"Prince of Persia"
In spirit, the PS3 version of "Prince of Persia" is like the
very, very old version of the game you played on your Apple or PC
computer like a hundred years ago, where you guide a prince through
a variety of traps in a castle to rescue a princess. In the
PS3 version, you'll notice a few things, like the fact that the game
is a lot sexier, bigger, and easier. But, if you can pick this
up on discount or as a rental, this is a great game.
"Prince of Persia" only has about 8-10 hours of gameplay, but
what's here is fun--it's a fairly simply romp through four different
"worlds" that allow you to defeat a boss character after you make
your way through a variety of pitfalls, traps, monsters and double
entendres with the help of a (naturally) sexy sorceress who has the
power to help you during battle or save your life when you are about
to die. Even though you are carrying a sword, 90% of this game
is figuring out where to jump, to run off of a wall, to catch a hoop
that will swing you to a platform, where you will then fly through a
tunnel to land on another platform.
It's THAT kind of game.
For me, this was a great change-up, since I spend most of my time
killing people I don't know online; this one is a puzzle game, but
it is an incredible-looking piece of software and the dialogue
doesn't suck, which was a bit of a surprise. Beating the
bosses of each world is the goal, but you can spend hours looking
for orbs that allow you to acquire additional powers; this extends
the gameplay quite a bit, if you are willing to invest the time.
"Prince of Persia" will be a game that I will probably never play
again, but for a one-time run, it was cool. Now, I can go back
to playing games like
"Call of Duty 4."
Feedback? Comments? Salma Hayek's digits?
Bellview Rating System:
"Opening Weekend": Buy
this game right away, and don't ask me any questions as to why
that's a good move. A game experience that will almost
guarantee repeated controller abuse, lots of ManScreaming and high
resale value, you will assuredly play this bad boy for months on end.
after games have been out for a while, they drop in price slightly,
or can be bought for slightly cheaper in combination with other new
games. Usually, that's about $40. You'll feel good
getting the game for this price, since it isn't quite
run-out-and-get-it-right-now good, but it has enough game in the box
for a few weeks' worth of enjoyment.
game is not too bad, but you'd be better off buying it used from
either half.com or eBay. You also might let a friend buy this
game, let s/he beat it, and then try to buy it from them to make
them feel better. Yes, this does tend to feel like "Sloppy
"Rental": Like my
cousin Ron, you should always rent games that you aren't sure about
first, to make sure that your $50 is going towards something
worthwhile. For games in this category, this is the maximum
amount of money ($5) and/or time (3-5 days) you'll need to either
gain satisfaction from the game, or beat the game in its entirety.
Rental-rated games are also sometimes perfect for a weekend when you
are going to be at home on your ass, with some time to kill.
Games like this should have never been released. If you play
this game for any reason, you will regret every second of the
experience. Further, if you can get this game for free, don't
do it, because even for FREE, it will still be a negative experience