Prince of Persia: Warrior WithinPublisher:
Ubisoft MontrealDate Released
November 30th, 2004Game Review:
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is the second installment to the already critically acclaimed Prince of Persia series. This time around you'll be playing as the prince, but you'll see a darker side to him you've never seen before. Prepare yourself for an all out action adventure as you try to stop the Sands of Time from being created, and escaping from the evil Dahaka which is trying to take your life in the process. You'll be sitting at the edge of your seat in this game from the beginning of the boat that takes you to the mysterious island all the way up the the final battle with the Epress of Time, and be prepared it will be a tough journey. Let me start off by saying a few new features that are in the game, and how the developers at Ubisoft are bringing back the old ones.Features: Define your own combat style with the free-form fighting system -
An intricate new combat system lets you wage battles with no boundaries. Utilize the environment, weapons, and your enemies themselves to develop your own unique fighting style. Plus, a strategic projectile attack system allows for a variety of ranged combat tactics. Control the ravages of time -
Bolster your fighting arsenal with the devastating new combative powers of the Sands of Time, opening up astounding variations in gameplay. Fight harder, play longer -
Hours upon hours of action await in your fight for survival, including various bonus incentives for those who finish the game.Weapons: Dual sword action -
The prince is now able to handle two swords in combat to make things a bit more intresting when it comes to the combat system. This also means double the trouble. Weapons to choose from -
The prince, and his enemies have many weapons to choose from. here is a quick briefing of the weapons you'll be seeing in the game. Swords, axes, maces, daggers, fortune weapons which are, planks, sticks, etc. The swords are upgradeable as you progress throught the story. Remember this is just a quick list of weapons, there are tons more.Enviroments:
Some enviroments that you'll find and be fighting in are Access, Enemy Ship, Inside The Ship, The Island, Library, Mystical Cave, Beach, Pillar, Organic Tower, Training Room, Warp Zone, Entry, and Castle. You'll be dazzled by the graphics, sound, and features of these enviroments such as pickup items, and tons of enemies to fight.Characters:
Characters that you will find in the game are listed here. The Prince, Kaileena, Shadee, The Dahaka, The Old Man, The Empress of Time, Crow Master, Blade Dancer, Executioner, and a lot more enemies will be found while you're playing.Xbox Live:
Another amazing feature, in my opinion that they added to the new Prince of Persia game is the Xbox Live capability. The two choices for gameplay on Xbox Live are Time Attack Mode, and Arena Survival Mode, each offering a very creative and flawless peice of gameplay. In Time Attack Mode players will need to race through the entire map in a set amount of time, killing anything in their path, and using save points to help you out. While Arena Survival Mode you will be pitted against waves of enemies in a small arena room for a challange. The more enemies you kill the more time you have, but if you die, or if you run out of time you lose. Check the leaderboards to see who's in the top ranking for each type of mode.
Well, you have heard my review of Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. I hoped this has convinced you enough to by the game, or at least rent it and try it out to see if you like it. I know most of you will probably be getting Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones instead of this one, but if you haven't played this game I urge you to play it before you play The Two Thrones, so you know what's happening in it. Also these are my numbers of how I think Warrior Within did as a game...
Graphics - 9/10
Sound - 8.5/10
Gameplay - 9/10
Replay - 8/10
Overall - 8.8/10
To conclude with my review I hope you check this game out, believe me it's worth the money, the retail price is now only going for $19.99 U.S dollars! It's a must buy if I do say so myself, check out other websites about this game, and the official homepage of Prince of Persia. Hope this review helps you decide to get the game or not, but I hope you do!