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Code of Princess by Atlus




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  • Fantasy Violence
  • Partial Nudity
Code of Princess is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 10.
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  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Publisher: Atlus
  • Developer: Agatsuma Ent.
  • Category: Role-Playing
  • Players:1-4

Product Details:

Hailed as a spiritual successor to the Saturn cult-classic Guardian Heroes and featuring the art work of Kinu Nishimura, beloved for her character de-signs in the Street Fighter series, Code of Princess' blend of cooperative and competitive action RPG brawling - up to four players in VS mode, local and online - offers gamers an exciting, unconventional hardcore experience.

    • Blending combo-heavy fighting gameplay with components from classic arcade side-scrolling beat em ups and the character development and growth of an RPG, Code of Princess truly blends genre lines, giving hard-core gamers an all new twist on some of their favorite game types.
    • Up to four players can take on challenges cooperatively or battle against one another in competitive play. Both modes are available locally or online via Nintendo Network.
    • With Kinu Nishimura, the character designer from the blockbuster Street Fighter series, and ACE, the composer responsible for the music from the popular Wii RPG Xenoblade, fans have every assurance that Code of Princess is in the hands of some of Japan's best development talents.


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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst game I have ever played... Let me begin with this: I love Atlas and the games they make. In fact, they have made some of my favorite games of all time. Code of Princess however is an abomination and isn't worth a penny. For starters, the game took me only about 10 hours to complete all four of the stories it offered and less than 20 to complete every challenge and complete just about everything. Beyond that, the story is just godawful. The voice acting is pretty bad, but not the worst I've ever heard. The twists in the story make little to no sense at all, there is no character development (not joking) and the whole plot is flat out undeveloped and poorly written (not to mention the terrible dialogue).Moving onto audio, the soundtrack was not very interesting and average at best. The tracks got a bit repetitive, but it was nothing terrible. Similarly, graphics were nothing outstanding, once again, average, but nothing terrible. The lasting appeal is also just about the lowest ever. Multiplayer is just the efforts of your grinding against cookie cutter monsters and doing the exact same thing, but with more people. Verdict? Under NO condition should you buy this game.
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Code of Princess (3DS) ======== Story ======== 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. ======== Gameplay ======== 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. ======== Graphics ======== 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. ======== Sound ======== The soundtrack is decent, but none of the tracks stand out. The voice acting tends to range from good to terrible. ======== Lasting Appeal ======== 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. ======== Scores ======== Story: 7 Gameplay: 8 Graphics: 6 Sound: 7 Lasting Appeal: 7 Overall: 7.25
Date published: 2013-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2013-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2012-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-10-15
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