Friday, January 7, 2011

Prince of Persia series the Two Thrones

Yes you can mix it up a bit more and unlock new moves Fun I say in a sarcastic tone. Block....keep blocking, right my turn, gauntlet attack, sword attack the Elika's magical attack then repeat. After the great fighting you could do in The Warrior Within, we get this drivel!! And here is where my other moan is.

Each fertile grounds has a sort of boss which you have to fight and kill to allow Elika to heal the grounds and restore power to the Tree. Moving on, once you reach the healing place in the fertile ground it is time to do battle! But I will say the animations are superb. To be brief, I am not happy with the platforming element one bit! Also, the places where you are suppose to wall jump are nicely marked out for you with what looks like cat scratches along the wall.

To do a wall run and then jump to an opposite ledge, all I had to do was press X (yes I'm playing on the PS3....), then wait till he got near to the platform I am suppose to jump to and press X again. This did not impress me! When I first started I expected to be doing the many button platform moves that engrossed me in The Sands of Time, however, I was met with the same style of "platforming" as in Assassin's Creed, which makes platforming more like the gimmicky quick-time events that plague most video games these days and takes away the skill needed. You as the Prince has to jump, swing and do your usual platforming tricks to get to where Elika has to use her magic powers to heal the fertile grounds.

Nice and simple! It's the Prince's and Elika's job to heal lands known as fertile grounds to restore power back to the Tree of Life and stop the evil god Ahriman escaping. With the Tree of Life destroyed, Ahriman begins to infect the kingdom and its lands with Corruptions. The basic story premise is Elika's father and ruler of the kingdom destroys the Tree of Life, which contains the God Ahriman. The new cell shaded design is an instant win, for me, and the new Prince and his sexy side-kick Elika both look stunning.

The Ubisoft team have gone with a completely new art and graphical direction, with the game looking like a beautiful painted canvas. Now the Prince is reborn on the new generation of consoles with the Prince of Peria on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and the trusty PC. Lastly the Two Thrones melded these two important elements into one great game, finishing off the story brilliantly. The first Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time was a platforming gem, whilst The Warrior Within took the fighting mantel.

The last reincarnation of the Persian Prince on these platforms were fantastic. The Prince of Persia games have been around since the days of the Apple II and have graced previous generations of consoles like the PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

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