Fat Princess finally released last week on the PlayStation Store after a long period of anticipation and hype. But while the game itself is great, the online multiplayer issues have been prevalent since the game's launch.
Thankfully, Titan Studios has revealed that they're "hard at work on a patch" that will address those issues, which have included nasty lag and a complete inability to connect. Titan knows all about the problems and they're "working with Sony" to get us a "fix-it" patch ASAP. Sony has said they can't give us a concrete release date for this patch, but we have to assume it'll be soon; this is one game that really needs the online multiplayer aspect to function properly. As a cross between an all-out action title and a real-time strategy game, where multiple units are involved at all times, we have to assume that Fat Princess should rightly shine online. Unfortunately, we haven't had many opportunities to see that "shine," although we've certainly glimpsed the goodness. You can expect our review later today or early tomorrow and it will take these issues into account; i.e., we have to deduct points for the problem, but we also aren't about to discount the fact that it should be working just fine at some point in the near future. Remember SOCOM: Confronation …? Yeah, we judge games based on their merits, which can't change; online issues can be completely erased.
It's just too bad the game had to release under the cloud of negativity, because a lot of the title's good points are going unnoticed. Stay tuned for more news on the update.
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