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nickdawgy
12-28-04, 07:18 AM
Ok so I finally got PoP and PoP The Warrior Within for Christmas. I just popped in PoP, and the first few minutes I enjoyed it....until I had to rebound jump up that damn chimney. I have died over 100 times in the tutorial level!!! The controls in this game are awful. I take one wrong step and I die. Press one button ever so slightly the wrong way, and I'm dead. Forget to press a button at just the right time, dead.

I am sick and tired of hearing "no, no, no, that's not what happened"

Has anyone else experienced this while playing the game? I want to keep it, but I feel like throwing it out the window.

nickdawgy
12-28-04, 07:38 AM
I just tried jumping up the stupid chimney again, and I couldn't get higher then 3 jumps. Did manage to die another 25 times, though.

No game has ever frustrated me more then this one. Glad I only paid $20 for it.

Brain Stew
12-28-04, 07:48 AM
I assume you're talking about the part before you grab the sands of time in the beginning of the game. It sucks, but I had to do it about a hundred times. The good part is, after you get the sands, you can rewind time to change a mistake.

TheMadMonk
12-28-04, 07:51 AM
I agree that rebound jumping was probably the hardest move for me to master. But I got the hang of it, eventually.

nickdawgy
12-28-04, 08:50 AM
I finally figured out that you have to hold the button down as opposed to tapping it quickly. Ugh, how awful that "puzzle" was.

jdpatri
12-28-04, 09:10 AM
Did you people not play Metroid? Or any of the other bazillion games that required the wall jump?

I had a hard time remembering what puzzle you were referring to because I don't believe I even died jumping up that wall. Not that I'm such great shakes. I got suck on a puzzle about 70% through and haven't touched POP in months.

Strictly Pirates! for me now. :) With a few quick games of ESPN NCAA Basketball thrown in to mix things up.

Speaking of frustrating... playing Syracuse with Albany (my starter school). Now that's a frustrating exercise in futility.

spainlinx0
12-28-04, 09:39 AM
The key is to hold the jump button BEFORE you hit the wall. Don't try to time it to when you're exactly hitting the wall. It doesn't require precise timing.

Michael Corvin
12-28-04, 09:54 AM
You sir are off your rocker. This game rocks! The wall jump did take some practice though, and even after finally figuring out that you have to hold the button instead of tap, I still fell to my death a handful of times on later levels. Definitely a hard move to master.

fumanstan
12-28-04, 10:03 AM
I wasn't a big fan of the game and stopped playing midway through. I had no issues with the controls though; they came pretty easily for me on my PC. However some of the puzzles were tedious and turned me away from the game.

young
12-28-04, 10:50 AM
omg... please don't tell me that all i had to do was hold the button down... :( it took me a decent amount of time to get thru that chimney part timing the taps.

game is toooooo easy. you needed to know 2 fighting moves (jump over/slash and bounce off of wall/slash). the hardest part was the timing of the jumps to get up and down high towers/chimneys. and i may have said this earlier, but just because i have to swing from pole to pole isn't a game. it took no skill and except for the cool factor, might as well have put stairs there. same w/ walking tight ledges... you couldn't really fall off or anything... anyway, imo, this game gets a 6/10. great design/ambience. simplistic game.

wlj
12-28-04, 11:00 AM
i know this is not a fair statement...but I don't want to play this game because the ads I see in my magazines --- annoy me and get on my nerves. I know that is ridiculous --- but I hate seeing those Warrior Within ads. That is the only game that has that affect on me -- I don't know why...I guess I can't stand the character you play or something.



wlj

Josh H
12-28-04, 12:27 PM
I had no problem with that part. I thought the first one was pretty easy, other than a few battles here and there where you had to kill a ton of guys at once.

