Fat Princess Adventures

Game review by
Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Un-PC violent action game has fun, accessible humor, play.

Parents say

age 9+
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The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

No message here, just fighting back against an evil Queen who wants to rid the world of sweets. Some might take offense to the word "fat"; it might not be a great message.

Positive Role Models & Representations

You play as one of four character classes, and you're accompanied by a princess who can fight alongside you, but you don't know enough about these characters to determine whether they're good role models or not.

Ease of Play

Simple controls; easy to play.

Violence

Though cartoon-like, fantasy-based, there's a lot of violence. You'll kill many thousands of enemies, with lots of blood spilled, some gore, including strewn body parts.

Sex

Some light sexual innuendos by narrator, but most kids won't pick up on them.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Fat Princess Adventures is a combat-heavy downloadable action game with light role-playing elements. Using medieval-like weapons, such as swords, as well as magic attacks, players will kill enemies, resulting in large pools of blood and possibly hacked-off body parts. It's cartoony but possibly a concern for parents of tweens and teens. The word "fat" might be offensive for some, as obese princesses join your journey, and players can also become fat temporarily for special attacks. There's also mild innuendo from a narrator, but most kids probably won't catch it.

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Parent Written bygamerdad711 December 31, 2015

It is a bloody game but it is cartoonish

This can is fun but is has violence and lots of blood but it looks very fake. This game is OK for a kid who knows that things in video games should not be atte... Continue reading

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What's it about?

Instead of the Red Kingdom fighting against the Blue Kingdom as in the original Fat Princess game -- a huge indie hit that debuted on the PlayStation Network a couple years ago -- both sides have banded together as Great Bitten to confront the Bitter Queen (and her goblin-like minions) before she can destroy everything sweet. In FAT PRINCESS ADVENTURES, your job is to protect and fight with Princess Plump and Princess Muffintop, as one of four character classes, each with its own skill set: Warrior, Mage, Archer, or Engineer. In this sequel, up to four friends can play together in online or offline co-op play and switch among classes on portals littered throughout the kingdom. You can also customize your character with class-specific armor, weapons, and other accessories and level up your gear over time.

Is it any good?

Though this adventure doesn't really offer anything new to the genre, it's fun, accessible, and chock-full of personality and humor. Reminiscent of co-op games such as Gauntlet, this hack-and-slash dungeon crawler is a blast to play with a few friends on the couch or online with others. The fantasy weapons and upgrades are more fun this time around, including flaming swords, multi-arrow bows, and fun magic attacks, while the non-playable princesses can heal you, join in the fight, and turn enemies into cake (or you can turn them into chickens via a magic spell). The sub-$20 download is ideal for those looking for a silly yet gratifying co-op adventure on the PS4. You don't need to have played the original game to enjoy fighting through this fun follow-up.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about violence in games such as Fat Princess Adventures. Is the violence in the game a problem because of the blood and gore presented, or is it OK because of the cartoonish, tongue-in-cheek style of gameplay?

  • With obesity being such a problem, as are body issues among many girls, should a game called Fat Princess Adventures be a concern? Does it matter that all protagonists in this game can grow fat, too? Are we being too politically correct about the terms "fat," "plump," and "muffin top"?

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