A Precious Friend
Should I buy the Dress up! Time Princess A Precious Friend story and spend 15 of my reader’s coupons? Well, we played through the entire story and the short answer is yes, if you have reader’s coupons to spare. The story contains a single chapter with 9 stages, and after completing each stage you will gain one reader coupon, plus some additional rewards in the form of clothing items. After acquiring the “bonus” clothing items, you will be able to get a perfect score more easily during the later stages of the Queen Mary storybook. Also, after completing the book, you will gain back 9 out of 15 reader’s coupons invested. A Precious Friend is a prequel to the Queen Mary main story and it follows the life of Gabrielle, the Queen Mary’s most trusted friend.
The main character is Gabrielle, Queen Marie’s most trusted friend…
A Precious Friend is a side story. It has no outfit requirements and no dialogue options that can increase the Goodwill of your companions, just like most other side stories. On the downside, there is a 20 hour wait time period after completing a stage. As we already said, the story has one chapter divided into 9 stages, so it should take you approximately nine days to finish the entire story. Besides that, you will encounter several dialogue choices during the story, but these choices do not have any effect on the outcome of the story. In other words, there’s no branching of the storyline.
This story of this book explores the events that happened before the events in Queen Marie main storybook. During the story, we will discover how Queen Marie and Gabrielle met for the first time and all the hardships that their friendship had to overcome, which eventually created a very strong bond between them.
The story (Spoiler Free)
The story begins with Gabrielle being invited to the wedding of Prince Louis and Princess Marie…
A Precious Friend storyline follows the life of Gabrielle, Marie’s closest friend. However, at the very start of the story Gabrielle and Queen Marie didn’t meet, yet and we will have to play a few stages before witnessing their first encounter.
Gabrielle is very worried at the very start of the storyline because she and her husband Jules were invited to the royal wedding, which might sound like a good thing at first. However, their financial situation has seen better days, and Gabrielle thinks that they can’t afford to buy her a new dress. To make matters worse, all of her other dresses are very old and completely outdated. Still, she’s hopeful, since Jules thinks that he might have just enough money to buy her a new dress, and save himself and his wife from public humiliation. Once they reach Bohmer’s shop (another character that should be familiar from the Queen Marie storybook), they realize that they are in even bigger trouble than they thought initially because the prices have gone up several times… This was the short summary of the first stage of the book. Check our detailed walkthrough if you would like to know the entire story.
Requirements and difficulty
It is a very small download and will ask for around 66MB of storage space…
Dress up! Time Princess A Precious Friend side story is not a large download and will ask for around 66MB of storage space. It is very easy to finish the entire story, since it has no outfit score requirements, and the difficulty is marked with a single butterfly. On the other hand, you will have to wait 20 hours before unlocking the next stage, so expect to finish the entire story in approximately nine days. Playing through a stage for the first time requires 5 stamina, but replaying the stage (and trying out the other dialogue option) doesn’t require any stamina.
In order to unlock A Precious Friend storybook, you will first have to complete a Queen Mary stage 1-7 Versaille’s Rose.
How well was it done?
The story represents the forming of the friendship between Gabrielle and Marie, which started the first time they met and grew during the story. Also, the story mentions the controversy of Marie being too close to Gabrielle, insinuating that the two of them were romantically involved, which severely damaged the reputation of the royal family. Also, at some point, we will see that King Louis XVI supported Gabrielle’s friendship with Marie, just like it was recorded historically. However, the story represents Gabrielle de Polignac as a naïve, shy, goodhearted lady of average beauty, unlike her historical representation – a beautiful master manipulator.
A Precious Friend storybook is definitely worth 15 reader’s coupons
A Precious Friend storybook costs only 15 reader’s coupons, and we recommend purchasing it since you’ll get back 9 reader coupons after completing all stages. The developers made a very good choice when they decide to deeper explore the relationship between Queen Marie and Gabrielle de Polignac, since the scandal surrounding their relationship greatly diminished the public opinion of the royal family, and probably contributed to the outbreak of the French revolution.