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  • Summary: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is the next chapter in the Sands of Time universe. Visiting his brother's kingdom following his adventure in Azad, the Prince finds the royal palace under siege from a mighty army bent on its destruction. When the decision is made to use the ancient power of the Sand in a desperate gamble to save the kingdom from total annihilation, the Prince embarks on an epic adventure in which he learns to bear the mantle of true leadership, and discover that great power often comes with a great cost. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. A welcome return to the Prince we all know and love, but we feel that now we know him just a little too well. [Aug 2010, p.92]
  2. Forgettable story, linear levels, some technical snafus, boss copy-pasting, combat issues... the list of bits that don't quite cut it is long and it is all over far too quickly, yet Forgotten Sands is a fine addition to the Prince of Persia storyline that plays well and manages to capture some of the platforming magic of Sands of Time.
  3. It's really trying to be as brilliant and engaging as Sands of Time - but it does not succeed. Forgotten Sands is just a good, solid action-adventure with lots of fun moments, especially when it comes to acrobatics. But the combat feels blunt and the story is downright uninspired. Still, if you like the series, you should definitely give a try.
  4. The new Prince of Persia provides a satisfying epilogue to the Sands of Time trilogy, with the same kind of combats, puzzle solving and platforming. Too many familiar mechanics and a sure lack of flow keep this game from being the best Prince of Persia yet.
  5. It looks like Ubisoft can't leave the prince alone. This game looks a bit rushed and it's the weakest of the series. Nonetheless it's a good game and more demanding than the last one.
  6. Inoffensive, easy and relatively fun. [Sept 2010, p.60]
  7. Only those who never saw previous games in the Prince of Persia series, will find The Forgotten Sands interesting. By ripping off their 2008 Prince of Persia in everything except for backdrops, the developers failed to keep their promise and didn't even try to fill in the blanks between The Sands of Time and Warrior Within. Ah well, who cares about some old plot holes when there is a Hollywood blockbuster to milk?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Feb 14, 2011
    10
    From day 1, All the way back to its NES roots Prince of Persia has amazed people all over the world, the first of it's kind and the best too. The "Sands Of Time" Trilogy set the world on fire with it's unique game play and puzzles, it really made a milestone and kept it's throne "The Forgotten Sands" is part of the "Sands Of Time" Trilogy taking place between "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" and "Prince of Persia: Warrior Within"

    If you are into puzzles that make you think, and death defying jumps that make you doubt gravity exists, then any Prince Of Persia game is for you, Also if turning back time makes you happy... then also think about getting it.
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  2. Oct 17, 2010
    10
    many bugs got stuck in many levels still combat and gameplay is good graphics could be better overall its a good game but they really need to fix those issies save feature is still the same give a manual save new powers are very cool and good but it makes you unbeatable was very easy Expand
  3. Feb 5, 2014
    9
    Wonderful Game. I enjoyed the story and the game play I've played the whole Series. But I didn't like the new look of the prince in this game compared to the previous parts. Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2010
    8
    Thanks to the addition of several new gameplay mechanics, the platforming in this game is some of the most entertaining of the entire series. On that basis alone I think it's worth a purchase. On the negative side, the combat is still the worst part of the game, but thankfully this time around it's pretty easy and generally doesn't drag on for too long. Also, the story is pretty forgettable. Nonetheless the great platforming makes up for the faults. Expand
  5. Jan 5, 2012
    8
    Being a fan of the series I really enjoyed this latest chapter. Like the previous games, the weakest thing about this is the controls. It's still hard to plan certain moves based on some of the clunky angles and weird designs. Aside from that, The Forgotten Sands is an exciting, vibrant and entertaining game. The story is engaging with some good acting, the environment is lush and detailed, the engine runs smoothly, the music is beautiful and the AI is strong and smart. I only had the game crash on me once and the fact that the video options are outside the game make it very odd. The audio for whatever reason is too low and there is no way to raise the master volume level. All these kinks aside it's a great game with some very clever new additions to the Prince's powers and the leveling system is clean and simple. Expand
  6. Dec 27, 2010
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game has presented some of the most uniquye obstacles I've ever seen. The level design is challenging, but I found myself going .."not this again.." many times. The last stage in the sky was amazing and the level where you scale the sides of the buildings made me sweat in anxiety. The combat system is easy to use but I found the monster difficulty almost too easy. You really only need a few points in your tech tree to win the game. Nothing new in terms of the boss monsters, there are really only 3 types of monsters. The acting was good particularly from the main character and the model animation was pretty well done. But I could care less for the Russian accent on the chick. Graphics are nice, but using the high quality texture option slowed my system down too much (C2D 8400 / 9600 GT). The game crashed consistently on one of the levels if I used the time function, don't remember which one. It also skipped the instructions when you learn air attack. I had no idea what to do until I googled around. It also skipped the part where Ratash escapes the first time so I don't know how I got away. There were many times when the game didn't know where I was jumping and made me use a time jewel. The controls are a bit laggy, but bearable.

    I would definitely play another version of this take on PoP, but give a little variety and options, not so much a linear boxed environment.
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  7. Oct 3, 2011
    3
    No puedo dejar de hacer una opinion negativa sobre este juego, despues de jugar PoP: Las arenas del tiempo, uno de los juegos mas entretenidos que he jugado, esta nueva entrega me deja totalmente desepcionado cuando llego a una parte en la que no se puede avanzar y luego bscando en una solucion en internet me doy cuenta de que este juego no tiene un bug... tiene varios Expand

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