[Picture: Look at all these cute princes… Go get the pay-per-route game. For less stress in your life]
NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS NOT FOR BE MY PRINCESS PARTY BUT ITS PREDECESSOR THAT WAS PUBLISHED THROUGH GREE. THIS REVIEW IN NO WAY REFLECTS MY THOUGHTS ABOUT BMPP.
I know that this game is being discontinued, but this has been sitting in my drafts for a while and I was hesitant to drop it just because of how badly I bash the game in it. But now that it’s ending, let me tell you all how much a loathe BMP for GREE and am glad they are discontinuing it.
This story is set in modern times [Alternate Universe] where the princes of six kingdoms come together. The player is a regular girl who has just landed herself a dream job as a fashion designer. She then finds her fate intertwined with her chosen prince and his palace life. A serendipitous romance between an ordinary girl and a prince develops as the player levels up within the gameplay.
Ranting under cut.
Be My Princess
is a game from Voltage Inc. This version, for GREE, is the free-to-play version of the pay version of the game. You get all the game standards here: 5 love passes a day, in game ways to build up money and gacha points. Avatars to dress up and rooms to furnish.
Now comes the part that some of you might not be expecting. I both love and loathe this game. I love the stories. There is nothing wrong there. The problem comes down to, as in life, money. When you first start playing the game, you will hit a snag about half of the way through that has to deal with the avatar missions. The breakdown is like this: you go to Royal Parties where you build up money (called cruz in game), royal factors (people who like you) and, on occasion, gacha points. The problem lies with the cruz building system.
On weekdays, a winning party will net you +50 cruz and cost you 25 stamina, which is the same as in Celebrity Darling, the other Voltage GREE game. On the weekend fevers though, a winning party will only net you +150 cruz and cost you 30 stamina. “Why is this bad?” you wonder. “I don’t see the issue.” Well, come back to me when you hit the first 27000 cruz sweet mission and it takes you three weeks to hit it. And then, not even a week later, you are hit with the 36000 sweet mission and you spend almost another three weeks trying to raise this.
In Celebrity Darling, the stamina amount doesn’t change on the weekend fever AND a win nets to 400~480 salary. This is why I have never had the issues in Celebrity Darling like I have in BMP.
My work around for this? Well, I didn’t have as big as a problem during my second route as I did with my first. Mostly because I didn’t play the story at all during the weekends and just went to parties 3x a day. I’d recommend, in order to not hate yourself when you get to the second avatar mission, is to read the story every other day and maybe not at all on the weekends. Now, I don’t mean don’t play the game at all. Sign in, greet your friends 3x a day and do Royal Parties at least 3x a day. You are gonna have to work for this.
I know it’s gonna suck. I feel pretty confident in saying that the game will get easier as you go on and you won’t have to work as much to pass missions. It’s just your first few playthroughs.
Or you could just get the pay version. I actively searched out and almost cried when I found the pay version. Mostly because I was into the second week of no Joshua and was feeling very sad about it.