Wednesday, December 3, 2008

PRINCE OF PERSIA 2008 (Pre-play Review)

Ubisoft are bringing us yet another awesome looking game in the time tested (no pun intended) and highly successful Prince of Persia franchise. The game which was originally developed by Brøderbund and published by them and Konami way back in 1989 for the PC, has seen several transformations in its time as it successfully made the transition from the old platform model to the new age 3d environments of the modern era of gaming, while maintaining the tradition of being available to fans of the franchise on both PC and Game console platforms.
Later editions of the game included: Prince of Persia 2(1994): The Shadow and the Flame, also developed and published by Brøderbund.
Prince of Persia 3D
(1999) : which as the title suggests was the first 3d version of the game and was developed by Red Orb entertainment and published by The Learning Company. (Though in 2000, a version of the game was published by Avalanche software and published by Mattel for the now defunct Dreamcast.)
Prince of Persia
"The Sands of Time Trilogy": Which included Prince of Persia(2003): The Sands of Time, Prince of Persia(2004): Warrior Within and Prince of Persia(2005): The Two Thrones, all developed and published by Ubisoft (Montreal).
The game also had several remakes with versions made for portable gaming with: Battles of Prince Of Persia(2005) for the Nintendo DS, Prince of Persia Classic(2007) which was released on XBOX live arcade, the Playstation network and was also available on Mobile phones, and the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Fallen King(2008) which is the Nintendo DS counterpart to the upcoming Prince of Persia(2008) game that is set to be released anlongside it this december.
I always loved this series and it has proven to have one of the few (if not the only) characters from the stoneage of gaming that has successfully made the often difficult transition to the present era. The success of the Prince of Persia series has also resulted in the Guinness World Records awarding the series 6 world records in its "Gamer's Edition of 2008", with records including "First Motion-Capture Animation in a Video Game" and the highest rated platformer ever on the PS2 and Xbox. Which no doubt, led to the making of the live action movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arteton, Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina set to be released on the 28th of May 2010 entitled Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
So look out for the newest installment in the series coming out this December (if you can get your hands on it) and prep yourself for another exciting adventure in the Prince of Persia saga, because if the history of this game is anything to go by, then we're all in for one hell of a time!

Here's a rather interesting video review on the game from GameTrailers.com


1 comment:

Gamine said...

i still cannot play this game :-(