Posted by LiquidPrince (16122 posts) -

What is there to say about Prince of Persia, that any reasonable minded person had not yet surmised? The game is superb in all respects, and if you are looking for a game to get this Christmas, this is the obvious choice.

Story



Prince of Persia’s story is at first thought nothing more then an average, hero meets Princess and must help her save the world by healing parts of the world called Fertile Grounds, but what truly excels this game beyond mediocrity and into greatness is the attitude of the Prince and Elika and how they react to each other. The Prince while seemingly lazy at times, is a forced to be reckoned with, and is never at a shortage of quick little quips that will either make you smile, or maybe make you cringe a little. Now your thinking, “wow, the dialogue is cringe worthy” but that is not the case at all. The Prince in some ways so innocent that he can crack a stupid joke and make himself sound cocky, yet when he does show an emotion towards Elika, such as worrying about her, in that moment you can tell it is sincere. All the cockiness helps let the Prince shine, when the moments really call for it, and makes you care for the Prince. Likewise, Elika is like the perfect girlfriend. She is always there to help, is never annoying and manages to make you smile once in a while as well, either as a result of a response to one of the Prince’s jokes, or a joke of her own.
Let me help you up!


If the story isn’t seemingly rich enough, don’t forget that you have a dialogue button which allows you to talk to Elika, and she will give you back story on either the area you are in, her own history, or the history of the enemies you face, and stand assured, the dialogue is plentiful and informative. You could hear hundreds and hundreds of bits of info that you wouldn’t have necessarily needed, but help out flesh the back story.

Gameplay



Prince of Persia’s gameplay has been modified from the previous adventure. Now all acrobatics have been assigned to a single button while the gauntlet, your sword, and Elika have there own buttons respectively. I have heard people say that the gameplay is easy, and I like to say that that is not necessarily true. It’s not frustrating. There is a difference. The gameplay I would argue is actually more involving then the last trilogy. In the previous ones, you would press R1 or RT and you would wall run, and a single button to jump. That jump button would also be your all around acrobatics button. This time around you will need to jump, double jump with Elika’s aid, and even time some gantlet-ring grabs. The thing is that this time around, the gameplay has been designed to really flow, and minimize the time where you are standing around doing nothing. When you get a acrobatic string going, it can be truly breath taking.

Turn, turn, turn it!


Another portion of the gameplay is the combat. The combat in this game consists of one on one battle, where the Prince faces of against either single generic enemies or the bosses of the stage guarding the fertile grounds. The game does not have a standard combo system, but rather a system where you can string any combination of buttons together as long as you time it right. Timing these correctly can be really satisfying allowing you to pull off upwards of 15 hits, all extremely cinematic, and all extremely deadly looking.



Visuals



There is nothing I can say about the visuals that you shouldn’t already know. The game uses a technique called illustrative, which is a form of cell shading, but far more detailed. It looks absolutely stunning, with a unique visual style that will surely be copied over the coming years. There is just something amazing about healing a Fertile Ground and seeing a water color painting of a drab world suddenly turn vivid with powerful and glorious hues.
Vista's away!


The game runs almost flawlessly, and the only technical problem that affects the game visually is some rare bouts of frame rate slowdown. This is highly uncommon however, and the game usually pulls off it’s huge vista’s with relative ease. It doesn't hurt that this game pulls off all these feats while running at 1080P with a constant frame rate that rarely ever drops below 30. If there is one game that is a visual feast this Christmas, it's definitely Prince of Persia.

Audio



The game features a great audio score, that really shines once you heal the land, with melancholy sounds that really compliment the visual beauty. Equally as good is the audio of the corrupted world. It exudes creepiness and really sets the tone for your upcoming battle against the evil forces of Ahriman! The voice acting is also well done, and it should be noted in particular that the voice actor for Elika has a really soothing and likable voice. The Prince's voice is also amazing and I really like that it isn't a stereotypical voice. Matches his cocky attitude perfectly.
Buy me!


