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  • Summary: These PS2 classics have been upgraded with HD graphics and are ready for 3D-enabled televisions for the first time ever!

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  1. Apr 6, 2011
    80
    Prince of Persia: The Sands of the Time has maintained its charm and, even with all the necessary distinctions, seems to benefit from high-definition remastering. Thanks to the graphics it appears more colorful and clean, beautiful to behold, and in general we like the idea of rediscovering a great game.
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  1. May 30, 2017
    8
    Quality platforming with some frustrating and unfair combat added as gimmick. The puzzles are few but well implemented. Game length isQuality platforming with some frustrating and unfair combat added as gimmick. The puzzles are few but well implemented. Game length is suitable for busy people with few hours to play. HD version runs smoothly. Expand
  2. Dec 19, 2010
    7
    I have never played any Prince of Persia, so I said to myself: "This is your chance to experience them" ... after playing the first in theI have never played any Prince of Persia, so I said to myself: "This is your chance to experience them" ... after playing the first in the series... I came to an conclusion that it still has stuff to offer today...

    THE POSITIVE:
    - The story is simple but interesting
    - Awesome fighting mechanics
    - Puzzles are fun
    - Time rewind option
    - HD remake
    THE NEGATIVE:
    - Sounds are bad, sometimes even hollow and just plain awful. (Is this a convert issue?)
    - Short (about 7 hours)
    - No replay value

    CLOSING COMMENTS:
    It's worth the purchase and if it didn't had the sounds issues, it would've been a lot better.
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  3. May 31, 2019
    6
    Never played these games except for a bit of Forgotten Sands. Thought I'd give the original trilogy a go with this HD collection. I think theNever played these games except for a bit of Forgotten Sands. Thought I'd give the original trilogy a go with this HD collection. I think the platforming aspect of this game is great. Movement is fluid and the puzzles and obstacles are clever. The combat is awful though. It's just so frustrating and inconsistent. Why is it that sometimes I can rewind but other times I can't, even when I have sand tanks? Countering is annoying to get right and some attacks can't even be countered. God forbid an enemy uses a sweep attack when you're on your last drop of health and you're out of rewinds.

    And the Power of Haste ability (the only useful ability in the game) is weird and possibly broken. To use it you need both the yellow circles and the white crescents to be full and at equal level, but if you happen to upgrade your yellow circles you can't use Power of Haste until you also upgrade the next white crescent, which means you won't be able to use it in the next fight if you happen to upgrade the yellow circles right before you get there. For one fight I had to reload my save and NOT pick up an upgrade just so I could get past it. The way this was supposed to work made no sense to me.

    Not to mention the entire game is one long escort mission where you can't let Farah die. She is a nuisance in every combat section. She will either die or get in the way. It sucks. The game doesn't have a difficulty level either. It's just one size fits all. I would've gladly played on Easy just so I didn't have the urge to throw my controller every half hour.

    On top of all this there is one glaring technical issue with this remaster. All the sound effects sound like they're echoing. I don't know if this is new to the remaster or if it was in the PS2 version as well but it just sounds crap. And you can barely hear characters sometimes because the voices are so low.

    I came out of this game frustrated and glad it was over instead of having enjoyed myself and I don't like that.
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