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Schala Feb 1, 2006

So the Prince of Persia trilogy has ended, and I....I'm kind of sad. I'm certainly hoping they're planning on making more games for the franchise on the next-gen systems. Has anything been rumored?

Despite what most everyone else has apparently said about the series, I liked the Prince's character throughout. It would have been silly to have someone go through what he did and NOT have him change from a pampered prince to a brooding, hunted character to finally making peace with himself. He may not have been always a lovable character in Sands of Time, but he felt what anyone would probably feel if caught in such a situation.

And yes, I liked the rock music. ^_~ I wouldn't listen to such music alone, but I liked it within the game.

Amazingu Feb 1, 2006

Haven't played the Two Thrones yet, but I definitely plan to.

I think the reason why people prefer the Prince from Sands of Time, is exactly BECAUSE he's not Loveable all the time. He's kind of a stuck-up spoiled little prince, in a charming way, which was just captivating, and much MUCH better than the "Dark Prince" who, as Penny Arcade so eloquently put it, 'smolders with generic rage'.

( http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/12/03 )

There was nothing likeable about the Second Prince, I thought.
Also, on the music, I also loved the Rock Music from Warrior Within, but only standing on itself, and NOT within the game.

Zane Feb 1, 2006

I enjoyed all three POP games immensely, with Two Thrones being the overall "best" and Warrior Within being the "worst". But that doesn't mean much, because all three games are great in their own right.

Sands of Time was a great introductory game to the revitalization of the series, but after playing WW and TT it seems overly tame and repetitive, especially with the battles and formulaic design (Solve huge puzzle, fight tons of dudes, do crazy platforming, fight tons of dudes, save. Repeat.). However, it's a game that I can go back to and play again after playing the other two in the series, and that shows its value in my eyes.

Warrior Within's music is awesome, in and out of the game. I have the OST and enjoy it a lot; especially the "generic" butt-rock. If I were chased by the Dahaka for seven years I'd be pretty pissed off about it, too, so I can see the Prince's "dark" side being an important part of the game. What I did not like about WW was the backtracking. If it were a solid adventure like SOT or TT, I would have liked it a lot more. However, it was still a lot of fun and to this day is more enjoyable than more than 90% of the action games that are out there.

Two Thrones was the best of the three, IMO, because it took the best parts of SOT and WW and threw in some new gameplay mechanics to make the best action title of the year. Maybe it's just me, but TT was way more fun than God of War. The duality of the Prince and Dark Prince is perfectly implimented, from the differing play styles to their attitudes and overall appearances. TT welcomed back linearity, which is a strong point in this series. Great music too, although there is no butt-rock to be found.

I just beat TT last month, but I want to go back and play through the Trilogy again sometime soon.

Dais Feb 1, 2006

Well, there's talk of a movie, I think. And I'm pertty sure it's now a "Ubisoft franchise", which means it will stay with us until the day it's not profitable (or a bit after).

Personally, I'm hoping for either:

*Prince of Persia (1+?)2 for Nintendo DS, with lots of pointless but neat DS touches (maybe add an optional enhanced combat mode using the touchscreen)

*Another Castlevania+Metroid clone, like the GBA game

shdwrlm3 Feb 3, 2006

*Another Castlevania+Metroid clone, like the GBA game

Ooh, nice to see the GBA game get some recognition. I actually played it before I played the PS2 version of The Sands of Time, and thought it was a brilliant continuation of the original side-scrollers. Great level design, responsive controls, and an even niftier story than the console version. Oddly enough, it actually took me more time to beat than the console version.

Warrior Within was supposed to be released for GBA, but was abruptly canceled. It did, however, appear as a Mobile game:

http://www.gamespot.com/mobile/action/p … eview.html

I haven't played it, so I'm not sure if it's a Castletroid clone, but it does look quite good.  Hopefully someone will find a way to emulate it wink

The Two Thrones was announced for a GBA release as well, but has also yet to see the light of day. Again, though, a Mobile version did come out.

The duality of the Prince and Dark Prince is perfectly implimented, from the differing play styles to their attitudes and overall appearances. TT welcomed back linearity, which is a strong point in this series. Great music too, although there is no butt-rock to be found.

Hmm, I've yet to play WW or TT, but it's good to hear that the dual nature of the Prince is put to good use.  I still can't get over the banality of Jak/Dark Jak in the Jak II.

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