Prince of Persia or Dead Space?

#1 Posted by Carnage1290 (114 posts) -

Only reason I'm asking is I want to buy one of those two from games on demand since their both only $20, but I can't decide which.  I owned Dead Space for a while but didn't really get into it, I probably played about a quarter of the way through it and just kinda stopped.  I've never played that Prince of Persia so it would be completely new for me but I'm not sure based on what was said about it when it was released.  Length of the game is a factor since I'm really bored lately and whichever one could entertain me longer the better, but that's not completely what I want to base the purchase off of (since I think Dead Space is a good bit longer than PoP).  So I decided to put the question out there.  If you could only get one, which would you choose?

#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Dead space is a game I loved. Play it on a harder setting for real fun. 

#3 Posted by masterherocard (419 posts) -

If you didn't really get into dead space the first time, it might not be that different. Try playing PoP for a bit

#4 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

Dead Space is an awesome game so I would go with that because I am not sure which Prince of Persia you are talking about.

#5 Posted by Alphazero (1539 posts) -

PoP is easy, easy, easy, peasy. 
 
It's fun, for sure, and beautiful. I really liked the voice acting and most of the story, but gameplay-wise it's not much challenge. (If that's important to you)

#6 Posted by Carnage1290 (114 posts) -
@Alphazero: 
The difficulty is a factor.  I don't want to spend the money on it and beat it in a day because it's so easy.  If you beat it about how long would you say it took? 
#7 Posted by Carnage1290 (114 posts) -
@c1337us:  PoP 08 I guess I can call it.  The one released with the awesome new art style that was apparently super easy.
#8 Posted by jos1ah (325 posts) -

I'd say Dead Space is easily the one to get in my opinion, but since you started before and it didn't hold your attention maybe you shouldn't waste your money on it again. I just didn't care for Prince of Persia...No challenge or thrills. Sure it looks good, but I just kinda figured I'm walking through this game and what's the point in playing.
#9 Posted by s10129107 (1184 posts) -

I bought PoP and would unbuy it if I could.  it's not bad...  I haven't looked at it since.

#10 Posted by Ghostin (369 posts) -

Dead space is the better game.   If you want to play PoP I'd recommend renting or borrowing it  (you can finish all there is to do in the game in about 8 hours).
#11 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

Prince of Persia.

#12 Posted by TooWalrus (13232 posts) -

Anyone who says Prince of Persia is out of their damn mind. I'm looking at you, buzz_killington.

#13 Posted by habster3 (3600 posts) -

I really liked PoP; somehow the game felt longer than it was, in a good way. I haven't played Dead Space, though, so I guess I can't judge.

#14 Posted by clubsandwich (3795 posts) -

Dead Space, although it is a bit short, but it's great.

#15 Posted by MajorMitch (533 posts) -

I really like both. But if I can only have one, Dead Space.

#16 Posted by Shirogane (3579 posts) -

PoP 08? 
If so, then Dead Space.
#17 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -
@Carnage1290 said:
" @c1337us:  PoP 08 I guess I can call it.  The one released with the awesome new art style that was apparently super easy. "
It was super easy and a great game. But I would rather play Dead Space still.
#18 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Both, man! I loved both, but I'd normally give the edge to Dead Space, HOWEVER, if you didn't like the first quarter of it, you're not going to suddenly change your mind and like the rest of it. Go with Prince of Persia. It's great. Just be aware that it's gameplay, while not bad, is simplistic and likes to hold your hand. Still, it's a fun, beautiful ride while it lasts.

#19 Posted by Great__defunct__Northern (127 posts) -

I loved Dead Space, but like you I was kinda iffy on it about halfway through. Sometime after that I really got into RE. So, when I went back to Dead Space I had a whole new appreciation for it. Bottom line: if you like RE and that sort of game (Alan Wake as well), then go with Dead Space. All in all, it's absolutely fantastic. 
 
As for PoP, I'm actually just playing it now. Seems more of a casual experience - lots of running, jumping and exploration. Far cry from the horrifying yet linear Dead Space.

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