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Sands of Time, Warrior Within, and The Two Thrones are all of the best Prince of Persia games during the PS2 and Original Xbox era. Releasing all 3 in one disc and even in HD plus each having trophy support is great. I would love to relive the moments in Sands of Time and The Two Thrones. I didn't like Warrior Within that much but it was a great run and would like to do another one.
I'm pretty sure anyone who is a fan of the Prince of Persia games love the original three more as I do. I'd own a copy myself but there are other games out there that giving me more attention. However, this is one HD collection I would own for sure.
THE SANDS OF TIME,- Between puzzle,action, and platformer, it's a fairly balanced game. The combat system is pretty repetitive but adding in the evasive attacks makes up for it. The game has a great storyline (One of the bests in my opinion.) All in all a must play game!
WARRIOR WITHIN,- In this game I feel they went they wrong direction. First of all; the prince has a new voice actor that seems oddly out of place, the game is pretty repetitive, and you will find your self going through the same areas over and over again. Also the game is one whole map, (which makes it very easy to get lost or you have no idea of where to go at all.) However they did dramatically change the fighting (for the better) They also added in boss battles. Normal difficulty is very hard. Easy would probably be about a normal difficulty. In my opinion the thing that makes up for the cons is the storyline.If you can manage to get through the loops through out the game, the storyline would make it worth your while.
TWO THRONES,- The game goes back to the feel of The Sands of Time but has a lot more added to it The puzzles in this game will either be fairly easy or may have you stumped for quite a while. Basically they learned from their mistakes. They took the balance Sands of Time and added All the pros from Warrior Within (with a bunch of new features). Another great storyline. All in all a great series!!
This Trilogy is a terrible collection of a good set of games. It's a shameful money-grab by Ubisoft. The original trilogy on Gamecube was 1. excellent for the Sands of Time, 2. quite good for the Warrior Within, and 3. decent for Two Thrones. These ports are actually worse than any of those games.
Sands of Time was a revelation when it came out. This version is passable, with a few major complaints. The dialog is frequently inaudible, as it seems to be based on where the camera is relative to the character speaking. In cutscenes, you have no control over this, and you will have no choice but to turn on the subtitles. The pre-rendered scenes have not been re-rendered, but just cropped to fit 16x9. They also turned off anti-aliasing while not updating character models at all, which means that there are polygons that come together in ways that would not be acceptable in any generation since the N64.
However, the Warrior Within port is even worse. That game was plenty glitchy as it was on the Gamecube (and, in fact, had a bug that made it impossible to complete under certain conditions), but this takes it to a new level. Enemies that are tossed near a wall simply clip through it and disappear. Reversing time often doesn't reverse environmental elements, such as falling bridges (this is true of the original as well). I reached one part of the game where a major enemy was invulnerable (meaning that attacks simply clipped through the model), making it unkillable. This game was not play-tested at all. And speaking of laziness, the pre-rendered scenes from the original aren't even cropped in this one! Ubisoft just stretched them horizontally to fit the screen. Really awful.
I gave up before getting to Two Thrones. If you want to play these games, I recommend the Gamecube versions on a Wii.