Today we take a look at Prince of Persia Sands of Time! This is the PS2 version of the game running on the softmodded PS3. The Sony Play Station 2 doesn’t output via HDMI . The solution I’ve come up with for this is a softmodded PS3 running the game at a native 480p and then using an mClassic HDMI add-on to upscale to 1080p. You can see in the comparison video the difference mClassic makes for these older games.
Amidst the sorched sands of medieval Persia, there is a legend spun in an ancient tougue. It speaks of a time borne by blood and ruled by deceit. It is within this war torn land a young Price discovers a magic Dagger. Drawn to it dark powers, he is led to unleash a deadly evil upon the reaches of his father’s vast kingdom. Aided by the wiles of a seductive princess and the absolute powers of the Sands of Time, the Prince stages a harrowing quest to reclaim the palace’s cursed chambers and restore peace to the very fabric of Time itself. He must tread these dangers carefully, however. Because in this world, there is only one rule: Master the Sands… or be buried.
The King and the Prince of Persia are besieging the Maharajah’s castle to plunder the treasures hidden inside. In order to impress his father, the Prince sneaks inside to recover the magical Dagger of Time. He quickly learns that this dagger has the ability to control time. The malevolent Vizier has other plans for the dagger, however, and tricks the Prince into unlocking a mysterious secret of the Dagger that causes the King and many of his subjects to be turned into sand zombies. Now, the Prince must figure out what has happened and try to set things right again.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is an action game with platforming and puzzle-solving elements. It updates many of the gameplay concepts from the previous games, and brings them into a fully three-dimensional world. The Prince will engage in sword fighting, wall climbing, spike dodging, puzzle solving, and more in his quest. The Prince also carries the Dagger of Time, which allows him to unleash several magical powers. The most important of these powers is the ability to reverse time. This ability allows the player to reverse their actions when they lead the Prince to his death.