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PoP: The Forgotten Sands gets a reviews round-up

Tuesday, 18th May 2010 19:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Reviews for Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands are going live, and we have a few of them rounded-up for you below the break.

So far, scores are around the six and eight marks.

As usual, if you have any others to add, throw ‘em in the comments section and we will update accordingly.

The Forgotten Sands hit the US today, and the UK get’s it on May 21.

A PC version is slated for June 4.

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  1. dragct

    Gamer365.hu (360) – 6/10

    http://www.gamer365.hu/show-article.php?id=512&article

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gheritt White

    Looks solid, will get.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. doctorstrange

    http://playstationlifestyle.net/2010/05/18/ps3-review-prince-of-persia-the-forgotten-sands/ 3/5

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Rodrister

    Spanish review, VicioJuegos: http://www.viciojuegos.com/analisis/Prince-of-Persia-Las-arenas-olvidadas/Sabe-a-arenas/5361/38476 58/100 Wii Version

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Alakratt

    I’LL GET THIS FOR SURE….when it’s $20.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    I’LL GET THIS FOR SURE….when it’s £20.

    I’m being slightly more generous :P

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Dimacorgan

    @6 AHAHAHA!!!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Alakratt

    @6

    LMAO!!! Good one!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. PsychoPCG

    Played it. As a POP fan I should say it’s just crap.
    The character’s animation ? ridiculous.
    Combos ? don’t even think about it … Way behind Warrior Within.
    Totally disappointed.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Alakratt

    You see? Even a PoP fan says it sucks! This is a rushed-movie-tie-in, nothing more. Ubi will never admit it though.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Tallon 4

    They fucked up a great franchise..

    #11 4 years ago
  12. PsychoPCG

    Exactly. Looks just like those cheap games to me.
    It just ruins all your good memories of the old Prince.
    I don’t know why Ubi is killing its own legends.
    Prince is the second one after Sam Fisher IMO.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    @9

    Really? I played it today as well, for like a hour or a bit longer. The graphics looked quite good compared to the unimpressive trailers i had seen. The animation is indeed alittle stiff, but it doesn’t really take away from the game IMO, didn’t think it was THAT bad.

    The combat definitely wasn’t as fun as the previous one, the combat in that one looked spectacular but it was only one on one. But the combat IMO should have been a bit more like Assassin’s Creed. But still it really felt like a true POP game to me. Plenty of climbing and swinging in the game, and i hadn’t even seen the water element, which seems cool. Not that its changing ridiculously much.

    Also i was impressed with the level design, it all looked really good and what you expect from a POP. It’s just not bringing anything new to the table though.

    Personally i enjoyed my playtime, and i’ll buy it eventually, just not now in these busy times for gaming.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. endgame

    I bet now they wish they made a follow-up to the 009 title. :D

    p.s. which btw I liked

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Bulk Slash

    I’ve cancelled my pre-order, it sounds like another failed attempt to emulate Sands of Time without understanding what made that game so great.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. AHA-Lambda

    yeah i want a sequel to the 2008 game! >:(

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Moonwalker1982

    I remember awhile ago on a forum(forgot which one) and one of the dudes there claimed he was from Ubi and revealed that this wasn’t the ‘true’ sequal to POP. The real sequal to the 2008 POP has been in the making ever since POP 08 was finished apparently. Pretty soon the message was editted though and the person asked if people could stop talking about it. I guess he received some smack from it, from Ubi.

    But personally i don’t understand all this negativity. The game graphically looks fine, in the beginning parts of the game you see that wall exploding and falling on top of enemies, i loved that bit and its simply fun. Maybe the people that really dislike it, played more of the game than me…i played like a hour and half. And enjoyed it.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. The Hindle

    What has happened to Pop is best described as this. Basically i think that the team who made the 2003 sands of time game accidentally mastered and perfected the 3d platformer, and it was a case of them not knowing how they did it.

    I geniuenly dont think that the team who made sands of time knew they were making a game that would change platforming. Another factor is Jordan Mechner, Jade Reymond and Patrice Desilet all moved onto other things after the game came out.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. PsychoPCG

    @Moonwalker1982 yeah, you’re right about the PoP 2008 sequel as far as I know. They actually divided the franchise after PoP 2008.
    But about the game … look Moonwalker, if you have played all PoPs you probably know what i’m trying to say.
    PoP:SoT was great at the time because of a nice story, its unique way of gameplay that offered a balanced mixture of platforming and combat along with some puzzles, it’s well created characters and the Prince’s great acrobatics and combos. Everything looked so good and fresh in 2003.
    After that they went on making PoP:WW that was a decent sequel. With a darker theme and good use of some metal music and improved battle system.
    Then they started their failing process with PoP:TTT.
    I mean why the hell do I needed those stealth action stuff ? The game was pretty much boring (except for some of that Dark Prince sequences) that I actually left it after 4-5 hours.
    And i’m not going to consider PoP 2008 cause it was totally something else.
    But this new one is disappointing to me because it has actually nothing to offer now in 2010.
    The graphics are no match to these days blockbusters, character’s animation which was one of the biggest positive points of the series is utterly bad (really more than “a bit stiff”), the lip syncing for this generation is like a joke and the combat system is just awful IMO. Plus it doesn’t even have a solid story.
    I think the only factor that keeps this from getting a 4-5/10 is this new elements system.
    Do you really thinks that’s enough for a sequel to one of the best franchises in year 2010 ?
    Give me a good reason why someone should buy this game for his PS3 when he already has something as epic and great as GOW III ?
    Just because of all this stupid now dated “climbing and swinging” ?
    I don’t think so …

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Alakratt

    Ok, this game makes me miss 2008′s PoP. Yes, the game was way too easy, basically played itself. But the platforming was awesome, the graphics were something new for the franchise and the fantasy setting I liked. Of the game didn’t played itself the platforming would’ve been fucking awesome. And yeah, the combat: if they can’t do it well with multiple enemies, then stay with the single enemy fights, they were nice IMO.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Blerk

    Ah, shame. The videos already had me a bit concerned, though. Maybe I’ll pick it up once it gets to a tenner, like I did with PoP 2008. :-)

    #21 4 years ago
  22. AHA-Lambda

    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/review-prince-of/100332

    7.8/10

    gotta say overall while not great the reviews are higher than i expected

    #22 4 years ago