YMMV / Princess Maker

  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Cube from PM2 proved to be so popular that he appears in the Anime, and Games 4 and 5. And, ironically, in the latest Slavemaker game.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Based on many of the portraits that go with the darker endings.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Has a strong Korean fanbase. In fact, the newest game in the series, Princess Maker for Kakao, was Korean-made and didn't come to Japan until three years later!
  • Heartwarming Moments: Many of the endings. Special mention for the PM2 one where the girl marries Cube.
    • In Princess Maker 5, if you have a good bond with your daughter she will talk about her parent at school and give you flowers on Mother's Day/Father's day.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: Your daughter cannot wear the more fancy dresses when she is 'overweight'. In PM4, she counts as overweight when she weighs 50 kg, regardless of what age she is at.
  • Tear Jerker: Thanks to Video Game Caring Potential, the 18th year. You get attached to your daughter, and then you're sad, either because you're wistful that you'll have to leave her behind, or you're happy for how she's turned out, or sad for her...
    • On the other hand, if you allow your daughter to succumb to illness and die, you will get chewed out by her patron deity, and if you have any kind of soul, you'll feel as though you deserved it.
  • Values Dissonance: See the Squicky endings.