FIRST 10 MINUTES | PS3 Monday, December 20, 2010 | 10:15 AM

The First 10 Minutes:
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

The First 10 Minutes:<br> Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Sony showed the way with God of War and Sly Cooper, HD versions of last gen's titles are getting more and more frequent and undoubtedly profitable. It is now Ubisoft's turn to release the old Prince of Persia trilogy and its 720p face lift, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time HD being the first game to have recently been made available as a download title on Playstation Network (for a $15 price). You can then decide to either buy the full collection at your local retailer, or pick up the games you prefer online (Warrior Within and The Two Thrones should be available shortly). We will start with The Sands of Time, so here are the 10 (or rather 15) first minutes of this magical adventure. It may show its age a bit, but it still works nonetheless, like a charm.


The First 10 Minutes

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Commented on 2010-12-20 10:49:15
Classic like allways
Commented on 2010-12-20 11:08:15
As long as they keep re releasing good games i dont care, the PS1 selection on PSN is awfull, they have only just put abe on... should of been one of the first along with twisted metal world tour... and seriously sont where is my Point blank trilogy with move comp?

And namco now is the perfect time to release a new Point blank with move out there... even if its PSN only i dont care I WANT IT!
Commented on 2010-12-20 13:12:31
Those were the good times.... I hope we can get a continuation to PrinceOP 2008! with all issues that bothered us fixed!

No game, and I mean NO GAME has matched the brilliance of platforming that the POP games offered.
Commented on 2010-12-20 14:02:43 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
Those were the good times.... I hope we can get a continuation to PrinceOP 2008! with all issues that bothered us fixed!

No game, and I mean NO GAME has matched the brilliance of platforming that the POP games offered.
Cant recall where i read it, but round the time the last PoP came out, Ubi said they was working on a sequal to the 08 one.
Commented on 2010-12-20 14:33:48
They said it TFS didn't rule out a sequel to 08, but with the amount of Prince of Persia stuff that was in Assassin's Creed 2, and now even more in Brotherhood, I'm starting to wonder where a PoP actually fits in anymore. That, plus the fact that Desmond is essentially soon a full fledged protagonist of AC would make it downright bizarre to have two wall scaling, platform jumping franchises with a quipping, identical sounding Nolan North as lead.

I mean in Uncharted and AC, I reckon Nolan North is like the Harrison Ford of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Two franchises by the same pub/dev though? That's a bit extreme.

But granted, the slower, methodical platforming of AC is more akin to that of TFS, and 08 did have a very unique groove to it that they could easily build on. The surreal environments and dream like world of 08 I found truly compelling, running along the OUTSIDE of strange stuctures, jumping and swinging at a steady, almost hypnotic rythm. I loved 08 and there's a lot they can do with it for sure, but I can't deny the overlap that's happening product wise.

AC is becoming the Forza to Prince of Persia's Project Gotham.
Commented on 2010-12-20 15:02:00 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by SimonM7
They said it TFS didn't rule out a sequel to 08, but with the amount of Prince of Persia stuff that was in Assassin's Creed 2, and now even more in Brotherhood, I'm starting to wonder where a PoP actually fits in anymore. That, plus the fact that Desmond is essentially soon a full fledged protagonist of AC would make it downright bizarre to have two wall scaling, platform jumping franchises with a quipping, identical sounding Nolan North as lead.

I mean in Uncharted and AC, I reckon Nolan North is like the Harrison Ford of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Two franchises by the same pub/dev though? That's a bit extreme.

But granted, the slower, methodical platforming of AC is more akin to that of TFS, and 08 did have a very unique groove to it that they could easily build on. The surreal environments and dream like world of 08 I found truly compelling, running along the OUTSIDE of strange stuctures, jumping and swinging at a steady, almost hypnotic rythm. I loved 08 and there's a lot they can do with it for sure, but I can't deny the overlap that's happening product wise.

AC is becoming the Forza to Prince of Persia's Project Gotham.
Both franchises have different mechanics, so I don't see why a sequel to PoP 08 wouldn't stand out.

Although having Nolan North voice both Desmond and Prince is so weird! It's like, there must be some Nolan North cameo in every Ubisoft game. Next Splinter Cell will have Nolan North be your fugitive friend who helps you off the grid. :D
Commented on 2010-12-20 15:42:03
720p - Made Me Laugh. It's PS3 they should make it 1080p in Stereoscopic 3D!
Commented on 2010-12-20 15:52:55 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by SimonM7
They said it TFS didn't rule out a sequel to 08, but with the amount of Prince of Persia stuff that was in Assassin's Creed 2, and now even more in Brotherhood, I'm starting to wonder where a PoP actually fits in anymore. That, plus the fact that Desmond is essentially soon a full fledged protagonist of AC would make it downright bizarre to have two wall scaling, platform jumping franchises with a quipping, identical sounding Nolan North as lead.

I mean in Uncharted and AC, I reckon Nolan North is like the Harrison Ford of Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Two franchises by the same pub/dev though? That's a bit extreme.

But granted, the slower, methodical platforming of AC is more akin to that of TFS, and 08 did have a very unique groove to it that they could easily build on. The surreal environments and dream like world of 08 I found truly compelling, running along the OUTSIDE of strange stuctures, jumping and swinging at a steady, almost hypnotic rythm. I loved 08 and there's a lot they can do with it for sure, but I can't deny the overlap that's happening product wise.

AC is becoming the Forza to Prince of Persia's Project Gotham.
While I agree with most of what you said, the possibility of it actually being true does make me feel really said.

I still think they can co-exist and be totally different things. PoP doesnt have to go all free world and can be scripted and linear and I would love it to bits! It's the non breakable flow of PoP that I love so much.

I have yet to play brotherhood. THe tombs in AC2 come close to PoP but I still think Prince of Persia'a gameplay is FAR FAR superior in times of enjoyment!

Also, to be frank, I don't care much for Nolan North. Yuri Lowenthal of SoT is just as good!
Commented on 2010-12-20 17:44:34 In reply to killy2051
Posted by killy2051
720p - Made Me Laugh. It's PS3 they should make it 1080p in Stereoscopic 3D!
what like xbox ? wait.. oh right.
There all 720p something to do with most the power been taken up for the emulator, but least we get 60fps..
Commented on 2010-12-20 18:58:41
I wonder if they've fixed the glitches like the sandwraith glitch in Warrior Within.
Commented on 2010-12-21 16:42:10
Must have game. SOT is the best POP game TFS is also good
Commented on 2011-01-02 19:50:21
What's all the fuss? I remember this being in "HD" when it was released on PC ;)

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