Mario + Prince of Persia = meh
And I guess that's what gets me most. I read several respected sources touting the game as innovative and beautiful and see very little of either. Instead of the wondrous work of art I expected, I was greeted with flashbacks of Commander Keen. The use of enemies as trampolines was neat... the first time. Some of the puzzles were clever and actually enjoyable. The rest of the gameplay however was a grave disappointment. Add an extra 1 - 1.5 points if you actually Like Mario games... I do not.