If you didn't think an architectural puzzle could bend your mind, you haven't traveled through Monument Valley with your Android device in hand. Ustwo's fascinating 3D puzzle game draws its inspiration from M.C. Escher's famous "impossible architecture," where walls, floors, and staircases meet at odd angles. You must guide intrepid Ida through a series of disorienting monuments left by a lost civilization of men, altering the path and perspective to help her reach her destination.
Escher-esque: Monument Valley's weird and wonderful monuments are based on the mind-bending designs of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher, rendered in top-quality 3D animation.
Draws you in: Ida's a smart girl who won't jump into chasms or come to harm. There's nothing loud or insistent or overbearing about Monument Valley. It'd be relaxing if it weren't so engrossing.
Increasing challenge: Wandering Crow People appear in greater numbers as Ida progresses further on her quest. You have to time Ida's moves to avoid being cornered and harassed by them.
Big data: Monument Valley is a large download, so choose the Wi-Fi option if possible.
Power-hungry: With excellent graphics and smooth motion, Monument Valley places more demand on your device than your basic bubble-popper.
Monument Valley is a 3D brain-teaser that requires you to think analytically, but it's surprisingly relaxing, too. Monument Valley is well worth its $3.99 purchase price.
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In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world.
Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People.