"While Prinny shows some amazing potential with beautiful visuals, amazing production values and innovative stages to traverse, I can't help but wonder what this game would be like if a few extra months were set aside to fine-tune the game's controls and learning curve. Because I was raised on side-scrollers like Sunset Riders and Contra, I really wanted to love Prinny, especially since I'm a big fan of the Disgaea series. Unfortunately, thanks to the unwieldy controls and poor design choices, Prinny bombs. As it stands, I can really only recommend this one to diehard Disgaea fans and masochists looking for a challenge. As the Prinnys would say, "It's a shame, dood."
PROS: Beautiful graphics, trademark series humor, wonderful voice-acting
CONS: Stiff controls, steep difficulty curve, frustrating gameplay