IMPRESSIONS: Liar Princess Storybook Edition

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I remember being taken by the visual presentation for The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince back when NISA first announced it. The charming fairy tale nature of it paired with stark color choices had my interest pretty quickly, despite not initially knowing what genre it was. Well, now oprainfall was fortunate enough to get provided the Liar Princess Storybook Edition LE to review. The following are our impressions of the artistry and presentation of the Switch limited edition.

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The package is beautifully animated, with contrasting yellows and blacks that make me think of Halloween. I appreciate subtle notes like the eyeballs on the Princess’ hair that represents her true wolf form and the dramatic wolf shadow. After removing the plastic, I found the outside was held together by a cardboard sheath with the Switch logo on it. The back of the sheath has the same information that can be found on the back of the game box. While on the side of the sheath is the title of the game in a fancy script.

Liar Princess | Logo

Once the sheath has been removed from the inner box, we are treated to a similar image from the front of the sheath, but on the back is a delightful forest scene with the Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, framed by a huge full moon. They are gleefully dancing, unaware of the dangers that surround them.

Liar Princess | Inner Box Art

Though it was a bit tricky to get the box itself open, once we do we are treated to a sandwich of 3 items – a smaller box holding the music CD (box not displayed here), the tiny storybook and a cardboard case holding the game box.

Liar Princess | Full Content

The game box is pretty much identical to the outer sheath, so I won’t spend more time discussing that. The storybook looks like a tiny leather bound tome, and it’s darling. It has several pages of the story of the Princess’ plight to help the prince, as well as her culpability in his affliction. It reads like a Brother’s Grimm tale, though far less grisly. It’s a dozen or so pages, each lovingly animated.

Liar Princess | Booklet

As for the music CD, it has 15 tracks of soft and melodic orchestral music. Each track lasts a couple minutes or so, and many of the songs sound like the soundtrack to a Disney movie, with a bit of Tim Burton thrown in. It was easy to relax with the tunes, and I can imagine they’ll be even better when paired with the actual gameplay.

Liar Princess | Music CD

I’m happy I had the opportunity to review the packaging of the Storybook Edition for The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince. I’d say this edition of the game is a bargain for only $39.99. Be sure to tune in later on for oprainfall’s full review of the game.

About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.