′]This review of Monster Prom 3: Monster Roadtrip was done on the PC. The game was purchased digitally.[/infobox]

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Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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