The Rogue Prince of Persia Review

The Rogue Prince of Persia Review
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The Rogue Prince of Persia Review

Prince of Persia fans continue to enjoy 2024. Although they did not get the promised remake of The Sands of Time a while ago, they had the opportunity to embark on a brand new adventure with The Lost Crown. Frankly, I did not believe that Ubisoft could make a game other than an open world. Well, it can be done when desired.

The Lost Crown had a magnificent structure. As a result of the positive comments it received, it managed to become one of the most popular games of this year. If you haven’t checked out our The Lost Crown review yet, you can reach our related content right here .

Ubisoft is preparing to introduce PoP fans to the roguelite genre with The Rogue Prince of Persia . The company continues to expand its brand inventory with productions developed in different genres. The new Prince of Persia game, The Rogue Prince of Persia, developed by Dead Cells developer Evil Empire, is now available for early access on Steam.

So what does The Rogue Prince of Persia offer us in its current form? Our The Rogue Prince of Persia review article with all its details is out!

The Rogue Prince of Persia Review

The Rogue Prince of Persia is a 2D action platformer roguelite developed by Evil Empire Studio, the creators of the critically acclaimed Dead Cells. The game combines fast-paced and fluid combat with platforming. You play as a Prince who must stop a Hun invasion that he accidentally started.

We witness firsthand how the Prince, who has found a way to protect himself from death, tries to save the kingdom from danger. Since Prince of Persia is a series famous for its time loops, I think it suits the roguelite genre very well. It was a smart choice to bring in a studio that made one of the best roguelites on the market (Dead Cells).

 

Let’s not forget to underline that the Prince in question has nothing to do with the Princes in other games.

The Rogue Prince of Persia Review
The Rogue Prince of Persia Review

With the magical Bola protecting the Prince from death, we relive the Hun invasion over and over again until we get to the bottom of the events. Throughout the story, you will piece together specific events that occurred during the Hun invasion and learn how to change the course of history by going back in time after each trial.

The game largely follows the die-retry-repeat concept. Whenever the prince fails in his attempts to stop the Huns, he can rewind time and fix his mistakes. As with some roguelites, the story takes a backseat.

If you’ve played Evil Empire’s previous roguelike, you’ll feel right at home. But even if you’re not familiar with Dead Cells, the game immediately draws you in with its understandable structure. Yes, it’s not a cakewalk in terms of difficulty, but it’s easy to learn and adapt to quickly. The fighting mechanics are definitely the best part of the game.

The joy of slashing, staggering and kicking your enemies takes the game to a whole new level.

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You’ll run, jump, slash, dodge, and even perform wall acrobatics in procedurally generated 2D environments. The overall gameplay is fluid and constantly reminds me of just how fast and agile the Prince can be.

The Rogue Prince of Persia Review
The Rogue Prince of Persia Review

Even though the game is in early access, the gameplay is close to perfection.

The variety of weapons and equipment brings with it different play styles. I think the variety of weapons is sufficient for now. In addition to a few weapons that you can unlock, such as ranged and melee, there will also be a badge system that provides various buffs as you earn random medallions with each try. These medallions can contain effects that will directly affect your hit damage or health level.

The Rogue Prince of Persia is comprised of nine regions. Each region has its own unique biome. Zagros Village has a rugged, mountainous atmosphere, while the Academy provides a library feel. Each environment also has different enemy and environmental layouts. This adds to the excitement, as your enemies are constantly moving.

You also have the freedom to take alternative paths to solve different puzzles or open reward chests. The game also encourages exploration greatly, as it rewards you with medallions and better weapons to increase your chances against enemies.

The Rogue Prince of Persia Review
The Rogue Prince of Persia Review

The graphics are what we can describe as an animated comic book. From animations to art style, character design to stage designs, it’s a visual feast. Although I wasn’t particularly impressed by the trailers, I was really surprised to be amazed by the game’s art style while playing.

Some users may have problems with the game’s color scheme. In some areas, it can be difficult to distinguish platform elements due to the colors blending into each other. Naturally, this can lead to frustrating moments in long sections. Since there is no voice-over, the tempo is kept up only with sound effects and music. The weight of the sound design can be easily felt from the first sections.

The use of hip hop-like rhythms provided a nice touch.

The price of having a high-quality game that will remain in early access for a year is only $19.99 (Steam). For both lovers of the genre and those who want to try it, The Rogue Prince of Persia can be considered a worthy investment. I did not encounter any technical problems. The game is very well polished.

The Rogue Prince of Persia Review
The Rogue Prince of Persia Review

I spent about 10 hours playing The Rogue Prince of Persia. I think I’ve gotten pretty much everything the game has to offer in that time. The Rogue Prince of Persia may not have enough content to tempt you away from Hades 2 just yet, but if you’re a fan of the genre, it’s definitely a game you should consider.

To sum up our review; The Rogue Prince of Persia helped fuel my excitement for the Sands of Time Remake. For this reason, I can’t wait to see how the game will take shape in early access. The Rogue PoP is a fast, fluid and replayable game that will captivate you to the end.

The game in question is being evaluated in early access. Content (including score) will be updated here and there upon full release.

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