Retro has evolved into a term of endearment in gaming. Pixel graphics and bit tunes are so vogue that new games actively seek to replicate the charms of old titles.
Yet retro also means a step back, a devolution. Returning to an earlier state isn't always a bad thing, but the implication is often negative.
Prince of Persia Retro is both: a triumphant return to the original game that started a phenomenal franchise and a regressive port with backward controls that single-handedly ruin a classic.