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Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
82
3.4
PlayStation 3
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Xbox
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User Reviews

Such beautiful big green eyes. Windows Happy Rabbi (1305)
Prince of Persia - Badass style Windows bogan (3)
You can't screw with time hasn't the Prince seen Back To The Future? Xbox Classic Nigel (150)
This game is really bad, in the good sense Xbox Ace of Sevens (4228)
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PoP:WW) Stunning, all-around triumph PlayStation 2 Ryan Kelly (10)

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PlayStation 2 13 3.0
PlayStation 3 Awaiting 1 votes...
Windows 49 3.9
Xbox 15 3.2
Combined MobyScore 90 3.6


The Press Says

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100
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
"Warrior Within" não é um jogo ruim, muito pelo contrário. Mas depois de ter jogado algo do calibre de "Sands of Time", é triste ver tantos aspectos de um game parecerem que foram feitos pela equipe de marketing. Enquanto o potencial abandonado deixará muitos revoltados, a jogabilidade clássica do original garante que a experiência continue divertida.
100
PlayStation 2G4 TV: X-Play
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within again goes the road less traveled in game design. It doesn't compromise what it is for the almighty dollar, but it also doesn't rehash its old themes to take the easy way out. Anyone who fell in love with the elegant Sands of Time (that being anyone who actually played it) should place Warrior Within at the top of their holiday must-play list. Once again, it exemplifies the very definition of a boundary-pushing video game.
100
WindowsUOL Jogos
"Warrior Within" não é um jogo ruim, muito pelo contrário. Mas depois de ter jogado algo do calibre de "Sands of Time", é triste ver tantos aspectos de um game parecerem que foram feitos pela equipe de marketing. Enquanto o potencial abandonado deixará muitos revoltados, a jogabilidade clássica do original garante que a experiência continue divertida.
94
PlayStation 2GameZone
Perfection. Every once in a while, usually a looong while, a game bursts on the scene that causes gamers and reviewers alike to proclaim, “Perfection.” For me, the original Prince of Persia (Sands of Time) was one of those games. Here was a game that perfectly melded incredibly fresh, visceral gameplay, with some of the most breathtaking visuals ever seen in gaming, combined with an engrossing, compelling story holding it all together like industrial strength super glue. That isn’t to say that some didn’t find fault with it. Some complained about the lack of boss battles, while others griped about its length, while more yet found the combat to be somewhat repetitive.
92
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Everyone loves Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. The overwhelming majority of those who played it remember its story, its look, and its platforming as some of the finest examples of recent video game design. Now it’s sequel time and we all wonder if this new entry measures up. As a whole, Warrior Within does an incredible job of differentiating itself while still maintaining the series’ high level of quality.
92
GameCubeN-Zone
Was für ein Spiel! Von der ersten Minute an konnte mich das neue Prince of Persia-Abenteuer voll überzeugen. Der Spieler bekommt auf technischer Seite traumhafte Animationen, Lichteffekte und Umgebungen zu Gesicht. Mit der Steuerung finden sich Fans des Vorgängers sofort zurecht. Neulinge erlangen nach wenigen Minuten die totale Kontrolle über die vielen Bewegungsmöglichkeiten. Spielerisch fügen sich die neuen Aktionen perfekt ins Spiel ein und auch die immens gestiegene Anzahl an Schlag- und Trittkombinationen lässt sich flüssig ausführen. Nur die völlig überzogene Gewaltdarstellung ist etwas unverständlich. Ohne die Brutalität wäre das Spiel auch nicht schlechter. Für Fans grandioser Spiele wird es jedenfalls ein teures Weihnachten.
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GameCubeGamersMark
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is the sequel to Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and it delivers a gameplay experience that qualifies it as one of the best video game sequels ever. Sands of Time captivated gaming audiences with the Prince’s acrobatic movements, complex puzzles, and stunning visuals. In Warrior Within, we are treated to more of the same and given some added features that truly spice up the gameplay. The game does an excellent job of making you use a healthy balance of intellect and swordsmanship; it is an adventure title that will require some timing, patience, and attention to detail, and those of you who appreciate such tactics and precision will get a lot out of this game.
91
XboxXBox Front
Als mit „Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” frischer Wind ins Action-Adventure-Genre kam, bettelten alle Fans um einen Nachfolger. Der Wunsch war den Entwicklern von Ubisoft Befehl, denn mit „Prince of Persia: Warrior Within“ steht ein neues Abenteuer des eleganten Prinzen in den Regalen. Bleibt zu hoffen, dass sich das Warten gelohnt hat.
90
PlayStation 2games xtreme
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time set new ground for the action/adventure genre and the sequel lives up to and exceeds its progenitor by light-years. I am now left wondering what Ubi plan for the next outing of our hero and what can the developers possibly do to top this particular adventure. Only time will tell. I guess.
90
WindowsFragland.net
To put it short, this game is a very worthy sequel and will undoubtetly conquer the hearts of alot of gamers. The puzzles and spectacular combat make this game one of the best games I've played in quite a while. Be advised however, although the game is playable with only your mouse and keyboard, I would strongly advice playing it with a joypad in order to enjoy the best gameplayexperience.
90
XboxExtreme Gamer
A great title for platform adventure fans and an interesting new direction. Platform games have evolved and at the moment this is the game leading them. I'd like to see some competition now to bring this almost dead genre back alive, Blinx hasn't provided maybe Rareware will. Watch your back Prince of Persia you're only the best because the race isn't big.
