Thursday, May 8, 2008

Prince of Persia: Next-Gen!

Ahhh! One of my favorite franchises will be back later this year!

When Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time came out 5 years ago, I was instantly hooked. Not only did this game have beautiful art direction, it had some very satisfying and innovative gameplay mechanics, as well as interesting characters that pushed the story along.

To top it all off, when this game came out, it set a new bar for animation within a video-game, esp. regarding how the player character moved and transitioned from animation to animation in actual game-play. My friends and I would often refer back to this game for inspiration.

Incase you're not familiar with this series, here are some links.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Prince of Persia: The Warrir Within
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

If you've never played any of the PoP's, and you want to give it a shot, I'd recommend playing the first one first (Sands of Time).

Oh--and I hear they're planning to make a movie based off of this game! Man, I'd kill to be able to work on that!


Bobby Pontillas said...

Yeah PoP is one of my favorites. They were king for a while, until God of War came along, ripped them off, and did it better!! Oooh!

But no, I remember talking to the one of the devs e3 2004, and I was completely geeking out.

TJ Phan said...

Man, I would've been geekin' too! me an Ubisoft fanboy...great art WITH great gameplay.

Hey, nice final render of the free-throw anim btw!