Outlaw
12-28-04, 02:26 PM
Face it, the one who sucks is your skills at gaming :D. i'm kidding! i know, cheapshot, I couldn't resist

I wouldn't go as far as to say it sucks, but I don't think the game deserves all the raving praise it gets. It's still a nice game, but I thought it was pretty easy, except I have to agree with josh that those long fighting parts were the only problem areas, and annoying.

Josh H
12-28-04, 02:45 PM
Yep, annoying as hell. Those spots knocked a point of the score for me. Down to an 8.5. I'd give it a 9.5 otherwise.

nickdawgy
12-28-04, 04:46 PM
Well I am giving it another chance, it is pretty cool. But I agree with fumanstan, the puzzles are very tedious. It's like a Tomb Raider nightmare or something :lol:

I just got past the part where you meet the princess (I think she's a princess)....

OldBoy
12-28-04, 04:50 PM
I just tried jumping up the stupid chimney again, and I couldn't get higher then 3 jumps. Did manage to die another 25 times, though.

No game has ever frustrated me more then this one. Glad I only paid $20 for it.
you got it for X-Mas, yet paid $20??? stingy relatives!

kgrogers1979
12-28-04, 07:00 PM
I love the POP games. It took me two tries to do the wall jumping. Did you not ever play Mario 64 or any other platform game?? Mario 64 had wall jumping too.

nickdawgy
12-29-04, 08:06 AM
you got it for X-Mas, yet paid $20??? stingy relatives!

:lol:

Bought with a gift card I got for Christmas :D

nickdawgy
12-29-04, 08:07 AM
I love the POP games. It took me two tries to do the wall jumping. Did you not ever play Mario 64 or any other platform game?? Mario 64 had wall jumping too.

Never really got into Mario 64.

wmansir
12-30-04, 05:50 AM
If you find the puzzles a little too complex, or time consuming, you should still give POP2 a chance. They vastly improved the fighting system (which sucks in the first one) and simplified the puzzles. They are much more strait forward and are more like simple obstacle courses instead of puzzles you have to figure out.

sfsdfd
12-30-04, 07:37 AM
Originally Posted by scott1598
you got it for X-Mas, yet paid $20??? stingy relatives!:lol:

Bought with a gift card I got for Christmas :D
And his relatives only charged him $15 for the gift card.

- David Stein

Michael Corvin
12-30-04, 08:04 AM
If you find the puzzles a little too complex, or time consuming, you should still give POP2 a chance. They vastly improved the fighting system (which sucks in the first one) and simplified the puzzles. They are much more strait forward and are more like simple obstacle courses instead of puzzles you have to figure out.


That is a disappointment for me. I preferred the puzzles over the fighting.

nickdawgy
12-30-04, 04:16 PM
And his relatives only charged him $15 for the gift card.

- David Stein

Actually $17, they weren't in a very festive mood.

tanman
01-02-05, 01:01 AM
I bought it a couple months ago and breezed through it. I thought it was a really good game but not sure it was deserving of all the praise. It was really well designed, looked great, played great, I guess it was just repeatative and gets old pretty quickly. It is just the right length though, not too long.

nickdawgy
01-03-05, 10:53 PM
I bought it a couple months ago and breezed through it. I thought it was a really good game but not sure it was deserving of all the praise. It was really well designed, looked great, played great, I guess it was just repeatative and gets old pretty quickly. It is just the right length though, not too long.

I am feeling the same way as you. It may be a cool game, but I just can't get into it enough to like it. I find myself going to Gamefaqs every 5-10 minutes because I have no idea what to do. I don't have time for that, and the visions don't really help. Right now I am in the area before you get the new sword, I think.

I might just toss PoP aside, and try PoP 2. I want to at least play the sequel and see if I like it better. It looks like I'll be getting rid of both games before the end of the month, though.

msdmoney
01-04-05, 12:59 AM
I never really found this game all that difficult. I really enjoyed the first POP, I loved the platforming although the fighting was weak. I never really thought the platforming got repetitive, no more so than any other game, most games repeat the same game mechanic whether it be shooting in a fps or shooter for example. Also I thought the puzzles and combat mixed up things enough, and the short lenghth kept the game from being overly repetitive.

