The most recent Prince of Persia game almost seems like it should be made for the Wii considering how dumbed down it feels (you cannot die!) and its jolly family fun feel. That's not to say that it doesn't offer a whole lot of enjoyment however and now that it has gone below the golden ten pound mark, it is well worth a go.
Play are currently selling the game for just £9.99 including p&p, which is over £4 less than the next best price.
Also available at the same price for the XBox 360 here.
Rarely has a game not based on a Disney film felt so overwhelming Disney to me. The new prince feels just like the wise cracking diamond in the rough of a classic kiddies' favourite. In other words, he's really quite irritating. The story, however, is pretty decent and well told and the graphics are truly gorgeous. The voice acting is decent but only enhances the irritation factor of the prince himself.
The story is, of course, set in ancient Persia where our hero, the Prince, meets a young woman named Elika while he is searching a sandstorm-swept desert for his donkey. It turns out that Elika is no ordinary hot chick but in fact part of an ancient faction, sworn to protect the world from the evil of Ahriman by keeping him locked in his prison. As misfortune would have it, Elika's naughty father has instead set him free! Together Elika and the Prince must heal the once lush and fertile lands that have been sickened by the corruption unleashed by Ahriman's escape.
As well as being easy, Prince of Persia is also rather short and will probably take you no more than about 15 hours to complete, even if you try to hunt down all the Light Seeds and there is little reward (just some unlockable skins) in replays. However the game is enjoyable enough that you may wish to return anyway. Thankfully Elika is all kinds of lovely and more than makes up for the Prince's less than beguiling character and the game, on the whole, is a delightful, if not quite fantastic, experience.
Thanks to adsldave at Hotukdeals!