Reader Review: Fat Princess

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This review was submitted by Clinton Hodge. If you’ve played Fat Princess, or just want to ask Clinton more about it, leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Fat Princess (PSN)

Hats on and ready to charge, as princesses, cake and hats change hands in Titan Studios’ own Fat Princess.

Sponge Cake: Like sponge cake, Fat Princess is a simple game that is easy to pick up and get your teeth around. A brief write up in-game of all the controls, classes and objectives is complemented by an easy to play and enjoy single player mode, ideal for new players to get started with.

Looks Delicious: Fat Princess is bright and colourful, and as such a delight to play. Once learnt, classes are quickly identifiable amongst the chaos of swords and magic. The maps are varied, both in environment and layout and add to the game’s (limited) depth.

Sweet Memories: A game cut into small slices: a bomb catapulted amongst six unsuspecting players, or outrunning the enemy team with a bovine sized female on your shoulders, these moments are when Fat Princess is the most enjoyable.

Just Desserts: Much more a snack than a complete meal. Consumed in short periods this game is delicious but games can become repetitive when a stalemate occurs. There is simply not enough depth to character interactions or the economy/upgrade system to provide a real meal for gamers.

Only One Slice: Often it feels you are on your own even when surrounded by teammates. Having no communication options beyond a simple “Help!” limits team involvement aspects of the game and most casual gamers won’t bother with a headset and microphone.

As a game that rehashes some established ideas, Fat Princess seems to only fit in as a snack that provides limited gaming nutrition. Perhaps though it is really an appetiser in disguise and a more substantial game will follow from Titan.

Reviewed by: Clinton Hodge

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