“ Manufacturer: Ubi Soft Entertainment / Genre: Action / ESRB Rating: M - (Mature) / PEGI Age Rating: Age 16+ / ESRB Descriptor: Blood and Gore / ESRB Descriptor: Intense Violence / ESRB Descriptor: Sexual Themes / Control Elements: Gamepad / Control Elements: Joystick / Memory Support: With Memory Support „
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Somewhere between the excellent Sands of Time and this instalment, something went dreadfully wrong. They were evidently informed that 'dark is in', and so they injected a hefty dose of darkness and woe and angst into everything. Gone is the lighthearted feel of the first game and the sarcastic banter between Prince and sidekick. Now we have the Prince pondering and bemoaning his fate like an emo band frontman.
The plot is a little weirder than the first, but there's a bit more of it - the Prince is sailing to find and kill the Empress of Time before she can create the Sands of Time, hoping this will fix all his time-related troubles - all the while pursued by a creature called the Dahaka which is intent on devouring him to fix the timeline which was broken by the events of the previous game.
Good points first: the graphics are even more sumptuous and immersive than before, and also hold up well given their age. The puzzles are much more sophisticated and fiendish now, and the game itself is longer, giving you more bang for your buck.
The bad points, however... well, there's the aforementioned change in atmosphere. Where the previous game was full of fun moments, this one feels like as you play you're only prolonging the Prince's suffering. Also, it is now very combat-heavy. In addition to fiendishly difficult/sprawling puzzles, you now have difficult combat to master as well. Perhaps it is because I am not a hardcore gamer, but I prefer having to deal with one at a time!
The worst part of the game for me, though, is that the game commits one of the most damnable offences possible : it shows that it was clearly rushed through production to meet a deadline. With certain discs (of which mine is one) there is a glitch that means there is a 50/50 chance that you won't get to the final boss fight and will not be able to complete the game. I played the game three times. Each time, the glitch stopped me from finishing. This is unforgivable. It shows lazy programming and hurried development in the pursuit of quick money, and frankly I find it offensive that on a non-patchable system like the PS2 this sort of thing still happens.
In conclusion though the puzzles are fun, the change in mood, combat-heaviness and majorly-infuriating glitch robbed me of my enjoyment of the game.
Prince of Persia
Whilst I am not the biggest fan of this game, I can see why others are. The game is jammed packed full of great adventure. I remember playing a version of this game when I was younger, and I must say its nothing compared to what you can get now.
So what is the game about - The game is about fighting off the bad people effectively, by working your way through the virtual tasks. My boyfriend is completley addicted to this game, he claims that the graphics are excellent, which I do admit they are. I seem to have a problem with games of this kind, as they make me feel dizzy and sick when watching them - perhaps its a little fast paced for my liking.
It is fairly easy to use the controls on this game, you might take a little getting used to at first, but with most games its fairly easy to do once you get the hang of it. The game is rated at 16+ due to the violence within and therefore should not be played by those below this age.
The game is solely for one player and cannot be adjusted to play with two (i.e. against each other, or helping each other).
Give it a try for yourself, not exactly my cup of tea but others (probably males) will enjoy xx
Wow doesn't it seem like the Prince of Persia games have been around forever? I'm sure I remember playing the orignal on the Amiga and that must have been like almost 20 years ago. I must say that even taking one look at the more recent releases of the franchise show that the game has come a long long way from the sordid little 2d side scrolling platformer that I remember playing all those years ago.
So with Warrior Within we pick up where thelast game left off. After opening the Sands of time, the whyle Prince is back for more action adventure and puzzle solving in a way similar to that of how Link mastered his way through Zelda.
First off the graphics. they are stunning, I mine really beautiful to look at, the background environments are very realistic and can be at times jaw-droppingly good.
The fighting in the game has improved since last time with moves easier to pull off and a real sense of accomplishment when you destroy someone or thing. Plus you good to run up walls, that never gets boring.
The story is long and well thought out, it's been written well and will keep you addicted for a long time.
I would have to recommend this title as when I put it on I thought it looked like quite a daunting game but after an hour or so of playing it I felt at home. Prince of Persia is a very thought provoking game that most will enjoy.
We bought all the trilogy with my husband. It the perfect game we have ever played. The game has special graphics and very beautiful story. The story begins from the end of the "Sands Of time" where Prince used the "Sands Of time" to turn back time and change the history. He founds him self handing by Dahaka because he escaped his fate. Dahaka is the Guardian Of Timeline (a big and very fast monster - very difficult to escape) .
The prince is consulted and learns about the existence of the "Island Of Time" where the sands of time are produced. So he thinks that if he deters their creation, will be no reason for Dahaka to hand him.
He begins the travel to the island but he meets Shahdee's army on the boat. His boat and all his partners are dying and the prince survives and arrives to the Island of time. There he meets Shahdee again trying to kill Kallena. Prince saves Kallena who helps him very match. After a lot of and big battles Dahaka accomplishes to touche the prince but not to kill him. The prince find the Thrown room and discovers that Kaleena is the Empress of Time. I think that i told you very much about the game. Υou will discover the rests while playing. I do not say anymore in order to not spoil the magic. I have to tell you that the game has two different endings. Try to find the Water Sword.
You will feel big distress and you will not want to stop playing. I propose to play the "Sands Of Time" first, if you have not played it yet. You will understand better the story and you will learn how to move prince because in the second part it is a little more difficult. When you finish the "Warrior Within", try to play "The Two Thrones" and learn the end of the story. Keep playing!!!
Enter the dark underworld of Prince of Persia 2, the sword-slashing sequel to the critically acclaimed Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Hunted by Dahaka, an immortal incarnation of Fate seeking divine retribution, the Prince embarks upon a path of both carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death. His journey leads to the infernal core of a cursed island stronghold harboring mankind's greatest fears. Only through grim resolve, bitter defiance and the mastery of deadly new combat arts can the Prince rise to a new level of warriorship - and emerge from this ultimate trial with his life.