The Rogue Prince of Persia Review: Familiar Yet Promising Adventure

Fluid parkour and brutal attacks make combat the game's highlight.

  • Fluid parkour and brutal attacks make combat the game’s highlight.
  • The game feels too familiar, needing more unique elements.
  • Solid foundation but needs more innovation and development.

The Rogue Prince of Persia, developed by Evil Empire and published by Ubisoft, has hit Steam Early Access, offering a new roguelite adventure. Played on an ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 16, this game brings back the iconic Prince in a familiar desert setting. While the combat is exceptional, the overall experience feels too similar to past titles and needs more innovation.

The combat is where The Rogue Prince truly excels. With fluid parkour and brutal attacks, players can chain together impressive combos and evade enemy attacks with precision. This responsive and satisfying gameplay is what Evil Empire is known for, making every battle a thrilling experience.

However, outside of combat, the game struggles. The roguelite elements lack depth, with biomes and enemy encounters feeling repetitive. The story and characters also need more development to stand out. Despite these shortcomings, the game has a solid foundation and potential for greatness with further innovation and development.

Overall, The Rogue Prince of Persia is a good game with fantastic combat but needs more originality to reach its full potential. As development continues, there is hope for it to become a standout title in the roguelite genre.