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Old July 29th, 2010, 05:24 PM   #1
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Default Is the DLC worth $10?

I love this game, and I want it to continue (without fighting the same 4 bosses 9 times over...), but is the DLC really worth $10?

I'm not one to replay games without multiple endings, and I'm trying to stop my trophy addiction , so keep that in mind.

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Old July 29th, 2010, 07:21 PM   #2
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It's probably not worth $10, but, then, what dlc is? As far as gameplay goes, the dlc is harder (a relative term when talking about such an easy game) and even more linear than anything on the disc. The story, however, is a weird actually made me angry at first because it seemed to really scuttle the ending of the game which is actually quite beautiful: Elika's justified rage at the prince making her sacrifice a meaningless act, the prince 'maturing' by going from pure narcissist to just plain selfish (in the name of love, of course) - something very lovely and heartbreaking about it. The dlc kind of undoes how satisfying the game's ending was (like i said, to the point of anger for me), but the ending of the dlc wound up being very satisfying as well - an unexpected resolution that (somewhat) restored the tragic satisfaction (a weird thing to say, i know) of the game.

Wow, i wrote way too much about this. Anyways, the dlc isn't worth it gameplay-wise, i would say, but if you're hooked on the story THAT MUCH (i was hooked on Elika, so the dlc was a no-brainer for me) you might find it very much worth the price.

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Old July 29th, 2010, 10:27 PM   #3
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If you really liked (and I mean really liked) the game, then the DLC is worth it. There's plenty of interaction between the Prince and Elika and the gameplay is more challenging than in the original game. But before jumping in, be aware that you'll be fighting the same two bosses multiple times.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 10:58 PM   #4
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It's not worth $10. I paid $5 and I wouldn't pay more than that.

The DLC is almost the opposite of the original game: no beautiful open world (just dark tunnels), not much collecting (just a few frescos, but they are well-hidden), and you can't return to previous areas (so things are missable) which kills the exploration aspect (especially if you're trying to do everything in 1 playthrough - ie time limit). Then there's the story aspect: Mitsuro is being kind. Can't say much for it other than its transparently trying to set up a sequel and really wrecks any impact the original story had.

EDIT: Apparently the sequel is already out: "Prince of Persia: The Fallen King" for the DS.
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