Nokia N-Gage – Prince of Persia

Nokia N-Gage - Prince of Persia
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Nokia N-Gage - Prince of Persia
 

The latest version of Prince of Persia reminds me of the Java based Prince of Persia : The Sands of Time, also by Gameloft. It’s a side scrolling game, this time with 3D graphics.

The Story

The Prince is back in a new kind of adventure in full 3D where cooperation with the mysterious Elika will let you perform actions never before seen on a mobile device. Partnered with Elika, prepare for amazing acrobatics and fight gigantic monsters in 360° with a mix of magic and electrifying combat techniques! To save the world from a magical menace that has contaminated everything in its path, you must be ready for anything: ride a dragon, swing from precariously high ropes, and fight a multitude of enemies in gigantic 3D environments full of traps and secrets to discover.

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The Gameplay

The game is very straight forward. It’s about going forward all the time, everything is a no brainer. Run when there’s space. Hit when there’s monster. The tricky part are on the occasional scenes like when there’s fast rising lava and you have to climb up the ledges as fast as you can, the general obstacles are easy and you’ll just have to time your movements properly.

I must admit that I had quite some CONTINUE going on due to carelessness. Dying many times is not a problem in this game, seeing that you could continue as many times as you want.

Conclusion

I felt bored. I could’ve finished the game in a few hours but I had to separate the sessions because it got really boring. As you can see in the video, the changing of character control was fun but the notices and all come out all too slowly. 🙁

Action was nothing spectacular. The prince has some fancy move when he’s hitting bosses but funny thing was how the level boss has already moved away when he unleashed that EEEEYYYAAAHHH thing……… whatever, I’m not gonna waste time getting a video of that.

The dragon riding levels were brainless at best. Losing health points there is mainly due to cumbersome controls and action. I finished all 12 levels and the game doesn’t evem tell me whether I’ve completed the game thing. It just ends there.

Nice graphics doesn’t help the game get good ratings. I have no idea why the voters at N-Gage gave this game high ratings. It’s graphically good but that’s all I can say about it.

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Nokia N-Gage - Prince of Persia

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