Conclusion: If gamers are worried about Fat Princess not giving them an amusing time, then they should worry no longer – Fat Princess has more highs than lows to justify a digital download for any PlayStation 3 owner.
Excerpt: Back when I was the second-string quarterback on my high school varsity football team, pining away for the head cheerleader and dealing stoically with a bevy of personal difficulties in my home life, my wise, grizzled coach gave me a sterling piece of advice. "Neigher," he said, "always remember: no fat chicks." Thanks, coach.
Pros: you like feeding and rescuing women, curvy females and strategic games.
Cons: you dislike women who weight over 100 pounds, diets or sugary foods.
Bloody but funny game makes obesity a game-changing trait.
Common Sense Media
9 December 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this online medieval shooter/brawler uses obesity as a play mechanic. In this humorous world of war-mongering Kings, their daughters eat cursed cake which creates an insatiable hunger for the sweet confection to the point that they become obese. These portly princesses are neither celebrated nor mocked but they do become so heavy that they are difficult to carry; and consequently, their obesity is a strategic plus or minus depending on whether...
Excerpt: Fat Princess has been around for little under a year now. Yeah, I know, a little late to the party... but when it comes to games built primarily for online play, well, you want a little time before seeing if the game is really worth your time. And, man, is Fat Princess ever worth your time. Fat Princess 's cartoon appearance is deceiving. It looks cute with bright fields, spells and bigheaded characters.
Excerpt: Try to describe Fat Princess to someone who doesn't play video games every day of their life and you'll be met with a puzzled, slightly shocked expression. What you've just done is detail a game in which you hold a young woman against her will and feed her cake until she's so morbidly obese she wouldn't look out of place in her own Channel FIVE documentary.
Summary: " Fat Princess " is at times brilliant, absorbing fun, set in a classy, visually excellent world. But, it’s also pricey for what you get, has the odd bug still remaining, and the games last too long. This is partly due to the core mechanics of the PS3 not including a headset within the box, but also due to game balance. If each round lasted an average 5-15 minutes, then it would be a much better experience in my humble opinion.
Excerpt: Fat Princess puts you in the role of a medieval villager who is in charge of rescuing your princess from the neighboring kingdom. The reason it's called "fat" princess is that the enemy will feed your princess loads of cake to keep her fat. That way it will be harder for you and your fellow villagers to carry her away. Of course, you are doing the same to their princess. At its core, Fat Princess is a variant on capture the flag.