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Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PS3)
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Rather than follow up 2008′s cell shaded game, Ubisoft have decided to revisit the Sands Of Time storyline for its 2010 effort which coincidently is really at the same time as the film. KA-CHING! Can you smell a cash-in.

Forgotten Sands is technically the follow up to 2003′s Sands Of Time being set during the 7 years that bridge the original 2 games and sees the Prince being sent to visit his brother Malik right before the castle is attacked by Maliks enemies. After being initially separated from your kin, you seek to reunite with Malik as Malik himself searches for a hidden weapon in the castle. However in typical Prince Of Persia style, all hell breaks loose and its up to you to sort it all out again

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For those that have played the original trilogy, almost everything that you loved about the original series is still in place. The prince can still run over walls, bounce between walls to get higher, slide down curtains and flip over baddies in amazing flourishes. What is new in this series is its ability to allow you to freeze water. This allows you to use it to climb or swing to places you wouldn’t be normally able to however its easy to learn and you will soon learn how to jump from a frozen jet of water, unfreeze a waterfall to pass through before refreezing another jet to carry on your way.

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For this iteration, the amount of on screen enemies have been ramped up (not hard as POP2008 gave you 1 at a time) with dozens of enemies all waiting for you to kill them. This allows you to flip, flourish and kill in God Of War style frenzies. Outside of combat, you watch as the camera pans around where you need to go to complete the section and then allows you to attempt it yourself. Once completed, the camera shows you the next section and you do it again. While this is nothing new to the series, it would be nice to be able to attempt it myself without the games cues

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Forgotten Sands - like the original trilogy before it - is a very enjoyable romp in familiar territory however doesn’t really bring anything new to the actual mythology of the Sands Of Time and could easily have stood as a standalone product. I do now hope that they leave this storyline alone before they oversaturate it, and take another stab its the 2008 story that they created.

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Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)
Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PS3), 10.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating
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