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Shooting Palanx
13-08-2008, 03:28 AM
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within - (Released 2004)

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This is the second installment to the Prince of Persia franchise, developed by Ubisoft as always, takes off where Prince of Perisa: Sands of Time took off.... Well this is how the story goes....

Following the revelations of Sands of Time, the sands of time were opened in the previous game by the prince unaware of what dangers it was going to bring, which only means one thing and that is that whoever opens the sands of time must die....since he did not die in the previous game, an unstoppable beast chases him called the "Dahaka" who is the guardian of the timeline that hunts down individuals who don't belong in the timeline, bringing balance back to the timeline.

With this in mind, the Prince has only come to one conclusion and that is to travel to the Island of Time, to meet the Empress of Time, where he will prevent her from ever creating the sands, thus meaning the Dahaka won't exist....

This game has evolved some what from the prequel, I just thought that the game was absolutely brilliant, I'm sure others would disagree with me, but that is just my opinion, I had a lot of fun with it, and considering how hard some parts were it just made oh so sweeter when I finally beat the game, mind you I got this game recently while it was on sale.


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Well the gameplay is pretty much the same as Sands of Time, but it does have some key changes to it, in this game you can duel wield certain weapons, one weapon being the main weapon, and the other weapon is one you can pick up anywhere within the game such as from Enemies.

Also the free form fighting has been improved slightly you can still vault, and use the surroundings to your advantage, but now you can leap over your enemies at the press of a button, and have the option of hurling them to a distant, taking there weapon thus killing them, slicing there heads clean off, or my personal favourite strangling them until they suffocate.

The prince in this game is some what more "macho" if I don't say so myself, still blessed with the abilities to wall run across and up walls, he can leap from wall to wall also, and has an incredibly ridiculous balance. He is seen as much more darker, you can see this from his image where he has some tattoos, and he uses curse words which didn't exist in the previous games, such as "Die you Bitch"..

The one thing in this game that frustrated me was the obstacles, some were easy to figure out, and some were just plain annoying to find out, I'd say that the length of the game was a tad shorter than Sands of Time, but still long none the less, considering the amount of traps you had to dodge and the ridiculously hard obstacles.

In the previous game if you noticed, the enemies didn't really spurt out blood, where as in this game it was more realistic the enemies spurted out blood, and in my opinion were much tougher than the enemies in Sands of Time.


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Another thing that occurred to me was how "mature" the game was in comparison to the Sands of Time, such examples are obviously Shadhee in the beginning of the game, where she is shown with a rather revealing attire showing the sexually explicit nature of some of the characters. This is also shown within the Empress of Time as well.

The music was pretty good, it had a much more "rock" element to it, where Sands of Time really didn't have any music besides Persian music, well duh the game is Prince of Persia right?

Overall the game wasn't bad, and I really did have a good time playing it, the more frustrating it got, the more determined I was to beat it....it had good graphics, good characters, and an awesome display of gameplay imo. If I lost a copy of this game I'd definitely go out and buy another copy :)

My advice to people is if you REALLY want to enjoy this game, do play the first game, because it would REALLY make a lot more sense, keeping in mind I played this game first, than Sands of Time.

Rate: 10/10

RabidDemon
13-08-2008, 03:37 AM
nice review:D. i liked this game but i broke it *sob* and never got to finish it :P

Shooting Palanx
13-08-2008, 03:40 AM
Broke the CD?

Well go out and get a new copy like I suggested :D

I finished this game 2 weeks ago, and only found out there are indeed 2 endings to this game :p

RabidDemon
13-08-2008, 03:43 AM
well, i'll check it out ;)

Shooting Palanx
13-08-2008, 03:44 AM
You should, truly a wonderful game.

To get the full scoop of the entire series, I'd start from the first PoP than play this one.

Star Hustler
13-08-2008, 03:49 AM
Nice Review Palanx, I really love this game well I actually love all of them to bad some people just give up on them cause its a very puzzled game. By the way Theres gonna be a Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie being made and Jake Gyllenhaal is going to play the Prince of Persia. Its Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, Directed by Mike Newell and Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It should be good nonetheless though. :D

Shooting Palanx
13-08-2008, 04:20 AM
I don't know, I don't see Jake as the prince of persia at all, I was hoping for an actual guy from the persian regions to play him.

The movie won't be made till some time over the next couple of years.

A lot of people gave up on this game, because it was simply too confusing lol. I found it rather fun and more exciting beating it.

How hard were the executioners? they gave me a run for my money, and the ladies that kept flipping and flipping...

GAH!! MEMORIES :p

TheOneOfAllTime
16-08-2008, 01:13 AM
shooting palanx doing a review on a PoP game and giving 10/10 i thought i would never see the day :D:D:D:D:D
but seriously it is a good game but 10/10 i would give it a 9 but thats me personally

Shooting Palanx
16-08-2008, 04:35 AM
Yeah these reviews are all based on opinion really, and since I'm a nut about the series it only just added to my decision right :p

A 9 would have been nice, but this game was just AWESOME :D

TheOneOfAllTime
16-08-2008, 09:25 AM
True PoP 2 is a great game i n i have got it on gc but a 10 isint that reserved for legendary status like wii games :D:D

Shooting Palanx
17-08-2008, 08:08 AM
Like I said, it's more of an opinion thing.

Personal wise, I think it did deserve 10 :)

Bujaka
18-08-2008, 11:23 AM
if i just got this game would i not understand the story?

Shooting Palanx
18-08-2008, 02:27 PM
You'll understand the story, but to get the feel for the game, I'd play the first one.

The story isn't that hard to get anyways, so I say play any of the games in order of your choice.

I bought this game not knowing that there were sequels to it lol...

So in conclusion, BUY IT :D

halo-fan-4ever
18-08-2008, 02:53 PM
i really like this game, i got the psp version called "revalations", i agree with its well deserved 10

Shooting Palanx
18-08-2008, 10:28 PM
Wow thanks Halo xD

Revelations differs to this game though, I think it's a bit more harder with extra puzzles added in?

halo-fan-4ever
18-08-2008, 10:39 PM
i would think revalations would have less stuff in it? since they have to tone the game down to be able to run on psp

Bujaka
19-08-2008, 11:19 AM
i had prince of persia- the two princes? is that wat its called? on psp, the killing was quite kl

Shooting Palanx
20-08-2008, 02:04 AM
Nice, yeh the two thrones is the third game of the trilogy, and that is also an awesome game in it's own right.

You should get Sands of Time or Warrior Within, whichever tickles your fancy Bujaka xD

Bujaka
20-08-2008, 12:24 PM
lol i will see, what are the main differences between the 2?

Shooting Palanx
22-08-2008, 03:39 AM
The gameplay is rather different, the fighting is more fluent, the only thing that's the same is the wall running, etc...

Get either game to enjoy it to it's fully capability.

Freeze
22-08-2008, 08:48 PM
Hey Shoot what console did you have this game on?

I had it on GameCube, if I see it on offer I might get this game on Xbox or PS2 as well, since I did enjoy it.

Shooting Palanx
23-08-2008, 06:10 AM
I played this on the XBOX, and got the game for I think 20 bucks or so...

Worth it imo...