On the outside, Monster Prom seems like any other silly dating simulator, but with Monsters… and prom. While for the most part that’s true, Monster Prom is actually more akin to a rogue-like Competitive Party Game with a dating simulation twist.
Beholder is the type of game that feels both far-fetched and familiar, holding up a mirror to our own world while still feeling distant. I questioned decisions I made, wondering whether or not I was as good a person as I thought I was, and felt overwhelmed at the task I was handed.
It’s hard not to think of Tacoma as a game or even a narrative piece, but the truth is that Tacoma is an interactive experience. It might not reward you in the same ways as other games, or books, or even plays. It’s a different kind of medium, where you get out of it what you put into it.