Prince of Persia
i bought this game thinking it would be as great as the PS2 version's well i would not have bought it if i new how bad it would be in the beginning it is good but later on it is just plain terrible. The game is not very hard at all in fact the only hard part for me is that you fight a big monster like in the trailer that is blue it is hard because you have to tap X fast and I'm not very good at that stuff. The controls are great i wish that they used these in the PS2 version if they did it would be ultimate like instead of pressing R1 and pressing X you press X to jump on to the wall and X again to jump onto the wall X again and so on. The graphics were great they reminded me of sly cooper. The game is super short all you do is fight 8 bosses go to 8 lands find 8 green lights go back to a temple heal elelika and then its over. The story is not very good all it is about is that your with elika and your healing her home lands. i do not recommend this game.
1st time Prince of Persia player
First of all, I have never played any previous Prince of Perisa games on any systems...until now. A certain Company went bankrupt recently and i was able to purchase this game at a great price. I put the disc into my ps3 console and I was pumped to see that it was made by Ubisoft of Monteral...remember Assassin's Creed. Yeah and that the music and the title was amazing. I began to play the game and instantly could not let go of my controller. Elka is amazing looking and the graphics of this cell-shaded game are amazing as well. The musical score fits great with the game and the dialogue of each character actually mathces the game character as well. I gave this game a 9 and I am proud to have played this game, but if you want more the Epilogue is available on ps network. The ending is complice but each player will figure out if the prince did what was right. Enjoy this game it was overall a great production on if the make a sequel Ubisoft Monteral better make it. Thanks for reading.
Better on PS3, but not very good.
This game is fun, but to some extent. The challenge is what most people look for in a game like this and there isn't much of it, you won't die, only be lightly moved back about 2 minutes to your last checkpoint. This took out some teadiness, but some thrill factor of "gotta stay alive". The length isn't too bad, especially since you can backtrack and look for hidden items and collect coins which earn you valuables. The sound is great, every ledge you jump to you hear a grunt or a rock move, it is great! The controls are a little different, but fit the style nicely. Jumping from ledge to ledge is a lot more adrenaline rushing than Assassin's Creed, because you are actually doing the jumping. But it kills some as well because unlike Assassin's Creed, your enemies will not chase you or throw rocks at you when you begin to climb. That is your easy scapegoat. If you like Tomb Raider, than this game is for you. If you like Ninja Gaiden's fighting style, than this a game for you.
Not what I expected
I normally do not write reviews, however, I've read all of the other reviews on here and I felt like someone needed to take the time to set people straight. This game will "woo" you with it's controls and graphics, but it's actually quite boring. This game is soooo repetitive and it's focus is on all of the wrong things. The concept of this game seems to be more about climbing than it is about anything else. I find this extremely disappointing. All enemies are easily beaten and overall this game is so anticlimactic. Run across wall, climb, jump, repeat. Get to an enemy, listen to B movie banter, defeat in less than 2 minutes, REPEAT. I was an idiot and bought this game, otherwise I wouldn't have bothered to beat it. I'm not going to be like other reviewers and ruin the ending, but let's just say it makes my previous points for me. If you are a fan of the series, rent it... other than that I wouldn't bother... there are so many games that are much more well rounded that I wouldn't recommend over this...
Elika is my new hero
Prince of Persia is great in all of the ways you would expect a Prince of Persia game to be. But what about when it comes to the new stuff? What about the introduction of a companion to fight alongside? My reservations about having a companion (Elika) fight alongside the Prince were huge. And now that the game is here I can rest and play easy. Turns out that Elika is an amazing character, with a rich history and a large and interesting impact on the game as a whole. The way she helps you to battle enemies without hogging all of the fun strikes a good balance in helping you and letting you in on the action as well. You don’t just sit back and let her do everything for you. After a while I found myself thinking of her as I would a real companion, feeling fondness for her, concern and even alarm at a few junctures in the game as she faced peril. Elika rocks my socks off, she’s a good companion for the game and her implementation into the story was well done.
