Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (GameCube)

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Game Informer Magazine
It's certainly up for debate, but I would say that this is probably the best-made Prince of Persia title overall. Even if you don't agree with that heady assertion, it's a noble entry in the series and proves once again why I'm always grateful that Ubisoft brought this franchise back.
I Due Troni sembra essere la summa di tutto ciò che di buono ha dato la trilogia delle Sabbie. Divertente, appagante e non troppo lungo, riesce ad accontentare tutti, ma allo stesso tempo non riesce a brillare di luce propria quanto aveva fatto l'originale Le Sabbie del Tempo. Eppure, non è che non ci provi. Tecnicamente è un ottimo gioco, i filmati sono tra i più curati dell'intera serie e le ambientazioni sono realizzate egregiamente... però, però... forse non è ancora stato trovato il giusto punto di incontro tra la favola del primo episodio e il realismo vagamente dark di Spirito Guerriero. Si tratta comunque di un Principe di Persia in ottima forma, da avere per tutti i fan, da provare per chi apprezza il genere. Sconsigliato agli uomini di sabbia con problemi cardiaci.
Game Informer Magazine
This is a fitting conclusion to the arc that began with the first current-gen Prince game, and its cinematic moments do nothing if not excite me for what this franchise can become in the next generation.
A moins d'être complètement blasé, il faut bien reconnaître que ce troisième Prince of Persia surclasse de façon étonnante les précédents volets. Les développeurs y ont injecté le meilleur des deux premiers opus tout en trouvant des éléments nouveaux susceptibles d'insuffler un vrai caractère à cet épisode. Lorsqu'on découvre un titre aussi bouleversant que celui-ci, on ne peut qu'avoir envie de faire partager son enthousiasme à ceux qui risquent de passer à côté, ignorant à quel point ils pourraient le regretter.
Game Over Online
As a conclusion to the ‘Sands of Time trilogy’ (Ubisoft’s term), The Two Thrones is about as good as we could’ve wished for. It maintains the Prince of Persia feel of daring-do, while improving or adding variety in some areas, and discarding mistakes like excessive combat and marketing-spun attitude. I sincerely hope that another PoP game is in development, because it would be a shame to lose everything a sequel could offer.
Not much different from last year’s game, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is yet another great GameCube action game fans of the Prince will thoroughly enjoy from start to finish. With a solid story and interesting twists that have the Prince divided between good and evil, this is another game you’ll want to buy right away.
Once upon a time... To appease the lowbrow demands of 100 million casual gamers unwilling to spend cash for Ubisoft's brilliant Sands of Time game, the company took Warrior Within into the more digestible realm of "action" and away from the realm of "thinking-man's platformer."
The Two Thrones provides nice closure for an excellent trilogy on the current-gen. While the wow-factor of the first game has dissipated, the tried-and-true platforming gameplay remains fun even after three games. The combat aspect delivers, but it seems that the developers wisely chose to work on their strong points, delivering those aspects in spades. While the story may confuse newcomers, vets of the series will feel right at home, and should be satisfied with the last chapter in the series for this generation. It's not perfect, but most fans will agree it's a step back to the right direction.
The Two Thrones marks a fitting end to a fantastic trilogy. The plot ties up all the loose ends and should prove satisfying for fans of the series. Though some new gameplay mechanics have been introduced, such as the speed kill and the new tricks of the Dark Prince, The Two Thrones is still basically very similar to the other two games--if you didn't like those for some reason, this game's not likely to pull you in. But for those of us who love solving the environmental puzzles and seeing the beautiful environments that the series is known for, The Two Thrones delivers in spades.
Prince of Persia – The Two Thrones ist ein würdiger Abschluss der Abenteuertrilogie. Das Spiel bietet bekannte Stärken und Schwächen der Reihe mit nur wenigen Neuerungen. Auf der Habenseite verbucht der dritte Teil wieder mal ein exzellentes Leveldesign, motivierende Kämpfe und eine einfache Steuerung. Leider haben es die Entwickler abermals nicht geschafft, den Schwierigkeitsgrad auch nur ansatzweise ausgeglichen zu gestalten. Im Prinzip gilt dasselbe, was ich vor einem Jahr zum Vorgänger geschrieben habe. Das Speichersystem ist eine absolute Frechheit und würde normalerweise bei mir zum sofortigen KO-Kriterium führen, dennoch schafft es das Spiel mich irgendwie immer wieder von neuem zu motivieren, was hoch anzurechnen ist. Trotzdem werden viele Zocker recht früh im Spiel die Segel streichen, so dass wir nur eine Empfehlung für frustresistente Profis geben können. Alle anderen spielen lieber das weitaus bessere und fairere God of War.
