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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PC, PS2, Xbox, Game Cube)
« on: December 30, 2008, 04:50:48 AM »
I picked up the previous gen trilogy this weekend and I'm going to give them a play through.

I played about a third of Sands of Time last night.  Other than the apparent brevity, the game is really good.

The movement is pretty innovative and doesn't feel dated.  The controls are almost intuitive.  I was figuring out how to do a lot of stuff on accident before the game taught me how.  Usually games with all the acrobatics have you lining up your jumps just right and spending a minute checking your angles and distances.  Here I was just running up walls, rebounding off of another wall onto an overhang and swinging to a ledge.  Very fluid.  I did have issues with the camera a few times, but nothing major.

The graphics might be the only negative.  It's more than good enough during gameplay, but the cut scenes are pretty bad.  I'm sure it was good enough for when it came out, but it does not stand up to the test of time.

The story is actually pretty good.  Nothing groundbreaking, but interesting enough to make it worth having a story.

The time gimmick is pretty well used.  The little text that come up telling you what the power is and how to use it came and went to too fast for me to read and it came in the middle of a fight anyway, but I figured it out anyway.  Like I said above, it's pretty intuitive.
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Re: Prince of Persia
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 10:21:26 AM »
I've never actually played the game
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Re: Prince of Persia
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008, 11:22:12 AM »
I've never actually played the game

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Re: Prince of Persia
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008, 12:00:32 PM »
Yeah I know, weird huh?
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Re: Prince of Persia
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2008, 14:33:40 PM »
I fucking love Prince of Persia.  While the acrobatics are fairly easy, as it gets into the game there are a couple of spots where it takes a few goes to work it all out and perfect it enough to pull it off.

I love trying to kill as many  enemies as possible using stealth to sneak up behind them. 

I haven't played Two Thrones in a while because I'm stuck on a couple of annoying bosses with the rewind thingy disabled. 
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Re: Prince of Persia
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008, 13:40:34 PM »
Yeah, the rewind thingy is awesome. Although I liked the soul reaver series more - similar game, better puzzles
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