"Prinny isn't a bad game. It's actually quite good, even with its shortcomings in the controls. The overall experience is certainly a great one; good basses, old-school design, cute dialogue, penguins… it has all the fixins needed for a great game. But a challenge just isn't a challenge if the game's developers wrestle control away from the player in the name of intense difficulty. And the temptation to quit bubbles up anew with each failed jump and total obliteration by bosses that seem unstoppable. Those who stick with Prinny will definitely have fun, but I feel like those people are very much a minority within the gaming world."