Aside from being a pretty basic and thin asymmetric shooter, your “host” is enough to make me scream
Sometimes you run into games that transcend merely being bad, taking them to a special place where they’re absolutely dreadful on just about every level. Goonya Monster is first somehow not a budget-friendly ($10 or less in my parlance) title, and if you watch even a few minutes of gameplay video you’ll know this is trouble. Before I was even playing the game I was then annoyed with your car-monster host, who says Nyamo like the developers are getting paid per utterance of it. I mean, there are repetitive sound or voice samples in the game, but this thing can’t seem to go any sentence without using it and it is grating. Then, when you actually get to the gameplay, where you can join a few friends or randoms (or bots) to take on monsters, collect souls, and try to get 5 into a central spot before you all are taken out, the game’s full-fledged dismal in all areas status comes to light. The gameplay and controls are a bit wonky, stages are sparse (aside from having many freaking stupid rocks to trip on, which are possibly more difficult to contend with than the monsters), and there’s just very little meat on this game’s bones. Put it all together and it’s a real mess.
Justin Nation, Score: