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30-11-2012 07:05 PM
Japo Maybe some people are using bad dosbox settings and that's why controls get unresponsive? Was POP2 protected or real mode?
30-11-2012 01:56 PM
MrFlibble I've played both PoP and PoP2, and I'm a long-time fan of the first game. Never noticed any problems with controls (unlike Zorro for example). Frustrating areas and tough opponents? Yes, PoP2 does have that. I'll also be honest and tell that I did not figure out how to steal the flame by myself - I read a FAQ but IIRC I actually read it before playing the game (I got that FAQ with the Dirty Little Helper and read it because it was written by the same person who wrote a very good, fun to read FAQ for the first Prince of Persia game). But controls? I'd say they're nigh perfect in both games.

PoP2 sure is different from the first instalment in a number of aspects, and IMO it has lost something that was in the original game. However I wouldn't go so far as to say that the game is bad compared to its predecessor. True, I would have much preferred the second game to be something along the lines of the excellent SNES version, but PoP2 fares quite well on its own too.
27-11-2012 03:14 AM
Atrium Well, I beat it. I buckled down for 2 nights, kept my frustration at bay (as best I could) and resisted the temptation to cheat.

Kudos to levels 10 and 13 for being some of the hardest levels I've ever faced in video gaming. The last level was a pleasant surprise with how easy it was after the nightmarishs level before it.
18-11-2012 10:08 PM
Scatty As much as I understand, there wouldn't be Prince of Persia 3 (which was quite horrible on it's own, admittedly) without this second one, even if the first game might have been the better one. Without the second game the first game would probably stay forgotten and a classic curiosity.
And without the third game in the series there wouldn't be the following ones, which are much better made. There's even a (in my opinion) quite good movie made based on one of the later series.
18-11-2012 09:17 PM
Japo I absolutely loved this game! I wouldn't say it's better than the first one, as that would be an unfair thing to say of the older one, but this is a perfect sequel. I've heard people complaining that jumping is even more difficult than in the first one, but I found it initially difficult in both, but feasible to master. I didn't play both games in a row, I guess I may have got used to everything. The only difference I noticed--besides the more colorful graphics and the more varied scenarios--was that swordfighting was indeed quite more difficult, but that meant better. I give it a 5.
18-11-2012 08:58 PM
Atrium
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Originally Posted by Eagle of Fire View Post
Sorry... But you said several times that the control were unresponsive.

That's something I'd completely consider as game breaker.

Furthermore:


Please explain how you can have so high a rating with such flaws?

I really think it should be changed to reflect more the current review. Right now the rating and the review are so disparate it's a joke on its own.
I got stuck on an extremely long section in level 10 about 2 weeks ago and haven't touched it since (probably tried it 20+ times). I'll get around to finish it, solely so that I can tell myself I beat all of the PoP games.

I would never play this game for fun though.
17-11-2012 03:23 PM
Capo Is true than jumping is a little harder than the original but i wont call it "game braking", also the final part is pure genius.
17-11-2012 05:34 AM
Eagle of Fire Sorry... But you said several times that the control were unresponsive.

That's something I'd completely consider as game breaker.

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If you have the patience of a monk, and the spirit of a warrior you'll simply love the game. Otherwise, the frustration that comes with learning every level corner and suffering death countless times before you understand how to avoid it will certainly take you closer to insanity. And don't worry - nobody will laugh at you if you cheat in this game!
Please explain how you can have so high a rating with such flaws?

I really think it should be changed to reflect more the current review. Right now the rating and the review are so disparate it's a joke on its own.
17-11-2012 05:24 AM
TotalAnarchy I think I decided to preserve the original score given by Kosta. But never mind that. While the game sucks in comparison to the original, it holds well on its own. In this game I think I liked combat the most. The varied locations clearly give an additional incentive to play the game till the end.
16-11-2012 08:49 PM
Eagle of Fire What I like is the review. It is plainly stated several times in the review that this game clearly suck in comparison to the original... But since the graphics are neat and it's the second of a series which the first game is a classic... Let's give it a 4.

WTF?

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I guess this is a learning lesson for developers; don't fix what ain't broke.
Unfortunately developers never learned that lesson and even went further away from it as time passed.
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