Ubisoft animation director Jan-Erik Sjovall has told CVG that the publisher has "lost so many Prince of Persia players to God of War" - but is hopeful it can get them back with new release The Forgotten Sands.
come on, 9.5 for a 4 hour easy game is not worth my money.
^^^yeah I have to agree I think that prince of persia needs to take it back to how they did it before and I personally would like to see them go in an uncharted/assassin's creed 2 direction rather than what they did with this last game.
I think Ubisoft did a poor job with the last POP, wasn't to my liking at all. Loved Sands of time and Warrior within, they were loads better IMO. If the new game goes back to the old style of POP,(which I think most people want) then I would consider buying it. Don't think GOW pinched anyone from POP.
PoP SUCKS NOW! The Sands of Time was amazing, I love that game. Warrior Within was good too, but it was too combat heavy compared to platforming. The third in that series blew, though. It had nothing more to offer, and the story was incredibly weak. I haven't even bothered with the reboot, it looks like crap.
You should give it a try...it's pretty cheap now or just rent it.
Did I miss something and POP released the same day or something?
make the new PoP like the first and second one on the PS2 and it will sell
And I will be getting this Prince of Persia game too. I don't know why people would abandon PoP for GoW. They are different in a sense that PoP is more about platforming and puzzles and GoW is more about the fights and gore.
They figure we only play 1 game per year or something? I don't know about you guys, but I just might be able to find room in my schedule for two or three. :p
I've waiting for the next TRUE PoP title and it's finally coming after a long wait. PoP feels so different from GOW so I don't see why anyone who purchased GOW3 wouldn't want to play PoP:TFS. I personally never bought GOW3 because it's not really my type of game , but PoP is and I'm definitely going to get it Day 1.
GoW3 has a lot of variety, platforming. It's true game is H'n' S before anything else but you may very well end up having a lot of fun. Give it a rent.
now that I'm done with god of war... i do feel like visiting the prince again. his games were fun, and sorta remind me of god of war (or vise versa... i'm at least now more interested in the lost sands... tho i wish there was a way for me to play the old 3 again. maybe a collection like GoW did?
what the hell is with people hating on 2008's prince of perisa? I really enjoyed myself, and felt the atmopshere to be rich and invigorating, not to mention the fact that the soundtrack was very nice and moody. Art style I really enjoyed. People I guess, as history suggests, despise change.
I liked the new art-style but the game overall sucked. No challenge, it got boring easily, not to mention it was totally disconnected from the main storyline. At least I couldnt make any connection.
Sands of time was a blast and i really enjoyed it. The characters worked really well together. Excellent game, more of the same please and i'll buy.
So according to this guy, it's impossible for a person to play God of War and Prince of Persia.
GoW is in its own class I have yet to see a game like and as good as it. Sorry Dantes does not cut it.
If you mean current gen, then yes. On Ps2 there was Onimusha, which had plenty of balls to rival GOW. POP itself also stood up to GOW on the ps2. If Capcom makes a new Onimusha, its gonna own for sure.
GoW outclassed everything last gen too. Nothing felt as big or grand in scope (I'm trying not to say epic, that words getting so overused, even if in GoW's case it actually fits.) The graphics, sound, story and overall presentation still are rarely equalled and GoW2 would have got many GotY awards if it wasnt on a "Last Gen" machine. I do agree on one thing, I'd love another Onimushu. I've been praying for this since DMC4 was announced which is the weaker series, only in my opinion of course. Samurai, Ronin and Ninjas rule. Dammit Sony, make a Tenchu game already.
It's a tight fighting game going against big-ass monsters playing as a hard as nails guy with gore everywhere and loadsa stuff dying in an insane amount of ways. GoW plays out as a spectacle and it's why it's such a good game. Prince of Persia is more of a puzzle based game with fighting put in, and GoW is more of a hack-and-slash with puzzles. They're both pretty much different areas of the same type of game and should proberbly stay that way because they appeal to both audiences.
On the Ps2, POP maxed out the console. The current gen POP didnt even max out the wii. If they want to be top level, they better deliver a game that makes the 360 and ps3 sweat.
Warrior Within is the most hated game of the trilogy? It was my favorite PoP game. The atmosphere, the pacing, the fighting and the music.
Only thing I didn't like about the 2008 PoP was it was too easy. Other then that I thought it was the best in the series, except the original.
If PoP wants to distinguish itself from GoW it should intergrate the environments more into the combat. Its more of a platformer than a brawler and thats something that GoW lacks. GoW should have had more spikewalls or bottomless pits and stuff to throw people into. "This is Sparta" afterall. One of the things I loved about Uncharted 2 was how you could use your platforming skills in a firefight, ei to get to higher ground or behind cover. If PoP could blend combat and platforming during fights and it would play like the best Jackie Chan movies, y'know before got all doughy and slow making american films.
i love BOTH franchises, and think that the two Trilogies are the best of last generation. Sands of Time, Warrior Within, and Two Thrones were all GREAT games (even the often frustrating Warrior Within). i thought the puzzles, combat, and narrative were excellent, just like i do with God of War. i think the puzzles in Prince of Persia were more "fun" than in GoW, simply because of the blending it with his acrobatic skills. Kratos isn't an acrobatic guy compared to the Prince, but his puzzles were also pretty good, but i never really got stuck on a GoW puzzle like i did PoP puzzles. and even though God of War 3 is a simply FANTASTIC, unbelievable game in every category, i'm eagerly awaiting Forgotten Sands. Ubisoft Montreal has never disappointed me with a PoP game (i loved the 2008, cell shaded Prince also, and am disappointed to see it go in favor of Sands, but the new one looks promising). this constant pitting games and franchises against each other needs to stop. it's so fricking DIVISIVE. franchises can co-exist with each other, and contrary to popular belief, more than one series in one particular type of genre can be GOOD (for example, the Silent Hill games and the Fatal Frame games are both Survival Horror, and both are GREAT series; Halo and Killzone are both FPS series, and are BOTH GREAT series). personally, i'm getting tired of gamers, the gaming media, and the developers/publishers inciting all this fanboyism. it's not doing the industry any favors as a whole. we are ALL gamers. we ALL love and enjoy games, and we all have our preferences, which are neither right or wrong. my favorite genres are Action/Adventure and RPGs, and i'm not going to ignore Prince of Persia because GoW3 was great, just like i won't ignore FFXIII or White Knight Chronicles, or Mass Effect or Dragon Age. genres can have more than one quality representation of their craft. Ubisoft pointing fingers at God of War because Prince of Persia lost some fans isn't God of War's fault. they certainly haven't lost ME as a PoP fan, and i LOVE God of War too. fancy that.
pop use to be this thing... but GOD OF WAR is the shyt right now.. man.. pop just got crap.. (running around with a girl) how lame..
Prince of Persia (cel-shaded) is what PUT OFF POP players. Beautiful graphics but gameplay is terribly simple and easy. -End statement
For good reason. PoP has sucked since Sands of Time
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