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Movie Review: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time photo
Movie Review: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
by Matthew Razak

Take everything you liked about the videogame Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and throw it out the window. The plot, the characters, the larger than life set pieces, the time-stopping/rewinding action -- take all that and throw it away. Now, replace it with Jake Gyllenhaal, a bunch of other white people and an ostrich race. What do you think the outcome will be?

I'm guessing most of you have determined how this review of the movie version of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is going to go. However, if you'd like to see me tear into it like a rabid animal into a man's flesh then hit the jump. I will also attempt to quell my anger at the fact that the film in an abomination of the videogame and try to review it as a summer action flick in the last paragraph. That might be fun. 

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7:30 PM on 05.25.2010

Warrior Within comes with Prince of Persia: TFS on Steam

It seems to me like if you're the type of person who is invested enough in the Prince of Persia series to long for The Forgotten Sands, you would likely own Warrior Within already. If not, Steam wants to have a word with you ...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 05.25.2010

Fancy-pants skins: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sand

Oh my goodness! Look at that! It's Assassin's Creed's Ezio in Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. What sorcery is this!?Ubisoft explains how to get the skin, along with a challenge room, through its in-game Uplay rewards ...

Nick Chester



Review: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands photo
Review: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
by Nick Chester

Ubisoft's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time stands as one my favorite games. At the time of its release, the game's re-imagined beauty and control was like nothing we had seen. Go back and play it today and it still holds up, a magical journey with crafty platforming and puzzles that set a new bar for the genre.

In 2008, Ubisoft completely turned the series on its head with a new game in the series, simply called Prince of Persia. With this new approach came a completely new Prince, a remarkable visual style, and a fresh adventure. It wasn't The Sands of Time, and it wasn't what I expected. But I loved it.

Not everyone agrees with me, longing for a return-to-form and a more familiar Prince. The Forgotten Sands is Ubisoft's answer, taking a more classic approach to the series, and returning with the familiar Prince for an all new tale. But does the publisher hit the mark, or is this simply rushed fan-service hoping the cash-in on the buzz surrounding the upcoming Hollywood film?

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2:00 AM on 05.18.2010

Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands out today, has trailer

That is one ugly djinn. I'm somewhat concerned about the Prince of Persia franchise. Sands of Time is a legendary game, and the series began a precipitous fall in the titles that followed it. The last iteration, an...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:20 AM on 05.14.2010

Best Buy pre-order turns Prince of Persia into a Juggalo

Yeah, this Best Buy ad for Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands kind of sucks. It starts with an obnoxious soundtrack that's soon supplemented by an even more obnoxious voiceover. But there's some good info here, if you can...

Nick Chester

4:00 AM on 05.12.2010

Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands Flash game is super fun

Ubisoft tipped us off to a new Flash game they've made to promote Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. Now, it may just be that I've been playing a lot of Tomena Sanner lately but I think this is damn good. Spanning six lev...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:00 PM on 05.08.2010

Check out the opening cinematic to Forgotten Sands

Want to see the opening cinematic to the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands? You don't? Oh, I see you're afraid of spoilers. Well don't be. The above video is the opening cinematic and it is chock full of nothing...

Matthew Razak

5:00 PM on 05.06.2010

Jake G. can't stand still: New Prince of Persia trailer

As I said in a blog post about a videogame movie earlier today, I'm generally for videogame movies. I'm smart enough to know better than to go in expecting a literal translation of game to film. I just want to be entertained...

Dale North





10:40 AM on 05.04.2010

Games on Demand: Prince of Persia, Skate 2, Brothers in Arms

Gamers are so demanding, so three new games have hit Xbox 360 "Games on Demand" this week -- Prince of Persia, Skate 2, and Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway. Prince of Persia and Skate 2 will run you $19.99, and now's the per...

Nick Chester

8:00 PM on 04.30.2010

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands gets Captain Planet on your ass

In this latest developer diary for Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, you get a nice look at the Prince's new ability to control various elements. Gifted with powers by a Djinn named Razia, the Prince can control earth, ...

Nick Chester

5:00 PM on 04.26.2010

Oh: Prince of Persia film trailer gets remade using LEGOs

I know some of you guys are skeptical of Jerry Bruckheimer's upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time film, and I get your trepidation considering the history of game-to-film adaptations. But what if -- are you sitting do...

Nick Chester

10:00 PM on 04.18.2010

Prince of Persia comic is out and can be read

Like all good franchises that go into multiple forms of media Prince of Persia is now a comic book. It's a book-length graphic novel written by Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner. It's illustrated by a solid whose who of...

Matthew Razak

3:14 PM on 04.14.2010

Reserve the new Prince of Persia and get some bonus stuff

Reserving a copy of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands won't score you a date with Jake Gyllenhaal or even a chance to make contact with his beautiful, beautiful eyeballs, but slapping down a pre-order will, at least, net ...

Brad Nicholson

2:20 PM on 04.08.2010

Vtoid: From Bubble Boy to Prince of Persia

Crammed into a small conference room, standing on top of a tiny cue card with our name on it, R3y and I got the opportunity to talk to the stars and directors of the newest big-screen adaptation of a videogame, Prince of Per...

Daniel Husky Lingen

7:30 PM on 04.06.2010

Composer Tom Salta: Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Tom Salta has been around the block a few times as far as game music is concerned. You know him from Tom Clancy's HAWX, Gost Recon 1 and 2, Crackdown, Red Steel 1 and 2, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Project Gotham R...

Dale North