The Princess Guide

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

21%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews
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5 / 10.0
Apr 12, 2021

So at the end of it all, this is really only a game I can recommend if you don’t mind a typical action romp with a bit of strategy to it, and if you don’t mind the very, very repetitive nature you’ll be dealing with along the way. Some aspects of the management portions definitely remind me a bit of some older games such as the Princess Maker series, but otherwise Princess Guide ended up being rather uninteresting.

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Cubed3

Top Critic

4 / 10
Jun 23, 2019

For fans of NISA/NIS games in general, this is a complete let-down. None of the systems work well or are even that interesting. The story is bland, the combat unnecessarily complex and unfulfilling, and the lack of conventional progression against scaling difficulty results in an experience infuriating all the way around. Nearly everything is far more complex than it needs to be, from issuing battle commands, to simply trying to know what is being equipped or what effect is has. If one had to choose between one word to describe the whole experience this would be a battle between 'frustrating' and 'disappointing.'

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5 / 10
Jun 21, 2019

The Princess Guide feels like a mishmash of ideas that involves some creative concepts, characters with a good deal of personality and visually appealing, but the game mechanics are not properly explained, there's several examples of incoherence in the plot development and the combat is rather repetitive. Overall, this experience ends up becoming disappointing.

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Disliked
Apr 11, 2019

The Princess Guide could be considered a diamond in the rough... although there's a lot of rough and not many diamonds

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DottorKillex

Top Critic

6.4 / 10.0
Apr 11, 2019

The Princess Guide is an uninspired dungeon crawler with a strategic twist, that sorely miss a good loot system and a clever level design. Still, can be entertaining in short bursts for fanatics of the genre.

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Apr 10, 2019

The role as a teacher that ties the stories together held some promise, but the messy mechanics made me feel distanced from my pupils and in the end my actions were completely inconsequential.

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6 / 10
Apr 9, 2019

WORTH CONSIDERING - The Princess Guide is fun at first, overwhelmingly complicated overall, and a little weird to be scolding or praising princesses in their training. It has some great points like crazy button mashing combat, but also has clunky menus and severely repetitive gameplay.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2019

The core mechanics deliver on all fronts, upgrade system is not convoluted, nor cumbersome which is great, the game looks beautiful for the genre it’s settles in, it does not try to over-deliver, nor does it under-utilise anything it brings with it. It’s hours of nonsense, that will have any fans of the JRPG genre loving this title.

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4 / 10
Apr 7, 2019

It’s the repetition that truly hampers The Princess Guide however. Aside from new traps to use and increasingly larger and more dangerous foes to fight, very little changes throughout the game. Beat up monsters. Move on to next area. Beat up Monsters. Repeat Ad infinitum. Because the mechanics are either poorly explained or shallowly implemented, the sheen of this game wears thin very quickly and without the unique aspects of its predecessor Penny-Punching Princess, it becomes a slog very quickly.

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78 / 100
Mar 31, 2019

The Princess Guide is undoubtedly exciting and fun. It's not so long, but since it has several endings, they make the gameplay interesting. I felt that something didn't seem right, because of the speed of the dialogue animations, which disturbed my concentration on the lines, and ended up skipping several dialogues and just doing the missions. However, it is a nice game, with well defined strategies and good combat features.

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