Reviews and Problems with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
27 May 2012
Excerpt: Not everybody is familiar with the name “Jordan Mencher”. Strange, because the game influenced practically every action adventure game in the history of gaming. In the late 80’s, you could make a game without depending on an extensive team.
Excerpt: The Prince of Persia series is one that has been around for what could be considered “ages”. It’s seen installments on the NES, the SNES, the GENESIS, the GAMEGEAR, and even the GAMEBOY, not to mention installments on PC and MACs.
Pros: + Fluid and responsive game play and controls.
Excerpt: Look around the net. Leaf through a few game magazines. You'll notice that much is made of this game. Rest assured that everyone is not lying to you; Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is an uncommon triumph.
Excerpt: Jordan Mechner came up with something good way back when, and when this second 3D update of Prince of Persia was announced, I was scared. Very scared. I had played the PC update that was released a few years back and am only just coming off the anti-depressants.
Excerpt: The thing a crappy player like me tends to appreciate about your average platform title is the ability to rewind things if he or she falls into a pit of spikes, all without losing a life. No, scratch that.
Excerpt: More than a decade ago, Jordan Mechner made a game featuring a turbaned man running through dungeons, making death-defying leaps, evading traps, and dabbling in more than the odd bit of swordplay with enemy soldiers – all to get back the woman he loved.
Excerpt: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time looks good, sounds great and does everything in between just right. Although the game shares its graphical engine (or at least pieces of it) with Splinter Cell , PoP takes a less realistic approach in its graphical style.
Conclusion: The Sands of Time is an excellent addition to the series and only the lack of subtitles puts a dent in the rating. The addition of the original Prince of Persia as an unlockable extra is a very nice touch though.
Excerpt: Unlike past 2D titles though, this one includes the above-mentioned narration. The narration continues throughout the game as the Prince constantly tells his story. If he dies, he calmly states "No, that isn't how it happened." If he solves a puzzle, he continues his story.