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Ubisoft Expecting High Review Scores For Prince Of Persia

A little while back, an industry analyst estimated that the accomplished titles that score 9+ from most reviewers sell three times more than a game that scores lower, which is why developers and publishers really hope for good results from critics.

Then again, some publishers are confident going in; they're not biting their nails in nervous anticipation. According to Edge-Online, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said he expects plenty of praise for this week's Prince of Persia, and he's looking for scores between 8.5 and 9.2 or 9.3. Said Guillemot

"Already, there's a number of good marks. We have 8s, some 9s and one 10. But we're still waiting for a lot of marks to come. So altogether, at the moment [scores are around] high 8s. We hope it can be in the 9s, but [we expect] it to be 8.5 and 9.2 or 3."

Well, we're not sure where those marks are coming from, but we have been able to locate one major review; it's from IGN, and they awarded the highly anticipated game a 9.3. We couldn't have higher expectations for this particular title, so provided this is indicative of the normal critic response, we're officially excited. We hope to get our hands on this one early next week - the retail release is December 2 - and we're hoping we can write a very favorable review. So far, just about every big title in 2008 has delivered, so we'd actually be surprised of PoP fell short...

Related Game(s): Prince of Persia

11/27/2008 John Shepard

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Comments (24 posts)

The_Vandelizer
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 10:42:27 PM
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Sounds Good!!!!

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Frenchy17
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:32:09 PM
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Preordered this one about 3 months ago, can't wait for this one! Now I have to find out how to pay for it after I spend all my money in the morning! :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 27, 2008 @ 11:42:01 PM
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As I've said, I missed out on the PoP series so I dunno what it's all about BUT hooray I just picked up the original PoP for my Dreamcast (oh yeah, that bad boy is still alive for me and its got great emulators) so I'll weigh in and decide wether or not this new one is worth my attention. Gonna be a slim Xmas but I'm hoping to stick 2 games on my list and I'm still open to suggestions.

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Aftab
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 12:36:16 AM

Sands of Time? Good game. Platformer/Action-adventure with wall-running and time-manipulation. Nice story and visuals. An Eidos title from which AC took heavy cues, so it may not be your cup o'tea.

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Scarecrow
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 12:12:54 AM
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"Expects"

lol these companies

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Aftab
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 12:37:12 AM
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I'll get it after I finish Dark Space.

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killzone100
Saturday, November 29, 2008 @ 8:52:28 AM

dead space

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JaXXX
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 1:14:47 AM
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Man i loved the series and this is sooo much better, my number 1

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FLYING_APE
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 4:11:44 AM
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COOL AWESOME DUDE... calm the f**k down.

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 4:36:23 AM
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Well Ill be hangin out for your Review Ben since I greatly distrust any other opinions...EDGE!!!

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the_importer
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 5:44:19 AM
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And if they don't get that score, they can always follow the footsteps of Eidos and threaten the review sites.

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Scarecrow
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 1:06:40 PM

Yup yup
or they can throw a couple of thousands in reviewer's faces.

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Godslim
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 6:08:04 AM
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mmmm pop isnt really my bad i always prefered god of war

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Scarecrow
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 1:07:46 PM

Same here, pop always felt you trying to kill a bag of sand.

The enemies are all too similar sometimes too. Wielding swords and just swinging(too predictable too). Well but that's just me

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FallenClyro
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 7:18:02 AM
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I pre-ordered this just last week, I can't wait for it! Plus it's finally a game which doesn't involve shooting which is change for me :)

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JaXXX
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 8:53:11 AM
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FLYING APE i'm not to blame that u like Barbie Dolls more than cool games

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shaydey77
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 11:19:22 AM
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Must borrow one of these off my friend.Time to wake the old black beast again..and wired controllers!!:D!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 12:45:10 PM
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For the record, Sands of Time was one of my favorite games last generation.

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Aftab
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 4:14:35 PM

The game had great platforming, beautiful scenery and a whimsical, faery-tale touch to it, that from the sounds of it, seems like this coming sequel will share. I'm looking foward to it.

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AntDC
Saturday, November 29, 2008 @ 6:38:23 AM

Same here, I was disappointed with the next one, they went with the whole dark grungy kinda thing and the game kind lost its fairy tale atmosphere IMO.

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tlpn99
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 1:14:36 PM
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I liked the original on the Amiga lol not tried none of the new ones. I seen my mate playing it and he ran across a wall, looked ok to me but since then not seen anything else.
Do you need to have played the previous ones or can you just pick up and play this one ?

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, November 28, 2008 @ 5:38:12 PM
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meh i never got into this series, i played the 1st 2 but i just didnt like the gameplay

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Mystearica
Saturday, November 29, 2008 @ 12:11:34 AM
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U know what! They need to bundle their first three games and sell them in a bundle!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, November 30, 2008 @ 2:39:57 PM
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Cell graphics rock the caulk.

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