Prince of Persia is the second time the old Prince of Persia game has been rebooted. The first time was in the last generation of Xbox and PS2 in the form of Prince of Persia Sands of Time. Now with the Xbox 360 and PS3 the series has been rebooted again this time with a new prince and a new animated art style that makes the game look like you are playing in a very artistic painting more so than a video game.
The story is quite simple. You play as a nameless tomb raider who is in search of his donkey when he comes across Princess Elika who is on the run. Being the ladies man that you are you decide to help the princess and in doing so get sucked into a story that involves a king who has started the process of releasing a dark god by the name of Ariman and his daughter, the princess, who is trying to seal the dark god back up in the temple.
Most of the game is simple platforming trying to get to places called the "Fertile Grounds" while collecting items called "Light Seeds" and in the process destroying Ariman's evil minions who are trying to spread a darkness called the "Corruption" across the land.