What do you get when take a classic 2d adventure game, and apply new age technology? Prince of Persia is what you get.
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Prince of Persia starts out in a middle east like setting with harmonious notes of the chirping birds. Throughout the story you play as a young prince who has some of the best abilities in athletics and maneuverability. Not too long in the game, the prince steals the ever almighty Dagger of Time.
The nation?fs leader gets Prince to go and steal the Sands of Time, a large hour glass, which in all disbelief, wreaks havoc. The sands that were in the hour glass escaped and engulfed everything that was in Kingdom except Farah, prince, and the leader. With Prince feeling bad for what he done, he joins up with the Farah and goes and tries to fix everything back to normal.
Prince of Persia plays like a story book. When you die for some reason, , Prince will say, ?gNo, wait that?fs not how it happened.?h. This is a neat feature because it will leave you wanting to see more about what happens in POP.
Beside making a more ruckus, the dagger is also the key element to be able to beat the game. This important item, has to the power to kill the sand zombies and pack a few more goodies. These goodies I am talking about, are that the Time Dagger can rewind time if you are killed by a zombie or don?ft make it to a certain ledge.
The controls masterfully put into place, so you will be able to pull off any of Prince?fs moves with ease. When you get to a new area, everything in the previous level will be shut off from intrusion. Fly by?fs will be proven to be a nifty creation, as you can see everything that is ahead of you in the level.
Thanks to button layout, it is pretty much impossible to accidently ?eslip and fall?f of the ledges because each button has its own different ability. So you won?ft find yourself struggling for life because 1 button has 2 different functions.
What?fs nice about Prince of Persia, is that once you step into a new area, you are able to get a fly by on what is happening further into the level. If you ever get stuck in the level, you can go BACK to the save point and then it will show you again, what the level is like, further aiding you in your quest.
The coolest thing about POP is the kick ass moves. Pulling one after another can result in major pain towards the zombies. The simplicity also adds to the fun factor as it will not take nerves of steal, because it will not take for ever to get a move down. The satisfaction in killing with style is all to graceful.
Gameplay is heavy and it will have you thinking, killing, and observing. Defying gravity, running up across walls, swinging ropes, balancing on ledges, and pulling mad tricks that only ?e special?f Prince?fs can do is what you will be doing most of the game. Being the acrobat Prince is, he still has humanistic features.
The little details pull Prince of Persia together like peanut butter and jelly. Small little things you usually wouldn?ft notice, make the overall experience like you the player were living this whole masquerade.
Though Prince has his inhuman like features, he still needs help when he can get it, that is why Princes only living ?efriend?f, Farah is there to help. She is very vulnerable to attacks , but can be helpful in the heat of a puzzle. Since Farah is skinnier then Prince she can fit in smaller areas and can accomplish certain objectives that Prince cannot. The pair are inseparable and cannot complete the game without Farah, almost like Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy?!?!?
The first few hours of the game are it. You will have experienced anything and everything the game has to offer. If you been in one mob fight with 20 plus monsters, you?fve been in them all. Although the moves add a bit of flavor, the fun will soon diminish. The lack of difficulty settings will also add to the flame diminishment.
Graphics wise everything is a-ok , except with the issue of body construction. The faces tend to seem in a blah-ish like state. With the few CG videos it will add to the story to make it even more enjoyable.
Prince of Persia Sands of Time is still one of the best platformers, even with the flew and very distinct flaws. You won?ft notice them while you are having the fun of slaughtering the beast, while being able to pull off a few killing moves to finish the act.
From the wind to the musical score, the audio is right there in front of you. Brisk clean wind blowing from one ear to the other, is very plausible and restricting from you moving any further. To prove how good the audio is, they even added a level that will depend on how good your hearing ability is to be able to pass the stage. Voice overs also are one of a kind.
Prince of Persia has come a long way and is a force to reckon with. We have seen and felt the horrid powers Prince of Persia 3d was like, and we have been rejoiced with a new breed of entertainment….
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.