90
GameCubeGamerDad
"When a man knows he is going to die, the impossible doesn't seem so hard." That's a fitting quote for our embattled prince. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within picks up where Sands of Time left off: the prince is now hunted by a dark beast called the Dahaka who is intent on making the prince face his fate and imminent death. To defeat this creature of darkness, he must travel to a mysterious island where the Sands of Time were created and stop the Empress of Time. Have you figured out that you'll be time traveling yet?
90
GameCube1UP
Last year's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was notable for many reasons. It brought back a fondly remembered franchise, further established Ubisoft Montreal as a celebrated development house, and featured a distinct and memorable visual style. But more than any of that, it made platforming gameplay work in 3D. Even in a room with no enemies, it was fun to jump between platforms, run along walls, and not have to fight with the controls to do these things -- you could simply enter the room and the fun would be in making it to the other side. This year's sequel Warrior Within changes some of that game's themes with varying degrees of success, but keeps the brilliant platforming and overall quality.
90
PlayStation 2Next Level Gaming
There are some companies that just know what it takes to make an incredible game. And not only do they know how to make a good game, but they know what it takes to make the sequel surpass it. Such is life when you work for UbiSoft. Let's think about this for a moment. Ghost Recon, Rayman, Rainbow Six, Splinter Cell; we all see exactly what happens when you get those minds focused on a sequel, and how you go about improving on the original. Well, you have to add one more to this list. And this could be yet another award winner.
90
PlayStation 2Yahoo! Games
The sequel to last year's critically successful, yet overlooked smash isn't a massive step forward for the action-adventure genre. Largely an upgrade on the original, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is still one of the most polished and imaginative escapades we've played. Like a blockbuster movie, the tale delivers on almost every count from dazzling pyrotechnics to deft storytelling.
90
PlayStation 2Gameplanet
At the start of Warrior Within the Prince learns that his fate is to die as a result of unleashing the Sands of Time. He resolves to oppose the fate that has been written for him and travel back in time to stop the sands being created. The resulting story is set mostly in the large castle complex of the Empress who created the sands, and is played in both the past and the present with players switching between the two periodically.
90
PlayStation 21UP
Warrior Within is not quite as good as The Sands of Time. Elements like the combat and bosses are inarguably better, but lack of evolution in the Prince and the action-oriented slant are not as good as the basic platforming mechanics that were the star of the show in last year's game. These elements don't hurt Warrior Within too much, but it's still a better platform game than the action game it seems like it's trying to become.
90
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
When Ubisoft sees success in a franchise, it doesn't waste any time preparing a sequel--as proven by the many games that start with "Tom Clancy's&" on the market in recent years. Best of all, the sequels are usually as good, if not better than, their predecessors. That's certainly the case with this year's Prince of Persia, subtitled Warrior Within.
89
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is sowieso een fantastisch vervolg op een spel dat vele vorig jaar nog maar een aangename verrassing bezorgde. Wie kickt op het betere stuntwerk in de betere omgevingspuzzels zal ook deze keer weer uitgebreid aan zijn trekken komen. Daarboven is het combatgedeelte aanzienlijk uitgediept voor wie meer controle over dit gameplayelement zocht. Wie echter zoekt naar een charmant luchtige tweede aflevering van Sands of Time houdt er beter rekening mee dat de prins deze keer een veel donkerer, grimmiger en volwassener avontuur doorworsteld. Vervang de duizend-en-een-nachten maar door duizend-en-een-nachtmerries.
89
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
There are a lot of platformers on PS2 that PoP:WW has to compete with. You have Sly 2, Jak 3, and Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal to take into consideration. All these games happen to be excellent, but PoP:WW is the most contrived, leaving gamers thinking, "Prince, dude, just be yourself." Really, the new direction doesn’t affect how fun the game is, as the fighting system and levels are better than the last game, which was excellent in its own right. Also, no other platformer matches the flowing, acrobatic sequences of PoP:WW. Look past the bad-boy façade, and you’ll see that this new iteration is even better than the last.
88
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is an excellent sequel to a game that caught many by surprise last year. Those who enjoy navigating through beautifully designed levels, complete with clever puzzles and traps, will definitely get their fill of them here. Moreover, the combat has improved greatly, although it's still not the principle strength of the game. However, those who primarily enjoyed last year's The Sands of Time for its original charm and subtle character development may not find quite what they're looking for in this sequel. But even with this caveat, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is easy to recommend for any action adventure fan, and its lengthier campaign should keep players busy for a lot longer this time around.
88
XboxKombo.com
Warrior Within is a great game. Unfortunately, as the follow-up to one of the best adventure games since the advent of three dimensional gaming, only being ‘great’ is still somewhat of a disappointment. While some would have you believe that the new thematic direction is franchise-killing blasphemy and the root of the game’s downfall, the decision to take the franchise to a darker place was not a bad idea – UbiSoft simply took it a tad far and the game has lost connection with series’ roots, as anyone who looks at or plays the title without knowledge of its connection of the venerable series would probably require some convincing to accept that yes, this action game was an entry in the Prince of Persia franchise. While the game features better mechanics in many areas, it fails live up to the sum of its parts as a result of misguided tinkering made to the game balance, most notably a larger emphasis on combat.
88
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Ein Zahnrad schiebt sich langsam in den Weg, alles zermalmend, und ich dazwischen auf einer Planke, die Hände zur Balance ausgestreckt. Unter mir ganz lange nichts, dann Pflaster, dessen Bekanntschaft ich nicht machen möchte. Der Nervenkitzel, der solche Sequenzen begleitet, ist mir manchmal einfach zu viel, vor allem in Verbindung mit der eingeschränkten Speicherfunktion. Warrior Within ist ein Spiel, dessen Lernkurve keine ist, sondern eine Gerade, die oben auf der Skala beginnt. Und das wäre dann auch der einzige Kritikpunkt an einem ansonsten märchenhaft schönen Geschicklichkeitsspiel.
