Summary: Warrior Within is a direct sequel to Sands of Time, effectively making it the "middle child" of the original trilogy. Sequels often suffer from one of two problems: either it's a complete rehash of its predecessor or it becomes darker and edgier. Ubisoft decided to go with the latter option, to an unpleasantly extreme point.
Summary: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time was a classic. Winning game of the year was destiny. Speaking of destiny, there is a lot of that in Warrior Within. Any way to make a quick buck. This is, of course, referring to how ubisoft can not help make a sequel to the masterpeice that is this game's predecessor for profit. But Warrior Within isn't wuch a bad game overall. However, there is much that could be improved. What really caught me was the story.
Summary: This game is more challenging than PoP Sands of Time, longer, and somewhat buggier. I enjoyed the time I spent with it, but very close to the end I was prevented from finishing by a known and widely reported bug. (A time portal fails to operate.) Apparently the solution is to start the game over from scratch, but I lack the time and heart do the whole thing again.
A great game on its own, but fell short as a PoP franchise.
Lestor neeker Wong, Amazon
8 February 2005
Summary: There are a lot of mixed reactions about Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. Some people say the game is great. Others say it isn't as good as its previous instalment, The Sands of Time. Without sounding like a moaning pansy, I must say that I'm more prone towards the latter. Warrior Within is a great game on its own, but for a Prince of Persia franchise, it fell short because of its eagerness to please a wider audience.
Summary: In general, the game is good but I wouldn't buy it at its current market value... First off, the game took me 10 days not only to finish, but also to complete, which is not very long as I don't pull all-nighters or stay up until the wee hours of the morning to play games. I say anyone good enough and serious about finishing the game as soon as possible could easily pull it off within 2-4 days.
Summary: Every holiday, I buy a new game for my husband and we play together -- with his hand at the controls. We enjoy more RPG type games than hacky slashy stuff. I am sad that the music in Warrior Within is more heavy metal than beautiful, that the scenes are less well-lit and not as stunning and that there are half-naked women that scream alot when you are fighting them -- for 30 minutes in a row. If you are a good fighter, you get to call the woman, "[...]," etc.
Summary: I have played this games first level in it's early stages, and it wasn't that bad. If the final hasn't changed too much, I will get it. Be warned, there is intense violence and lots of blood. I don't know why the producers had to put so much blood in it, as well as a half naked girl. If you have a mature kid under 17, you should consider this game. Otherwise, be heisitant.