Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is an adventure game that was designed and published by Ubisoft. This game was available on October 28, 2003. When being released, players could explore it on four separate platforms include Xbox, PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Game Boy Advance. Then, in November 2003, a version for the Microsoft Windows platform was also available.
The game’s context was in the ninth century AD. In that time, the Persian Empire was very powerful and King Shahraman led. There was a journey to India to visit the Kingdom of Azad. However, it was interrupted by Vizier, a mentor, and suggested Shahraman attacked Maharaja due to betraying the Persian Empire. But the Vizier’s purpose was to target the antiques and its mystical powers. In which, Maharaja possessed two items that Vizier wanted, Dagger of Time and Sandy of Time. With them, Vizier can control time and change the past according to his needs. Besides, the Maharaja Farah’s princess was taken and used as a gift to the head of the Kingdom of Azad.
But things didn’t happen according to Vizier’s plan. After the attack, the Prince (the son of Shahraman) captured the Dagger of Time. Upon reaching the Kingdom of Azad, the Prince was deceived by Vizier and caused him to release magic sands. Since then, Sandy of Time was released and turned everyone into monsters, except those who knew the power of Sandy of Time and Dagger of Time. Therefore, the Prince, Vizier, and Farah (who managed and protected Dagger of Time before Maharaja was attacked) were not turned into monsters. After discovering Vizier’s lie, the Prince and Farah fled. The Prince also tried to correct the mistakes that he had made.
In Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, players will participate in adventure challenges and control the Prince when performing the tasks. Fighting activities with enemies will take place relatively little. Instead, players will focus on ingenious moving skills to overcome obstacles (jump into the air, climb, zip-line, run along walls or ledges to overcome trap…). Besides, the Prince will discover with Farah, and the players have to ensure her. In case Farah is killed, the game will be stopped. In addition, the Prince has also a separate vitality bar (shown in the left corner of the screen) to use in combat challenges. When it is reduced after every battle, the Prince can regain by drinking water at magic-infused fountains.
In terms of image quality, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time receives stably. The motion and lighting effects are good. The game’s context is also diverse and beautiful.