88
GameCubeGameSpot
With all these new moves available, you can imagine that there's a lot more combat in Warrior Within than in The Sands of Time. It's also quite a bit more difficult in spots. Enemies will come at you several more at a time, so you'll need to become proficient with your moves to survive. Eventually, though, you'll find that you can get through the game more efficiently when you quickly end battles by throwing opponents off of high ledges rather than laboriously finishing them off with your weapons. There are a few boss fights in the game, but, unfortunately, quite a bit of recycling has been employed, so these confrontations aren't as memorable as they could have been. What's more, most of the high-level weapon combos are all but useless against bosses, because these combos tend to get blocked. You'll end up relying mostly on dodging and the simplest of combos to steadily winnow health away from bosses.
87
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Intuïtieve controls en een schitterend verhaal maken van deze Prince of Persia: Warrior Within een meer dan waardige opvolger.
87
XboxGameSpot
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is an excellent sequel to a game that caught many by surprise last year. Those who enjoy navigating through beautifully designed levels, complete with clever puzzles and traps, will definitely get their fill of them here. Moreover, the combat has improved greatly, although it's still not the principle strength of the game. However, those who primarily enjoyed last year's The Sands of Time for its original charm and subtle character development may not find quite what they're looking for in this sequel. But even with this caveat, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is easy to recommend for any action adventure fan, and its lengthier campaign should keep players busy for a lot longer this time around.
87
WindowsActionTrip
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within certainly has some downsides, but they do not mar significantly the beauty of this game. I have always stuck to the opinion games were supposed to be fun. Well, this one certainly is fun, and although it sometimes drags about a bit, it does not get boring, nor does the fighting get repetitive - mostly due to the great combat system. Of course, it is advisable to play Warrior Within with the game pad, as this makes the game more enjoyable: still, I'd like to stress that playing with the mouse and keyboard is rather comfortable, so I had no issues with that.
86
WindowsGameSpot
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is an excellent sequel to a game that caught many by surprise last year. Those who enjoy navigating through beautifully designed levels, complete with clever puzzles and traps, will definitely get their fill of them here. Moreover, the combat has improved greatly, although it's still not the principle strength of the game. However, those who primarily enjoyed last year's The Sands of Time for its original charm and subtle character development may not find quite what they're looking for in this sequel. But even with this caveat, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is easy to recommend for any action adventure fan, and its lengthier campaign should keep players busy for a lot longer this time around.
86
GameCubeIGN
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time ranks among the very best console action-adventure games of this generation. Despite the critical acclaim, Ubisoft decided to tinker with the formula in hopes of attracting a wider audience with Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. The result is a much darker Prince, who speaks in a gravelly voice, travels through a rather grim labyrinth of saw blades and spiked floors, and is solely concerned with saving his own butt, no matter who he has to take down in order to do so. In the process, Ubisoft Montreal re-invented the combat system, added a few new traps, lengthened the gameplay experience, and threw in a number of bosses. So, with all of these improvements, how is it that Warrior Within isn't as good as The Sands of Time?
85
Xbox4Players.de
So ganz der erwartete Überflieger ist Prince of Persia Warrior Within leider nicht geworden. Mit dem stark erweiterten Kampfsystem und den zahlreichen Waffenkombos bekommen die Auseinandersetzungen mit den nur mäßig clever reagierenden Gegnern zwar einen gewaltigen Schub, doch gleichzeitig werden die Kämpfe dadurch stärker in den Mittelpunkt gerückt – was dem Prinzen nicht immer gut tut. Denn gleichzeitig bedeutet dies ein Zurückstufen von Rätseln, die durch die bekannt guten Plattform- und Fallen-Ausweich-Passagen (die allerdings wenig Neues bieten) ergänzt werden. Da die Entwickler zudem an der Story gespart haben und den persischen Thronfolger als fast seelenlose Abziehbild-Kampfmaschine präsentieren und die düstere Grundstimmung nur ansatzweise ausnutzen, fehlt der PoP-Fortsetzung ganz einfach die Magie, die den ersten Teil ausgezeichnet hat.
85
GameCube4Players.de
So ganz der erwartete Überflieger ist Prince of Persia Warrior Within leider nicht geworden. Mit dem stark erweiterten Kampfsystem und den zahlreichen Waffenkombos bekommen die Auseinandersetzungen mit den nur mäßig clever reagierenden Gegnern zwar einen gewaltigen Schub, doch gleichzeitig werden die Kämpfe dadurch stärker in den Mittelpunkt gerückt – was dem Prinzen nicht immer gut tut. Denn gleichzeitig bedeutet dies ein Zurückstufen von Rätseln, die durch die bekannt guten Plattform- und Fallen-Ausweich-Passagen (die allerdings wenig Neues bieten) ergänzt werden. Da die Entwickler zudem an der Story gespart haben und den persischen Thronfolger als fast seelenlose Abziehbild-Kampfmaschine präsentieren und die düstere Grundstimmung nur ansatzweise ausnutzen, fehlt der PoP-Fortsetzung ganz einfach die Magie, die den ersten Teil ausgezeichnet hat.
