Reviews and Problems with Prince of Persia Classic Trilogy HD
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Elevator Battle Kills It
Dr. D, Amazon
29 September 2013
Summary: Whatever you do, do NOT buy this game! The elevator battle towards the end of the Sands of Time is the most poorly designed video game aspect in recent memory. After more than 20 tries, I just couldn't beat it. Whenever that happens, you know that a game is fatally flawed. Let's break it down, shall we? You encounter this elevator battle about 80% into the game, and you're stuck in it with Farah trying to slay hordes of monsters.
Summary: The Sands of Time trilogy is one of my personal favorites of its era. Each game is brilliant, but flawed in one way or another. The developers developed the habit of over-correction in the course of its development. The first game, The Sands of Time, has a story, atmosphere and character development that is genuinely magical. The gameplay is mostly great, and the Prince controls extremely well, for the most part. The platforming is fluid, responsive and fun.
How Did This Make it Past Quality Assurance? Abysmal Sound Makes it Unplayable
B. Cooper, Amazon
26 March 2012
Summary: As one of the few gamers that never played the original Prince of Persia releases, I eagerly anticipated this HD Trilogy and purchased it yesterday after a significant price cut. Even with the price cut, this collection is a blatant slap in the face to gamers. The sound quality in all three games is atrocious, to the point of making the games completely unplayable.
Summary: After renting this from Gamefly, I began The Sands of Time (easily one of my favorite games of all-time) and after five minutes had decided to purchase it. The graphics are much more clean and crisp than the PS2 version, the camera seems to have been improved (which was my biggest issue with the original version), the load times are better, and the framerate does not lag as it sometimes did on the PS2 though it will sometimes pause for a second when entering a new area.
Summary: I order this from Amazon and was disappointed. First, the sound and sfx is terrible. The sound echos and voice acting can be hard to hear. Second the controls are unresponsive and camera can be frustrating. I never played the original games but I have no desire to play the Persia games now. Plus the fact company from Amazon sent me a copy from foreign warehouse when I cannot trade it in at GameStop due to bar code will not scan. I do not recommend game.
Summary: I could go into a lot of things but I will keep it short. This game (3 games) is the biggest waste of money I have ever spend on amazon. It is poor all round, the only good thing is the music and the concept. Do yourself a favour and go buy a game that doesn't suck.
Summary: Don't get me wrong, the Prince of Persia games are fantastic, and some of the best games in the 6th console generation, but this review is based purely on how well they were converted to HD - terribly. Firstly, there's a huge lack of consistency in graphical quality, with some objects that have been improved and others that have been left alone. This makes the games look ugly, and every single part of them looks out of place and strange.