Prince of Persia
Built by the same award-winning Ubisoft Montreal studio that created Assassin's Creed™, Prince of Persia has been in development for over three years to deliver a whole new action-adventure gaming experience to consumers.
With a whole new Prince, storyline, open world environments, combat style, signature illustrative graphical style and the addition of Elika, a deadly new ally, Prince of Persia brings the franchise to new heights of deadly acrobatic artistry and is set to become the #1 action-adventure game of 2008 this holiday season.
- A new hero emerges: Master the acrobatics, strategy and fighting tactics of the most agile warrior of all time. Grip fall down the face of a building, perform perfectly timed acrobatic combinations, and swing over canyons, buildings and anything that is reachable. This new rogue warrior must utilize all of his new skills, along with a whole new combat system, to battle Ahriman's corrupted lieutenants to heal the land from the dark Corruption and restore the light.
- A new epic journey begins: Escape to experience the new fantasy world of ancient Persia. Masterful storytelling and sprawling environments will deliver to action-adventure fans an experience that rivals even the best Hollywood movies.
- A new open world structure: A first for the Prince of Persia franchise — now you have the freedom to determine how the game evolves in this non-linear adventure. Players will decide how they unfold the storyline by choosing their path in the open-ended world.
- Emergence of a deadly new ally: History's greatest ally is revealed in the form of Elika, a dynamic AI companion who joins the Prince in his fight to save the world. Gifted with magical powers, she interacts with the player in combat, acrobatics and puzzle-solving, enabling the Prince to reach new heights of deadly high-flying artistry through special duo acrobatic moves or devastating fighting combo attacks.
An enjoyable but tedious gameWowoet | Nov. 21, 2013 | See all Wowoet's reviews »
A decent game that's worth picking up especially for those who enjoyed the Sands of Time trilogy. The characters are well voiced and likable coupled with a decent story, though I find the trilogy is much better.
The gameplay is very easy though so don't expect a challenge. Major focus is on platforming collecting light shards in order to unlock the next area. Collecting all is optional but a certain amount is required to move the story by unlocking areas.
Enemies are sparse and are mostly 1 on 1 and can simply be defeated easily by pushing them at the boundary of the area. The game later adds variety in combat through quick-time events and also by giving enemies a 'shield' that you must use specific action (grab or magic atk) to dispel it before you can damage enemies. There are 'powers' to be gotten but they're merely used to access different areas which are necessary to complete the story, not in combat.
Overall, it's enjoyable enough with its platforming, gorgeous environment, and characters. However, it can be tedious trying to collect enough light shards just to get on with the story.
Prince of Persia is back!domenthechief | Aug. 9, 2013 | See all domenthechief's reviews »
The new Prince of Persia features new storyline full of interesting puzzles and epic adventures. It also introduces us to a new Prince, who is - mind you - in reality far from being an actual prince, who joins up with Elika (AI-controlled sidekick with awesome magical powers) to save the world in this absolutely wonderful game made by Ubisoft in 2008.
But I have to warn you, my fellow Prince of Persia fans, this game is far from being the same as its predecessors and if you're expecting a new "Sands of Time" game, you're in a bit of a surprise, which could make you feel very disappointed.
Gameplay is very dynamic and precise, although it might get a bit repetitive towards the end of the 8-hours long singleplayer storyline. But fear not, if you love games with amazing fighting styles, beautiful animations and above average art style and more than descent voice acting this won't bother you.
The graphics are nice. At first I was quite disappointed upon such cartoonish looks, but I got used to them very fast and soon started to enjoy them.
In my opinion this game is worth the 9.99$ price. I bought it because I find myself to be a huge Prince of Persia fan and I wasn't disappointed - right on the contrary. The game has a nice story, a bit cheesy and predictable, but nice and well-written, gameplay is fun and fighting animations are spectacular. I enjoyed playing the game and I think every player who loves to play action-adventure games would too.