Android Otome App Review: Be My Princess for GREE
The story is about a girl who just got dumped by her boyfriend and can’t seem to find a job in fashion design. Luckily one of her applications to a very famous company is accepted and she lands a job as a fashion designer for a rich castle where a bunch of bishie princes live. She’s flown to the castle immediately and begins her job but it seems that aside from designing clothes she also has to end up entertaining them as well.
Actually this isn’t really a review because I ended up quitting this game after playing it for a few weeks. Since I’ve played enough mobage to know how these things work, this app uses the kind of system that grates my nerves and is pretty much the ultimate reason I quit: It requires you to spam people. Yes you need to go make like 1000 Gree friends and spam them daily to get these “royal party points” or whatever and once you get enough THEN you can proceed to read the next chapter. Not only that but even though I had read about 20 chapters or so, I was still on the “common” route. I never even MADE it to “picking” a guy even though in amost every mobage I’ve played you got to pick your guy immediately after reading the brief prologue.
How about no? It doesn’t help that to go to the ball you have to watch like 2-3 flash animations lag by and I think you can only visit the ball a few times per day due to fatigue limitations. I tried one of Voltage’s other games on mobage (Darling wa Geinoujin!) which basically had a similar system and I quit that immediately. I realize these mobile companies need to make money but this doesn’t make me want to spend money and rather it makes me quit the game instead.
Too bad as the characters seemed KINDA interesting but yea this pretty much made me lose all interest I had in this game. If you love spamming friends and don’t mind dealing with this kinda crap, the game is available in English from the android market. You just need to download the new Gree app which will let you register an English Gree account. Sadly since it’s an English Gree account you can only play this one game as all the other Japanese Gree games will give you an obnoxious “This isn’t available in your country” message.