85
PlayStation 24Players.de
So ganz der erwartete Überflieger ist Prince of Persia Warrior Within leider nicht geworden. Mit dem stark erweiterten Kampfsystem und den zahlreichen Waffenkombos bekommen die Auseinandersetzungen mit den nur mäßig clever reagierenden Gegnern zwar einen gewaltigen Schub, doch gleichzeitig werden die Kämpfe dadurch stärker in den Mittelpunkt gerückt – was dem Prinzen nicht immer gut tut. Denn gleichzeitig bedeutet dies ein Zurückstufen von Rätseln, die durch die bekannt guten Plattform- und Fallen-Ausweich-Passagen (die allerdings wenig Neues bieten) ergänzt werden. Da die Entwickler zudem an der Story gespart haben und den persischen Thronfolger als fast seelenlose Abziehbild-Kampfmaschine präsentieren und die düstere Grundstimmung nur ansatzweise ausnutzen, fehlt der PoP-Fortsetzung ganz einfach die Magie, die den ersten Teil ausgezeichnet hat.
85
Windows4Players.de
So ganz der erwartete Überflieger ist Prince of Persia Warrior Within leider nicht geworden. Mit dem stark erweiterten Kampfsystem und den zahlreichen Waffenkombos bekommen die Auseinandersetzungen mit den nur mäßig clever reagierenden Gegnern zwar einen gewaltigen Schub, doch gleichzeitig werden die Kämpfe dadurch stärker in den Mittelpunkt gerückt – was dem Prinzen nicht immer gut tut. Denn gleichzeitig bedeutet dies ein Zurückstufen von Rätseln, die durch die bekannt guten Plattform- und Fallen-Ausweich-Passagen (die allerdings wenig Neues bieten) ergänzt werden. Da die Entwickler zudem an der Story gespart haben und den persischen Thronfolger als fast seelenlose Abziehbild-Kampfmaschine präsentieren und die düstere Grundstimmung nur ansatzweise ausnutzen, fehlt der PoP-Fortsetzung ganz einfach die Magie, die den ersten Teil ausgezeichnet hat.
85
GameCubeGamesCollection
Spirito Guerriero probabilmente è un gioco che viene recepito come "o bianco, o nero": ad alcuni piacerà, altri lo odieranno. Eppure, sotto la scorza sanguinolenta da B movie, si cela lo stesso Principe che ci ha affascinati nel prequel, con lo stesso carisma e la stessa simpatia. Inoltre, eccetto le ipertrofiche sezioni di combattimento, il gameplay rimane ben fatto, la storia è lunga e appassionante, ci sono molti più extra, e tutto il gioco quindi sembra una versione più varia e intricata dell'episodio precedente. Spirito Guerriero va preso forse con le pinze, ma va trattato bene, perchè ha da dare più di quanto non sembri a prima vista.
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GameCubeGamesmania
Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist selbst auf der leichtesten Stufe exorbitant hoch und wird durch viel zu wenig Speicherstellen und eine nicht immer optimale Kamera weiter verschärft. Aber: Es spricht für das Spiel, wenn man eine Stunde nach dem Wutanfall erneut die Konsole anwirft, um eine schwierige Stelle wiederum zu versuchen. Die brillante Atmosphäre, spannend und toll inszenierte Kämpfe und die eindrucksvolle Levelarchitektur in Zusammenarbeit mit der hübschen Grafik sorgen für ein unglaublich intensives Spielerlebnis, das man trotz allem Frust nicht missen möchte. Dennoch ist Warrior Within für mich kein 90%-Kandidat, dafür werden Feierabendzocker zu oft vor den Kopf gestoßen. Auch die Entwickler sollten den hohen Schwierigkeitsgrad mal überdenken, die schwachen Verkaufszahlen des schon nicht einfachen Vorgängers kommen schließlich nicht von ungefähr.
85
XboxGamesmania
Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist selbst auf der leichtesten Stufe exorbitant hoch und wird durch viel zu wenig Speicherstellen und eine nicht immer optimale Kamera weiter verschärft. Aber: Es spricht für das Spiel, wenn man eine Stunde nach dem Wutanfall erneut die Konsole anwirft, um eine schwierige Stelle wiederum zu versuchen. Die brillante Atmosphäre, spannend und toll inszenierte Kämpfe und die eindrucksvolle Levelarchitektur in Zusammenarbeit mit der hübschen Grafik sorgen für ein unglaublich intensives Spielerlebnis, das man trotz allem Frust nicht missen möchte. Dennoch ist Warrior Within für mich kein 90%-Kandidat, dafür werden Feierabendzocker zu oft vor den Kopf gestoßen. Auch die Entwickler sollten den hohen Schwierigkeitsgrad mal überdenken, die schwachen Verkaufszahlen des schon nicht einfachen Vorgängers kommen schließlich nicht von ungefähr.
85
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist selbst auf der leichtesten Stufe exorbitant hoch und wird durch viel zu wenig Speicherstellen und eine nicht immer optimale Kamera weiter verschärft. Aber: Es spricht für das Spiel, wenn man eine Stunde nach dem Wutanfall erneut die Konsole anwirft, um eine schwierige Stelle wiederum zu versuchen. Die brillante Atmosphäre, spannend und toll inszenierte Kämpfe und die eindrucksvolle Levelarchitektur in Zusammenarbeit mit der hübschen Grafik sorgen für ein unglaublich intensives Spielerlebnis, das man trotz allem Frust nicht missen möchte. Dennoch ist Warrior Within für mich kein 90%-Kandidat, dafür werden Feierabendzocker zu oft vor den Kopf gestoßen. Auch die Entwickler sollten den hohen Schwierigkeitsgrad mal überdenken, die schwachen Verkaufszahlen des schon nicht einfachen Vorgängers kommen schließlich nicht von ungefähr.
