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What a f...... waste....
on 5 March 2004
Doesn't sound good, does it!?! Don't get me wrong. In many ways this game is great. It's got some of finest grahpics I've ever seen on the xbox, and the gameplay is superb.
The prince can do all sorts of acrobatics, not to mention running along the walls.
Of course there's the ability to alter time, even rewind it if you like. This really comes in handy during the game, because you ARE going to fall down from ledges and get killed by various traps and enemies a lot.
Now, why only 3 stars, and not 5 like everyone else? For one, many of the puzzles in the game really aren't that hard to figure out. So what do we do? The solution is to add lots of enemies. So basically instead of challenging our brains somewhat more, we are dependent of luck. Because you are going to end up in situations where you are attacked by 30-50 enemies I'm sure. Having 3 or 4 of them hacking you to pieces (even while you're lying down) gets old really fast. Believe me. This is even more "fun" when you in addition to keeping yourself alive, are dependent on keeping Farah (a mysterious girl with a bow and arrows that help you out along the game) alive as well. She pretty much dies if the enemy even looks at her. Imagine how much fun that is when you're facing a hundred foes.
Too bad. This game is great in so many aspects. The fact that it's been hyped so much seems make everyone scared of giving it less than 5 stars. It's no 5. Sorry.