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Prince of Persia: Quick Review

December 5, 2008 1 comment

Prince of PersiaThis is just a quick review for a couple people. I will post a longer and more detailed review soon.

After a quick play through of the first two levels, Prince of Persia is looking to be mostly entertaining. It is not going to offer a huge challenge to the average gamer, but it does provide a compelling storyline, beautiful imagery and fun gameplay.

I would definitely recommend for anyone who is a fan of the series or just a fan of platformer games in general. I have the version for Playstation 3. From what I’ve seen online and from others, the versions don’t differ terribly. Mainly in game controls.

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Coldplay does it again!

The first part of this post was written a week before the release of the new Coldplay album. I opted to wait to post till the album officially dropped.

Okay, so I got my hands on a pre-release copy of Coldplay’s newest album “Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends.” It’s perfection in a speaker. Now for those of you who are wondering about how I got it a full 7 days before release, I’m not going to tell you. Except to point out that I have already pre-ordered the album from iTunes and will be also purchasing a hard copy.

Written Today – 6.17.08

Back to the album, the foursome have put out a superb effort once again. After the huge success of X&Y, the expectations were pretty high. Coldplay has a way of putting together an album in such a way as to take you on an emotional roller coaster. They are masters of manipulating your emotions in time with the music.

In particular, the track “42” is a great example of how, within one song, a listener can ride along with the band as they reach rafter level anthemic rock and take it back down to a ballader’s pace.

The only criticism I have of this album is that it doesn’t seem to be as bold as X&Y. They’ve taken a step back from their previous offering and reinvented how they deliver their musical vision. But that is a very small criticism of an otherwise great album.

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