Prince of Persia: Warrior Within Reader Review
as an adventure gamer, the first things that attract me in a game are the story and the music. prince of persia beeing and action-adventure game, the gameplay is responsible for getting these two main elements together.
i got really excited when i first found out that the prince of persia was beeing resurected, because the storry was good (as a fantasy and childish as it was back in the old days) and with the modern tech and with some inovating and good ideas it could really get be a game of the year title. i wasn't wrong, the game came out as a sparkling jewel and it's a game that every gamer should play, and every colectionist should have in his/hers collection.
well, we have here a masterpiece. the storyline twists and turns, as what we first know as beeing a friend turns out to be the enemy, and the twists of events are revealing to the gamer bits and pieces of information as the end of the game comes near, the story is beautyfuly exposed and the gamer can understand the plot of the story and the reasons of the prince. the evolution of the prince since the first title is remarcable: he's become a tomented soul searching to undo his past actions so that the ones he loves can live, and the way he speaks, the sound of his voice, what he speaks, all these reveal a new prince, a prince that has nothing to lose and that's what gives him strength and will to find a way to finish his quest.
the storry is filled with lonelyness for the prince, and this has made him mature. he is no longer the young and the childish prince that we knew in the sands of time. the look on his face is that of a mature man, knowing that this quest is all he has left.
excelent. marks the road of the prince in his quest in a remarcable way. heavy metal sounds with a touch of asian flavour, it gets deep into your mind and bings very good with the story and the princes's torrments.
i stand alone and straight out of line (performed by godsmack) was choosed perfectly for the main theme for this game. begining with the lyrics and ending with the metal sound, the song is a map for the prince's feelings and the overall feeling of the game.
the story has 2 endings (yep, i spoiled it for the ones who haven't played the game yet) but you have to play it to see what the endings are :D
at any moment, you can go anywhere on the map, even if sometimes it gets difficult to find the way. taking out the arcade elements in the game, the game is almost perfect. considering the arcade elements, it gets a bit more challenging and re-playability, even if the artwork unlocking hunt is sorta frustrating sometimes..
in my opinion the game is excelent balanced, and has a lot to offer. it's like reading a book but being able to see the characters/enviroments, feeling the music, and getting really into the game after the few minutes.
i give it a 9/10 and i encourage everyone to try it.
9 / 10