According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes
Parents should take heed of the mature rating on this title; this is not the same Prince found in last year's Sands of Time. Ubisoft has made this game more violent, more sexual, and all around darker than the first game. Because of this, it really isn't something that younger children should be playing.
Fans of The Sands of Time should definitely give this game a shot. While the new direction in terms of violence and sexuality seems forced, the solid platforming of the first game is still present and accounted for. Combat is better than it was in the previous outing as well.
Platformer fans will definitely want to pick this up as it's one of the best platforming experiences in recent memory. Yes, there's more fighting than there needs to be, but the monotony of fighting hordes of faceless enemies is regularly broken up by some exhilarating chase sequences that will test even the most battle-hardened gamer's finger dexterity.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers will be pleased to know that the game features a full set of subtitles.
A film critic by trade, specializing in Euro-horror, cult exploitation, and Asian action cinema, Mike has written reviews for a diverse group of print and online publications. He covers horror news, movies, books, and games at TheHorrorGeek.com and Horrorsquad.com and spent two seasons as The Horror Geek on Comedy Central's pop-culture game show, Beat the Geeks.
Mike's childhood was spent playing videogames any time he got a chance. His parents had a Pong console and his grandmother had an Atari 2600, where Mike cultivated his skills by playing hour upon hour of games like Space Invaders, Berserk, and Asteroids. From those early experiences Mike learned one thing: he loved games.
In 1999, Mike became a staff reviewer at Cinescape Magazine's website where he spent a year learning the craft of game criticism. After internal changes led to Mike leaving Cinescape in late 2000, he joined up with RPGFan in 2001 and spent several years writing reviews for them. Happy, but looking for an opportunity to expound on a wider variety of titles, Mike joined GameCritics.com and hopes to help Chi, Dale, and the rest of the GC staff bring a higher level of respect to the field of game criticism.