Excerpt: Bless you, Jordan Mechner…You single-handedly managed to revitalize the action platformer genre with your puzzle-ridden romp through Eastern kingdoms. Personally, I look back with fondness on Prince of Persia: It was one of the games that I constantly played on lunch breaks or free periods in...
Excerpt: The Wargamer is pleased to present
Ubisoft with this Award for
Excellence for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
Prince of Persia creates a masterpiece in action
adventure games, all the while acknowledging the nostalgic
history of the original games.I have a confession to make.
Excerpt: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Or in this case, Prince of Persia or ICO ? Looking at the question from a purely objective standpoint, Jordan Mechner's original take on the Prince clearly came first, but the matter isn't as simple as that.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Amazing controls, realistic, vibrant and super impressive graphics, ambient sound as well as some thrilling music, combined with innovative ideas and innovative puzzle, time-orientated gameplay. You can unlock both POP 1 and 2! This game is a gem by any measure.
It's fairly short, and it's missing the console versions' bonus features, but Prince of Persia is a truly excellent action adventure game for as long as it lasts.
9 December 2003
Summary: No previous experience with the Prince of Persia series is required to enjoy Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. In fact, virtually nothing will bar you from being impressed by this extremely well-put-together action adventure game from the studio that brought you Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six 3.