I really enjoyed the 1st monument valley.
If you played the 1 st one, this one will be easy as there seems to be nothing new.
It is also so cheesy: plenty of falling on both knees , hands waving to catch stars, quotes that try too sound profound and struggle to make any sense ...
The music doesn’t help, and it takes way too long to go from one level to the next( that’s when most of the cheesy bits take place!).
Even the graphics are down: good when they use the old ones ( that is, most of the time), and cheap new ones ( the bunch of flowers that I took for bales of straw!!).
One star because the dumb quotes were so bad, they made me laugh!
Great game sort of 2/5
I was new to MV2, however, my daughter and I play puzzle games all the time, at first we loved this game. The graphics, the puzzles were alright, till we got to a level that no matter what we did we couldn’t get her to the top. It just wouldn't work. I even stopped playing and went back to it to see if I could see the mistake I was making. Nothing was working to get her to move on. I had others try it and same outcome. So either there is a hidden switch we are all missing or I have no idea, but it spoiled the game. It turned out we needed to due the first game to understand the puzzle. In other wards spend more money, but at least we didn’t loose money. My daughter begged me for the first. Very disappointing.
Please, please 5/5
Please continue the series with more sequels. I love this thought provoking mind game.
Do another monument valley app 5/5
More about story. Less about gameplay. 2/5
While the game looks beautiful, it’s very easy and is more of a guided story than a challenging puzzle. I can see how some may prefer this, but it just was not my cup of tea compared to the first game. There is beauty every step of the way, but it relies on this beauty entirely as the game itself is very hollow.
Part 1 > Part 2 2/5
By D W Y N
I wish I could get my money back.
Not challenging, not worth $3 2/5
By The Tucker
If you want a challenging game, look elsewhere. Lots of finish, little brainpower.
Kinda like MC Escher—once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all (and it *is* escher-esque).
But wait there’s more!
This game is the guy at the cocktail party who brings up epistemology because he thinks it’s awe-inspiring, but really you stick around to pants the guy.
Cool but very short game 3/5
Cool game with good visuals and music but the puzzles are far to easy and the game is WAY to brief for something priced at 4.99. I finished play in about an hour. Feel cheated.
Thank you 5/5
In a time where mobile games are perceived as quick cash grabs, I’m genuinely happy to see a team out there who dedicated this much effort and love into their game. The geometric puzzles are always a joy to solve, never too hard nor too easy, but just with the right amount of challenge. The further I progressed into the game, the more I grew fond of the characters. The game’s art style and visuals are absolutely gorgeous. I’ve tried a plethora of mobile games, but none were this close to beautiful. The best part wasn’t me playing through the game, but seeing my own mother, who haven’t played anything more than one or two mobile games in her life, walk through the game by herself (and occasionally asking for help for a really challenging puzzle!). Not only did the developers manage to make a great game, but they managed to do so while catering to both avid and casual gamers. To the team behind this masterpiece, I want to tell you that me and my mother, and many others I’m sure, can’t wait to visit the world of Monument Valley once again.
More levels 5/5
This is the best game i have ever played but add more lvls plz i finished it in 2 hours 😢
My fav game addmore lvls 🙏
Love it!!! 5/5
By book lover📚❤️
Love it makes me get emotional every time !!!! LOVE IT ❤️❤️❤️
Amazing game that's just as good as the first, if not better. The story felt more engaging to me and the puzzles were much more of a visual spectacle. It does feel easier than the first game, but the first game wasn't that hard to begin with. Hope to see more from this developer!
Just amazing 5/5
I burned right through these levels and couldn’t put it down mv 3 needs to happen
The first game was outstanding. The second lacked challenge, however. Beautiful, yet simple... and rather short in game play. Bummer.
By Raman Pfaff
When is Monument Valley 3 coming out? I'll be the first to buy. I buy very few games, but this series is so much fun.
