Update 10:43 PM – Well, let’s see what I can say that passes no judgement whatsoever. It’s obvious that it’s still in beta as there’s no sound yet and there’s some slowdown when a lot of action gets going. The graphics are very cutesy but laden with buckets of blood as the tiny little soldiers slash and shoot each other. There are several different classes including two ranged classes (a mage and archer) a melee combat class, a gathering class and a healer/black magic class. Hopefully they can balance the class dynamics a bit before the game is released – some of the classes felt a little underpowered. I also didn’t get a chance to try it out online (it wouldn’t connect) but the teammate A.I. was obliviously ignorant of my character. Of course, this game isn’t really meant to be played single-player, so that doesn’t worry me too much. There is a wealth of strategy to be had with the balance required in gathering resources, fortifying your castle, feeding your princess and assaulting your enemy and even after just this brief playthrough of the beta, I have to say, I can’t wait to get my hands wrapped firmly around this Fat Princess.
Original post below:
I just won a code on 1UP for the Fat Princess beta! My PS3 is getting it’s 2.70 update as I type this as well, so impressions of Fat Princess will be coming soon-ish. In case you didn’t know, Fat Princess is a PSN game slated for ‘Spring 2009′ release that pits two teams of players against one another in a very twisted game of capture the flag – only the flag is a princess – and the princess is fat. To make it harder on your opponents, your team continually force-feeds your princess, thereby making her more rotund and thus harder to carry off.
I’ll let you know what I think later on tonight. If you happen to have won a code also and want to get in on the action, look me up on PSN as ‘Scad’.
P.S. Kutcher just overtook CNN on twitter (around 8:37 PM CST) at 982,500 some-odd followers. Now I just have to stay up till he gets closer to 1,000,000 to try and be that lucky number.