Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Games Played 07/15/2009

Night Raid - PlayStation
Rhythm Heaven - NDS
Street Fighter IV - PC
Universe at War: Earth Assault - PC


Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2003)
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Platform: X-Box
Purchase Date: 11/21/2003

Time is a very precious commodity.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a game that sets an industry standard on how to properly revive a classic franchise. Though the game has opted for 3D structure over the original's side-scrolling 2D, the core gameplay mechanics still revolve around tricky platforming and tireless exploration of massive environments. This game is certainly much better than the classic PoP and creating something that is way better than the original is no easy feat. Besides the gameplay similarity mentioned earlier, keeping the Vizier as the game's villain certainly adds more credibility to the title to those who have played the previous PoP games - as a matter of fact, the first two PoP games are actually included here as well, turning what's already a fantastic game disc into something more of a collectible item. As the subtitle suggests, the game features a prominent element of time control but it's never gimmicky because it is seamlessly implemented into the gameplay due to its heavy significance to the game's plot. This game becomes a start of something beautiful for the franchise, with continued excellence all the way up to the latest installment that was released last year.

LIBRARY STATUS: 5 out of 5

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