85
WindowsGamesmania
Selten hat mich ein Spiel gleichermaßen so motiviert und frustriert wie Prince of Persia Warrior Within. Wenn man zum zehnten Mal in einem der harten Kämpfe stirbt oder immer wieder in denselben Abgrund stürzt, möchte man das Spiel förmlich im Sand von Persien vergraben. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist selbst auf der leichtesten Stufe exorbitant hoch und wird durch viel zu wenig Speicherstellen und eine nicht immer optimale Kamera weiter verschärft. Aber: Es spricht für das Spiel, wenn man eine Stunde nach dem Wutanfall erneut die Konsole anwirft, um eine schwierige Stelle wiederum zu versuchen. Die brillante Atmosphäre, spannend und toll inszenierte Kämpfe und die eindrucksvolle Levelarchitektur in Zusammenarbeit mit der hübschen Grafik sorgen für ein unglaublich intensives Spielerlebnis, das man trotz allem Frust nicht missen möchte.
85
XboxXbox Gazette
Donc, oui, Prince of Persia 2 est un excellent jeu, que personnellement je conseille, mais qui risque de dérouter et même de décevoir certains fans du Prince. Si les « Sables » n’avaient jamais vu le jour et que l’« Ame du guerrier » avait marqué son grand retour dans le monde du jeu vidéo, il aurait sûrement eu un impact beaucoup plus grand. Mais arriver après cet illustre grand frère lui causera très certainement du tort. A essayer quand même car il serait dommage de passer à côté et peut être certains vérifieront-ils l’exactitude du célèbre adage : « l’essayer, c’est l’adopter », qui sait ?
85
WindowsGamezine
Pas révolutionnaire pour un sou, ce Prince of Persia est désolant par son absence réelle de nouveautés, mais reste un bon jeu dans la continuité de la série. Les fans invétérés vont sans doute apprécier, et les nouveaux venus vont découvrir un très bon titre qui propose une bonne durée de vie. Comme ça, tout le monde est content. Elle est pas belle la vie ? Allez, je retourne sur Prince, le roi des goûters.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Ubisoft l’avait promis, Ubisoft l’a fait ! Le Prince de Perse revient, et il n’est franchement pas content. Pourtant, il a de quoi l’être…
85
PlayStation 2IGN
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time ranks among the very best console action-adventure games of this generation. Despite the critical acclaim, Ubisoft decided to tinker with the formula in hopes of attracting a wider audience with Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. The result is a much darker Prince, who speaks in a gravelly voice, travels through a rather grim labyrinth of saw blades and spiked floors, and is solely concerned with saving his own butt, no matter who he has to take down in order to do so. In the process, Ubisoft Montreal re-invented the combat system, added a few new traps, lengthened the gameplay experience, and threw in a number of bosses. So, with all of these improvements, how is it that Warrior Within isn't as good as The Sands of Time?
84
PlayStation 2Jolt (UK)
Sands of Time was, among many things, a really pleasant game that, in spite of the odd frustration, managed to be everything a great game should be –entertaining, memorable and fun. Warrior Within is less of all these things. Oh it’s still a very good game, no doubt, but even when you discount the fact that Warrior Within retreads a lot of old ground, it still doesn’t compare favourably to its parent.
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GameCubeGame Over Online
You will die. Keep this one sentence in mind, because you’ll hear it, and the sentiment it conveys quite a bit throughout the sequel to one of the best games from last year. When the Prince of Persia made its return to gaming after more than a decade’s absence, its presentation was a magnificent mix of old school platforming that paid tribute to its roots with new jack technology, manipulating time and space thanks to the Sands of Time. What’s more, the story was an exciting journey of growth and redemption, as the prince attempted to restore balance to the world by returning the mystical particles to the hourglass of time. What a difference a year makes Ubisoft’s sequel takes a completely different turn in our hero’s saga with Prince of Persia: Warrior Within.
82
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Immer wieder zogen mich die düstere Atmosphäre, die stylischen Kämpfe und die spannende Geschichte des todgeweihten Prinzen vor den Monitor. Denn die Hüpfeinlagen sind besser mit der Story verwoben und wesentlich fordernder als im Vorgänger – bleiben aber fair. Und: das Erfolgserlebnis, einen Level trotz aller Widrigkeiten endlich gemeistert zu haben. Wenn Sie schwere Spiele mögen und sich nicht am Setting stören, buchen Sie sofort die Reise in den Orient.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Ungelogen! Nach mehren Fluchtversuchen vor dem Dahaka habe ich Heikos Gamepad in die Ecke gepfeffert. Nun ist der linke Stick kaputt. Nein, nein, Prince of Persia 2 ist kein schlechtes Spiel. Es ist nur ab und zu unfair. Und dann ist es großartig. Die Moves sehen noch cooler als im Vorgänger aus. Und wie angenehm ist es, dass ich mir Speicherpunkte nicht mehr erkämpfen muss. Prinz-Kenner und Schwertfans müssen zugreifen. Auch zu einem Gamepad. Mit Maus und Tastatur macht die Jagd nach der Zeit nur halb so viel Spaß.
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WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Are these largely visual pleasures enough to make up for an incomprehensible story, an unlikable main character, an annoying soundtrack, gratuitously savage bloodletting, and (just for good measure) the occasional crash bug? Yes—but just barely. The next time around, I, for one, would like to see Ubisoft turn back a little toward the series’ roots. In other words, the next game should be Prince of Persia 6—not Prince of Persia 3.
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iPhoneTouchGen
It begs the question then that if to fully enjoy this game you need to juice up the battery to full, and get comfy on the couch, why not just play it on a console in the first place?
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iPhone148apps
If you’re willing to tough it out, though, and if you want a deeper, more satisfying gaming experience than the next Doodle app, then you should play Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. It just might make a gamer out of you.
