A mix of adventure and RPG-ish elements, combined with a story that tugs at the heart strings, makes for a decent handful of hours
Meg’s Monster was a tough one for me to sort out my feelings for, as when I initially gave it a try I was hoping for something a little more inspired than quirky. Sure, you can see a touching story brewing, and there are some weird and sometimes surprising elements to battles. While the combat has the general look and feel of your typical turn-based RPG battling (since you’re a brutish monster with hit points akin to a final stage hidden boss), in practice it plays out more like a puzzle of sorts. You’ll need to care for your charge, the cute but not battle-ready Meg, and this makes your challenge to keep her happy and safe until you inevitably see the window of opportunity to defeat your attackers. All that said, it’s hard to escape the feeling that the gameplay is more a vehicle for the story than something meant to stand on its own. Ultimately, if you’re out for a cute and quite touching story, with a reasonably short total runtime, it may be worth a look. Otherwise, you may find it more of a disappointment.
Justin Nation, Score: