I finally beat: Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia has been available since last Holiday season, and I only just got around to finally finishing it.  The PoP series was my favorite series of last generation; so why didn’t I beat this one in 1 week instead of 1 year?

Every couple of weeks I’d play for 30 minutes and complete a single section; then turn it off.  Very casual play.  Every time a boss is defeated, the game then tasks the player with collecting dozens of little light orbs to unlock the next hostile area and boss fight.  Since this is about as boring as it sounds, I’d save and quit.  Next time I’d boot up, I’d be forced to collect a bunch of light seeds.  I’d collect a few in an area and eventually quit.  After a few sessions I would finally have enough to continue on and fight the next boss.  Once done, the process would repeat itself.

It’s not that the collection itself was poorly done; despite the occasional glitch throwing you to your death, the platforming was solid.

It was simply repetative enough that it was not fun.  Many people had this complaint for Assassin’s Creed.  But while Assassin’s Creeds repetativeness could be negated by hopping around and assassinating guards and playing around in a sandbox environment, in Prince of Persia you are left to leap around and collect more Light Seeds.

The environment you have to collect the orbs in, however, is extraordinarily pretty.  Level design is both well thought-out artistically on a small and large scale.  Each individual area is a joy to watch as you transverse through it.  You can see previously visited and restored sections, as well as future shadowy unconquered dungeons, from dozens of high points throughout the journey.  These beautiful vistas help give a gauge of how far you’ve come in the game.

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The platforming itself is well controlled, but strict.  Previous games in the PoP series were linear, but felt larger as you looked for the sporadic sand clouds or simply could choose to avoid a blade either on the left or the right.  You could wall-run or leap where you wanted.  In this newest entry, however, you press certain buttons to perform certain actions.  If you see a ring, you press the grab/hand button to swing from it.  Wall-running paths are pre-designated well-worn marks on the wall.  Leaping from place to place is less about a perfect path, and more about pressing a button when certain environment prompts are placed directly in your way.

Lastly, punishment is not viceral.  Back in the days of the original Prince of Persia, death came quickly and often.  Because this could cause frustration, the game made it graphically interesting.  In the latest entry, death never actually occurs when you miss the button press.  The player is attacked by black goo (corruption) or falls to his death without ever hitting the ground.  The Prince is saved at the last minute before anything can actually occur.  You never have a sense of defeat when you take a misstep or an enemy knocks you down; just a sense of annoyance that you have to try again.

I haven’t mentioned combat, but it generally isn’t important in a PoP game.  It was the main complaint against the Sands of Time, where Warrior Within’s focus was improved combat.  Two Thrones had the best approach: stealth kills that simply removed combat entirely if the player performed extra platforming.  This Prince of Persia institutes a classic one-on-one style.  This is an interesting approach, harkening back to the original Prince of Persia, but there is no defeat in combat.  You are always saved in at the last second much like any other danger in the game.

Overall, Prince of Persia is not a bad game but does not stand up to the high bar set by the previous trilogy.  Much like each game Ubisoft Montreal has worked on in the past, I have faith they will take many of these criticisms to heart and improve the sequel.

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Halo 3 ODST

Halo 3 ODST is the latest Halo game from Bungie.  Originally planned as DLC (that’s downloadable content for you greens), there’s enough spit and polish gone into this fine example of a game to push it into prime time status.  A full retail release.

It don’t hurt that it also includes a Halo 3 multiplayer disc. The full Halo 3 multiplayer suite as if you were playing the original and it’s fully backwards compatible. Anyone out there tho didn’t jump in on the original Halo 3’s “map packs” can get them n’ more here.  That makes this disc shiny and your Halo 3 disc all manner of useless.

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For the fans who did pony up the dough, you’re fan enough to appreciate the main adventure. For fans who don’t care about playing Halo multiplayer, this title ain’t for you. It may be the best Halo single-player campaign, but make no mistake: this is still Halo.

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I finally beat Gears of War 2.  I played through the entire campaign on Hardcore difficulty, co-op with Detnap.  Together we defeated the 5 Acts of the campaign, each more varied than the one before.  For any fan of Gears 1, Gears 2 is a must-play, and easy to recommend to any fan of shooter mechanics.  However, despite accessibility, Gears 2 is not as easy to jump into.