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iPhonePocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
Prince of Persia – L’Âme du Guerrier était un bon jeu sur consoles, et il le reste sur iPhone. D’un point de vue technique, Gameloft assure ce qu’il faut, avec une réalisation à la hauteur des meilleurs jeux mobiles Apple. Les cheveux du prince virevoltent au vent au gré de ses acrobaties, les vagues de la mer s’écrasent sur les plages de sable... C’est du côté du gameplay que l’on ira chercher la petite bête. Comme toujours, avec les jeux de plates-formes en 3D, l’iPhone et son écran tactile montre rapidement ses limites. Le système de contrôle de Gameloft a beau être le plus efficace qui soit en la matière, il n’est pas parfait. Les trois boutons d’action virtuels (frappe, défense, saut) ne font pas de miracle dans les combats de mêlée, de même que certains angles de caméras imposés lors de séquences de plates-formes délicates. Avec tout cela, difficile d’apprécier la richesse des « combos » et des attaques proposées (plusieurs dizaines).
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GameCubeGamekult
En cherchant à attirer un plus large public avec une atmosphère sombre tendance gothique, Prince of Persia a bradé son âme, au risque de perdre ce qui faisait son identité. Des décapitations sanglantes au ralenti sur des riffs de guitare lourde, on est effectivement bien loin de ce qui faisait le charme du premier en terme d'ambiance. Maintenant, difficile de nier que L'Âme du Guerrier corrige les nombreuses erreurs de jeunesse des Sables du Temps, pour venir peaufiner un gameplay, qui, notamment dans les phases de plates-formes, reste toujours aussi brillant. Une valeur sûre.
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WindowsJoystick (French)
Message pour ceux qui trouvaient les combats des Sables du Temps trop simples, le gameplay trop séparé, l'ambiance trop Disney, le level design trop linéaire, le Prince trop niais, Farrah trop chiante, etc. A tous ces gens, je dis : essayez PoP AdG ! A tous les autres, je dis : essayez PoP AdG ! Oh, il n'innove pas des masses non plus et le changement de style peut en dérouter plus d'un, mais n'oubliez pas qu'on n'a pas beaucoup de jeux d'action de cette trempe sur PC. Alors faites-vous plaisir.
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
C'est avec joie que l'on retrouve le héros le plus agile du moment. Courir sur les murs, se balancer sur tout ce qui bouge, bondir et rebondir est toujours un plaisir immense. Mais quelque part, la claque n'est plus aussi monstrueuse, la surprise fait moins effet. Heureusement pour compenser, Ubi Montréal a su apporter quelques modifications de bon aloi. Il est alors bien triste de constater qu'en contrepartie, d'autres défauts du jeu original persistent encore et toujours. et quoi qu'on en pense, l'attachement au personnage du Prince était pour beaucoup dans le charme du jeu original. Ici, il faut avoir envie d'incarner cette brute épaisse au vocable rustre... De quoi relativiser un peu la qualité de ce qui reste néanmoins une très bonne suite.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
C'est avec joie que l'on retrouve le héros le plus agile du moment. Courir sur les murs, se balancer sur tout ce qui bouge, bondir et rebondir est toujours un plaisir immense. Mais quelque part, la claque n'est plus aussi monstrueuse, la surprise fait moins effet. Heureusement pour compenser, Ubi Montréal a su apporter quelques modifications de bon aloi. Il est alors bien triste de constater qu'en contrepartie, d'autres défauts du jeu original persistent encore et toujours. et quoi qu'on en pense, l'attachement au personnage du Prince était pour beaucoup dans le charme du jeu original. Ici, il faut avoir envie d'incarner cette brute épaisse au vocable rustre... De quoi relativiser un peu la qualité de ce qui reste néanmoins une très bonne suite.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
C'est avec joie que l'on retrouve le héros le plus agile du moment. Courir sur les murs, se balancer sur tout ce qui bouge, bondir et rebondir est toujours un plaisir immense. Mais quelque part, la claque n'est plus aussi monstrueuse, la surprise fait moins effet. Heureusement pour compenser, Ubi Montréal a su apporter quelques modifications de bon aloi. Il est alors bien triste de constater qu'en contrepartie, d'autres défauts du jeu original persistent encore et toujours. et quoi qu'on en pense, l'attachement au personnage du Prince était pour beaucoup dans le charme du jeu original. Ici, il faut avoir envie d'incarner cette brute épaisse au vocable rustre... De quoi relativiser un peu la qualité de ce qui reste néanmoins une très bonne suite.
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PlayStation 2Gamekult
En cherchant à attirer un plus large public avec une atmosphère sombre tendance gothique, Prince of Persia a bradé son âme, au risque de perdre ce qui faisait son identité. Des décapitations sanglantes au ralenti sur des riffs de guitare lourde, on est effectivement bien loin de ce qui faisait le charme du premier en terme d'ambiance. Maintenant, difficile de nier que L'Âme du Guerrier corrige les nombreuses erreurs de jeunesse des Sables du Temps, pour venir peaufiner un gameplay, qui, notamment dans les phases de plates-formes, reste toujours aussi brillant. Une valeur sûre.
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WindowsGamekult
En cherchant à attirer un plus large public avec une atmosphère sombre tendance gothique, Prince of Persia a bradé son âme, au risque de perdre ce qui faisait son identité. Des décapitations sanglantes au ralenti sur des riffs de guitare lourde, on est effectivement bien loin de ce qui faisait le charme du premier en terme d'ambiance. Maintenant, difficile de nier que L'Âme du Guerrier corrige les nombreuses erreurs de jeunesse des Sables du Temps, pour venir peaufiner un gameplay, qui, notamment dans les phases de plates-formes, reste toujours aussi brillant. Une valeur sûre.
