I bought Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time hoping for an enjoyable experience, but was disappointed within the first hour of playing it, so much so that I found myself actually making myself play it, well, until I quit it. The story to The Sands of Time is set around the Prince of Persia who has found the dagger of time in the palace treasury and brings it back to the main part of the temple to unlock the hourglass of time, once he unlocks it with the dagger he unleashes the Sand of Time curse upon everyone in the castle, turning them into sand creatures (resembling zombies), -though you are mysteriously unaffected by this curse- so you spend your time trying to reverse what you have done in releasing this curse upon the palace. One of the biggest problems I had with this game was the sheer repetitiveness of it, throughout the game you'll spend most of your time either fighting sand creatures or performing some sort of acrobatic feat, but there isn't much else besides that (which also makes the game pretty boring). One of the better points to the game were the voice overs, they're pretty good, but I've heard better. I think the main problem with The Sand of Time is that it just hasn't aged well, when it came out it was a good showcase for what the PS2 could do graphically, and it was also the revival of the PoP series, but since then graphics on game consoles have improved greatly, and there have been 3 new editions to the PoP series, so probably the main problem with The Sands of Time is that it just hasn't aged well.
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