The Two Thrones marks the end of the Sands of Time trilogy - with mixed emotions.
SmallMafia wrote this review on .
The Two Thrones is the last in the series that carries the tale of the Prince and the sands of time. The nice thing about T2T is the fact that you dont need to have played the last two games to be able to understand whats going on - you can jump straight in. This is also not your ordinary platformer! Apart from scalling walls and shimmying across chasms in any normal platformer the mechanics in this allow for some awesome gamplay - be prepared to run across walls, up walls, jump walls, swing poles at break-neck speeds, balance on poles and loads more. All this serves up for some really fun and fast paced and constantly heart thumping levels. On that note the level design is absolutely brilliant and always fun. This game, unlike other platformers focuses on action; linking both battles and environments together to deliver some of the most kickass action sequences. you're able to take on a horde of foes while break dancing and achieveing all this without a scratch, and thats awesome. Now if you think this game is easy - well its not. This is one of the most unforgiving games Ive played in ages so be prepared to see the classical arcadish-platformish "Game Over" screen again and again and again. If you miscalculate a single move you can say good bye to the Prince and hello to a reload. The developers did add in the ability to reverse time but quite honestly this is never really effective enough to make you want to use it, rather just let him die and learn from your mistake. Although the game is fun, the difficulty just blows the s***t out of the fun factor and added to that the camera and controls are rubbish and you'll have a tough time controling the prince. I know its a port, but I think a little time spent on revamping controls and camera would have gone a long way. There is a huge learining curve in this game - even though the training level takes less than 15min you'll stil be learning the game 3 hours in and thats a waste of precious gaming time. The story line too doesnt help much: its weak and boring and voice acting and lip syncing are crap - plain and simple.
If you have the patience to put yourself through such a hard game with terrible controls you may just have fun from this game, but it is strictly for the fans of the series.