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Prince of Persia (PSP)

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Genre: Action, Manufacturer: Ubi Soft Entertainment

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      13.07.2010 01:15
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      This isn't really a great game because of all of its disadvantages, and I wouldn't recommend it.

      Prince of Persia: Revelations is what appears to be an all-round excellent game due to the general association of 'Prince of Persia' with quality and excellence, although my experience differs slightly from the general perception of the game. The game gets very frustrating at times because in certain areas of the game, you end up trapped, in the sense that you have to either find your way back, which is often extremely difficult, or you have to find a way to kill yourself, which is also extremely difficult.

      As well as that, it is extremely hard to kill bosses, and when you constantly die, it becomes extremely frustrating and annoying; feelings I like to avoid when playing games. The game has very good graphics that are to a high standard, and has the appropriate background music to suit the situation you're playing in, for example gloomy music for a gloomy environment; but due to great graphics and a lot of content, there are many many load screens that take ages to load, and this disrupts enjoyment of the game even further and become extremely annoying.

      There are also exciting fighting and general game-play moves that allows you to run along and up walls for example, and unlike in some other games, you're given the possibility to go back in the game if you wish to, for example, if you know your way back, you can literally return to any point in the game or to where you started, whereas some other games restrict that, but it isn't necessarily a great feature because most of the time you won't see reason to return. Also, you get to move about in all directions, as opposed to the standard left or right in many older fighting games, although this is also technically adventure too.

      A great piece of game-play is the ability to 'travel' back or reverse time by a good 5 to 10 seconds so that you can have another opportunity to retry that particular point in time; a good example of this is when you're on the brink of death and wish to reverse time to either try again, or flee, but of course all of the stats from that particular point in time will be restored, although, this feature has to be unlocked through the use of a certain weapon as well as possessing the necessary items.

      Unfortunately, the game has many hidden treasures that are necessary to finishing it, and missing even one of these treasures stops you from completing the entire game which is extremely devastating, and can be difficult to find because they are carefully hidden, and you have to move various items about and keep a sharp eye on the look-out, and if you happen to forget to look for them, then sometime in the future of the game you may not remember where you missed the treasure and in order to go back to look you also need to remember your way back, as well as search all of the areas, again leading to a very frustrating and annoying experience.

      The game also contains a variety of weapons that ranges from knives and axes to swords and miscellaneous weapons like the 'Rayman hand' that belongs to the main character in the gameboy game 'Rayman'. Personally I think this game is worth playing if you have incredible patience to both keep yourself from getting frustrated and annoyed as well as be willing to spend the time finding and using a walkthrough to complete the game properly or otherwise be faced with not finishing the game after so much investment of your time, not to mention money.

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        12.09.2009 21:43
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        Absolute disgrce of a game.

        Prince of Persia is a platform game for the PSP. You play the role of The Prince as he battles various enemies through the levels. I thought it was a very disappointing game for a varitety of reasons:
        The camera angles are really annoying and it is near impossible to see what your character is doing most of the time.
        The controls are clunky and awkward and take ages to learn. On one of the first levels you have to jump to a high platform and this literally took me hours through a combination of crap camera angles and stupid controls.
        The level's difficulty varies completely e.g. Level one is easy, Level two is impossible and Level Three is easy! ANother infuriating aspect to the game.
        In the first level, you are dropped in the middle of this place without a clue or direction for what to do next. At this stage I felt like smashing the game up even though I had only been playing for about a minute.

        One good thing is the graphics are alright, but if you buy this you won't care about the graphics because the game is so bad.

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          06.02.2008 15:31
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          Excellent Game On All Platforms & Is good On PSP Even Though Has Slight Glitches.

          Prince of Persia Revelations on the PSP is an updated version of Warrior Within. It is basically the same game play but with more levels and some new content. It has the same sort of platform action as previous Prince of Persia's in the series.

          I have played Prince of Persia before on other platforms, PC and PS2. Now recently played it on the PSP and must admit was quite impressed.

          The story starts were it left off from the previous game, Warrior Within. It shows the prince taking the path of mystery and carnage to defy his death. But in the path of the prince is his destiny the Dahaka, an immortal of fate seeking devine. It is interesting because previously in the game it was said that the prince's fate has been written and he will die. So in this game the prince masters new deadly combat to new levels of warrior ship and rise up from the defiance with his life.

          In the revelations the prince is still capable of doing mad flips and spins also beheading like previous games in the series, which has become a trademark of the game I guess.

          The games graphics are in my opinion as good as the game on other platforms. There are slight shade differences and fewer textures which are understandable being it is on the PSP.

          The controls are replicated exactly as the PS2 controller so are easy to grasp especially if you have played other games in the series before on the PS2. So would be easy to play on the PSP.

          Overall I think Prince of Persia Revelations is a good game on the PSP. But I have some bad news, sometimes during game play the background music stops which is a glitch it could do without as it does become annoying. Also the UMD loading is at times slow and takes more time than it should loading levels which also becomes annoying. I think this may be due to the graphical content which takes longer to load, not entirely sure. I would recommend it though as a game on any platform and on the PSP if you can put up with the slight glitches.

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