Too short & too easy 2/5
Too short & too easy. It looks as though they reused most of the assets and no effort was put into level design and difficulty. Monument valley 1 was worth every penny, but this one is just out to get some additional revenue for the studio, that’s all. Really disappointed.
Love more than before 5/5
I can’t wait for the new update to make this app better than before and it’s the best app ever
By Shark lover 0126
This puzzle game is one of my favorites. I beat the first one even got the extension. I also just beat it today. I wish it was longer but I do hope there is another one. Keep up the great work. It’s peaceful and fun. The flower/tree was a fun one.
Thank you so much for a great puzzle
So good! 5/5
Truly this game is beautiful and makes you think outside the box. A masterpiece! I bought the sequel the second I knew it was released.
Try it 5/5
By The Raving Rabbit
If you've come this far to check out this app, yo're going to love it.
The sequel DOES NOT fall short of the original from, my point of view.
If you like quiet, non-threatening brain teasers that are respectful to the way people learn, have visuals suited to a small screen, are esthetically satisfying and leave you with a feeling of accomplishment, give it a whirl.
Support these people, they deserve your interest and your money. Pay one small purchase price and enjoy. A simply beautiful, simply engaging experience.
It takes a long time to make an excellent app, don't grouse about paying people for their time and effort. Everyone needs to eat!
This was an amazing app just like the first two but like a lot of other people say the chapters are very short and easy
Really good but TOO hard 5/5
By De potato
I love this game and was enjoying it until it got harder and harder I still play it and I still love it but.. if you guys make a part 3 make it less hard and something we can enjoy without it messing with our brains!
Beautiful, but Dull ... 💤 3/5
I deleted it without finishing it. It just wasn’t interesting or challenging enough, like the first one. I’d finish a level and say, That’s IT?!?”.
I finally realized I was keeping it on my phone out of a sense of obligation, and dragging myself to play it, only to get bored again.
That said, I did get the feeling that the developer TRIED. But, the magic just wasn’t there anymore.
Three stars for the effort and the production quality.
Puzzles are wayyyy too easy. 1/5
I was super excited for this game. The graphics are beautiful and the music is great. But it took no time at all to beat the entire thing. During the last level I found myself thinking, “Surely this gets progressively harder, right???” And then the game was over. It’s way too easy. It might be challenging to a Kindergarten or 1st grade student, but even older elementary students would have an easy time with this.
Beautiful but too easy and short 3/5
By Lynn Verrall
Just like the first one, mv2 was gorgeous. It completely met my expectations in that regard but it was just way too easy and the game was so short. I loved the new stuff (like the growing bushes are just brilliant), but there were just so few of them.
Too easy, too short 3/5
Like the first one, this game is gorgeous. The physics, art, music, and story are all well thought out and beautifully executed. But after completing every single level, I found myself saying aloud, “Wait, that’s it??” There was a substantial lack of challenge, and therefore lack of fulfillment, that really dampened my enjoyment of the game. This one had so much potential, particularly with the new puzzle elements, but it just doesn’t live up.
A bit disappointed 4/5
I absolutely adored the first installment of MV. It was so captivating. While this second installment is equally beautiful, the gameplay and storyline and seriously lacking. I finished the entire game in less than an hour and don’t really understand the point of the story at all. It seemed like an afterthought. Overall, it felt like a lazy response to an incredible debut.
Was that it? 3/5
I LOVED Monument Valley. And so I happily paid for the second. The art and the story were once again beautiful. The botanical garden level was exceptional. But it seemed simpler and shorter. Less challenging. I was finished with it in two days and only playing during breaks at work. I think it cost the same as the last one, but it gelt like I got less out of it. I was actually surprised when it ended. Like a movie that just cut off halfway through. I feel sort of sad now. Last time felt like a journey and a victory. This time feels like something unfinished.
This game blew my mind and kept challenging me with every level. Unfortunately, I got through them all pretty quick.
