Conclusion: As I mentioned above, the game looks and feels exactly like the original arcade game, which (unfortunately) means that it has the same problems. The biggest is the fact that the AI is remarkably unfair, presumably so arcade gamers would pump an endless stream of quarters into the machine. It could almost be called cheating, since there are many time that your foes will robotically counter each move that you throw at them.
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Conclusion: also brings a marvelous soundtrack into the mix with music that is closer to the in terms of style. Sweeping tunes and atmospheric sounds flow in and out of the game at various points and the voice acting is second to none. Though the game doesn't have the jovial sense of humor that the first one had, the narrative still carries a prominent impact.
Conclusion: I'm sad that this is the last game, at least for a while, and I'm hoping that someday we'll see a continuation or a new beginning with the same style of gameplay. I would recommend that everyone who is a fan of the series give this game a shot, and that those of you who haven't been fortunate enough to play the last titles will give this one a go as well. It is a fantastic trip.
Pros: All of the highs of the last games in the series, wonderful gameplay, puzzles, and animation, improvements to combat from the last two;
Cons: Same old engine although this is more a fault of the aged consoles the game runs upon, AI has room for improvement, Farah isn't as sexy.
Conclusion: If Ubisoft cleaned up Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones just a bit and optimized it for the Xbox 360, it would be the best game out there for the new system. I’m not sure how much more legs the PoP series has, but it’s fair to say that Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is as intriguing as Sands of Time , even though the core gameplay has not changed much.
Summary: Consider this the grand finale of the Prince of Persia trilogy, because it is. The Two Thrones is easily the best game in the series. It takes the best elements from The Sands of Time and the best elements from Warrior Within and mixes them all together, creating the basis for the final installment. Story wise, The Two Thrones wraps up the Prince’s tale with killer progression and the ending everyone has been waiting for.
Pros: Everything, this is the ultimate conclusion to the trilogy!
Summary: With the third installment in the current
series, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones restores the atmosphere of the first
game and blends it with the speed kills from the second. Playing as either the
good prince or his darker alter ego, players will find an excellent array of
puzzles and action. The game feels very much like the previous titles, though
the camera controls are better.