Had the first pre-ordered at gamerush, but they never got it in, and for whatver reason, they can't get it in for the cube. I don't quite understand how they can't just get a copy from their distributor. "They know how to take the reservation, they just don't know how to hold the reservation, and that's really the most important part of the reservation." Anyways still bitter about that, cause I really wanted to play this game, but I switched my pre-order to RE4 so it works out alright.

Michael Corvin
01-04-05, 02:20 AM
I find myself going to Gamefaqs every 5-10 minutes because I have no idea what to do. I don't have time for that, and the visions don't really help.

:hscratch: Really? I found it pretty straight forward and easy. I only needed help in the tower room with the mirror statues. And that was pretty far into the game. I think the visions helped a bunch, maybe made it too easy.

Josh H
01-04-05, 08:54 AM
Yeah, the game was very linear and it was always clear what to do. The visions show you exactly where you need to go in the area, and it just takes a little exploring to (and understanding of all your moves and how to use them in the environment) to figure out how to get there.

DARTH GAMER
01-04-05, 09:07 AM
Yeah, the game was very linear and it was always clear what to do. The visions show you exactly where you need to go in the area, and it just takes a little exploring to (and understanding of all your moves and how to use them in the environment) to figure out how to get there.

I couldn't agree more! Never was there a time when I was stuck and confussed about where to go next. The visions are what I relied on to show me what I hade to do. Although, even if I didn't have the visions, it was still pretty easy.

nickdawgy
01-05-05, 09:58 AM
Well I must be in the minority, because I was often lost. I tried PoP 2, and liked it....that is until I died about 10 times trying to figure out what to do in the 2nd level. I really wanted to give the games a try, but they just didn't grow on me. I might pick up PoP 2 again when I see it insanely cheap, but for now, I am getting rid of it.

jiggawhat
01-27-05, 12:59 AM
Anyone experience any glitches in this game?

There is one part that continually hangs 1/4 into the game. Everytime I select retry when I die it seems to glitch out and I can't get past this part.

msdmoney
01-27-05, 01:20 AM
As somebody who loved the first, I am not enjoying the second as much. I can't quite pinpoint why. Maybe it its the style changes with the new "badass" prince and obvious attempts at getting teen boys to play. Maybe it is just because it's competing with RE4. I am just not compelled to play like I was with the first. I will wait til I get a little farther though.

dcprules
01-27-05, 01:30 AM
I was a big fan of the first Prince of Persia (played through it pretty quickly and only really got stumped near the end of the game). However, I've had a few friends try out POP 2 and said they didn't like it that much but they both liked the first one.

I guess I'll need to give POP2 a rent someday.

DARTH GAMER
01-27-05, 06:59 AM
I was a big fan of the first Prince of Persia (played through it pretty quickly and only really got stumped near the end of the game). However, I've had a few friends try out POP 2 and said they didn't like it that much but they both liked the first one.

I guess I'll need to give POP2 a rent someday.

I loved the first POP. Happens to be one of my all time favorite games. Couldn't wait for POP WW to come out. Extremely excited!! I have to say that I am playing it right now and I, to tell the truth, don't like it at all. I will finish it, but compared to the first one IMO, IT SUCKS!!! The fighting is OK but I actually enjoyed to combat in the first one. The first was like playing through a story book, but this second game, the prince sounds like an asshole and the whole past, present thing is a royal pain in the ass. I never got confussed in the first game but I have been stumpped as of where to go next several times. I can't wait to beat this damn game so I can move on to RE4.

Michael Corvin
01-27-05, 11:43 AM
I appreciate all the heads up about the second one. I guess I will wait till it hits the $15 price range. I loved the first. Even the battles, though redundant. It is a good game to pick up and play for a bit without getting totally involved or frustrated.