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Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands £25 @ FHM [PS3/Xbox 360 Games]

Matt Gardner
Action Games, Games deals, Platform games, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands £25 @ FHM [PS3/Xbox 360 Games]

ShopTo are currently offering the cheapest price on the new Prince of Persia game at the moment at £26.85, leading other rivals by around £2, but you can get it for even less if you subscribe to lads-mag FHM for a year for just £25. If the boobs, booze and bicep tips weren't enough to get you interested in the testosterone-oriented glossy, then this might help. If you don't fancy subscribing for a full year then a £15 six-month membership will net you Pure Football although quite why you'd want that game is beyond me, you can find more on that here.

Considering that £25 is the cheapest price you're going to find for this title, I'd advocate trying to take advantage of this deal whether you like FHM or not. The magazines do make excellent fly swatters, you can shove them into the cracks under doors for insulation and, whilst the glossy nature of the pages renders them useless for when you run out of loo roll or need something to carry your chips they are wipe clean, making them perfectly serviceable placemats and coasters.

The game itself is fantastic and will delight series fans who were left a little cold by the 2008 cel-shaded reboot. Fun though that game was in places, it wasn't a patch on the Sands of Time trilogy of titles that came before it and, thankfully, The Forgotten Sands sees a return to the cerebral platforming that made the series' name in this new millennium in a glorious game that's over a little too quickly.

I'll be honest, the combat gets a little repetitive at times, not being quite as deep as the hordes of enemies you face might warrant and the boss battles are fairly disappointing. But that's really not what this game is truly about. As with its spiritual predecessors (the hint is in the title) this is about striding into an enormous room filled with chasms, spikes, rotating saws, mechanical cogs and other hazardous elements and attempting to traverse from A to B without stabbing, plunging, slicing, incinerating or otherwise executing the acrobatic prince. And it's fantastic!

Not convinced? Check out my full review.

Thanks to tomwatts and leeds_united_afc at HUKD

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