The Prince swings back into action with his usual blend of sword play, magic, and acrobatics in this latest instalment of the Prince of Persia series, which is set in the seven year gap between The Sands of Time and Warrior Within.
The Game Collection are selling the game on the Xbox 360 for the great price of £29.95, which will save you just over £3 on the next best offer of £32.99 from Cool Shop UK.
- Click here to buy Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on the Xbox 360 for £29.95 from The Game Collection
You may well be thinking, and worrying, that The Forgotten Sands is just another quick cash making scheme, what with it being released so close to the opening of the new film. Thankfully, this isn't the case and you'll be missing out on a great game if you avoid it for this reason.
As we've come to expect from the series, magic has a big role to play and the ability to turn back time, even if its only by a few seconds, makes a welcome return as its incredibly useful, especially when you misjudge a situation and need to save yourself from an unfortunate death. Other powers include summoning tornadoes, creating impenetrable shields, and turning water to ice, the last of which will greatly improve your ability to navigate around the environments.
The chance to free run around an open world has been replaced by a very well thought out platform format, which you'll need to sit back and look around, in order to work out how to get from place to place. The combat is a little bit simplistic with buttons assigned for slashing, kicking, and breaking through enemies' defences, and after a while it becomes a little bit repetitive. On the plus side, you do get to execute some amazingly acrobatic aerial moves, and objects in the environment provide you with a range of context sensitive ways to dispatch your enemies.
This is a beautiful looking game that handles incredibly well, whilst challenging your skills throughout, and most importantly is a lot of fun to play.