Now that things have finally calmed down after this year’s E3, I’m ready to actually play some games. I know—you’d think a solid week of seeing game after game after game might have me wanting to do anything but playing a videogame, but those quick teases of new experiences actually got me in the mood to sit down with something I could dig into for more than five minutes while standing in a crowded convention center.
And, at the moment, that game is looking to be Battle Princess of Arcadias, an interesting little digitally-downloadable side-scrolling action adventure on the PS3. Now, while some in the EGM offices have tried to convince me that being a princess is not a valid job option, Arcadias shows that a princess can be quiet valuable when one of her royal duties is kicking the crap out of giant dragons and other enemies of the kingdom. Our princess-ly heroine Plume has, so far, been an interesting character—as a twist that just cropped up in the game took a turn I absolutely wasn’t expecting.
When you go into something thinking that you already know what you’ll be getting, and those expectations turn out to be betrayed, that can be a really welcome thing.