Game Freaks 365
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones is a breath of fresh air for fans of the series that have just gone through The Warrior Within. Fun, and extremely addicting gameplay, beautiful scenery, and an engaging storyline make Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones easily the best in the series.
Nintendo Difference
Ubi Soft renoue avec ses fans en proposant un épisode réalisé avec soin, qui conviendra à tous les joueurs en mal de soft intéressants. Un jeu bien rythmé et parsemé de quelques nouveautés fraîches et plaisantes qui donneront à n’en pas douter quelques folles heures de plaisir. Un jeu que vous ne regretterez pas d'avoir dans votre ludothèque.
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones reiht sich nahtlos in die Reihe von Fortsetzungen ein, mit denen ich in den letzten Wochen und Monaten immer wieder konfrontiert wurde. Egal ob Sly 3, Ratchet: Gladiator oder ein WRC: Rally Evolved – alles hervorragende Titel, die auf einem ebenso hervorragenden Vorgänger aufbauen. Das Problem ist der sowohl technische als auch inhaltliche Stillstand, der jetzt auch dem Prinzen aus Persien in seinem dritten Stelldichein den Weg zum Award verwehrt. Vor allem auf der PS2 ist der Titel trotz phänomenaler Grafik technisch eine kleine Enttäuschung und auch spielerisch ist nach den beiden herausragenden und innovativen Vorgängern langsam die Luft raus – da helfen auch die wenigen neuen Moves und das enttäuschende Wagenrennen durch die Straßen von Babylon nicht mehr viel. Trotzdem sollten sich Fans diesen dritten Teil nicht entgehen lassen, denn er bietet erneut die gewohnt gelungene Mischung aus Action- und Geschicklichkeitspassagen.
Armchair Empire, The
The Two Thrones doesn't rewrite the Prince of Persia series in the way that the Sands of Time did, however, it doesn't need to. The new elements added to the Two Thrones are enough to make this third installment as entertaining as the first one. One improvement through the series however that I did find somewhat disappointing is the graphics as these do not seem to have improved over the time since the Sands of Time was released. This disappointment though doesn't prevent me though from wholeheartedly recommending the Two Thrones and the whole series to gamers. As an action adventure game, this most recent iteration of the Prince of Persia series is one of the best series of games for the genre.
After a few slipshod bosses, you'll find yourself at the end of the game, asking the very question posed earlier in this review: Was the trilogy worth the ride? Well, if you watched the ending in Two Thrones, and then went back into all the unlockable CG videos, the overwhelming feeling there is a resounding "yes!" Although some areas of the game were frustrating (beware the last boss), The Two Thrones features a classic interactive ending sequence and epilogue that nicely wraps up the whole trilogy and does the seemingly impossible -- that is, it makes you forgive and forget the lost years represented by The Warrior Within, and lets you to judge the trilogy on the whole. As you log the series as a notch in your gaming history, you come away with a sense of nostalgia and loss... which in and of itself is a feat to be applauded.
In the end, it's really terrific to once again play a Prince of Persia that brings the series back to the remarkably enjoyable surprise we remember from 2003. Even unnecessary additions like the execrable racing sections didn't truly mar my enjoyment of the game. Indeed, The Two Thrones makes such an enjoyable capstone for the series, it's difficult to see where it's going to from here. I've no doubt that there will eventually be a new Prince of Persia game, though. Now that the prince is once again on firm footing, it'd be a crime not to let his adventures continue.
Game Revolution
As uneven as it is, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones still has its moments. Solving a particularly nasty puzzle or leaping around a room dispatching bad guys can be incredibly cinematic and entertaining. However, you'll undoubtedly become frustrated by the design, regardless of the system. The Xbox version has shorter loading times, but aside from that minor and inexorable detail, each version is as good, and bad, as the others. We're glad to see Ubisoft spare their Prince from becoming a pauper by ditching the dreary aesthetic, but the minor improvements along with too many familiar gripes keep this game from being king.