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Hambo

Hambo the war hero needs help rescuing his best friend Bacon from the enemy’s evil clutches! Make use of your deadly arsenal and destroy those who dare to oppose Hambo on his noble rescue mission. Now’s the time to eradicate injustice in this dangerous battlefield.

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Vanquish your enemies over 5 mission packs, and fight your way to Bacon in more than 200 reactive physics puzzles. Head to the store to change Hambo’s look in more than 20 cool ways!

This game will entertain you with hours of explosive fun!

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Traffic Slam 4

Bring chaos to the streets as you drive an indestructible car that will destroy everything on its path. Turn the peaceful roads in to a destructive nightmare as you crash in to the cars and buses in the streets, take advantage of a traffic jam by driving through it and destroying everything on the way.

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Play the intense explosive and action packed driving game once more in Traffic Slam 4. This time, everything is more intense as you play with the best cars and produce some of the largest explosions in the game. Play with more items and upgrade your vehicles to increase the chance of bringing more chaos

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Duck Defense.

The game modes are: Last Man Standing, One Shot One Kill, Gun Game and Duck Defense. The game also offers a Campaign mode where you can personalize the characters. Also, the campaign has several levels that must be completed. This is a game that is capable to make the boring go away. As you can expect from Armor Games they once again produced an excellent entertaining game, with an outstanding graphic, spectacular sound effects and with a complex plot. Everything in this game is made by professional persons.

 

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How to play Chaos Faction 3

The first game mode is named Last Man Standing. At this mode you have to remain alive until the game ends so you can win. The weapons are provided in game. You can find them and pick them up from crates. At each mode, the gamer will have 10 lives. If you remain without those lives, the game will end.The keys that are used in Chaos Faction 3 are the arrows ones for jumping, walking and going down and the Space key for pause the game. The game is quite simple. You have 5 different game modes, and each one of it has a different plot.

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The second game mode is named Last Man Standing (Team Mode). The rules from this game mode are the same as at the previous one, except that here the players will have to fight in teams.

The third game mode is named Duck Survival. This mode can be played by you or it also can be played by you alongside with a friend. The weapons necessary for this mode can be obtained randomly through crates or through the weapons box.

The fourth game mode is named Gun Game. In this mode the player must kill all the enemies for upgrading the weapon. The first gamer that manages to kill all the enemies with a weapon wins the level. The number of lives in this game mode is infinite.

Finally, the last game mode name is 1 Hit 1 Kill. In this mode the player must kill all its enemies using the most powerful weapon from the entire game. However, there is a think that you must take in consideration. Be aware of how much ammunition you are using because you are allowed to shoot 5 times in a life, and in this mode you have only 10 lives.

The game offers to the players a wide range of weapons as SMGs, snipers, shotguns, handguns, special guns and so on. Before starting the game you have the option of testing each one of them to see how high the rate of the damage that these weapons can create is.

This game is a good shooting game. You will get diverse maps and lots of weapons that will help you to win against the enemies from the game. Each mode is exceptionally well made so you can enjoy every second spent in playing it. Chaos Faction 3 is a teen’s game, extremely creative and pretty funny. It is a game good enough to kill the boring. The instructions are easy to follow for anyone.

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Chaos Faction 4-Kill Your Enemies

Chaos Faction 4 is the fourth segment of the game series that is now available online and if you play it online you can have lots of fun. Here you have to use your guns to hit the enemies and it is really a big challenge.
Chaos Faction 4 is completely free game and when you will play it you will enjoy your time a lot. The game has very good quality and for passing your time the game is really nice. Whenever you want you can have the fun from this online flash game and of course you will enjoy your moments with it. It has great concept that you must enjoy. You can have lots of fun by playing this free game and as long as you want you can enjoy it. Take this great game for having fun and enjoy your boring time with lots of fun.

 

 

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Traffic Slam 5-Damage Your Car

Traffic Slam 5 is the fifth installment that is now available online and you will have great fun. Here you will have to damage the car as much as you can and it will give you lots of fun. If you want to play the game you can find here.
Traffic Slam 5 is going to give you great time and you are going to have lots of funny time from it. Whenever you want you can play the game and you will have fun. The game has lots of new features for the players and you will have really good time with it. Here you have to drive the vehicle very fast so that you can win it very easily. It is going to give you a great time and you will have the most wonderful time with it. You can play it online for free and whenever you want you can start to do it and you will have very exciting time.

 

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