While this mature high school dating simulator can be amusing at times, its repetitive play and limited interaction won't keep you coming back unless you play with friends. The characters of Monster Prom know that it can be scary enough to navigate the horrors of social cliques in a normal high school, but when that high school is home to actual horrors? That's when things can get downright bloody; then again, these monsters wouldn't have it any other way. The game is more of a visual novel than anything, so you're basically just picking where the next chapter of the story will take place to boost some stats, choosing dialogue options, and hoping for the best. While there are many branching paths, things get repetitive quickly. There's encouragement to find special events and secret endings, but it's hard not to feel like you've done almost everything after a few sessions.
Monster Prom gets a bit more interesting if you play with others either online or offline. What makes this more fun is that you never know who other players are trying to court for the prom. You could wind up with everyone scoring a prom date, no one having a date, or having your date swiped out from under you. The only difference between the single and multiplayer games is the occasional party game challenge to determine who gets to make the first choice in that round. While that doesn't impact the main gameplay much, it does add an extra layer of competition. One of the major make-or-break features in Monster Prom is its sense of humor. The game has a self-aware, mature, almost vulgar tongue-in-cheek tone. Sex, drugs, murder, and more are just as normal to talk about here as pop quizzes, studies, and other high school drama. Despite the game's look, its content is definitely not suited for kids ... a point Monster Prom even randomly references more than once. It's a warped and twisted bit of fun comedy, but it's also not going to be everyone's cup of tea (or cocaine-powdered doughnut).