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XboxX-Box Gamer
Vous recherchez un jeu d’action/aventure dans lequel vous pourrez vous plonger sans relâche, optez pour les secondes aventures du Prince. La galette vaut parfaitement son prix et l’investissement ne sera pas vain. Avec le temps que vous passerez sur ce soft, vous ne pourrez en être que ravis. Un must !
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XboxGamekult
En cherchant à attirer un plus large public avec une atmosphère sombre tendance gothique, Prince of Persia a bradé son âme, au risque de perdre ce qui faisait son identité. Des décapitations sanglantes au ralenti sur des riffs de guitare lourde, on est effectivement bien loin de ce qui faisait le charme du premier en terme d'ambiance. Maintenant, difficile de nier que L'Âme du Guerrier corrige les nombreuses erreurs de jeunesse des Sables du Temps, pour venir peaufiner un gameplay, qui, notamment dans les phases de plates-formes, reste toujours aussi brillant. Une valeur sûre.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Virage à 180 degrés pour ce deuxième volet de la série Prince of Persia. En effet, que ce soit pour les décors, les personnages ou encore l'histoire, tous les éléments du jeu sont plus sombres et beaucoup moins féeriques qu'auparavant. On accroche ou on n'accroche pas, c'est une affaire de goût. Maintenant, il est vrai que les coups spéciaux et les combos sont plus nombreux et permettent de participer à des combats très spectaculaires. Hélas, L'Ame du Guerrier n'est pas parfait : problèmes de caméra et intelligence artificielle très limitée. La difficulté élevée du titre est en outre un point qui découragera à n'en pas douter les joueurs occasionnels. Mais malgré ces quelques défauts, on doit bien avouer que l'on a toujours envie de progresser pour voir ce que nous ont concocté les développeurs dans les niveaux plus avancés. Et ça, ça ne trompe pas, c'est un signe de qualité.
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WindowsGame Watcher
If you could put up with a somewhat unfinished product on Ubisoft’s part, you will find an entertaining game, filled with fun puzzles, and intense battles. You may encounter the bug that I was unfortunate enough to encounter, or you may have an entertaining bug-free experience almost as good as last year’s Sands of Time. It’s kind of a gamble, so if that isn’t good enough for you, don’t pick this one up. If you loved Sands of Time, you’ll probably like this sequel. It’s a shame it couldn’t keep the “wow” factor of its predecessor.
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iPhoneSlide to Play
The difficulties you might expect from an iPhone 3D platformer are here, but they don't break the game, leaving Prince of Persia: Warrior Within a totally decent port of the PS2 game.
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GameCubeGame Revolution
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within’s new tone isn’t really the direction we were hoping they’d take the series, but the action is intense and the new combat system is pretty cool. Still, a downgrade in the look and sound combined with increasingly annoying platforming and camera issues get in the way of this warrior’s ultimate victory.
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XboxEurogamer.net (UK)
Surely the only thing more upsetting than that is the prospect of this outselling The Sands of Time, and in the process cementing a stylistic change that we, as the gamers whose enthusiasm helped justify this sequel at all, would have been far happier without. Fair's fair, Warrior Within is still better than most platformers, but we prefer things the way they used to be. Bitch.
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WindowsGameSpy
That, in the end, is what makes the game feel like its taken two steps forward and two steps back. Warrior Within is a really good game, one that I had a lot of fun playing. Indeed, taken from a pure gameplay angle (all the stuff that you do), fans of the franchise should enjoy this game about as much as the previous entry in the series. Unfortunately, Warrior Within proves that it takes more than just good combat and platforming to make a great game. Bottom line: The Warrior Within simply didn't have enough Prince of Persia.
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iPhoneAppGamer.net
So here’s the thing; if you think you can cope with dodgy controls and annoying restarts and want to witness something of a minor miracle for gaming on the iPhone then Prince of Persia Warrior Within is worth downloading. For anyone looking for something a bit less stressful it might be worth looking elsewhere.
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XboxFactornews
L'âme du guerrier est un jeu d'une qualité rare. Le travail des équipes d'Ubisoft est remarquable mais le jeu supporte assez difficilement la comparaison avec son grand frère, qui a fait date en proposant une expérience d'un genre nouveau. L'âme du guerrier tente de faire évoluer un personnage des milles et une nuits en un espèce de guerrier underground qu'on sent trop métamorphosé par une mode bien juteuse.
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iPhonePocket Gamer UK
Although it doesn't feel completely at home on iPhone, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is an impressive conversion of an excellent console game.
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Xboxvideogamer.com
In trying to appeal to the mainstream, while holding out the occasional olive branch to their faithful, Ubisoft run the risk of satisfying neither. The distinct style of Prince of Persia has been extracted, almost surgically, but in doing so they have unwittingly exaggerated flaws rather than correcting them.
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GameCubevideogamer.com
In trying to appeal to the mainstream, while holding out the occasional olive branch to their faithful, Ubisoft run the risk of satisfying neither. The distinct style of Prince of Persia has been extracted, almost surgically, but in doing so they have unwittingly exaggerated flaws rather than correcting them.
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PlayStation 2videogamer.com
In trying to appeal to the mainstream, while holding out the occasional olive branch to their faithful, Ubisoft run the risk of satisfying neither. The distinct style of Prince of Persia has been extracted, almost surgically, but in doing so they have unwittingly exaggerated flaws rather than correcting them.
