Prince of Persia - Rival Swords review
16th August 2007
Having played Prince of Persia: Sands of Time on the PC and absolutely loving it, then being a bit disappointed by Warrior Within on the same platform, Rival Swords on the Wii has exceeded all expectations.
Although there's the addition of the Dark Prince in this one, I actually found it a lot less dark than Warrior Within and in fact, much more like Sands of Time. It seems that they kept some of the innovative features of Warrior Within and brought back some of the more enjoyable aspects and brighter scenery from Sands.
The graphics on the Wii are quite good, especially when used with a component cable on an HDTV and the cutscenes in particular are truly stunning and on par with films like Final Fantasy: Spirits Within. The best thing about it on the Wii however are the controls. Using the Wii remote to control the camera is surprisingly easy and not at all confusing. Both the remote and nunchuk are used for fighting and make battles smoother and much more intuitive.
Overall, a great game for a great console.