PLEASE MAKE MORE!!! I wish they made this into a movie or Netflix series. This game is so challenging and forces you to constantly have a different perspective.
Y’all are awesome. Thank you for creating this game. Totally took me back to the Labyrinth with Bowie and Connelly.
That’s all? 4/5
Only a few levels? Beat the game in 1 day. Need more puzzles :(
Great style, Meh "puzzles" 2/5
This was beautiful, but only twice in the entire game was it not obvious what to do for me, and once was when I couldn't see a ladder well enough. The first one was full of "what now?" moments, but not this one.
Really cool game! 5/5
Loved every bit of it. They improved every aspect of the game from the first and gave it a fresh new feel as well! The first was neat and inventive, and the second is even better.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! 5/5
By Lingo lango
I am not a big gamer at all. Most games are frustrating at some point and quite difficult. I find Monument Valley to be a rewarding experience on a multitude of levels. Not only is it visually stunning to immerse yourself in but it is also challenging to look at this world from every twisty angle imaginable. To the creators of this game what can I say except BRAVO!! You brilliant creative wizards are blasting through the stratosphere 🚀 Keep on dreaming up those puzzles…also more worlds moooooooorrrrreeeeeee!!!
So short 1/5
Took about 1 hour to finish. Beautiful game, but the shortest game I’ve ever purchased.
Monument Valley 2 5/5
By Irradiant Sunlight
I love this game, and I hope they continue to make more of them! The only complaint that I have is that it’s SO much shorter than the first one! This game only has ten chapters that took 2 hours to complete. I was disappointed that it was short, but I LOVE the puzzles in this game! Just when you think it’s gonna be one way and you try and manipulate the level to go that way, it’s really this other way that you didn’t even notice!! Keep up the great work on these games!
Too short 3/5
I beat this game in an hour.... it was kind of fun but extremely easy and not worth 5 bucks. Not challenging at all. The first one was WAY better!
Love it but I want more 4/5
Please we need some extra levels or something. Maybe something a little more challenging too. Maybe some episodes with the same mechanics but different skins. Maybe like a photorealistic level. Or maybe a claymation looking level. A black and white level, a Pixar CG looking level. How about adding some of those lost levels into a side mission. Thanks great game but gimme some more levels. I’ll even pay!
You guys messed up 1/5
By past trouble
I really think you could have made so much more money with multiple narratives and characters to buy and different dlc stories. Here we are sat and finished like 5 levels of some dumb story when it was just the missions and gameplay i wanted to experience. Only thing that went into this game was the $5 or whatever to buy it but the way the game plays i would have spent over $50 if it was for cool characters and extra missions. I hope someone on your team wakes up and changes the game cus i just read the most disappointing article of why y'all made the game what it is.
Half as good as the first 4/5
The game is equally (or more) beautiful than MVI. I love the music and the visual stimulating quality of it. The developers are truly inventive in their artistry. However, I can’t help to compare MVII to its predecessor. I don’t believe this one was as well thought out. It is definitely not as challenging. Also, it was so short! I played it and beat it in two days in my spare time and it left me wanting more! For $4.99 I figured I would get a longer, more difficult game play! Great job on the visuals and creativity, mediocre job on the amount of levels and difficulty!
Sequel Falls Short of Expectations 3/5
As a huge fan of the first game and forgotten shores, this second installment did nothing to raise the standard set by the first. The art and music were on point, but the levels themselves were shorter, simpler, and far less intriguing than those in the first.
The difficulty/complexity of the first game made it rewarding to play and also increased the playtime such that retrospectively I’d have happily paid twice the asking price to download the first... on the other hand I’d tell anyone who hasn’t played these to only buy the first and forgotten shores and skip MV2 (or play it first).
MV2 also seemed to have a smaller set of puzzle mechanics. Typically in this game you are limited to rotating platforms and sliding platforms. In MV1 you had these, but you also manipulated the entire map relative to camera angle, redirected water flows, channeled bird people to/from switches etc. The only new mechanic in this game was having two characters that you could direct which ultimately functioned as an easier version of the NPC birds or smaller version of the block friend you work with.
