Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame
The two princes
by Harry Slater 25/7/2013
Product: Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Platform
The modern Prince of Persia is all swash and buckle - a daring dandy with a qualification in free-running and quips from the university of bro.
His earlier iterations, however, were far more fragile.
Those erstwhile princes performed their less-impressive acrobatics in much more dangerous places, where spinning blades and deadly trapdoors littered every dank corridor, waiting to send an unwitting and dismally slow-footed player back to the start of the level.
Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame walks the line between these two generations. On the one hand our prince is weak, and susceptible to piercing by most things in his environment. On the other, he's carrying a bag full of potions and second chances that mean restarts are mostly a thing of the past.
Torn between the two princes, Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame can never quite find its own identity. It's fun, but it's flawed, too
©2013 Steel Media Limited
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