Awaken the merciless Warrior Within! Back from the brink of death the
Prince has to face his most fearsome opponent yet. The mythical beast
Dahaka won’t rest until our hero is dead. In his struggle for survival the
Prince ventures onto the mysterious and foreboding Cursed Island, where he
faces a horde of dark, demonic creatures. Fortunately, our hero isn’t the
boyscout he used to be. With his newly found inner badassdom and a new
arsenal of deadly weapons and fighting techniques, he’s ready for whatever
danger he might encounter. Or is he?
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within builds a new layer of depth and complexity on the dynamic combat system of it’s predecessor, The Sands of Time. Freeform fighting mechanics combined with a wide range of swords, axes, maces and even improvised weapons will allow you to slay your foes with style!
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes. PEGI Rating: 16+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows® XP / Vista® / Windows® 7 Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD AthlonTM 1.5 GHz (Intel® Pentium® 4 2.4 GHz recommended) Memory: 512 MB (1 GB recommended) Hard Disk Space: 2+ GB Video: DirectX® 9 compliant w/ 64MB RAM (128 MB recommended) Sound: Direct X 9.0 compliant DirectX®: DirectX 9.0 or higher
Posted on 2012-07-31 07:40:23 byKainKlarden:
Warrior Within was a controversial release. It's not surprising - the ar direction was completely different from the beautiful magical Sands of Time, the narration went from a fairy tale to a teenage Godsmack fan wet fantasy. Hell, the sand enemies BLEED. As in red blood.
These things are incredibly stupid, i'm not even going to try to justify them, apart from saying, that theread more art design is actually quite good, even if quite "grungy". But what is absolutely amazing about Warrior Within, is gameplay. The game is very open-ended, playing closer to Metroidvania title, than to the linear experience of SoT. The combat, the worst part of SoT (even though it had some good ideas and looked good), is absolutely fantastic. In fact, i still consider it the best of its kind, God of War, eat your heart out. And the acrobatics and avoiding the traps is still as good as in SoT.
So, what we have is probably the best Prince of Persia game (sorry, the classic one), which unfortunately has some issues in terms of art direction and the story. And some technical issues, which i expect to find in the GOG release as well, since the game was never patched. So you may experience no sound in several cutscenes and few annoying bugs. There are very few, but it's still a shame, that Ubisoft never bothered to fix them.
P.S. There's also a nice bonus for PoP fans in the form of tons of videos in this game. Videos about history of PoP and about making of Warrior Within. Very interesting stuff.
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Posted on 2012-07-31 10:44:26 byApteris:
Warrior Within is an improvement of almost every aspect of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time as well as being the continuation of its story--a story that will continue in the third game, The Two Thrones--and as such should not be missed out on.
No longer the youth he was in the first game, an older, more harried Prince is forced on the run by a powerful and quite single-minded mythicalread more creature--which, unfortunately for the Prince, turns out to be all too real. In the course of evading his pursuer and finding a way to stop it, the Prince will visit a variety of interesting locales in two different though interwoven timelines.
Everything that was fun to do in the first game is here improved. The platforming is fast and fun and fluid, there are more things you can climb and wall-run and slide down on, there's a wider variety of enemies, and the combat is a VAST improvement on the first game with dozens of new moves.
The game was criticised on release for its aesthetic and its darker tone. It's true it doesn't retain the magical feel Sands of Time had. It's also true the setting is at times both figuratively and literally dark--at times the level design does grate. For all that, however, the game world is interesting, expansive, and worth exploring. And the sections where you are chased by the Dahaka and have to run for your life are, for me, the best part of any Prince of Persia game, ever.
A final word of advice: be sure to get all life upgrades, in order to get the Water Sword. Don't be afraid to consult a walkthrough to learn where they all are--even though the game lets you backtrack, when I played it there was a bug that prevented me from getting one of the upgrades, thus preventing me from reaching the [SPOILER REDACTED].
You'll have fun with this game.
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Posted on 2012-08-15 15:11:51 byhoserama99:
After the great plotting and theme of Sands of Time, we get an entry that improves upon the gameplay, and then destroys a lot of goodwill by adding some nonsensical changes - heavy-metal music to battle scenes, an angry Prince who decided to die his hair black, and some over-the-top sexualized misogyny in the form of Shahdee and the Empress of Time.
I'm not OK with the Prince yellingread more "You bitch!" at nearly-naked Shahdee, and the weird moaning and "pleasure from pain" lines during battle suggest that the designers - now minus Jordan Mechner - are not much above the level of 12-year-old boys.
Still, if you can get past that, the platforming and fighting aspects are top-notch.
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