I know even the thought of comparing the two games might seem unreasonable, however, both run on the award winning Anvil Engine and have been published by Ubisoft in the same genre with massive differences in gameplay.
There is no doubt in anyone's mind I'm sure that Assassin's Creed 2 wins by a mile when compared in aspects of both story, gameplay and graphics. I mean, AC2 is just too brilliant, the details, lighting, characters and is overall way better than Prince Of Persia : Forgotten Sands.
And hence, my question, why is it that, story being kept aside, that there is such an immense difference in the look and feel of both games running on the same engine. It should be apparent that, PoP:FS should have better graphics, if not the same as AC2 seeing that it was released at a later date. And even the gameplay was only interesting after a huge first half, which was a total drag.. jumping from pillar to pillar is fun, but the part where it becomes irritating is when, thats all u do.. Assassin's Creed 2 had a lotta focus on using the techniques of Ezio to get from one place to the other, rather than making it a challenge.. It was stealth that mattered. However, we know the basic core of the game of PoP is, after all, the wall jumps and acrobatics.. I would've liked to see it be as challenging as it was during Warrior Within or the original Sands Of Time, however, the level of challenge is just not enticing enough to even imagine a second playthrough..
It just felt as if the developers at Ubisoft released this title, just for the heck of it.. It wasn't as well-made to the needs of the modern gamer as Assassin's Creed 2 was.
I guess, I ranted on way too long.. The frustration of not having a decent PoP since The Two Thrones is just immense!
Hope i get some more chances to be back on the blog again.. Its been tough to do so this past year, as engineering is turning out to be a **** :P More on that later!