Reviews and Problems with Prince of Persia Classic
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17 December 2008
Summary: The best platformer from yesteryear brought bang up to date. Although the graphics aren't jaw dropping they do look good, the animation fluid (as it should be with this series) and the levels look lovely. As for hte game itself. Somehow they have managed to take the original game, add all the things you wanted to do in the original (wall runs? Back flips? its all here) whilst not act ually changing how the games original levels work.
Summary: Nostalgia, nostalgia, nostalgia--in a good way. While the core gameplay is certainly present, the controls were a bit too clunky. I understand the desire to enhance classic games while still retaining an authentic experience of the original, but it almost feels like it was designed to have poor control in an attempt to give it that old-PCesque feeling, which really just gets frustrating. S till, very fun.
Summary: I have to say this is a great remake. Something to consider: this game is 800 credits because although it's only an hour long (technically) it took a group of people time to make as it was remade from scratch, with excellent graphical improvements. This is a lot less that what it would have originally cost you when the old version came out, so stop complaining! It is difficult, but you want to be challenged if you've just paid for something...
Summary: I'm very happy to see this classic title appear on XBLA. Sure, it is frustrating, but for those of us enjoying a challenge, it is a blessing. Nice graphics, too. The only problem is the delayed responsiveness of the controls, but that was part of the original too, so... I'll bear with that.
Summary: This game could have been great, but the unresponsive controls make this game frustrating to a point where it is not enjoyable any more. The demo was real easy and I thought the rest of the game would be a little more difficult but not to the point where you repeat the same 30secs about 100 times to get to the next checkpoint. Level one was easy, level 2 a little bit more difficult level 3 starting to get frustrated level 4 impossibly hard.
Summary: I have to agree review with the Computer and Video Games review up there. This is the best looking remake for Live Arcade yet. But that's where the good ended for me. It did have the feeling of the 3D POPs and some of the sound effects and animations were transitioned nicely from those game into this 2D side-scroller. But the loose controls that constantly make you fall off ledges fo r no reason and make you die instantly kill the fun.
Conclusion: Prince of Persia classic is a great remake of the real late 80's classic. For those of you older gamers who know the game, you'll notice that all the details of the game are extremely familiar, especially the identical mapping of the levels. Graphically TXB has it on the spot. It's simply a gorgeous game and without a doubt raises the bar for the XBLA. You'll enjoy playing through the game as it's visually enticing.
Excerpt: "Prince of Persia is what I personally consider to be a low difficulty rating game, neat to play, good fun with reasonably good graphics. I obtained this now relatively old game recently at the knock down price of 99p at a car boot sale. It’s been played a lot, but most recently relegated to the back of he cupboard due to boredom issues. It’s a third person perspective game with a 3D platform. More impressive in its time, I guess, but this old dog ...
Is it Tarzan? Is it a Chimp? Is it a Ninja? No, it's the Prince!!
3 November 2011
Excerpt: "...game. If ever the Prince takes a misjudged leap or slips off a tower, your magical female companion is there to save you and whisk you back to the nearest safe spot. In essence, this is an autosave feature which saves every couple of seconds. This nullifies a lot of the challenge and makes you take more risks, as the stakes are low, however I find it does also minimise frustration of having to repeat long sections of the game over and over again. - ...
Pros: Beautiful stylised graphics, great platform gaming, fluid movements, very fun to play