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Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (2004)

This is the story of a prince, who suffers from his previous mistake that is innocent yet fueled with pride. As he is being chased by The Dahaka(guardian of time) as a consequence of his ... See full summary »

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Kaileena (voice)
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Bladedancer (voice)
Thor Bishopric ...
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Sand Warriors (voice)
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Prince (voice)
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The Dahaka (voice) (as Richard M. Dumont)
Hubert Fielden ...
The Old Man (voice)
Susan Glover ...
Sand Warriors (voice)
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Sand Warriors (voice) (as Al Goulem)
Arthur Holden ...
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Pierre Lenoir ...
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Michel Perron ...
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This is the story of a prince, who suffers from his previous mistake that is innocent yet fueled with pride. As he is being chased by The Dahaka(guardian of time) as a consequence of his actions, he seeks aid from The Empress of Time and escape from the notion that he cannot change his fate. Written by hasan akalan

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One fate. One million ways to defy it. See more »


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30 November 2004 (Germany)  »

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Prince of Persia: Dusza wojownika  »

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Despite favorable reviews, much criticism of the game was directed at its dark tone, highly sexualized characters and graphic violence, as well as the Prince's new appearance and disposition. Fans complained that it all seemed far removed from the 'Arabian Nights' inspired look from its predecessor, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2003). 'Sands of Time' co-creator Jordan Mechner also voiced his disapproval of the artistic changes made by the design team. No doubt this criticism led to a return to the more cheery and lighthearted atmosphere seen in its successor, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (2005) See more »

Goofs

At an early point in the game, Kaileena mentions that she knows about the Dahaka. However, near the end of the game when it appears in front of her and the Prince, she seems to be completely unaware of what it is. See more »

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The Dark Prince: All that is yours is rightfully mine... and mine it will be.
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #33.2 (2005) See more »

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Straight Out Of Line
Performed by Godsmack
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Best Game Ever
5 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I have been looking forward to this game since I first completed Sands of Time, and for me, unlike many others, it failed to disappoint. It is definitely better than the Sands of Time, which was a very straightforward game, too easy, and completed within the day.

Yes, the Prince has grown up, and he is no longer a boy looking for his father's acceptance. He is not as lovable as the original prince. I do not believe this to be a bad thing, for it truly reflects the story. People who say otherwise either have a completely different opinion, or are too obsessed with the fact that the game isn't "Persian" enough to focus on the actual story.

The prince is darker, angrier, and with a definite edge to his personality. This, I found to be very enticing.

However, There are a lot of problems with the way characters are dressed. The women in this game are scantily dressed, especially Kailina and Shadhee, who seem to be practically naked apart from their thin garments and very revealing armour. The prince also has a strange armour. Everything except his chest is absolutely wonderful. His chest though...putting it lightly, it looks like he has breasts from certain camera angles.

The music is amazing, still retaining much of the Arabian style, although others may have missed this due to the strength of the Heavy Metal in the background. It is all a matter of taste, really. Don't like the music? Turn the music off and turn on your stereo. There, problem solved.

The graphics are spectacular, letting you see true contrast between the past and "present". However, I regret that the graphics were dumbed down for the PS2 version of the game. Really, this is a game made for the X-Box, since it's that that has a lot of the cool features...although I've only played on the PC and PS2 versions of the game.

Fighting, as Ubisoft promised, is breathtaking. However, it is not quite as "free-form" as you might think. I found myself repeating the strongest moves in the game over and over, as I'm sure many others have as well. It is still strongly a free-form fighting system, nonetheless. You just have to learn how to use it.

I am definitely looking forward to a sequel. I suggest you go out and buy/rent this game, and see just how much better it is than the Sands of Time, which was undoubtedly good in its own right.


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