In short, the first game had puzzles, clever mechanics, presented a challenge and had a compelling storyline. MV2 felt like a reader rabbit game; a children’s interactive storybook with simple references to the original. The first game involved multiple sessions of play, this one I finished in under an hour.
My husband and I were hooked to Monument Valley after our 8 year old discovered it on her Fire and she could pass the levels while I couldn’t. As a math teacher, I loved the challenges of thinking through the visual aspects. We were disappointed on how easy the puzzles seemed in MV2 compared to the first. Even our four year can figure out most of the puzzles without our help. For the price we paid, it wasn’t worth it.
beautiful game 5/5
By raw y
fantastic sound, dreamy illustration caught my mind. and the content eaze my mind. I was absolutely mesmerized by its atmosphere. great game.
Stunning, but way too short 2/5
I’m not prone to write reviews, but the two monument valley games are absurdly short. The design is beautiful but you’re out of gameplay in like 45 minutes. A free game like Mekorama gave more gameplay with more complexity. I had just a couple puzzles in monument that I had to really think about to solve, and the rest was just obvious. I would suggest you look elsewhere for a puzzle game.
Overpriced and lacks complexity 3/5
For the price, it’s embarrassingly short. For the number of mechanics they squeeze into that short time, it’s incredibly simple. It’s very pretty, and the diy glyphs at the end of levels is very neat, but overall there’s a glaring lack of complexity here.
Great but short 4/5
Man I loved the game but it was really short I finished it in like an hour I wish this game was longer but it is definitely worth the money
Awesome Game BUT... 4/5
Seriously, I freaking love this game. It’s genius and absolutely stunning. My only warning to those considering the purchase is that it’s super short. Start to finish, I completed the game in a couple hours while watching TV. I’m sure I would have finished it in an hour had I given it my full attention. So, just know that you’re paying for a couple hours of entertainment, tops. IMO it’s mostly worth it, and if you travel it would be perfect for in-flight, but you should know what you’re buying.
Beautiful and Clever, but Short 4/5
The music and visuals for this game are beautiful and the puzzles are very clever and fun, but not too difficult. I bought this and MV1 on Saturday and, playing casually throughout the weekend, have completed them both in just two days and I just wish they had lasted a bit longer. There are less than 30 puzzles between the two games (a few more for additional in-app purchases). And it’ll be a while before I can replay them because I have to take some time to forget the solutions. Overall, I really like this game, I just wish there was more of it.
Love it 5/5
By Chile b
Storyline was slightly confusing, there are still a few elements I don’t get. Otherwise just start making 3 and 4 now
Like active meditation 5/5
During the end of my semester I was stressed and would take breaks by going for a walks and smoking a cigar.
I came across this game (if you can call it a game) and it became this relaxing time I would take away from studying.
It’s not a strategy, you can’t die and you don’t collect points; In other words, there’s nothing creating a tension forcing you to want to keep playing. Just the opposite, I find I don’t want to spend all my time on the game so I can save a level for another Time. The levels become precious moments of peace that I didn’t want to hastily consume.
This doesn’t mean there isn’t smarts involved. You are forced to look at the pathway differently in order to see there are more ways to travel than the most flat and straight road.
It’s Penrose stairs come to life.
It’s a relaxing joy to find the alternate path and more so when you can see the options like you’re in the matrix. I can feel the tension in my shoulders relax and the knot in my chest loosen when I play this game.
You can’t play stressed because it’s not fast paced. Play with the intention to relax and you will become relaxed. It’s immensely enjoyable and therapeutic. I only hope they keep making levels and add ons because this has become a treat that I savor and I’m running out with no more supply after I finish MV2 😬 I'm getting stressed thinking about it... Better go play a level.