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Prince of Persia Review (Xbox 360)
Posted by Alex Element457 Ramirez, 40 days ago

One of Ubisoft Montreal’s most successful franchises is undoubtedly the Prince of Persia series. Its platforming shenanigans have kept players entertained since the days of the Apple II. While Ubisoft hasn’t always been the publisher, there is no denying that they have made the series into what it is today. In the newest game, Ubisoft has designed a completely new look and Prince for the game, but with so many resources being put toward the art style does the rest of the game suffer in comparison?

As I stated earlier, Prince of Persia features a new wildly entertaining art style. Feeling almost as if it were a cross between the cel-shaded graphics of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, the vibrant colors of Okami, and the darker undertones of a game like Shadow of the Colossus. All in all, it’s a pretty impressive package that never really fails to impress graphically. Shadows are drawn to perfection, and the game’s two distinct environments feel incredibly detailed and unique. I particularly liked how well the game transitioned from a lush environment to a very dark and spooky one.

Like most games from this generation, Prince of Persia features some massive landscapes with some very lush environments and some very nice looking character models. Built around the art style, the new character models in Prince of Persia look distinctly familiar to past games but still feature the remodeled look.  The only real complaint I could find graphically is that the game recycles some of the battle animations too much. I think the source of that is largely due to the game’s somewhat shoddy combat mechanics, but I will get to that a little later.

 Our Rating for Prince of Persia Review (Xbox 360)
4.0
Replay
Any game that boasts a “Beat in under 12 hours” achievement isn’t going to have a lot going for it in the long run.
9.6
Graphics
The art style looks great in the world of Prince of Persia. Now I only wonder if the art style was made to complement the story or vice-versa.
6.5
Sound
Its score is really quite underwhelming, but the stellar voiceovers help keep the action moving forward.
6.0
Gameplay
The simplistic and methodical nature of the new combat system will drive fans of The Sands of Times series crazy.
0.1
Multiplayer
N/A
6.9
Overall
Prince of Persia is a great example of a great game failing to reach its full potential. The repetitive nature of the game will challenge you to finish the game at all.
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  #1 Jan 12, 2009 12:29:11 40 days ago

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For reference, this game received 9.4 at IGN. Best comment there is the guy that asked if there was a mix up and it was supposed to be 4.9 hehe...


 
 
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