IGN: Fat Princess Review

IGN writes: "There's so much more to say about this "little" downloadable game, but I doubt you feel like reading a five-page review. Titan gives you a toy chest full of classes, ladders, and more and lets you tackle the same problem over and over from whatever angle you like. I thought I had Tropical Punch by the tail when I started bringing workers over through a shortcut and building springboards to launch the red team into the blue base, but the next time I played that map, my opponents had a constant guard on the well-known passageway. It's that kind of versatility that makes the game for me. Figuring out why the bombs of a worker are awesome, lighting your sword on fire, and knocking open your castle's front door just long enough to shoot someone in the face are great experiences.

I wish the servers were fixed, that there was a better leveling system, that I could form clans, and that I could make a private room that wasn't connected to my friend list, but in the end, all that matters is that this game is fun. If I had a free hour this past weekend, I played this game, and even though the review is done now, I don't see that changing anytime soon".

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whothedog3034d ago (Edited 3034d ago )

Best game I played in awhile, they should add clan support and tournaments. Maybe a gladiator tournament mode.

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I'm sorry you feel that way. Maybe your not playing it right :)

happyface3034d ago

this game is more of a 6/10 imo

Parapraxis3034d ago

@ happyface,
GTFO troll.

Great review, love this game.
Hope they work on some DLC and more features, still for a downloadable title it's well worth the 14.99$ price tag.
Cartoon gore FTW.

Lifendz3034d ago

FTW. Only fanboys disagree.

gambare3034d ago

Eurogamer fails again in rating a great game just because it was a PS3 exclusive, FP is awesome and fun, it deserved the 9/10

sunil3034d ago

This game is awesome !!! well deserved

But Eurogamer gave it a 6/10?

Boody-Bandit3034d ago (Edited 3034d ago )

boy am I glad I was so wrong!
One of the most fun and addicting games I have come across in a long time. It is one of those games you sit down to play for a little while and then wonder how in the hell 6 hours flew by that fast.

caladbolg7773034d ago

Just ignore happyface. His input is easily discarded. Check his history. He's got a one-track mind. Many of his posts have been deleted by mods and the ones that haven't are all anti-Sony.

He's a joke.

Boody-Bandit3034d ago (Edited 3034d ago )

He is nothing but a waste of bandwidth.

aftrdark213034d ago

Fun game indeed. Just got it yesterday and I've played it at least 4-5 hours. Hopefully they will get the online issues resolved.

Game On!

G3TDOWN3034d ago

and so addicting ahaha

RAAAAAGE3034d ago

not until they patch it. Connection issues, hosts dropping mid game, princesses disappearing and hats not spawning or unwearable. The game is fun but these issues have ruined the online for me.

ultimolu3034d ago

Hey, happyface...keep in mind that you need a PS3 to actually play the game. :)

I played multiplayer today. This game is insane but in a really good way. :3

GameGambits3034d ago

I'm pretty busy at the moment with 2 RPGs I have to beat before Saturday so I can get them back to Gamestop for a full refund in order to grab 2 different games without spending a red cent lol. However, either the second I get the time or they online is 90% resolved from what people are saying is when I'll pick this up.

I told 2 other buddies to download it too when its fixed so we can have the most fun with it and they are both stoked to play it themselves too once that first update hits to iron out the kinks.


likedamaster3034d ago (Edited 3034d ago )

So a psn glitchfest gets a pass from IGN? Interesting...

HDgamer3034d ago

I like your style of thinking, if a game has minor glitches but is insanely fun it shouldn't make a difference. Fun is not why we play video games. [/sarcasm]

LeonSKennedy4Life3034d ago

If Gears of War 2 can get away with it...a downloadable title should be able to also.

Except FP is getting an update to fix it...

...unlike Gears 2.

Marquis_de_Sade3034d ago (Edited 3034d ago )

Personally I haven't been overly impressed with the game, I boot the game up, spend a few minutes attempting to get online, I will then join a game only to have it lag because of P2P servers. As a PS3 user I'm not used to playing on player hosted 1st party games and I still don't understand why they went with P2P over dedicated.

