Fat Princess Adventures was officially announced during the recently concluded Playstation Experience that was held in San Francisco, CA. last Dec. 5-6, 2015.
While the game is quite different from it PS3 predecessor as its developer Fun Bits Interactive has shifted from red vs. blue real-time action, strategy game to a hack-and-slash RPG game which is very similar to Diablo. Though the type of gameplay is different to this PS4 version, the main objective of the game is still the same where you save the cake obsessed Princess from Bitter Queen and her army of gobblings.
Is Fat Princess Adventures better than Fat Princess that was released in PS3 before? Read below to find out.
As mentioned, the gameplay of Fat Princess Adventure is a hack-and-slash RPG ala-Diablo.
You’ll start the game creating your own character and choosing from different qualities like gender, personality, emotions, etc. which will not directly affect the game except for the change of voice. As you continue with the game, you’ll get a chance to change to four different class through checkpoints placed throughout the stages. These four classes are: Warrior – a melee-focused class, Engineer – same with Warrior, who is also a melee-action class but a much weaker when it comes to damage to enemies, Mage – a class who uses magic and Archer – a range-focused class who uses different kinds of bows and arrows as his weapons. What I love about this changing of class at checkpoints is you can use different types of characters during the game, maximize the loots you get and using the right character in each missions. You can also stick to your favorite character and improve his weapons and armors throughout the game.
Just like a typical RPG game, you’ll have your main missions and side-missions which some of them are fun to explore with good rewards once you finish the mission successfully, but there are also side-missions that are boring and sometimes redundant.
You’ll get to explore these different missions having a two types of attacks, a standard attack and defensive attack. A standard attack is your normal attack while the defensive attack is a much more powerful attack using your defensive weapon such as your shield. Although the attacks is quite button-mashing, it is also nice to have a perfect combination of standard and defensive attacks.
Healing is a big part of the game because as the game progress, you’ll encounter a lot of powerful enemies, but healing is easy in this game as you’ll just need to eat cake, either sliced or whole, to regain your HP. These cakes are dropped enemies so might as well smash your way to the hoards of Gobblings before eating those sweet delicacies.
The graphics of the game is also nice but don’t expect too much from this game as this more of a cartoony type of game though I’ve encountered some frame rate drops which for me is very unacceptable considering that the graphics is not that complicated compared to games with very good graphics like Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Batman: Arkham Knight.
The sounds and voice acting of this game is also nice and have a nice flow of comedy when it comes to script which you should expect in a Fat Princess game.
Overall, the game is a big improvement from it previous titles. I love that the developers have shifted to hack-and-slash RPG type of game as many gamers will enjoy the this type of gameplay. If you want to have a change of pace from a the serious games coming out and just sit back, relax and have a laid-back, cartoony and fun game, Fat Princess Adventures is a game for you. You’ll enjoy its missions though it gets boring and repetitive in later part of the game and the story feels empty and bland, you can always shift to multiplayer mode once the boredom sink in.
Fat Princess Adventures out now exclusively for PS4 and it now available for digital purchase at Playstation Store for $19.99 and $17.99 for PS Plus subscribers.