I never considered myself a gamer who was good at action games, but I seem to have had a much easier experience than other players. I got stuck at the crab boss for a day, but I got past it and it was all gravy from there. I'm shocked that Chantelise is receiving such a low reception, I don't think it's that bad.
GamePro gives it 2 stars , RPGamer gave it 2.5. Though I know that Sam from RPGamer had a really rough time with Chantelise.
EDIT: I was just speaking to Andrew Dice from Carpe Fulgur. My reviewable copy had a bug in it and money didn't drop, like, at all. I played this game under the assumption that selling little gold statues was the only way to get money. D:
It's all my fault, I was given the patch before I started, I just didn't see that part. x.x