Overall



This game is one of those games that will be remembered into the next generation. It has a beautiful and epic story that ends in an extremely climactic way, and will make you beg for the eventual sequel. It has solid musical score, and voice acting and of course the visuals are stunning. If there is one game you should pick up this Christmas it’s definitely Prince of Persia. It gets LiquidPrince’s Princely score of:

5/5
#1 Posted by LiquidPrince (16122 posts) -

What is there to say about Prince of Persia, that any reasonable minded person had not yet surmised? The game is superb in all respects, and if you are looking for a game to get this Christmas, this is the obvious choice.

Story



Prince of Persia’s story is at first thought nothing more then an average, hero meets Princess and must help her save the world by healing parts of the world called Fertile Grounds, but what truly excels this game beyond mediocrity and into greatness is the attitude of the Prince and Elika and how they react to each other. The Prince while seemingly lazy at times, is a forced to be reckoned with, and is never at a shortage of quick little quips that will either make you smile, or maybe make you cringe a little. Now your thinking, “wow, the dialogue is cringe worthy” but that is not the case at all. The Prince in some ways so innocent that he can crack a stupid joke and make himself sound cocky, yet when he does show an emotion towards Elika, such as worrying about her, in that moment you can tell it is sincere. All the cockiness helps let the Prince shine, when the moments really call for it, and makes you care for the Prince. Likewise, Elika is like the perfect girlfriend. She is always there to help, is never annoying and manages to make you smile once in a while as well, either as a result of a response to one of the Prince’s jokes, or a joke of her own.
Let me help you up!


If the story isn’t seemingly rich enough, don’t forget that you have a dialogue button which allows you to talk to Elika, and she will give you back story on either the area you are in, her own history, or the history of the enemies you face, and stand assured, the dialogue is plentiful and informative. You could hear hundreds and hundreds of bits of info that you wouldn’t have necessarily needed, but help out flesh the back story.

Gameplay



Prince of Persia’s gameplay has been modified from the previous adventure. Now all acrobatics have been assigned to a single button while the gauntlet, your sword, and Elika have there own buttons respectively. I have heard people say that the gameplay is easy, and I like to say that that is not necessarily true. It’s not frustrating. There is a difference. The gameplay I would argue is actually more involving then the last trilogy. In the previous ones, you would press R1 or RT and you would wall run, and a single button to jump. That jump button would also be your all around acrobatics button. This time around you will need to jump, double jump with Elika’s aid, and even time some gantlet-ring grabs. The thing is that this time around, the gameplay has been designed to really flow, and minimize the time where you are standing around doing nothing. When you get a acrobatic string going, it can be truly breath taking.

Turn, turn, turn it!


Another portion of the gameplay is the combat. The combat in this game consists of one on one battle, where the Prince faces of against either single generic enemies or the bosses of the stage guarding the fertile grounds. The game does not have a standard combo system, but rather a system where you can string any combination of buttons together as long as you time it right. Timing these correctly can be really satisfying allowing you to pull off upwards of 15 hits, all extremely cinematic, and all extremely deadly looking.



Visuals



There is nothing I can say about the visuals that you shouldn’t already know. The game uses a technique called illustrative, which is a form of cell shading, but far more detailed. It looks absolutely stunning, with a unique visual style that will surely be copied over the coming years. There is just something amazing about healing a Fertile Ground and seeing a water color painting of a drab world suddenly turn vivid with powerful and glorious hues.
Vista's away!


The game runs almost flawlessly, and the only technical problem that affects the game visually is some rare bouts of frame rate slowdown. This is highly uncommon however, and the game usually pulls off it’s huge vista’s with relative ease. It doesn't hurt that this game pulls off all these feats while running at 1080P with a constant frame rate that rarely ever drops below 30. If there is one game that is a visual feast this Christmas, it's definitely Prince of Persia.

