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Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame (1992)

The Prince of Persia has been thrown out of the palace by the impostor Prince who orders his arrest, he escapes on a ship. Meanwhile Jaffer puts the Princess to sleep. Can the Prince defeat Jaffar and rescue the Princess once again?

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The Prince of Persia has been thrown out of the palace by the impostor Prince who orders his arrest, he escapes on a ship. Meanwhile Jaffer puts the Princess to sleep. Can the Prince defeat Jaffar and rescue the Princess once again?

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Narrator: One morning as the prince stands before the doors of the throne room, a coldness like a shadow passes over him.
[a screenshot shows the Prince standing from wearing his nice clothes being changed to ragged clothes before the doors which opened to the throne room]
Narrator: As he approaches the throne, he feels the eyes of the court upon him. The Princess and Sultan stare at him.
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Not quite up to snuff with the original
24 February 2004 | by (Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm not quite sure what I expected. After all, it was only 5 bucks. The plot feels almost identical to begin with. Jaffar shows up, kicks you out of the kingdom, and the princess will die within 75 minutes unless you save her. Mechner throws a new flavor in by taking you out of the kingdom and around the world (in 75 minutes?), but none of the gameplay feels right anymore. The animations seem to conform to the quicker, less detailed process rather than the smooth style of the original. You do, however, learn more of the prince's past and background; and there are some new, deadlier traps that give new challenge to fans of the original. Maybe Jordan Mechner fell victim to the same laziness that has plagued the Star Wars prequels.


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