gamrReview's Xavier Girffiths: "I would say that free to play games are a dime a dozen these days but that wouldn't really make any sense seeing as they are “free” and all. Regardless of how it's viewed, the free-to-play gaming model has carved out its own place in the market, mostly on PC and mobile platforms, but it is also slowly starting to gain a foothold on dedicated gaming devices.
One such game is Fat Princess: Piece of Cake, a match three puzzle/turn based RPG hybrid the likes of which we have seen many times before. In a move telling of where Sony’s priorities are at the moment, the game released on iOS and Android platforms before making its way to the PlayStation Vita via the PlayStation Store. Is that questionable slight indicative of a title that faithful Vita owners should avoid, or is there enough here to satisfy gamers hungering for new content?"
GamesAsylum: "It speaks volumes about how saturated the match-three puzzle genre is when even a hefty dose of RPG elements fails to bring anything resembling originality or innovation to a new release. Almost ten years ago games such as Gyromancer and Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords were mixing elements from the two genres, with the added bonus of feeling like they were offering something new back then"
"Sony’s back at it with a free-to-play tie-in game. This time, we have Fat Princess: Piece of Cake, available for the PlayStation Vita, Android and iOS platforms. With so many other freemium games currently available in the market, what exactly can Sony do that other developers haven’t done already?"