Reviews and Problems with Prince of Persia: Rival Swords
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Prince of Persia: Rival Swords
19 June 2008
Excerpt: Prince of Persia: Rival Swords is an updated version of last year's Two Thrones and the series' second appearance on the PSP. Although the series' last outing, Revelations , was a faithful translation, it was riddled with bugs and long load times. Rival Swords cleans up many of these issues and even adds a few additions, making it, to date, the most complete version of the game available. Rival Swords does a great job of capturing the look of the console games.
Whether you call it Two Thrones or Rival Swords, this is just another Wii-make
Cheat Code Central
9 February 2008
Conclusion: The rest of the gameplay is executed with standard controls, like the Nunchuk's control stick to move the Prince and the B button to wall-run. The only complaint I have about the ported controls is the fact that they set the camera on the Wii-mote, by tilting it left or right and up or down. This means that you have to be careful and keep the Wii-mote steady while you're playing, unless you want to be slammed on your face with a new, ugly camera angle.
Excerpt: The prince has come home to his kingdom and found that - surprise - it has fallen victim to an evil wizard. Within the first hour of the game, his gal pal Kaileena gets murdered, the evil wizard achieves ultimate power, and the prince's body becomes infected with the sands of time, bringing out the darker half of his personality with a fierce vengeance.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is I can vaguely remember when the first Prince of Persia game was released. Complete with sputtering PC speaker sound effects and 8 bit colour, it was the coolest game after IBM’s Alley Cat (go and Google that up). Over the years, the game saw various facelifts, and when Prince of Persia 3D hit the market, fans of the series knew that the game was going to reach new heights.
Summary: Two Thrones gets double dipped for the Wii, but is it still worth playing a year and a half later?
Pros: Wii controls add a lot of depth and a fun new way to play POP; the platforming sections are as fluid as ever; quite possibly the most well written and acted story in video game history; the dark Prince is badass.
Cons: The graphics haven't aged well; aside from the wii controls, this is the exact same game that you've probably played a year and a half ago, with 3 times the current price tag; the chariot races can be frustrating.
Summary: In Prince of Persia Rival Swords, the Prince makes his way home to Babylon, bearing with him Kaileena, the enigmatic Empress of Time, and unspeakable scars from the Island of Time. But instead of the peace he longs for, he finds his kingdom ravaged by war and Kaileena the target of a brutal plot.
Pros: Action adventure elements remain top-notch, Smooth, intuitive transitions between platforming, fighting, and narrating, Impressive graphics considering portable format and scope of environments, Bonus content legitimately contributes to the package
Cons: Disproportionate difficulty on new areas, Fairly frequent sound hiccups