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Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (Xbox)

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Written by  :  Classic Nigel (150)
Written on  :  Sep 10, 2006
Platform  :  Xbox
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Summary

You can't screw with time hasn't the Prince seen Back To The Future?

The Good

In Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within you once again play as the prince this time much darker being hunted by a time creature called the Dahaka for his actions in the original game goes to the island of time in hopes to destroy the sands of time before they were created and his ship on the way to the island is attacked by Shadee the bodyguard of the empress the creator of the sands of time.

The combat is much approved from that of the first one with a whole roster of moves at the princes use fight are much easier in the one against the lumbering hulk you have to fight throughout the game.

There are new parts in the game in which you are chased by the Dahaka and must run and evade him which changes the pacing a little and truly gives you the feel you are playing a different game than the first one for better or for worse.

The game has too endings getting the best requires you to get all the life upgrades and defeat a different final boss who is harder.

The Bad

The game has many bugs some Gamestopping and too much back tracking through past and present and because of this you fight the giant boss like eight times throughout the game and makes it that you see the same areas.

The darker look and feel of the feel makes it hard to believe that this is a sequel to Sands Of Time and some even hate this new direction but the third game the Two Thrones brings back the lighter theme.

The Bottom Line

If the new dark feel doesn’t bother you and you enjoyed the Sands Of Time or didn’t because of the combat since the game fixes that you should get this.