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Best Mobile Games: A beautiful puzzle game you should already be playingMonument Valley has a jaw-dropping graphical style that's already won awards, but it's the gameplay that keeps you coming back for more.
Hello everyone and today we're going to be looking at the game called Monument Valley. It's a really cool-looking game and a really great puzzle game. The basics are you touch to move your little character, which is the silent princess Ida, then what you'll notice is my goal is to get up here so, here's how it looks now but if you turn this the final laws of 3 dimensions. Adapt to the goal and I finish the level, of course that's the first level so it's really easy. As you get into it, it just gets harder and harder and so you'll spend a really long time trying to figure out the puzzle. How to get to a different level and how to get to that gold. You never know what's gonna happen like which door you're gonna come out of or which one you're suppose to move unless you change actually which side of the walls you can walk on, so it gets really like M.C. Escher. And on this one, you actually turn the entire level see where you are here. From this view, you can't get across. If you just turn it like this, suddenly the walkways connect and I can go through. These little crow guys, they will skwak at you, they won't actually hurt you, but, they will skwak at you Forever if you don't get out of their way. Okay, there we go. The thing about this game is that it was released originally just as sort of a design experiment for this graphic design firm, and so they only released, I think it was nine levels at first. And people were able to get through the game in only a couple hours, or something like that, and so a lot of people were sort of angry that they spent $3.99 or whatever it was. For a sort of short game and so after all the critical acclaim they came out with an expansion that costs $1.99 called Forgotten Shores that adds significantly more to the game. And I think if you like this game, and it's really hard not to, it is definitely worth the money to get the extra levels.