The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince
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Publisher: NIS America
Genres: Adventure, Platformer
The wolf visits the witch of the forest to receive a human form so that the prince could no longer be harmed. In exchange for her singing voice, the wolf becomes a princess and returns to the blind prince. The two then embark on a dangerous journey to bring the prince to the witch of the forest and heal his eyesight. All will be revealed in this beautiful, haunting fairy tale of love and loss…
Experience a tale within The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince in the Storybook Edition! Begin with “The Little Liar’s Fairy Tale”, a hardcover art book that outlines the journey of these titular characters. Soothe yourself with “Lullabies for the Blind Prince,” the official soundtrack that comes in a jewel case. Everything is carefully packed into a Collector’s Box. While supplies last.
- Unleash Your Inner Monster - Transform at will from a princess into a wolf to guide the blind prince towards a cure. Weave through the dangerous forest, but be careful... A blind prince has no place in an all-seeing forest.
- Brute Strength Meets Sharp Wit - Various obstacles will require the wolf's strength, and others will require the princess's wit. With so many traps and perilous hurdles that await, can the two make it safely to their final destination?
- Lost Pages from a Forgotten Tale - With each delicate petal comes a fragment of memories shared by the wolf and the prince. Collect them along your journey and paint a vivid story of friendship, love, and loss.
The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince - Announcement Trailer (PS4, Nintendo Switch)
The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince - I See The Way (PS4, Nintendo Switch)
The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince - Ta-daa! (PS4, Nintendo Switch)
As wonderful as the art and soundtrack are, and for as much as I enjoy the story, they can't quite save what is otherwise a pretty standard puzzle-platformer. The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince only ever comes close to meeting its potential in the final stage of the game, and that's not an exaggeration. Every time it flirts with some creative concepts, it quickly retreats to its quotidian comfort zone. I personally love this game because I enjoy a good fairytale, but unlike the titular prince, I'm not so blind I can't see everything that's wrong with it.
The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince is a charming platform-puzzler with a captivating fairytale aesthetic that can't help but draw you in. Unfortunately, things take a dark turn thanks to clunky mechanics and uninspired level design. The lore is fantastic and the presentation remarkable, but ultimately, it's hard to come away from this game feeling anything but disappointed.
The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince continues Nippon Ichi Software's tradition of visually compelling games that sadly feel a little lacking in the gameplay department. This adventure of a wolf in human form leading a delicate prince through a dangerous forest could have benefitted from a deep level of puzzles and polish—and yet, in the end, it may still win you over due to its style and sentiment.