So Ubisoft re-released Prince of Persia: Sands of Time in HD for the Playstation Network as well as the other two games in the trilogy. I was wondering what people thought about this remake. I remembered really liking this game when it was originally released. But, it isn't quite as good as I remember. The camera is awful, the fighting utilizes a kind of messed up lock-on system, and the platforming isn't as good as I remember. For example, to do wall-jumps the player has to wait a bit after first hitting the wall before jumping again. If you press the jump button as soon as you hit the wall the Prince won't jump off the wall. There's an animation you have to wait through first. It can be really frustrating. Has anyone else noticed these issues? The remake was pretty well done. The graphics are still pretty nice upscaled but look very last generation in terms of design and tech. There is support for 3D but I don't own a 3D TV so I can't comment on how that looks. The sound design was surprisingly sparse and the acting is no where near as good as I remember. It's still pretty good but I'm just a little bummed it is not as good as I remember.
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time HD (PSN); Anyone Get This?
Yeah, I remember playing and liking the first one. So I bought that remake and I was amazed at how frustrating everything felt to me. It sounds crazy, but I actually can't help to think that something about how the game plays probably changed. Most old game I've played before that I try now plays fine, but, if it's still the same as before minus HD, this one aged horribly. Also every sounds were echo-y and far away. I don't know much about it, but I think that might be because I don't have surround sounds or something.
Also, I hate that annoying girl.
Yeah, it was released in 2003 and I tried to keep that in mind. But, I remember thinking this and Beyond Good and Evil (also released in 2003) were of the same quality. But, now that I've played through Beyond Good and Evil again with the HD remake, Beyond Good and Evil holds up so much better. I guess I was just expecting Sands of Time to hold up just as well.
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