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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

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"Puzzles =)"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I haven't played any of the PoP:TFS (Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands) games in the past, apart from the 1989 original but recently had a nagging to try something different from all the MMO and FPS games I've currently been spending most of my precious gaming time on.

Choosing PoP:TFS was a good choice and I fell right into the game following the in game help as you jump around, clamber along walls and fight off enemy bad guys.

Starting out the game is simple. You quickly become involved in hanging from ledges, wall running and jumping and how some of the more simple puzzle aspects of the game work. Once the game progresses further into the story your character is given the ability to use other special powers the first of which is the power to freeze the flow of water. Using this ability slows water down to a point where it becomes solid and due to being solid this creates a new helping hand or obstacle for the Prince.

The use of this water system and the other abilities you gain further along the story make for a great challenge some times when forced to use them in conjunction with the other abilities. Imagine your running up a solid brick wall leaping out over a death defying drop as you head toward a huge waterfall with a water spout oozing behind it. You freeze the water too fast and you slam into a solid wall of water and plummet to your death. However if you time things right, you hit the waterfall passing through to the other side a little wet then quickly solidify the water around you, freezing the waterfall behind and the spout in front allowing you to grab hold, swing swiftly around it and follow suit with a Somersault after you let go, landing to your feet on the safe ledge opposite your beginning point.

Sorry I got carried away. Aside from these great puzzles and skill based sections where timing is essential and speed and precision a huge benefit – the combat system is fun. As some reviews have already stated you can pass through most of the game with the simple button mashing of the attack in the direction of the enemy. But I found a great amount of fun within the system they made. Simple attacks were a filler for all the fun things you can do. For example you can leap on an enemies shoulders and from there quickly decide to do either a bounding attack, springing off their shoulders and slicing them several different ways. Or do a kick/stun attack, again springing up and kicking them from the battle causing their friends to tumble if they're in the way. I found it great fun, the combat system is simple but certainly not lacking if you love to play with your foe before you slice them up!

The games time rewind is still there and comes in handy at those bad decisions and even while in combat. They have also included a talent tree system in the game. You gain points from killing enemies and after killing so many you can spend these points minor upgrades to your attacks your health pool, special abilities like more time reverse more water freeze time and so on. It makes for some minor replay-ability but not a huge amount. This is my only dislike about the game, and other games like it. They never seem to have much to do once you finish up.

Long story short The game is overall fun and if you've got the spare cash lying around and want something different from the other game styles then its a nice change. I would love to see Ubisoft make a level creator or something for PoP. It could go a long way with player created content.

Thanks for reading!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
"Great game " Purchased on Mighty Ape

Got the game just after the movie good gameplay and easy to learn action packed thriller worth it's price.

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"OK"
3 stars"

The game doesn't take that long to finish, and even with the Challenge mode I can't see people playing it again.

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Description

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is the next chapter in the fan-favourite Sands of Time universe. Visiting his brother’s kingdom following his adventure in Azad, the Prince finds the royal palace under siege from a mighty army bent on its destruction. When the decision is made to use the ancient power of the Sand in a desperate gamble to save the kingdom from total annihilation, the Prince will embark on an epic adventure in which he will learn to bear the mantle of true leadership, and discover that great power often comes with a great cost.

Features:
  • Classic Gameplay Reinvented: From huge-scale multi-enemy combat to dizzying feats of acrobatic prowess in gigantic environments enhanced by the Prince’s ability to control nature and time, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands will push the Prince’s prodigious abilities to unseen levels.
  • A Blockbuster Experience: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands will offer players unforgettable set pieces made possible by the advanced technology offered by the award-winning Anvil engine. With all-out war at the gates of the kingdom, the prince’s abilities will be challenged like never before through the course of epic wow moments.
  • Mastery Over Nature: Wielding powers of nature and time, the Prince will have unparalleled mastery over his environment and his enemies. The Prince will discover that harnessing the forces of nature itself will prove to be a devastating companion to his ability to rewind time.
  • Return of a Fan-Favourite Franchise: Set between Prince of Persia The Sands of Time and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands will provide fans a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe and deepen their understanding of the Sands of Time series.
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Release date Australia
May 21st, 2010
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Box Dimensions (mm)
138x190x15
UPC
3307212806893
All-time sales rank
Top 1000
Product ID
3749731

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