Prince of Persia

January 10, 2009 at 11:56 pm Leave a comment

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It’s been several years since the last Prince of Persia – Dark something or other. To tell you the truth I can’t remember it. It was a mediocre game at best full of redundancy, lack of story, oh and did I say dark? But the fabled original Price of Persia Sands of Time has gone down as one of my favorite games of all time.

The new Prince of Persia was intriguing to me as I didn’t know what to expect from it but I decided to give it a try and well, I like it. Prince of Persia won’t go down as one of my all time great games but it’s worth a try to the gamer.

The story and how it connects to the original is not really known, in fact, it may not at all but I suspect that it does. In the new Prince of Persia you’ll revisit the Prince’s acrobatic acts like in the original. The Princes moves in the second title became a bit too awkward and buggy but Ubisoft Montreal simplified down some of the Princes moves and for the most part it works really good.

The story in the new title is good and the characters and character acting are top notch. The story though is a parallel story and doesn’t develop quite as fast as you’d like it to. The Prince and a discovered Princess from another region have to visit four areas to rid the corruption (a black invading bile that controls those left behind). Without spoiling too much of the plot the story does advance well (considering it’s told in parallel) and the fighting improves as you go through the game. Each region has a protector and you’ll enjoy all the battles you have with them.

Prince of Persia Lugshot

The most amazing aspect of Prince of Persia is the panoramic views of an entire region being viewable. Taken from Assassin Creed where entire cities with people moving could be viewed and explored is amazing to watch. I wonder though if Prince of Persia creators though forsook a more developing story line because of it. The beauty of the original Prince of Persia was the magnetism of always wondering what was around the next corner.

Graphics and artwork are good and sometimes great, but a few were rehashed – the mechanical works of the second title are evident, the workings in the vale of the pseudo-technology of the middle ages… The level design is good but Prince of Persia only has about a handful of good puzzles to solve. Also I felt the levels didn’t match the necessity of the surroundings – a royal palace without an entrance hall? City of Lights with no homes?… Also some of the most intriguing places to visit are inaccessible as you find yourself 200 feet above ground most of the time.

If you’ve played the first two Prince of Persias the actions get familiar quickly but there is always a new little bit added that keeps Prince of Persia alluring. And if the gamer finds any deficit for the game it’s all but made up for with it’s ending.

  • + Great characters, voice acting
  • + 3D engine – wow
  • + Excellent Fighting
  • – a bit repetitive
  • – controls a bit too friendly (made for kids?)

4.3 X’x



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