Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands is yet another sequel in the storied franchise that has done so well that Disney decided to make a movie about it. Ubisoft is one of the top game designers and they have made another notch in the world of Prince of Persia. The world is lush and desert mythology comes back to the forefront. This franchise started in 2003 and with new platforms such as the Playstation 3, the graphics are finally up to par with the storytelling in Forgotten Sands.
As with any good franchise there have to be things you expect along with new elements that want to make people want to buy the game. This new game has both elements that made the original so popular with new battle sequences and tactics that make it more like a modern video game instead of its original premise.
Back is the rewind feature that allows you to back up, see your mistake, and try to correct it the next time around. Not only can you analyze where you went wrong but you can try it over and over again. The architecture and style of buildings makes for fantastically lush palettes for gamers to get lost in.
Battles have gotten bigger and better. Now you can melee against several enemies at once with cool moves and weapons that make combat all the better.
Like some other time-twisting video games where alternate dimensions are the key to success, you can recall other periods of time to get what pieces of the building you need to progress along the game. Think of this as Prince of Persia in four dimensions.
Not So Good
I was expecting better graphics from such a storied franchise. Even the graphics in the trailer look like they spent more time on the setting and less on the characters. The movement is good but they have sacrificed characters with visual depth for terrific gameplay. I guess we still can’t have the best of both worlds from the Prince of Persia franchise just yet.
Some people might think that the classic movements are the same and boring but I find them to be different from other games in that this is what makes Prince of Persia great. Each character in a franchise has their signature moves and wall jumps and slides. Mario has his moves and the Prince has his.
Rated T for Teen, this game will run sixty dollars on the PlayStation 3 as most franchise blockbusters are more expensive than regular games. XBox 360 and Wii also have versions you can buy.