Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Jul 2, 2014
    84
    Battle Princess of Arcadias is a lot of things at once, an action side scroller, a JRPG, and a strategy game. Mostly it's just a great game made of simple, familiar parts.
  2. 80
    Battle Princess of Arcadias is a beautiful game, and it has a truly charming narrative and set of characters.
  3. 80
    A fun RPG beat 'em up that puts all the emphasis on easy fun at the expense of a coherent storyline. Great for when you just want to sit back, relax, and not think about anything.
  4. Jun 24, 2014
    70
    Not quite RPG, not quite brawler, Battle Princess of Arcadias manages to inhabit its own little space between the two. The positives of the combination more than outweigh the negatives of not focusing on a specific genre, and like any good royal, the game will leave you smiling after each and every visit.
  5. Jun 26, 2014
    70
    While it doesn’t get everything it tries to do right, Battle Princess of Arcadias is still an enjoyable action-adventure that mixes some unique gameplay twists together with a serious level of beat-em-up satisfaction.
  6. Jun 25, 2014
    67
    Allow yourself to be taken in by the bright colours and easy controls and silly story, and the steep difficulty might turn you off it entirely. Recognize, however, that those are simply fun additions to what amounts to a challenging RPG, however, and the dissonance might not be so bad.
  7. Aug 15, 2014
    40
    There are no puzzles, no secret rooms, no open exploration of any kind, and the game wants players to do this with ten unique characters, leveling them each to 99. Battle Princess of Arcadias is so monotonous that I kept playing it out of inertia rather than because of enjoyment, but I kept hoping for more of the magic from its first five minutes. Sadly, that magic never appeared.

See all 22 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 12, 2014
    10
    Very fun game with an amazing soundtrack. The game is really colorful, but the plot is actually pretty dark.
    Definitely a must buy if you're
    Very fun game with an amazing soundtrack. The game is really colorful, but the plot is actually pretty dark.
    Definitely a must buy if you're a fan of RPGs.
    Also has an easy platinum for you trophy-enthusiasts.
    Expand
  2. Sep 3, 2014
    8
    This game is a solid game for anyone needing an RPG fix. Good controls, music and story line. I've really enjoyed it. Now first playthroughThis game is a solid game for anyone needing an RPG fix. Good controls, music and story line. I've really enjoyed it. Now first playthrough works good and there are no issues. If you are going for plat and taking on NG+, thats where it really slows down. Grinding it out becomes a serious chore. But it's simple, straightforward and satisfying enough that I keep coming back. Expand