|Submitted by Micah McQueary |
(Feb 01, 2005)
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is the second installment of the PS2 hit, POP: Sands of Time. Sands of Time was exceptionally good, and this could very well be considered a worth sequel. Set several years from the first, the prince is now on a mission to stop the sands from being created. The odd thing about this game is that it has a very contemporary-gothic feel to it and the music, at several points, is very frustrating and can distract from the medieval-persia feeling. The graphics are suave (done by Ubisoft, of course) and the plot is pretty interesting. One thing that bugs me though is that there is not a single place you can run into a girl that doesn't have a lot of cleavage to show. Sure, I'm a guy and there's nothing wrong with that, but it does feel odd when you're playing the game around several people. Besides, I'm more interested in stopping the sands of time from being created rather then spend time wooing the scantily clad championesses. All in all, I give it a four. This is also due to the wonderful new combat system that was introduced. New combos come with extra weapons you can find on the ground after killing an enemy. You can throw it, fight with it, and some are even just plain odd (I speak of one "Glover hand" that you can find and it is unbreakable, knocking down enemies in one blow). Rent it first, and if you like it like I did, buy it!