Saturday, January 24, 2009
Prince of Persia (PC-2008)
I really dont thing that this game could have been any worse. I never thought i would say this but the original Dos based Prince of Persia game that i played 15 odd years ago was more exciting and fun. How could they mess up so bad I have no idea. They took one of the best series of games and turned it into a failure talk about doing a 180 the wrong way and landing flat on ur face.
The previous saga consisting of The Sands of time, Two thrones and Warrior Within had made the PoP series one of the most addictive and entertaining. Thus the new release had a bar to match up to and lets just say the bar was tooooooooo far out of reach. Where to begin with the terrors....
Lets start with the character models...
There is a black outline around the characters...How and y would u want that... there is no way to change the graphic settings so good luck there... While playing the game u feel like u are in some photoshop version of a very cheap animated movie. This totally sux even the old engine would have been good.
The fighting style... The free form fighting style where an action lead to many different opportunities and options was an amazing way to play the game making it unique to the played and leaving them to option to hack and slash in a way they felt was fun. The new combo fighting system seems fun initially but it has too many limitations and is too simple for veteran PoP players. Not Fun at all and highly monotonous after a point.
You will spend maybe an hour running around collecting orbs of magic for ur companion that is trying to rebuild the sacred land and get rid of the darkness that is spreading. This also again get boring since it is the same thing over and over again. The puzzle solving has been made slightly annoying now and is going towards the tomb raider complexity which is not a good thing at all. PoP is not a Puzzle game its an action/adventure game why would u want to make it a puzzle game. Moving on u have spent an hour running up walls and swinging off ledges and stuff and u have finally come to an enemy and ur like aite lets kick some ass. You start ur combo and co-incidentally after 3 hits u have reached the end of the platform that u are fighting on and boom it goes into a cutscene where ur combo is broken the enemy who may have been in the air courtesy of ur combo is standing on the ground in front of u and u stab him. So all the fun has been squeezed out of the game.
There are no hoards of enemies to fight and multiple attacks to chose from its all running around trying to heal the land. I mean WHAT THE FUCK!!!!! This latest installment of PoP is so Bad that i dont think it even deserves a rating but since thats what im here to do I give it a 3/10 for Scenic Beauty. The gameplay is crap and the game is no fun at all.