Prince of Persia
Not bad at all...
I may be hopelessly biased for this game. I love Prince of Persia. The Sands of Time came out, and I instantly became a fanatic. I love that Arabian mythology and storytelling, something the games all do superbly well, and all the action that PoP dishes out. It comes as no surprise that I loved the latest installation in the series as well. So the bad news first: If you're looking for a challenge, try something else. There is no death in the game, only relocation and enemy health regeneration, which I personally like as it makes for a better, engrossing story, and it helps push the point of your bond to Elika to a new height. No matter how sticky your situation, she will ALWAYS be there to stop anything that could possibly be fatal to you, although if you want to learn more about your surroundings, the corrupted, and Elikas people you have to talk her ear off to do it. Having said that, I can really find no other negative comments. The cell shading animation was a stroke of sheer genius. I've really never seen anything else like it. With every new land, my eyes would just drink in the color and shape of a land that can only exist in stories. The story, the struggle of two gods bound by brotherhood, one seeking freedom, the other seemingly lost to his faithful, the adventure of two extraordinary, interesting people desperately trying to heal a land corrupted by evil. Even some of the enemies have rich, detailed pasts of why they serve the god of darkness. I can say I certainly loved the story. The combat was very different from other PoPs but I think that was the point. It was definitely amazing to watch sword strikes, throws, magic, button mashing struggles, even improvised combos. I can say that I was always itching for the next fight. From the people I've talked to who bought this game, it was either at an extreme: they either loved it or hated it and relieved the shelf of its presence as soon as possible. My recommendation is this: if you're looking for a game that will challenge you to a point of near frustration, don't buy it. There really just aren't enough penalties for death and mishaps. If however, you're looking for something completely new and innovative that will leave an epic tale seemingly right out of Arabian Nights in your system, well, you'll be greatly satisfied.
This game starts out relatively fun but that doesnt last much more than 10 minutes. 90% of the game is just traveling to the objective area. The character movement is a little stiff but its bearable. Pretty similar to most PoP games. Theres little mini bosses that pop up every once in a while which are easily beatable. The same goes for the main bosses. You just figure out what actually hits them and you cheese it until the fight is over. The beginning of the game is barely different than the end of the game in terms of character abilities. I cant remember any new moves or abilities you earn besides the 4 power plate abilities (which arent as interesting as they sound). The free running paths are all very similar and not a single area sticks out in my mind. There is also only one puzzle that was somewhat challenging. I felt compelled to finnish the game despite being bored most of the time. The ending sealed this as a terrible game for me. Possible spoiler (ill try to be as vague as possible) the prince makes a choice at the end which throws away all the work you just did. It makes you feel like there was no point to even playing the game. Because of this, there is absolutely no replay value to this game. Its ok if you are a casual gamer, but anyone looking for a game with any content should pass this one up.
Very solid game.
Some of the best graphics of this generation are in this 2008 "Prince of Persia" game cel shading is used I believe which makes for fantastic graphics. The gameplay is a bit repetitve in the latter stages of the game. However, the freerunning flow is amazing and breath taking throughout most of the game. The sound is pretty solid nothing too new for the prince of persia games, but that isn't a problem at all. All in all a very solid game that deserves to be bought by any lesser mainstream gamer, especially at 2.99 a copy. Enjoy.
this game has really fun game play its not your usual style though. you don't go around mindlessly killing hordes of enemies, however you fight one enemy at a time and have cleverly string together the most devastating combos. It has an incredible graphical style. The story is really cool and the dialogue is great as well. if your looking for a great inventive, puzzle action game with cool gameplay this one is worth trying.
Great for PoP fans
Honestly, I'm just gonna keep this short. If you've played other PoP games then I'm sure you'll love this one. The controls are similar to The Forgotten Sands, and the graphics are better then Sands of Time. The combat system is a lot of fun, and it's got Assassin's Creed style parkour. There's not penalty for dying, whether it's by falling or just being killed in battle. Elika will save you no matter what and all that happens is the enemy gets a little health back. The game is totally fun and i would recomend it to anyone.
Fantastic for only $2.99
I am one of those people who is broke a lot, so I was looking online for some cheap games. I stumbled across this game, and picked it up at GameStop. This is a good game. Before Brink and Asassin's Creed, this was THE parkour game. You can run up walls, across them, or even run on ceilings. The Graphics are weird, but they look great. It's like mixing drawings with graphics. The fighting is fun, and this game will last for a pretty long time.
A fun adventure
This is the first Prince of Persia game I have ever played and after completing the story I have to say I am very pleased. Although it does not bring a challenge, if you look at the other qualities of this game I think you find a experience worth trying. First of all, this game is beautiful. The environments are rich in color and each have an interesting layout. The characters also look very nice too. Exploring the land is very fun as well. You will be doing a lot of climbing, jumping and grappling and it's a lot of fun to check out as much of the land as possible. However, the combat is the weakest point in the game. The Prince has a button for his sword, claw, Elika's magic, and a acrobatic move. Players shouldn't try to mash these buttons, instead they should try to chain together combos that deal a big chunk of damage to the enemy. Besides trying to think up new combos, the fighting is static. The only point of advancement is the game is when the Prince gathers light seeds for Elika and unlocks power plates to travel farther into new areas. Knowing this though, I would still recommend this game. What it lacks in challenge, it makes up for in a fun adventure in story.
Fun and entertaining.
The environment of the game is mind blowing. Visuals are amazing. Jaw-opening game. Fun to play with family and friends.
This game is one of the best games I have ever played. It has it all, engaging storyline, fantastic graphics, responsive controls, and awesome sound. Whether you are a seasoned gamer or just starting out, this game is a must to have in any gamers library.
I am not a fan of the older Prince of Persia games but this one I actually enjoyed. The graphics are great even 4 years after release. Great art style every which way you look. I got irritated at first thinking I was gonna have to jump back and forth every time I healed land. Truth be told they incorporated a teleport function which works great to reduce some of the grindy backtracking found in other games. While you do not die in this game because Elika saves you some of the jumping can still be difficult which adds a little challenge. Combat is slow and sluggish and while entertaining at points, the novelty of it simply wears out fast. Thankfully your not in combat situations constantly so that helps. The story is decent and if you want to know what its about I recommend you picking up the game. I think the only people that are going to find longterm replay value in this title are achievement hunters.