Glen Stevens' Thoughts

Spec Ops: The Line

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Spec Ops: The Line developed by Yager Development for the single player (I didn’t play the multiplayer) is a third person shooter set in Dubai after a giant sandstorm has forced the evacuation of all the inhabitants.  The sandstorm lasted for months and comes back a few times during the game.  This means the setting is desert areas juxtaposed with high class skyscrapers.  If you are familiar at all with Dubai you should recognize a lot of the buildings. What sets Spec Ops: The Line apart from other “shooters” is…read more

Prince of Persia Warrior Within – Game Review

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I’ve been playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within at work during lunches, and I think that is the best way to consume this content for me.  I can only really handle the frustration in small doses, and while this game isn’t as frustrating as Sands of Time was, it still has a lot. When I was a kid I was probably better able to handle doing repetitive, long battles but when I got near the end of this game I was always looking for ways to avoid the fights because…read more

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – Game Review

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Always on the cutting edge this past week I played the 8 year old Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time game for PC. The updated graphics were a really nice touch, too bad they didn’t update anything else like the terrible camera controls. As much as I loved the platforming in the game, I hated the combat.  I think it’s due mostly to the controls being relative to the camera and the camera being not fixed.  So you’d be fighting and just about to do a move and the…read more

Prince of Persia – Game Review

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I just finished the Prince of Persia game for PS3, it was a fantastic game, right up my alley. The game is basically a platformer/puzzle solving game, with a little battle thrown in to add some variety, and the free running and platforming play really well and are forgiving enough to not be annoying.  For instance when you run past a ring, you can press O before, during or after it and it will not penalize you, but if you don’t press it at all, you will falll down.