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Windowsvideogamer.com
Warrior Within buoys itself up defiantly; it addresses POP's unsatisfying combat by giving you even more of the same, throwing away an intricately developed character and replacing him with an ad hoc stereotype, yet despite these layers of targeted appeal, it cannot disguise or comfortably move away from the true strengths of the series.
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XboxPlayDevil
If you were a fan of the previouws PoP game or want to play a much darker filled with blood and gore game, giving you more freedom then a linear game, then you'll want "Warrior Within"! It's as simple as that!
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GameCubeNintendo Difference
Prince of Persia : L’Ame du Guerrier reste un bon jeu, c’est indéniable mais il est loin d’exceller comme l’avait fait son prédécesseur voilà un an. L’ambiance glauque à souhait enlève finalement le charme qui se dégageait de cette série, la magie ne fait plus effet et gâche considérablement le jeu. Ceci dit la réalisation générale tient quand même la route même si les fans ne pourront s’empêcher d’être déçus.
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WindowsWorth Playing
So this is Warrior Within. It's kind of like what you'd get if you took Dungeons and Dragons-styled fantasy metal band ManOWar and told them to do something with an Arabian Nights feel. I'm not going to tell you it's a bad game. It isn't. It's just that all of its priorities and focus seem bent on pushing the worst qualities to the forefront proudly. It shows off the dragged-out combat and its new 'rougher, meaner' attitude like a four year old happily waving around what it found in the cat's litter box, and all of the really good parts seem to go right under the radar. You have to actively work to get to the fun parts, in other words. It doesn't always feel like it's worth it to do that, to dig through what they thought would be fun in order to get to what you're really playing the game for, and that's just too bad. It's a hollowed out version of the last game. Still, there's likely to be another sequel. Sixth time's the charm, eh?
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iPhoneIGN
Warrior Within is a good Prince of Persia game, despite the forced edginess. The time-shifting to both reverse death and solve puzzles is still effective. The design of the towers remains excellent. And though the combat does get a hair repetitive, the virtual controls work quite well when the Prince needs to carve a monster with his twin blades. It’s the platforming that undercuts Warrior Within. The jumbled controls result in too many unnecessary deaths. With platforming acrobatics such a major part of Warrior Within, this should give you pause before making the download. Gameloft’s skill at getting an entire PS2 game into an iPhone download is indeed admirable, but this simply cannot be denied: a game that used every button and stick on a PS2 controller is not going to play as well on a device with no physical controls.
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iPhoneMultiplayer.it
Se Spirito Guerriero appare visivamente splendido e assai fluido su 3GS, lo stesso non si può dire sui modelli precedenti e su iPod Touch, dove a una grafica leggermente meno incisiva vengono affiancati continui e intrusivi caricamenti. Alcuni di questi potrebbero interrompere l'azione durante un salto, rischiando di concludere in maniera disastrosa una difficile acrobazia. Una telecamera dispettosa e un sistema di controllo tutt'altro che intuitivo rendono poi difficile e poco divertente saltare da una piattaforma all'altra, arrampicarsi o correre sui muri, mentre discorso a parte vale per le sessioni di combattimento, tanto piacevoli quanto brevi. Ci si chiede come mai gli sviluppatori abbiano deciso di realizzare Spirito Guerriero saltando a piè pari Le Sabbie del Tempo, ma dal momento che il primo capitolo della trilogia era molto più incentrato su enigmi acrobatici e molto meno sugli scontri corpo a corpo, forse, potrebbe essere stata la scelta migliore.
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PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
When it's all said and done, PoP: Warrior Within is the latest sequel to fail to improve upon, or even live up to the standards of the previous game. Many of the additions feel like things that they didn't have time to add to the last game, and the whole experience feels uninspired. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but Warrior Within is one big letdown.
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XboxGameSpy
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is a disappointment. It completely breaks with the first game in everything but gameplay, and even that is sabotaged by annoying, repetitive level design. I went into Warrior Within expecting to enjoy myself. After a few hours, I was still waiting for the fun to start. In an attempt to appeal to different fans, Ubisoft has sucked the life out of a great game, and ended up with mediocrity set to bad music. So this is the result of reimagining a series? I'd like to reimagine this as a good game.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is a disappointment. It completely breaks with the first game in everything but gameplay, and even that is sabotaged by annoying, repetitive level design. I went into Warrior Within expecting to enjoy myself. After a few hours, I was still waiting for the fun to start. In an attempt to appeal to different fans, Ubisoft has sucked the life out of a great game, and ended up with mediocrity set to bad music. So this is the result of reimagining a series? I'd like to reimagine this as a good game.
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iPhoneApp Spy
A game with this kind of scope is a rare beast for the App Store, but Prince of Persia: Warrior Within has taken a bit of a beating to fit on there and action-fans may be disappointed at the result.
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XboxX-Power
Ondanks de toch wel vele kritiek is Warrior Within zeker en vast geen slechte game geworden, het adventure gedeelte is nog steeds heel goed in orde, je hebt mooie locaties en een verhaal dat je wel enige tijd zal weten te boeien. Warrior Within zal zeker en vast een groter publiek weten aan te trekken dan zijn voorganger, maar naar mijn bescheiden mening zijn er betere games om je geld in deze feestperiode aan uit te geven.
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GameCubeGameSpy
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is a disappointment. It completely breaks with the first game in everything but gameplay, and even that is sabotaged by annoying, repetitive level design. I went into Warrior Within expecting to enjoy myself. After a few hours, I was still waiting for the fun to start. In an attempt to appeal to different fans, Ubisoft has sucked the life out of a great game, and ended up with mediocrity set to bad music. So this is the result of reimagining a series? I'd like to reimagine this as a good game.