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At one time or another, Prince of Persia has probably graced every console over the last twenty-five years, be it the Commodore 64, SNES, Playstation or Xbox, so it is not surprising the franchise has amassed a somewhat intense and passionate following. So big is it, in fact, that now a Disney blockbuster has been released, and hot on the heels of that, if not directly linked to the film itself, is Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.
Instead of being a companion to the movie, The Forgotten Sands, or TFS, is actually a continuation of the story we've seen from the brilliant Sands of Time and the more than solid, if slightly inferior, Warrior Within - TFS taking place in between the two.
Regulars of the franchise will find themselves immediately at home from the off, with running up walls, turning back time all accessible as well as a wealth of upgrades and abilities to unlock, each upgrade dependent on effectiveness and success in combat.
The only issue with TFS is that it doesn't feel as polished or refined as the seminal Sands of Time, with the graphics and presentation nothing more than a mixed bag - and as it's now a few years since Sands of Time was released, this is a big disappointment. Some scenes are stunning, but for the majority you'll feel it could have looked a whole lot better.
It's not the best title to feature the Prince, but its definitely worth a shot. It's a Prince of Persia game after all.
Rent or Buy: Rent
Replay Value: 3/5
Reviewed By: Simon Rubbathan