Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones SE

Just recently I decided to give the "old" Prince a try so I bought it brand new on eBay for under 20€ (local shops sell it for about 40€). I'm talking about Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones Special Edition which also includes both prequels, each on a separate DVD disc. The discs are nicely stacked one atop the other and I find this the best system so far for packing multiple discs in a standard DVD case.

I decided to start at the beginning with The Sands of Time and I must say the game really got my attention right away! The graphics and animation are great even for a game that's almost 4 years old and the Prince is a real acrobat. Some of his stunts strongly remind me of various Jackie Chan movies. At the same time this presented me with an excellent opportunity to test my Logitech Rumblepad 2 gamepad which was sitting on a shelf collecting dust for the past year or so. After the initial confusion and some help from Google, I managed to get my gamepad to work. You basically have to manually assign all commands to the gamepad in the 'Controls' menu by double-clicking each command and then pressing the gamepad button you want to use (a tad annoying but you only have to do it once). The only command I couldn't assign to any of the buttons was 'Walk toggle'. No idea why...

To conclude this post, the game plays great with a gamepad and best of all, you don't need a Core Duo and a GeForce 7900GTO to play it :)


Hades said...

About the walk toggle.
There is no need to set such a button on gamepad.

If you know about the Gamepad for PS2,you may see there is two Analog "Roll Stick"(I don't know their offical name).

If you pull the stick to one direction,the prince can run to that dircetion.The less Length you pull,the slower the prince walk(Becauce they are analog.)

but the quality of some analog gamepad for PC(the shape is similar to the Gamepad for PS2) in the market may not so good. And for them,there is very hard to control the walk toggle.

Mayhem said...

Thanks but I figured it out two days later and addressed this issue in a consequtive post.