Prince of Persia Mega Compendium

September 20th, 2009


(My Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones review is now up at VGB so please take a read. Much like the others it’s an exhaustive write-up. Also, this review evidences my previous article Prince of Persia Trilogy: Purity, Transgressions and Dichotomy so please feel free to take a read of that as I’ve edited in all the required links.)

Popular bloggers, the ones with many hits and high posting frequencies, often tend to compile monthly or even weekly anthologies of their posts as a sort of round up, ‘best of’ collection, saving these compilations for the quiet days of the week.

I don’t do this much, because frankly it’s all pretty lazy. If you want to hear me discuss Half-life, find the Half-life tag and follow the trail. I should probably makes tags a little easier to find though. Hmm…I’ll get onto that – anyways, I’ve written something like 12,000 words on the Prince of Persia series over the past few months, not just here but externally too. So fittingly I should pretend to be a smug, successful blog and cobble my articles together into an anthology. Here goes;

Key Commentary

In these posts I discuss the three PS2 games and PoP Classic wholly. I focus on the narrative and platforming systems as well as the varying thematic attires of each game.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time review (PS2)

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within review (PS2)

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones Review (PS2)

Prince of Persia Classic Criticism

Additional Commentaries

These articles are written with a broader angle focusing instead on my overarching thoughts on the series and trilogy, plus the usual cultural snark.

Prince of Persia Trilogy: Purity, Transgressions and Dichotomy

Balancing Western and Middle Eastern Cultures in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

The Ideal Prince of Persia

XIII Vs Prince of Persia (Next Gen) – Cel-Shaded Comparison

Additional Readings

Porting Two Thrones to PSP and Wii – Ben Mattes Blog