The Prince of Persia makes his way home to Babylon, bearing with him
Kaileena, the enigmatic Empress of Time. But instead of the peace he longs
for, he finds his kingdom ravaged by war and Kaileena the target of a
brutal plot. When she is kidnapped and killed, her death unleashes the
Sands of Time, which strike the Prince and threaten to destroy everything
he holds dear. Cast to the streets, hunted as a fugitive, the Prince soon
discovers that the Sands have tainted him giving rise to a deadly Dark
Prince, whose spirit gradually possesses our hero.
Master two very different characters as you engage enemies with the improved free-form fighting system. Strangle foes with the Daggertail or use new stealth skills to launch deadly attacks from the shadows. Explore the astonishing, varied locations, find your way into seemingly unreachable areas, and solve many twisted puzzles, while you witness the Prince's journey towards his undiscovered fate.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Intense Violence. 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 2012-08-16 07:57:51 by KainKlarden:
After the amazing gameplay-wise, but highly critisized art style-wise Warrior Within, Ubisoft did the usual choic for trilogies - tried to make "the best of two". And failed more, than succeeded.
The old voice actor is back, more "fairy-tale/magical" feel is back, no more dark, broody, bloody, godsmack-y Prince.It should be good, but it somehow isn't. The game throws out the styleread more of WW, which, while quite silly at times, was very stylish, but at the same time doesn't know how to recapture the feel of Sands of Time.
Gameplay-wise, it tries to do something similar, again with rather average results. Prince, somehow, becomes incredibly weak against enemies, forcing him to do stealth kills and a lot of quick time events at that, something that will become (in a different cover) a staple of the later Prince of Persia 2008 and Assassin's Creed series. But where Assassin's Creed design is inoffensively dumb and, actually, very fun to play with, action parts of TTT with Prince are more of an annoyance.
Dark Prince is nothing truly new, taking mechanics from the Sand Wrath Prince of WW and mixing it with a whip-like weapon. He's a bit more fun to play with, but still feels more like a good concept, which wasn't completed to full potential.
It still is a rather good game, but, as a more recent Forgotten Sands, it feels more like a "filler" game. Like it has an amazing potential, waiting to be unlocked, but some time and budget cuts. In this case, the problem may have laid in the move to the newer generation titles, or in the fact, that originally it was supposed to be a more darker, Warrior Within-styled game, which was redesigned to be more like Sands of Time.
It is fun for completing the Sands Trilogy. It is fun for running along the walls and completing the puzzles. But it's not very fun to play in terms of action. And it could've been much more.
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Posted on 2012-08-16 07:22:01 by Roman5:
Prince of Persia: The two thrones was the result of Ubisoft going back to the "More traditional" PoP formula. Warrior within was a "Dark and Mature" design choice that many people complained about so Ubisoft made the next game "More like sands of time" which is great but unfortunately this game lacks some of the things that made Sands of Time so great.
Let's start off with theread more Plot, the plot tries to wrap up and continue the ridiculous plot of Warrior Within and has contradictions and plotholes in the storyline, needless to say that even with this, the plot of this game is OK at best, you will meet some very familiar faces from Sands of Time but the story takes ages to go anywhere so keep that in mind
Gameplay wise it introduces new things but lets us down in other familiar ones. The Two thrones introduces the "Dual prince" system which as you progress through the game chances the price and his gameplay styles, I found the "Dark" prince to be much more fun than the normal one but be warned that as you play as this powerful "Dark" Prince, your health Depletes so you have to be quick and think fast. Other additions to the gameplay include "Stealth Kills".
Various new acrobatic moves and chariot racing. While the new additions are very welcome, unfortunately the whole experience does not feel as polished, dynamic and fluid as Sands of Time, the game is still enjoyable to play but has many things that slow down the game or make it tedious in places. The Puzzle elements would probably be on Par with Sands of Time. This game however is better than Warrior within as you do not have to revisit old places and backtrack, so that's good. Bosses are more frequent than Sands of Time and they are well designed. No complaints there
Graphics wise: This game isn't really a huge improvement over WW or SoT but it's still enjoyable to look at with various effects and cool cinematics, unfortunately the game lacks the attention to detail and polish as Sands of Time
Sound wise: Mediocre, Two Thrones has some very good music and effects here and there but the overall presentation is bland and forgettable, the Prince Voice Actor does the job very well though as do other actors
Lastability: The game will take you a bit longer to complete than Sands of Time and it has the same "Hidden Sand" for you to find to completely power-up if you feel like going for a second playthrough, nothing too big but it's there
Overall: This game is better than Warrior Within but unfortunately lacks the polish and extremely fluid gameplay from Sands of Time. Still, enjoyable and reccomended to Prince of Persia fans
4 out of 5 Star Rating
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Posted on 2012-08-16 10:15:29 by StayPuft:
I played and finished all the Prince of Persia games. This game is not as bad as everyone says. I remember playing it when it first came out and it was a fun game, good graphics and gameplay. If you're a fan of the series, you'll like this one as well.
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