Prince of Persia (2008) – Game Review, Playing Prince of Persia with Mac Boot Camp

Prince of Persia 2008 Mac Boot Camp
Mac game review
MacHouse game rating: 9.0/10






We have already released several game play movies for Ubisoft‘s Prince of Persia (2008). Ubisoft published the game in North America in December 9. The game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal. I have played other three Prince of Persia games including Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (released on November 30, 2003), Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within (released on November 30, 2004) and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (released on December 1, 2005). I also played the Mac version of 1993 game Prince of Persia 2 14 or 15 years ago. Personally, I think Prince of Persia (2008) is the best.





Prince of Persia 2008 Mac Boot Camp
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This one, Prince of Persia (2008), is different from those previous games that I have played. I finished the entire game two days ago. I enjoyed playing it after all. A big difference is that the Prince is not alone. The Prince and Elika will have a lot of conversations while traveling. Elika will travel with him till the very end. And she will even fight enemies with your control though the main character that you will control is the Prince. 

As I stated several days ago, this game has got





  • good music
  • beautiful graphics
  • good voice actors





  • How about the story line? Is it a good one? Well, that’s hard to say. Of course, the game is not based on a true story. And I’m not sure if everything that I saw while playing the game makes sense. In fact, I’m not so sure why Elika is chased by her father and his followers at the beginning.





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    The game starts at the scene where he calls out a name Farah during a terrible sand storm. (See Screenshot 04.) While running away from bad guys, a woman named Elika will run into the Prince. (See Screenshot 05.) And Elika will take the Prince to a temple built under a tree. (See Screenshot 06.)






    Game control and video resolution

    Prince of Persia requites that you only control several keys on top of right, left, forward and backward movements. And it supports at least five Mouse buttons. (See Screenshot 07.) So the game control is not that difficult. Just like other action games, there are combination attacks. If you go to OPTIONS > COMBO LIST, you can check your combination keys even while fighting an enemy. (See Screenshot 08-9.) An enemy, not enemies? You will face enemies only one by one throughout the game.





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    As you may or may not know, our game machine is iMac 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo with 2 GB of RAM and 256 MB of VRAM (ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro). It will run smoothly with a full resolution (1,920 x 1,200 pixels). So if you own the same iMac model, you should have no trouble running the game.






    Game play

    Something happens inside the prison located above the Temple. When they get out, they will see several symbols carved on the ground. (See Screenshot 10.) The top four symbols represent magical plates. Elika will tell the Prince that Ahriman, the God of Darkness, has escaped. And Ahriman has corrupted the Fertile Grounds. There are many of them. Other four symbols carved below the magical plate symbols represent large areas, which are divided into small ones. The first one on the left shown in Screenshot 10 is the Ruined Citadel. The next two areas are the Vale and the Royal Palace. And the last one is the City of Light. She will actually tell the Prince that they cannot reach those four large areas yet. So they have to restore small four corrupted Fertile Grounds at first. (See Screenshot 11.)





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    Every time they reach one of the corrupted Fertile Grounds, the Prince and Elika will meet with a strong creature. (See Screenshot 12.) It’s sort of a boss. If you defeat it, the Prince can have Elika restore the corrupted ground. (See Screenshot 13.) The area will no longer be influenced by Ahriman. Green will be back.





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    In order to enter the locked areas, Elika will tell the Prince that they need to collect Light Seeds. They are not health packages. Elika will acquire a first magic after collecting 60 light seeds. After collecting 60 or more light seeds, they need to go back to the Temple and invoke one of the magic plates of your choice. She will learn another magic when she collects 170 seeds. A third one will be available with 340 light seeds. And a fourth one will be available when you have 540 light seeds.

    Prince of Persia (2008) has no multiplayer game. When you finish the entire game, that will be it. If you would rather play online, Prince of Persia may not be for you. And the game won’t last so long. It won’t take you a long time to finish it as you would with role playing games. It took me a total of 20 hours or so.

    I can tell you that I enjoyed the first 30 minutes of my game play. Then I thought it wasn’t really a great game because enemy creatures were not that strong. Then I thought it wasn’t bad when I fought the last three or four area bosses. They really are strong. One of them will reappear unexpectedly when you think you have defeated it.





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    As shown in Screenshot 14, each of the four large areas has an area boss. Entering a gate, the Prince and Elika will meet with the last guy. (See Screenshot 15-6.)

    So how will the game end? A young man and a woman will travel together to save the world. Are they going to hug and say good-bye to each other? Or the game will have a better happy ending when they kiss each other? Well, all I can say is that the game will not end even after you defeat all four area creatures. And the game ended unlike what I had expected.

    The best parts of this game are music and conversational lines. Especially, the way that the Prince talks is quite convincing enough to make you feel as if you were part of the story. And he may even give you a few laughters or more.






    Cons

    1. Game stability: The game is fairly stable but not perfectly stable. The game screen froze in two occasions while I played Prince of Persia. In one occasion, I let the Prince and Elika jump from one ledge to another, and the game screen froze. So I had to press Control + Option + Delete (for Mac) to terminate the application. Fortunately, I didn’t have to restart the machine. In the other occasion, I tried to load a saved game file. The screen went all white and froze.

    2. Difficulty mode: Prince of Persia (2008) won’t let you set a difficulty mode.

    3. Little battle: Prince of Persia (2008) is a bit different from other three games to the extent that you will spend quite a lot of time jumping from one ledge to another. The Prince and Elika will meet with only two or three creatures when they travel from one corrupted ground to another and until they finally face an area boss creature. That may not satisfy those game players who want constant battle.

    4. Game finale: It’s an interesting ending. The very last battle with Ahriman is almost non-existant, which disappointed me quite a bit.

    5. Too few different creatures: There are four large areas in the map. Each large area has four corrupted grounds + the area boss room. Disappointingly, you will face the exactly same creature five times. After defeating an area boss in one room, you will face the same guy in another room. Somehow, it will keep coming back four more times after the initial confrontation. Stated differently, Prince of Persia (2008) has only four different creatures besides little guys, only two or three of which the Prince and Elika will meet when they travel from one corrupted ground to another.






    More screenshots





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    Prince of Persia (2008) is a product of Ubisoft and Ubisoft Montreal.

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    5 Responses to Prince of Persia (2008) – Game Review, Playing Prince of Persia with Mac Boot Camp

    1. Ibrahim Akbar says:

      i want pc game combo list (about computer space E R mouse rigth and left bottons )plz tell me i did t catch the signs claw jump soword.

    2. The game has already been uninstalled. So I cannot help you. Sorry…

    3. locksmith says:

      Is this game really that easy? How about the puzzles? I think that platforming is hardest of PoP.

    4. Umm… I think it’s relatively easy and fun. There are no puzzles unlike other Prince of Persia games including prince of Persia: the Forgotten Sands.

    5. itachi says:

      hi,
      i installed pop 2008, and i dnt know y but it doesnt hav any display options!
      I go to display options and there is only two things Brightness and Tutorial. Nothing else is there. Can u tell me plz wat the problem is? i realy want to play this game.

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