Re: Games Review Thread
Prince of Persia (2008)
ESRB Rating: T
For once, when a case says, "The story evolves based on the way you play", it actually means that. Prince of Persia is not just a story, it's an adventure. There are four main bosses to beat, who are underlings of the main boss. The story was really well put together, the way the hero is introduced, was very well done. The characters overall were amazing. You don't get many games like that. I had so much fun watching the cutscenes, and seeing the story progress the way I wanted it to. Nintendo could learn a thing or two from Prince of Persia for Zelda.
I absolutely love the art style. While I'm not going to say I enjoy it more than Skyward Sword's art, I will say that I really enjoyed the unique look. It is sort of realistic in a way, but at the same time, it has an artistic look. While obviously not everyone's cup of tea, it is a visually stunning style.
It's not every day I play a game and notice the music throughout the game. This, was one of those few games. The music matched the areas very well. The voices for the characters were very well chosen. Just really, the sound team did a wonderful job. Everything felt perfectly orchestrated.
The gameplay was a bit of a double-edged sword, where the bad is far outweighed by the good. While the controls felt awkward during travel sometime, most of the time, getting to places was very fun for me. Sure there were times when the character did something I could have sworn I told him not to do, but, how many games have you played where characters don't do that? There were also quite a few glitches. I can even point out that I thought the camera could be better. In the end however, climbing and jumping on crap, has never been so fun. What really makes the good sides of this double-edged sword outweigh the bad, is the combat. Every enemy is a challenge. You can't just hit every enemy, and them automatically die. Common enemies are tough, the bosses are even tougher. While you cannot really die in this game, the difficulty makes up for that. I would say this game is harder than Ninja Gaiden 2, just without the ability to die.
Lasting Appeal: 9.5/10
The game was very pleasing, and the way it was put together, makes me believe I would enjoy a second playthrough. While I went and got the 100% on my first playthrough, I had so much fun doing it. Due to the way the levels, characters and bosses were designed, I believe I could play this game a few more times, and not be bored with it.
Wonderful job Ubisoft, this game is a masterpiece. I could give this a 10 if the gameplay did not include glitches or control/camera issues. The puzzles, level design, characters and combat were more than enough to outweigh the downsides of the game. Such as the glitches, control issues, camera issues and the few magic abilities. Maybe those issues will be worth more to someone else.
"The closer you get to the light, the darker your shadow becomes."
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Last edited by Maikeru D. Shinigami; 09-09-2013 at 05:40 AM.