Already own Sands of Time and Far Cry on disk, not interested in the rest.
But if anyone still hasn't played the masterpiece that is PoP: SoT, now is the time!
I'm quite interested in PoP:SoT but I read the controls of the PC conversion were awful and I don't intend to buy a controler for the PC, so I'm hesitant whether to buy it here or get a used copy for the PS2. Does the PC version work well with mouse and keyboard?
I'm also a bit afraid that it might turn out a frustrating experience because I often suck at arcade game - easier games like Psychonauts and Tomb Raider are just challenging enough for me but if PoP is about lots of difficult jumps, maybe with critical camera angles, I see myself failing miserably ... ;)
Btw, can you save all the time or only at save points and in the latter case how far are they apart?
I played with the Xbox 360 controller myself. Honestly, I believe every PC gamer who has any interest in platforming or shmup games whatsoever should have a gamepad of some kind. I've been using them ever sine that first 4 button Gravis :).
I actually found Tomb Raider Anniversary (with 360 controller) more difficult than SoT. Sands of Time does use checkpoints, but they're not too far apart. And the most important thing is that after the introductory level you get the Dagger of Time, which allows you to undo any mistimed jumps as long as the dagger has sand in it. You recharge it at special paces and by killing enemies. That makes the game far
And nothing in Sands of Time comes close to the frustration of the jumps in the latter part of Psychonats' Meat Circus....
The only bad thing about SoT is that the combat isn't all that. They fixed the combat in the sequel, but broke everything else :(.