A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Actions like helping friends and giving compliments are rewarded, but these are often driven by the ulterior motive of pursuing your romantic prospects.
Positive Role Models
Though they have colorful personalities and hilarious story arcs, the monsters are hardly virtuous.
Ease of Play
The game mechanics are extremely user-friendly, much like many other titles within the same genre. But part of the its appeal is how difficult it can be to charm some characters into accepting your advances. That is if a challenging monster dating sim is your thing.
Violence & Scariness
More than one character has a taste for violence as a problem-solving skill, so there are descriptions of violent acts such as murder and torture, though violence isn't shown onscreen.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
With much more overtly sexual content than its already mature predecessor, players can expect mention of various sexual acts and some graphic descriptions.
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Expect words like "f--k" and "s--t" frequently in dialogue. Though there are filters for some of the more graphic content and drug use, there's no filter to tone down this feature.
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Products & Purchases
Based on the popularity of the first game, this is a crowd-funded sequel. More expansions to the Monster Prom universe are currently in development. Players do not feel pressured to purchase any extras, and purchasing DLC (downloadable content) doesn't improve a player's chance at winning over a date.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcoholic drinks are used as "power-ups" in the game during certain events, and they can give the player boosts or hits to stats that can change play dramatically. While all characters are of age, crude jokes about hard drug use and abuse are present.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp is a dating simulation game available on MacOS, Windows, and Linux In this sequel to 2018 game Monster Prom, players engage with a classic high-school plot - wooing their summer crush. Given the choice of six possibilities, players are challenged to entice the monster of their choice by upping stats desirable by their target character and answering questions by choosing the response their romantic prospect will like most. While the basic mechanics of this game are extremely similar to any other dating simulation, stark differences are present as a result of the strong language and sexual content. Don't be fooled by the adorable monsters or classic summertime romance movie music -- The monsters' definitions of "carefree, youthful summer fun" often involve drug use and group sex, so it's best to leave this one to the more mature members of your family.
Is It Any Good?
While many sequels fall into the trap of wanting to please everyone, this title leans into giving its audience what they want. It takes many playthroughs of Monster Prom 2: Monster Camp to learn each monster's preferences and personality, and the script is just as outrageous and fun as the first game. It's clear that 100% of the general public may not pick up on every Dungeon and Dragons reference or find the humor in mediating disagreements between a fiery monster slayer and her clingy Hex, but if you loved Monster Prom, this game's tailor-made for you. Fan-favorite features like competitive multiplayer games and secret endings are back, and the references to the previous chapter feels like a friend sharing an inside joke. That being said, it's also careful to not alienate new players by using anything about the previous game as a core story element. If you don't recognize Damien LaVey from Monster Prom, no problem. If he's your favorite character and you're ecstatic to flirt with him again, even better. Also, just as the first chapter, Monster Prom 2 is inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community by adding gender-neutral pronouns and same-sex couples.
It's worth an experience no matter what, but if you weren't enthralled with Monster Prom, this installment may not hit the mark either. The game can feel repetitive if a player isn't invested in collecting every possible event and ending. Also, it's notably more explicit than the last, containing more instances of swearing and overtly sexual content. To temper this, there's a filter menu to tone down some of the jokes. But even with all of the content filters turned on, don't expect an adventure appropriate for younger players.
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