IGN UK: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Review

What really makes The Forgotten Sands worth a look then is a return to the type of glorious head-scratching acrobatics we’ve not really seen since 2005’s Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones. It might not do anything to push the franchise into new territory but there’s a ton of good, old fashioned free-running to sink your teeth into, with a neat reaction-based twist thanks to the new elemental abilities. While it's undoubtedly bland compared to Sands of Time (and uncomfortably familiar at times), it’s unhampered by unnecessary convolutions which plagued later series entries. True, the button-happy combat might be a step backward in many respects but the sheer quality and purity of the excellent, inventive platform action should be more than enough to keep fans happy.

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xYLeinen2860d ago

Seriously, a 8? 1up also gave it a B+.

Ah well..

Kingdom Come2860d ago

Color me suprised.
I might actually check this title out.

Croash2860d ago

But doesn't compare to the original trilogy, nor to the 2008 Prince of Persia (which got a 9.3/10 by IGN UK).

Not sure if I'll get it one day, I still hate the prince's design.

ReservoirDog3162860d ago

Yeah, it sounds like it's a really good platforming game. Might not compare to the old trilogy but might get it down the line.

Theonik2860d ago

Seeing as the 2008 PoP got 9.3 i will definitely pick this up. I thought the 2008 game was terrible but this is looking good so far.

kingjoker342860d ago

the 2008 Pop game was a love it or hate it title. apparently IGN loved it.