The gameplay isn't too bad, the lock on mechanic struggles a bit when more than 3/4 enemies appear. The only other aspect of the game that annoys me are the boring stalemates when playing the rescue the princess missions.

To me this game just doesn't deserve a 9 in its current form, more like 7.5 - 8, with potential to score higher when/if the server situation is sorted. I really think review sites should start taking the current state of the game into account, Gears 2 should never have received a 9 when the game was practically unplayable online at launch. Ah well, back to Motorstorm PR (why didn't I get this game earlier? Split screen is so much fun, I have no idea why it scored such a low meta).

thereapersson3034d ago

I clicked "show" comment on happyface's post just long enough to remove one of his bubbles. What a joke...

Montrealien3034d ago (Edited 3034d ago )

Troll or not, if someone thinks this game is a 6 in their eyes, its the exact same thing as saying that its a 9. You guys are horrible, bashing someone's opinion just shows the character of the 20 or so people that cant accept someones opinion. No class, point and simpple, and you should all be ashamed.

With that said, its a great game. I hope people respect that fact that I like it just as I will respect the fact that some people don't, this is basic stuff people.

gaffyh3033d ago (Edited 3033d ago )

@1.20 - Well if that person is a gamer, no problem, happyface is a outright fanboy. He deserves to be flamed really, just for posting. And how can you take the opinion of a troll seriously when he hasn't even played the game?

I haven't played the game yet myself, but if I was to give it a score based on videos I've seen, I'd give it 8/10 at least. Any lower and you can see your bias against the PS3, because as a downloadable title, Fat Princess is one of the best you can get in terms of replayability vs cost.

MmaFanQc3033d ago

use 7years old xbox fanboys to write their "reviews"

JsonHenry3033d ago

I can't wait to try this game out. I pretty much only play on my PC these days. But when I DO game on my consoles, I pretty much have just been playing PSN/XBLA games.

Hopefully this is as good as everyone says it is!

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LiquifiedArt3034d ago

...i'll continue to debate it.

krouse933034d ago

Don't debate it it's great and it was a great purchase In my Opinion.


pretty BIG game for 15 bucks..People actually work as a team and try to save her fat azzzzzzzz

DelbertGrady3034d ago

Get the trial demo. If there is one...

topdawg1223033d ago

THis game is great, another great exclusive for psn. I suggest you guys try shatter as well, its amazing. Gettin trine when its comes and braid for sure. Don't know about castle crashers yet though. Damn theres a lot of good games on psn and its free!!

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deadreckoning6663034d ago

Shatter, Fat Princess, and Braid coming later this year...PS3's on a roll!!!

raztad3034d ago (Edited 3034d ago )

True that, but you are forgetting Pixel Junk:Shooter. Its previews are very promising.

whothedog3034d ago

Yes Pixel Junk Shooter does look awesome, I hope they release a demo for it soon.

Trey4Lyfe3034d ago (Edited 3034d ago )

We took that from them too :)

Cenobia3034d ago

I'm really looking forward to Trine as well. I hadn't even heard of it until like last week and it looks pretty awesome. Exactly my kind of game too.

themyk3034d ago

if the title has pixel junk in the beginning you know it's going to be full of win.

and pixel junk shooter looks to be an amazing title IMO.

A_Little_Girl3034d ago

braid is a reall really great game

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tmt3453034d ago

Personally, its my favorite game since Uncharted. Its just so much fun to play for hours on end! I agree with the review for this game, however I hope some of the reviewers increase the score when the server issues are fixed. I know they won't though...

tmt3453034d ago

Does anybody know how to make the weapons (I forgot the name of it, shear weapon?) outside the castle in Fat Princess? The manual is a bit "too" simple, I don't get how to do it and I keep getting tips on it.

tmt3453034d ago

There called Siege Weapons and they are just the little bouncy things and latters.

rukia_chan3034d ago