(Note: As the various different versions of The Forgotten Sands differ in both mechanics and plot, this refers to the PS3 version.)
In retrospect, I was probably expecting too much from Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.
On paper, The Forgotten Sands looks to have been forged from the condensed wishes of good little fans everywhere. The game returns to the Sands of Time trilogy, a series near and dear to gamers’ hearts. It arms the Prince with a new bag of supernatural techniques and parkour tricks, and stars him before he went off his meds in PoP: Warrior Within. This game should have cured cancer, fixed the economy, and banished the horror known to fragile mortal minds as Uwe Boll into the howling void whence he came.
What we got, on the other hand, was The Forgotten Sands: mechanically striking but only an echo of PoP: Sands of Time‘s charm or PoP: The Two Thrones’ story arc. Read On