Code of Princess
Code of Princess (3DS)
The story itself starts out rather standard affair with your kingdom falling to an enemy kingdom that is ruled by an evil queen that needs to be stopped before she destroys the world. The game is largely straight-forward, but rarely defines certain in-universe terms like "codes".
The story is also plagued with over the top characters which may be a good or bad thing depending on your mood and perspective. The game also contains a lot of cheesy jokes that I found to fall rather flat, but may work for others.
Like many games of this type Code of Princess eventually devolves into a rather vapid button mashing affair that requires little actual skill or effort in order to beat the main campaign. If anything the AI tends to be rather easy to walk over as long as you put some of your points into defense and mind.
While the game does offer a few combo attacks that you can chain together you can largely get by with a quick shoulder thrust followed by the standard weak chain attack combo. In fact, I managed to beat the entire game relying on those moves, and I never found a good reason to use any of the special attacks beyond the fact that they existed.
On the bright side a major facet of this game is unlocking additional characters and each of them tends to have a unique feel. So, if you get bored with one character you can always use one of the other characters in the free battle mode or bonus mission mode.
I tend to find that the 3D effects hurt my eyes so leave them off. So, I can't comment on the 3D in this game, but find the 2D visuals to be rather standard affair. The sprites are alright, the main character models rather detailed, while the secondary characters and regular enemies are more generic in terms of design.
The soundtrack is decent, but none of the tracks stand out. The voice acting tends to range from good to terrible.
After you beat the short main campaign you can revisit the free battle mode in order to grind for experience for all of your unlocked characters or enter into bonus missions in order to take on side quests.
Lasting Appeal: 7
Fun, addicting, but a little too easy?
This game was a blast, the sound quality blew me out of the water, the graphics are stunning as well. It sucked me in for a long time, but I beat it fast. I even had it on the hardest mode and it was still a little too easy for me. There were too many glitches where you could corner an enemy and just go all out on them and beat them within minuets. Maybe I'm being too picky. Here's the deal, it's fun, addicting, flawless in both quality and graphics. If you like Final Fantasy, and any of the Tales series then this game is for you.
Hope you got friends
CoP is a fun game but is not worth a Full $40.00. This game has NO story co-op, and the co-op that is in the game is only mission based that can be beaten in less than 2 minutes. Characters are unique i give them that but this game is slow and even slower with 3D on. You also have online versus but its dead so you wont even find a game unless you got friends to play with. After you beat the game there is nothing rewarded. the voice acting is cheesy and gets really boring after the first 5 hours.
Awesome game for 3DS
Absolutely love it. The characters are well thought out and the game play is addicting. The story line as well. Great game for the 3DS!
One Heck of a Game
Billed as a spiritual successor to Sega Saturn's cult classic Guardian Heroes, Code of Princess has quite a lot to live up to. Honestly, I doubted how good it could be, but it turns out the hype behind this one was spot on. Similar to Guardian Heroes, this is a 2D beat 'em up/brawler. However, beyond that you have RPG hooks that'll keep you playing for a very long time.
The gameplay is very satisfying. Chaining combos together is so much fun. After every quest you level up, which gives you a number of points to upgrade your abilities. In addition, throughout each level you collect loot. You also unlock the characters you meet in each level, allowing you to replay levels, level them up, or just play as different characters with different styles. Sadly, there's some framerate slowdowns in Code of Princess, which can be pretty annoying.
The production values are great. Beautiful 2D visuals that look excellent in 2D and 3D modes. The characters are well voiced and very likable in a cheesy way. The music, in particular, is pretty freaking amazing.
This is a super fun game and unlike any other game on 3DS. Don't miss it.
Best game on 3ds yet...thats not from nintendo
This game is awesome mainly because of the co-op and versus modes and its funny if you love classic beat em ups and rpgs with multiplayer then this is perfect for you my username for the multiplayer is TrevorBmont
bestest game made for 3ds
This the best game ever it has great graphics and 3ds in 3 ways when battling. Don't want to spoil it so wont say much but i love the characters and especially Allegro the "sage" he is funny in his ways. I recommend it to people who are in to action and for those who i know you are in to smashing and whacking things. Also you can play with other people online, to battle one another with strategies and skills you perfect.
This is a fun game ! It's funny and plays great, the combat is really well done heavy action , side scrolling fighting goodness. If you like action/rpg's this is good buy.
one of the best 3ds games ever
this game is so much fun the combo system is real nice , the graphics are awesome no lag online is fast an fun it has a long lasting appeal to it i love this game do your self a favor and get this game add me on to your friends list il play co-op its siriso01
looks cool enough
got a 7.5 from nintendo power, but still looks good. i will pre order tomorrow so i can get the art book and soundtrack