One to Watch
All I can say from the information out there is 'wow'! From the looks of it, the new Prince of Persia will be a completely new story with all new characters and a whole new feel. Apparently, they adapted the Assassin's Creed game engine to use in this new game, and the acrobatics will still be prominent and even more amazing than previous installments (taking the place of the Dagger of Time as a backup in case you mess up). Also, they're going to focus more on one-on-one duels rather than fighting multiple enemies at once to give the game a more cinematic feel. The art looks like a cross between cell-shaded graphics and photorealism, and I'm really excited they're taking the series in a more 'fantasy' approach (sorta like the first game of the Prince of Persia trilogy of last generation, which is in my opinion the best of the three). Essentially, everything about this game looks fresh, creative, and interesting. Let's just hope it turns out that way.
A must own
I'm only gonna knock this game for two things. After awhile, this game does get really repetitive, but not enough to the point that it'll make ya sick. As far as challenge......well, it's not exactly very hard. The combat system is very fun to use just because it is a very simple button mashing system. Also, jumping from pillar to pillar, and along the sides of cliffs isn't very hard neither. Aa far as the overall look and sound of this game is nothing short of incredible. The storyline is very intriguing, as the storyline differs from each land you end up freeing. The length of this game is very decent. You're looking at about 10-12 hours of gameplay from the original game, plus an extra 3-6 hours from the dlc Epilogue. No problems I can say with the interface of the game, only that occasionally, when jumping from pillar to pillar, you clould end up jumping away from the pillar, and falling off the clif. The only thing positive about that that's also a drag is that you don't die. Overall, this game is a must own in my book.
prince of who now?
I was a fan of the previous Prince of Persia games, Sands of Time, Warrior Within, ect. But this game just amazed me how terrible it was. it was completely repetitive. Go to this spot, jump wall run climb. gripfall. fight a corrupted. Then you would leave wherever you just were and have to do it all over again but wait, you have to collect a bunch of floating orbs. THEN you may make your way back to yet another fertile grounds just to do the same exact thing over again. Ok it is pretty cool to have an attractive helper in your quest but nope, you have to help her you are her helper. The only thing i liked about Elika was if i were falling to my death, she would save me. No more loading screen or game over, but that is what would have happened otherwise if i''m not mistaken. so pretty much what i am trying to say, if you do not like repetitive games where you have to do the same exact thing over and over again, this is not a game for you.
I just recently bought this game, and i fell in love with it. The graphics are what caught my eye. With the new art style its like a painting come to life. The game itself may not be very long, but that doesn't mean its really short. You have to collect light seeds which are scattered everywhere throughout the area...and let me tell you...this place is big. Just to run from one side to the other takes a while, sure you can teleport but, that takes the fun out of it. The story line is amazing, whenever i got to the next area I just couldn't put the controller down. I won't spoil the ending but lets just say its good, and i suggest that you buy this game, not for its length but its funness and replay value, the fights just don't get old. The battle style was were...well how do i put it...simply phenomenal. Being able to string tons of combos on one single enemy. You shouldn't compare this to god of war though because there both completely two different games. In short I loved this game, if i didn't already have it, i would buy it again.
I am simply amazed by the Artistic approach of the graphics in this title. You often see games that concentrate on the latest Graphical standard and all too often, they look exactly like the titles already out on the market. This title has gone beyond that cookie-cutter standard and embraced a truly fantastic (has in Fantasy) art style that will no doubt capture the minds of those who play it. This is not a FPS based on WWII and this is not a Sic-Fi game with Aliens and futuristic technology. This is a Fantasy world filled with “Heroes” and “Monsters”. It does not need to look realistic, it just needs to look great. From what I have seen the game play looks to be right on par with the graphics. In the trailers I see an artistic tag-team approach that will be a welcome relief from the standard action fighting system. Having an A. I. controlled partner that you don’t have to baby sit the entire time is another long awaited change of pace. Over all I believe this game will do exceptionally well if it delivers even half of what has been promised.