Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake (PSP)

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Auf den ersten Blick bietet die PSP-Umsetzung alles, was auch schon das PS3-Original seinerzeit ausgezeichnet hatte - und sogar noch mehr: Der Story-Modus wurde deutlich erweitert, eine Hand voll zusätzlicher Karten implementiert und sogar neue Spielmodi sind an Bord. Vor allem Letztere stellen mit Bombenanschlägen, Sensenmann-Geplänkeln & Co einen gelungenen Mehrwert dar. Es gibt eigentlich nur zwei Dämpfer, doch die sind durchaus gravierend: So wurde die maximale Spielerzahl von 32 menschlichen Teilnehmern auf acht zusammen gestutzt. Der zweite Fauxpas ist das Fehlen jeglicher Kommunikationsmöglichkeiten mit seinen Teamkollegen, ohne die gezielte Offensiven kaum mehr möglich sind. Nichtsdestotrotz ist Fat Princess aber auch in mobiler Form ein ungemein kurzweiliges Unterfangen, das durch seine einfache Handhabung, herrliche Dynamik und humorvolle Präsentation nach wie vor begeistern kann und selbst für Besitzer des Originals gelungene Extras bereit hält.
Worth Playing
The amount of enjoyment you'll end up getting out of Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake is directly proportional to how many friends you can gather in the same room to play. Under ideal conditions with a full team of human compatriots/antagonists, this is one of the most enjoyable PSP games out there, bar none. Countering that, the single-player setup and online multiplayer are both hamstrung by dumb AI and mute teams. Patching in voice support would be huge and make Fistful of Cake an easy purchase for any PSP owner, but until that happens (if it happens), gamers may want to make this one a group purchase.
Fat Princess : Fistful of Cake sur PSP bénéficie des mêmes qualités que son grand frère : il propose en effet un humour décalé et un gameplay solide qui feront le bonheur des amateurs de duels multijoueurs. Malheureusement, même si cet épisode portable propose un contenu plus conséquent que son aîné, ne comptez pas uniquement sur son mode solo relativement limité pour vous tenir en haleine.
Thunderbolt Games
In a generation of finely tuned animation and seamless open-world environments, a cheeky taste of days gone has more appeal than simply nostalgia. Now pass me a quarter.
The transition from the PS3 to the PSP is impressive from a visual standpoint. Fistful of Cake looks almost identical to its forebear, containing the same cartoony look and whimsical charm that made the first so enticing. But even though the gameplay has also made the transition virtually unchanged, much of the fun has been lost along the way. The bots haven't gotten any stupider, but they play a bigger role now because a player cap has been placed on competitive matches. The absence of voice chat also makes online duals lonely and largely devoid of tactical cooperation. If you can gather up some buddies for local play, it's still fun to take part in this goofy twist on capture the flag, but if you're stuck playing alone or online, there's no icing on this cake.
The Video Game Critic
Fat Princess was the first download-only title for the PSP, and it was clearly designed to facilitate multiplayer action for the system. But the game feels contrived, as if it was designed in a boardroom by a bunch of executives. It tries to use whimsical style and humor to hide its lack of original ideas. The one original element is the ability to feed cake to a princess, making her fat and more difficult for the other team to carry off. Good strategy games are more than the sum of their parts, but Fat Princess is far less.