Audio



The game features a great audio score, that really shines once you heal the land, with melancholy sounds that really compliment the visual beauty. Equally as good is the audio of the corrupted world. It exudes creepiness and really sets the tone for your upcoming battle against the evil forces of Ahriman! The voice acting is also well done, and it should be noted in particular that the voice actor for Elika has a really soothing and likable voice. The Prince's voice is also amazing and I really like that it isn't a stereotypical voice. Matches his cocky attitude perfectly.
Buy me!


Overall



This game is one of those games that will be remembered into the next generation. It has a beautiful and epic story that ends in an extremely climactic way, and will make you beg for the eventual sequel. It has solid musical score, and voice acting and of course the visuals are stunning. If there is one game you should pick up this Christmas it’s definitely Prince of Persia. It gets LiquidPrince’s Princely score of:

5/5
#2 Posted by Vitefish (440 posts) -

I got one word for this game. That is... the shit!

#3 Posted by jakob187 (21732 posts) -

Sounds like a rental...but a damn fine rental at that.  Thanks for the review, sir.  Well written and worded.

#4 Posted by Coltonio7 (3156 posts) -

The sound really made the game for me. The way it changes after you heal the land I thought was 'pretty damn-awesome'.

Fights were also kick-ass. Good review Liquid ;)!

#5 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

I'll wait for the video review where you tongue the asshole of every developer of this game.

J/k, nice review dude. You made me decide to at least get this game before I get Mirror's Edge on the backlog.

#6 Posted by Unreal_dro (277 posts) -

Rental

#7 Posted by pause422 (6219 posts) -

Worth nothing more than a rental, even if it was the best game in this entire generation undoubtedly, because its a Sp game with no replay value. No, switching costumes doesn't somehow give it any.

#8 Posted by jakob187 (21732 posts) -

I totally just gave you + thumbs.  General consensus of reviewers has been that the game is damn good.  If people don't like the opinions, they don't have to read the review.  If they didn't like the review, they could simply state it.

I mean, hell...I remember saying that I would be renting it rather than buying it...but that doesn't mean I'm going to downgrade homeboy's review simply because I may not agree with everything he said.  =  /
#9 Posted by LiquidPrince (16122 posts) -
jakob187 said:
"I totally just gave you + thumbs.  General consensus of reviewers has been that the game is damn good.  If people don't like the opinions, they don't have to read the review.  If they didn't like the review, they could simply state it.
I mean, hell...I remember saying that I would be renting it rather than buying it...but that doesn't mean I'm going to downgrade homeboy's review simply because I may not agree with everything he said.  =  /
"

Thank you. See, reasonable. I have absolutely NO problem if anyone disagrees with my review, but to give me negative thumbs and then go on a bashing rampage is insane. If you don't like the review, state why, and I'll try to improve on future games.


#10 Posted by kovooraj (15 posts) -

Epic games are epic!

#11 Posted by Snail (8648 posts) -
#12 Posted by ReTarDedFisHy (1069 posts) -

Yeah Snail, no one saw that 5 coming...
ReTarDedFisHy was expecting an impossible 6/5 stars.

#13 Posted by LiquidPrince (16122 posts) -

I was allowed to give it a 6/5...? Be right back!

#14 Posted by Rowr (5824 posts) -

I rented this and finished it. But i plan to buy it and play through again fully.

Nice review.

#15 Posted by siLVUR (115 posts) -

It certainly looks good. I was looking for it during this Toys R' Us deal but they were all sold out. I might pick it up down the line, I just hope that because it uses the Assassin's Creed engine that I'll find annoying glitches and bugs like I did with AC.

Thanks for the review!

#16 Posted by hush404 (742 posts) -

Congrats Prince! Great stuff! I'm so getting the game for christmas.

#17 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Great review and good read, nice job. Thanks for posting.

#18 Posted by LiquidPrince (16122 posts) -

No problem, and thanks =)