Probably the same. Prince of Persia was as good back in the day as Grand Theft Auto 5 was a few years ago. Sure games are relativly much better these days, but i think fun factor is the same at the time of playing.
@sethmode: I must admit it's losing me a little. I'm not sure how far into the act I am or how much I have left to do but this whole third act and map feel very underwhelming compared to the first two. Almost like they were running out of time/budget.
I know this is old but I'm currently playing through this game, about 55 hours in, halfway through act 3. And I very much disagree with the OP. Caster are fantastic, probably more powerfull than melee providing you know all the combos. The CC ability of mages is simply unmatched. Battlestomp/Battering Ram is great don't get me wrong but the breadth and depth of magic CC in my experience has been unmatched. Running 2 Magic + 2 melee.