Parents' Guide to

The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince

By Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Bittersweet, engrossing fairy tale, but puzzles can annoy.

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While the puzzles in this action adventure can be challenging, the story and characters are so engaging that you'll be eager to see how the story ends. The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince is a bittersweet fairy tale of two young characters that find themselves intertwined under unfortunate circumstances. As the princess, who's trying her best to undo her mistake, players lead the prince through a wildly nightmarish forest to hopefully save his sight. But what makes this game so compelling and so tragic is that these two characters are from such vastly different worlds that their story seems doomed to failure. For instance, it's heartbreaking to watch the wolf try to feed the prince with raw meat and not understand why he's disgusted. These moments work incredibly well and give you more of a reason to keep pushing deeper into the forest.

If there was a weak spot in the game, it's possibly the forest puzzles that are scattered through the environments. Players have to frequently control both characters at the same time to trigger switches, pick up blocks, or (in the wolf's case) defeat monsters. The prince isn't particularly hardy; in fact, falling too far or getting hit once will get him killed. Even worse, there are some jumps that you'll need to make while holding the prince's hand, but his lack of agility will cause him to plummet to his death. This can make the puzzles increasingly frustrating, but fortunately, there's an option included to skip stages if you get too stuck (at the cost of some award badges). It's a great feature, especially if younger players get frustrated by the controls. It also makes The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince one of those games that hard to put down once you start it.

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