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Prince of Persia Trilogy Pack

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"Uneven but entertaining trilogy"
4 stars"

All three games share lush environments filled with entertaining jump-‘n’-climb puzzles. The first two games have separate stories, which the third game tries to tie together with partial success. Basically, “Sands of Time” was tremendously influential and beloved; “Warrior Within” tried to cash in on its success; and “Two Thrones” tried to repair the damage.

“Sands of Time”: very stylish, with the emphasis firmly on a charming story. Excellent soundtrack. A story-based game, framed around puzzles, and broken up by occasional and very graceful combat intended more as a diversion than as a challenge.

“Warrior Within”: an action game, framed around combat challenges broken up by occasional puzzles. The combat is still fairly graceful, but with the emphasis firmly on bad-ass combo moves achieved by random button-mashing. Story? What story? The stuff about exploring the same environment in two times is pretty neat in principle, but leads to a lot of running backwards and forwards before you work out where to go and in which time.

“Two Thrones”: somewhere in between the two extremes; adds the option of using stealth to take enemies by surprise, but combat has now lost all its grace and stylishness. (And why is the Prince wearing so much mascara?) The game relies solely on the environments for its looks.

All three games suffer from consoleitis, the first game mildly (save-points; you are required to exit to the main menu in order to quit), the other two very badly (combat by random button mashing; unskippable animations at every opportunity; loading screens take as long as the animation does, not as long as the actual loading).

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
"Pretty damn good adventure games."
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Even though these games are a few years old now, the environments are still stunning. Together they contain hours of running, exploring, climbing. They also tell a very compelling story, something that most games lack these days.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Excellent trilogy, disappointing packaging."
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

OK, the games themselves are now quite dated. But nevertheless, they are still very fun to play and the combination between puzzle-solving and combat seems to be quite well balanced for most of the time. More puzzle solving then God of War for example, but also more child-friendly. Gameplay is fun, with different elements of aerobatics and free-running incorporated quite well. The games will also run on many set-ups, being a bit older, but as with many older games, if you have a decent rig, dial up all the graphics settings and it doesn't look too bad. The story is intriguing and I am looking forward to playing the second two having played only the first before now. It will also be a good lead-up to the forthcoming release of the new Prince of Persia. Two small complaints though. At times, they do feel slightly like ported games(which they are) and camera angles get a bit funky because of this. The other minor complaint is with the packaging. While the picture might lead you to believe you get one big case with the three games inside in their plastic boxes alas, this is incorrect. You get one box with three paper CD slip-cases(you know, those ones you thought died after Windows 95) and a small piece of paper with the System Requirements. Lovely. No artwork, no manuals. Gutted, guess you'll have to Google it?

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Description

This cool pack contains:
  • Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
  • Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
  • Prince of Persia: Two Thrones
The Sands of Time

In medieval Persia, Earth's mightiest and most mysterious kingdom, a king and his son defeat the powerful Maharajah, looting his palace of priceless treasure, including an extravagant hourglass and a mysterious dagger. What the Prince does not realize is that these two objects can turn their possessor into an immortal god, and give him control over time itself. Tricked by a dying Vizier bent on harnessing this terrible magic for himself, the Prince releases the Sands of Time, destroying a kingdom and turning its populace into ferocious demons. Now, it is up to the young Prince of Persia to call upon every resource and ounce of courage he possesses to save his kingdom and redeem his fatal mistake. Warrior Within: The Old Man said to the Prince, "Your fate has been written. You will die." Enter the dark underworld of Prince of Persia 2, the sword-slashing sequel to the critically acclaimed Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Hunted by Dahaka, an immortal incarnation of Fate seeking divine retribution, the Prince embarks upon a path of both carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death. His journey leads to the infernal core of a cursed island stronghold harboring mankind's greatest fears. Only through grim resolve, bitter defiance and the mastery of deadly new combat arts can the Prince rise to a new level of warriorship - and emerge from this ultimate trial with his life.

The Warrior Within

Features:
  • The Game of the Year Returns: Prince of Persia 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the universally acclaimed Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, the undisputed Console Game of the Year for 2003.
  • A Warrior Reborn: The Prince has matured immeasurably since his courageous fight in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. He returns here with deadlier skills, a darker heart and a craving for battle.
  • Free-Form Fighting System: An intricate new combat system lets you wage battles with no boundaries. Manipulate the environment and the enemies themselves to develop your own unique fighting style. Plus, an all-new projectile attack system allows for a variety of ranged combat tactics.
  • A Violent Underworld Revealed: Explore and conquer a cursed island underworld, breeding ground for the most brutal, unrelenting monsters to torment mankind.
  • Control the Ravages of Time: Ravage enemies with the devastating new combative powers of the Sands of Time, opening up astounding variations in fighting gameplay.
  • Fight Harder, Play Longer: Hours upon hours of action await in your fight for survival, including various bonus incentives for those who finish the game.


The Two Thrones

Features
  • Choose your way to fight: Master the expanded Free-Form Fighting system to destroy enemies in your own style; strangle enemies from afar with the deadly Daggertail; or surprise them with full-speed one-shot kills using a brand new stealth art. The choice is yours.
  • Battle freely through Babylon: Dominate enemies on the perilous rooftops, dodge through chaotic streets, and ambush pursuers in dark, underground passageways.
  • Immerse yourself in a dramatic story: Experience unparalleled depth in storytelling as you fight your way through a twisting tale filled with adrenaline, tension and discovery.
  • Manipulate time to surprise enemies: Execute powerful attacks against entire armies by slowing down or rewinding time, or surprise them by using some all-new Sands of Time powers.
  • Experience a masterful blend of gameplay: True to the Prince of Persia franchise, the game provides a variety of action combat, agility and story-driven puzzles“ all masterfully blended together into a rich gaming experience.

 

System Requirements:

Windows XP/2000
Pentium 3 1Ghz or Athlon 1 GHz
Graphics: DirectX9c Compliant Graphics Card
Sound: DirectX9 Compliant Sound Card
DVD Rom: 16x CD rom 4x DVD Rom
Hard Disk: 2Gb per title
Release date NZ
October 25th, 2006
Publisher
Media Format
PC CD-ROM
Box Dimensions (mm)
138x190x15
UPC
3307210214638
All-time sales rank
Top 1000
Product ID
1550153

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