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The Soon Forgotten Sands

Posted on 2010.08.26 at 15:02
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Monday I sat down and started playing Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. Tuesday I finished Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. Wednesday I finished all achievements on Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Putting aside qualms about the not very inventive storyline, repetitive combat, and pointless upgrade system, a game should not be completed quite so quickly. Sure I know through experience that platforming games, alongside first person shooters, are typically the shortest games you can buy, but getting a full 100% completion of any game within two days of playing is absurd no matter what genre that game happens to belong to.

This isn't to say the game was bad. In fact there were some distinctly good bits, the water power was pretty cool and provided some good puzzling and platforming moments, the memory power was a little underused but worked pretty well where it was. The storyline was pretty cliched and predictable, and The Prince was a pretty unsympathetic character, and I constantly found myself disagreeing with almost everything that he said. His snarky comments were there, but lacking a female companion to bounce off the whole thing seemed pretty pointless. In truth I don't know why they felt they had to go back to the whole Sands of Time thing? Well actually I do, because of the film. I liked the last Prince of Persia game. It is one of the few games that got me really invested in the characters up until I actually had an emotional reaction at the end of the game when Elika died and the Prince undid all of their hard work to bring her back. The Forgotten Sands on the other hand did not allow me to engage with any characters because of the three characters in the game the first was a sarcastic jerk who was constantly disobeying the orders of the one person who knew what she was doing, the second was a megalomaniac jerk who we were never really given reason to care about other than 'HE'S MY BROTHER?!' and the third was a pragmatic seemingly emotionless water spirit who turns into a sword.

I hope that once the hype around the Prince of Persia film dies down and Ubisoft are forced to consider where to go next with the Prince they head back to 2008 Prince of Persia and continue his and Elika's battle against Ahriman.</a>

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