GamePlanet writes: "Those of you who follow Japanese gaming culture to any degree, especially from Nippon Ichi Software, should already know what a Prinny is. For the rest of you, myself included, your initial reaction was probably similar to mine – "What the hell is a Prinny? And what a stupid name for a game".
Adding "Can I Really Be The Hero?" to the title adds strangeness to an already strange concept. It's like EA releasing "Need for Speed: Can I Really Win A Race?" Well yes, yes you can - if you're good enough."