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Beautifully Designed & Renowned Next Gen Classic!

posted by marshall84 (ASHEVILLE, NC) Dec 18, 2008

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Member since Apr 2008

18 out of 30 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

I received this game in the mail yesterday, and have played it for a couple of hours. The first thing your going to notice, is the Graphics. I've seen some jaw-dropping, aw-striking games in the years I've been a gamer. This game, Prince of Persia, has to be one of the hands down, greatest games, I've played for 360 to date.

Why do I say and stress this? The amount of Creativity, the Artwork designs, it's as the people had taken their storyboard art designs and literally used the rough copies and made them even more beautiful and enhanced to the fullest to be platformed on the 360. This game is nothing short of brilliant.

My hat's off to the developers, I'm blown away and wowed beyond words. The A.I. system between you & the princess in the game is virtually flawless. It's a smooth moving, fast=paced, puzzle solving, treasure unlocking, story unveiling in-depth story. The combat/fighting system is on point & easy to use, even for the younger gamers.

My ONLY complaint is the camera angles in some points. I had a minor headache during gameplay. My advice, take the game slowly, don't rush it. This is a true piece of art & solid development that Everyone should try & then buy! :) final grade: 9 out of 10. I hope you found my review helpful. As always gamers, thank you for reading! Enjoy My Fellow Gamers!

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Above Average

This would have been good.

posted by JavasSarel (SEABROOK, NH) Feb 6, 2010

Member since Feb 2010

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

The GameFly system is kind of like ordering dinner at an expensive restaurant. Note, I have never had an expensive dinner at a gloriously overpriced restaurant, but the theory remains sound. You order things that compliment each other.

Unfortunately, I got Assassin's Creed 2 and Prince of Persia at the same time. Prince of Persia is a mechanically good game, however from the standpoint of seeing the series mature from the start, this isn't so much "Prince of Persia" for me as Assassin's Creed 2 is. AC2 overpowered the finer nuances of this game, and when I had the hankering for a action-platformer-puzzle-exploration game, I didn't pop in Prince of Persia. I popped in Assassin's Creed 2 and went exploring.

The game itself has tons of merit on its own. the pacing is well developed, and a game based around instant kill pitfalls is surprisingly well balanced by having an instant respawn. The battles are cinematic yet still require action on your part, and some of them actually require brainpower to win.

However, the game can be overshadowed by other games with a better sense of danger and risk/reward. If you're going to get this game, pair it on your Gamefly queue with a game of a different genre, such as Call of Duty 4 or Halo: ODST. You'll find it plenty enjoyable then.

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Above Average

Sometimes beautiful doesn't mean good.

posted by seminoles1 (PURVIS, MS) Jan 21, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

8 out of 13 gamers (62%) found this review helpful

This game may be one of the best looking games I've ever played especially on my new hi def tv, but after several hours with it I was ready to send it back. Don't get me wrong the game does have it's positives. The hack and slash action is great, the environments are beautiful and it has a pretty good storyline. There are a flock of negatives namely being this game is very repetitive. You basically rome through each level in pretty much the same manner. You hardly meet any opposition aside from the sometimes ridiculously hard acrobatic maneuvers needed to get from one side to the other. You do all of that to finally encounter a boss character who you can easily beat using Elika and her magical combos. And on top of all that you never die. If you fall Elika will save you, if you get hit by an enemy she will bring you back to life. Now if that happens the enemy will regain a small portion of his life but none the less you cannot die. Even though I had this game only a day, I played through almost half of the game according to some of the strategy guides i read on line and it just wasn't my cup of tea. If you liked the old Prince of Persia give it a try.

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