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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PC)

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Genre: Action / Publisher: Ubi Soft Entertainment / Platform(s): Windows / ESRB Rating: T - (Teen) / Media: CD-ROM

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      24.06.2010 19:49

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      Prince of persia: the sands of times is the first of three games published by ubisoft. I honestly couldn't go a day without playing it. It is an action adventure game and the plot is pretty simple. The sands of time trilogy was played out in three games between 2003 and 2005, these were sands of time, warrior within and the two thrones. The game focuses on two elements, the sands of time and the dagger of time which are both relevant to time travel. The sands infect all the creatures and turn all life forms into dangerous monsters.

      The gameplay in simple once you get the jist and you are given a brief introduction of which buttons to what before you encounter any real dangers. The concept of time travel is very well covered in this game and the graphics are fantastic for the time that it was released. Unlike many games, when they bring out sequels we approach them with a certain amount of scepticism and usually find that they are a complete waste of time, but the sequels to the sands of time are equally as enjoyable as the first one. A definate must buy game !

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      19.10.2008 16:03
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      This game is mediocre, and its only worth picking up at a boot sale.

      Well, Prince of Persia: The sands of time. I can't really say it's amazing, but then again, it's not BAD as such.
      The games first levels involve you having to solve a series of puzzles, dodge moving spikes, and do acrobatic moves such as wall running, to get to a small chamber, in which you witness the sands of time hourglass being broken. This, for some reason results in everybody in the entire kingdom being turned into mindless sand creatures, devoid of water, dried out husks of people.
      But, this game wouldn't be called the sands of time if you couldn't actually *do* anything with time?
      You, early in the game, receive the "Dagger of time" A mystical, powerful weapon that lets you control time, and as you progress through the game, this dagger upgrades, allowing you to control more powers. The interesting thing is, with this dagger, is that you can't, well, die. As long as you have enough charges remaining (The daggers ammo) you just rewind to a time before you were dead.
      Of course, run out of charges, you die, and are presented with the prince saying "No, no, that's not how it happened." After which you have the option to load up from a save game.the story is interesting, but not really enough to merit a play through all the way to the end, and some puzzles are damn near impossible.
      The graphics are mediocre, not exactly good, but not with glitchy, under detailed textures. They are not good enough to make you feel as if you were "inside" the game, and unfortunately neither does the gameplay. still, i suppose we can expect this from a 2002 game, but they could of done better.
      Sound is pretty much the same. Not bad, with realistic "clanging" sounds if your sword hits a pillar, and screams of your enemies as you die. But after a while both those and the music becomes repetitive.
      The control system is intuitive, and lets you perform acrobatic moves with a degree of ease, and both wall jumping and wall running, back flipping, front flipping, and dodging become second nature after a while.
      So, all in all this game isn't great, and they could of done better, but due to the fact you can control time and melee fighting is fun, and quick. I give this game 1 thumb up. Not great, not horrible, but enough to entertain you for a few days.

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      11.09.2008 15:16

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      I remembered playing a Prince of Persia game a long time ago and was intrigued as to how they had changed with the update in graphics quality.

      In Prince of Persia Sands of Time you must find the Sands of Time and return them to the hourglass using the Dagger of Time. The trailer for the game looked good but upon playing it I found it very difficult to immerse myself in. The storyline isn't something I found interesting and the gameplay is poor. The controls left a lot to be desired and the levels seemed quite repetitive making it very easy to get lost. Combat is also quite easy. The controls make it rather difficult to deal with the climbing aspects of the game and pit jumps.

      The sound and graphics are fine but the gameplay and storyline just ruined it for me. Won't be playing another PoP title for a long time.

      I am also a member of Ciao and have posted this review there.

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    Amidst the scorched sands of ancient Persia, there is a legend spun in an ancient tongue. It speaks of a time borne by blood and ruled by deceit.