The Princess Guide, set to release March 26th, 2019 from NIS America. As always in the interest of full disclosure to you guys, they were kind enough to once again toss me a review copy which I am always appreciative and honored to get. The Princess Guide is the story of you, a former soldier turned tutor so to speak. Your student? One of four princesses each with their own story to watch unfold and each with their own desires and missions.
The battles take place in real time in a sort of action RPG style. Each commander has troops you can recruit with their own style of attacks, such as magic or swords. They also can be ut into different formations that have different effects. Need higher defense or attack? There is a formation for that. Want to heal? They have that covered as well. When you are controlling a princess in battle you can praise or scold her, and this interestingly enough helps her increase knowledge which will increase her stats and even comes into play when it is time to upgrade weapons.
The graphics are nice, while admittedly not the best out there I have no complaints. Even with a dozen or more characters fighting on the screen at once I never noticed any framerate drops or glitching. The sound is also nice with the music setting each scene nicely.
My only real issue with the game honestly is, I didn’t have fun with it. I felt like I spent to much time grinding away to power up my princess for the next battle. Also, the fact that I had to use commanders that weren’t the princess seemed to interfere with training her which annoyed me to no end. Obviously, these are pretty subjective and may not bother you at all. I wouldn’t steer you guys away from the game on those grounds alone but for me, that hurt the experience quite a bit. The game is solid, but it just wasn’t fun for me. The game is still a solid 7/10, but it just didn’t do it for me. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.