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Penny-Punching Princess is a solid, often fun brawler, but its emphasis on grinding and repetition make it too easy to step away from.
NIS delivers the weird yet again with Penny-Punching Princess, a fun little arcade romp that just escapes the danger of staleness. Stretched a little too thin but a lot of people are going to be enjoying this one with a price drop.
Penny-Punching Princess is a fascinating take on the usual capitalist impulses within loot based games and combines this with a fun and humorous cartoon aesthetic, but it just never really feels fun to play.
Penny-Punching Princess offers up a world where the heroine can solve (nearly) all of her problems through cold, hard cash, providing for some legitimately fun (and funny) scenarios to play out across the dungeon brawler's various chapters. Unfortunately, a necessity for grinding and some wild spikes in difficulty cause the princess' stockpile of coins to lose some of its shine.
Penny-Punching Princess is a much too redondant beat'em all to be worth the full price asked. Despite its good idea (on paper) to add a calculator which allows you too buy basically everything on screen, NIS game fells short on new stuff too encourage the player to defeat the same basic monsters into uninspired labyrinths.
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Penny-Punching Princess offers a great twist on the classic RPG formula, adding a new bribing system that takes your opponents out of the game to use for your own advantage. You'll find many hours' worth of content available here, and learning how to best use your magic calculator abilities for maximum success is highly enjoyable.
Regardless of the problems, Penny-Punching Princess is a good portable game. While players can sit and grind all day, levels are short and simple enough to make it the perfect grab and go title.
Truly, Penny-Punching Princess feels more like an indie experiment than a full-fledged game and that's totally fine.
Penny-Punching Princess' simplicity is its strongest factor, but its lack of polish in narrative, and the price make it hard to recommend to every Switch owner.
Basically Penny Punching Princess is yet another low budget production by Nippon Ichi who tries to throw into the fray some new gameplay, without having to take too much work from the technical point of view. The combat system can also be innovative and interesting to deepen, but in the long run can not entertain the player who is forced to move for dungeons always the same, which must be repeated several times each to improve the statistics of the princess and mitigate a particularly high level of difficulty.
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