The Lost Crown reviews are in and its good news – WGB

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Reviews for Prince of Persia: Lost Crown are starting to roll out a full week ahead of the game’s release on January 18th for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series S/X, PC, and Switch. Good news, everyone.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is a new 2D game in the iconic series that has been dormant for a long time. The last time we saw a Prince of Persia game was 2022’s Prince of Persia: Dagger of Time to be exact, but it was actually a virtual reality escape room experience, so we’re not going to count it . Before that, it was 2010’s Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.

So, after more than a decade, we finally have an official Prince of Persia game with “The Lost Crown.” However, you don’t actually play as the titular prince, but instead as Sargon, who attempts to rescue the prince. Initial reactions to the game were not very positive, but opinions began to change as the release window approached. I’m glad that Ubisoft also had the confidence to publish a review a week before release. This is a very smart choice for a game that may have a hard time gaining commercial attention, but being one of the first releases of the year will definitely help.

I plan to review this myself, but unfortunately I don’t have a review code, so I’m going to get a PS5 copy and see what all the fuss is about.

upon public critic, The Lost Crown currently has a score of 86 from 61 reviews.keep the same score metacritictoo.

Steve Watts of Gamespot He gave this one a particularly great review, giving it a score of 9 out of 10. He concluded his review with this: “Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is a big change for the long-running series, almost as dramatic as Sands of Time when it took the classic platformer series and put it in 3D. It’s the debut of this new genre. The work is so confident and flawlessly crafted that this should become Prince of Persia’s identity for the foreseeable future. Almost every part of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is extremely It works well, and the parts connect so seamlessly that it feels as if the series has found a new genre home.”

Easy Allies’ Michael Damiani was equally impressed in his video review: “Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown manages to reinvent a dormant series, carves out a great new identity, and clearly has a bright future. It doesn’t revolutionize the Metroidvania genre. But it certainly takes the Metroidvania genre to new heights by refining it and blending the best parts of Prince of Persia’s previous works.”

Reviewed by Phile Hornshaw for IGN Although his enthusiasm for the game has declined a bit, he still gave it a high rating of 8 out of 10 and said the following: “Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown not only makes games like The Sands of Time so much better, but by opting for a 2D perspective, it eliminates many of the problems that plagued 3D games in the series. It solves the small problems of It. It also works very well as a traditional Metroidvania, sticking to the tried-and-true elements of the genre while still executing them accurately. The story sometimes Although it may feel a little jumbled, a fast and fun combat system, tight and satisfying controls, and a stylish look and feel elevate Sargon’s journey and make The Lost Crown the successor to the best prince. It makes it appropriate. It’s a Persian heritage.”

Mollie Taylor reviewed for PC Gamer Her biggest criticism was that the first half was slow. Here’s what she had to say: “Although it’s a delicious Metroidvania with a mediocre story, my biggest complaint with The Lost Crown is how long it takes to get to the good stuff.”

Stephen Tailby reviews Push Square, pounded the game 8 of 10 straight to the face. In his conclusion he writes: “Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown does what it does best, with challenging and satisfying gameplay at its core. Combining the series’ 2D past with the time-bending powers of subsequent games, this metroidvania brings the franchise to its core. It’s a great combination that brings it back to life in new ways. It can seem a little overwhelming at times, and the game’s sheer size threatens to slow down its own momentum, but it’s fluid and rewarding. The platforming and combat are so fun that any shortcomings fade into the background.”

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