When you try to tackle coming up with a new and exciting take on the action puzzler space it’s a bit of a tough deal given the already well-established big players in the space. Undaunted by such a challenge Princess Farmer has found a way to set itself up with a play feel that’s just familiar enough to pull you in initially, but then also deep enough that it will require a fair amount of work to get super-effective at. Charged with being the kingdom’s new Princess Farmer you’ll need to tackle two tasks, the first getting the hang of the pretty simple but deep mechanics of pulling out and then replanting crops in order to make matches in pretty well any direction, and the second coming through in a sort of visual novel way where you’ll choose how to interact with other characters and hopefully may a positive impression in order to reap some added rewards. As you progress the specifics of each scenario, its rule, the game board, and your objectives will change, which actually does a solid job of keeping you on your toes and focused on perhaps some different style of play than you normally would just to chase high scores. Whether you play solo, with a friend, or even with an AI helper there’s plenty to enjoy here for a game very reasonably priced, though you may find you’ve finished it sooner than you’d like. Propelled forward by its propensity for pink and a very cutesy look, Princess Farmer absolutely knows what it set out to be and while it may not be amazing in terms of presentation it’s still a novel and reasonably addicting action puzzler worth a look for fans of the space.
Justin Nation, Score: