Summary: Ubisoft Montreal is returning to their most famous character with the simply titled Prince of Persia but things are not as they were in the Sands of Time Trilogy. Most series stage a thinly-veiled reboot when sales have dwindled and public interest has reached near zero.
Excerpt: Did you know that in medieval times mercury was used as medicine? Medieval people were stupid. We now know that you’re in trouble if a thermometer breaks off in your butt (since it’s the only way to take your temperature when you’re sick, right?).
Pros: Pleasant throwback to Marble Madness, Tense near-death moments, Cool interactive music feature
Cons: Could have been more challenging, Doesn't take full advantage of its premise, Should have had non-timed levels
Excerpt: Ubisoft Montréal, famous for hit titles like Assassin’s Creed, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, and many more came out with a blockbuster title yet again with 2008’s chapter of the Prince of Persia saga.
Excerpt: Mercury Hg is a puzzle game where you try and get a blob of mercury and have to move it from one end of the puzzle to the other end. However, you don't control the blob of mercury, you control the puzzle.
Conclusion: Playing through the discovery levels won't take you long, especially if you ignore most of the secondary challenges. The entire mode can be completed in a single sitting and never gets dreadfully difficult.
Pros: Fun gameplay with tight control, Easy to get into, Great value pricing.
Cons: Doesn't last long, No wildly different modes, A little too simplistic.
Summary: There's something timeless about those old labyrinth toys that tasked you with guiding a metal ball by tilting a maze. It's a simple concept that has translated well to video games as most famously seen with the Super Monkey Ball series.
Pros: Fun gameplay with tight control, Easy to get into, Great value pricing
Cons: Doesn't last long, No wildly different modes, A little too simplistic
Conclusion: has graced the PlayStation Network, invoking the puzzle-centric gameplay that early PSP players are all too familiar with. Yes, Mercury Hg is a play on Mercury HD (just think of the elemental symbol for mercury), and it's an accessible and fun take on the two PSP titles.
Excerpt: Despite Prince of Persia's ancient setting, there's something very modern about the game design that could well be used as a template for many games to come. In Ubisoft's latest you can't die.
Excerpt: Prince of Persia shares more in common with Prince of Persia: The Fallen King than a protagonist. Both games break the current confines of their particular genres and attempt to offer something different.