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In a time of clones and cheap imitations, "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" stands out as a breath of fresh air among the gaming community. While it`s been heavily criticized for being so short, the title achieves new ground with innovative gameplay, an intriguing story, superb graphics, and intuitive controls. It`s clear that ubisoft took the time to polish the finer details. If you`re expecting a long epic, you`ll be a bit disappointed. Otherwise, you`re in for one heck of an adventure.
This game is non-stop fun. Every puzzle, sequence, and area is chock-full of action. Level-design and character animations deserve serious, serious recognition and acknowledgment.
Since this game's been out for a while (over three years now), it's easy to point out its enormous influence (God of War, in particular). No other game, though, can match this game's dizzying sense of acrobatics. Climbing walls, flipping over chasms, diving through crevices; its all in the name of high adventure. The combination of innovative character movements and thoughtful level-design forces you to rethink every new environment. Every area offers its own uniquely challenging puzzle.
The sense of atmosphere is also top-notch. Good music. Nice, simple storyline. Moody color-palette and environmental effects.
The game's not too easy, but it's also not too difficult. It should take 6-8 hrs to beat. Since the game's relatively short and incredibly entertaining, I've played through it many times and still enjoy it. Absolutely not to be missed.