I have two new games to report on. One is newly purchased and the other one is newly finished.
First up is Devil’s Crush. As you know by now, I’m a big fan of Alien Crush and scored big with over 36.5 million points in early October. I now have downloaded Devil’s Crush off of the Virtual Console. It’s the bigger, better sequel, but it’ll take some time before I start setting a high score worthy of talking about. I did score 50.7 million points on the Genesis port called Dragon’s Fury, but it plays just so slightly different than the TG-16 original.
The game I newly finished for the first time since I did a speed run of it in 2006 is Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (#37). As I said before, I only started up this game again to unlock the Macintosh version of the first PoP game. However, once I got that far (40% into the game) I decided to go the rest of the way. I wasn’t as quick as my best time from four years ago, but it still was a fun and respectable five hours.
This brings me to the topic of buying the Prince of Persia Trilogy. It was released as a retail product yesterday (11/19) only in Europe. All three games (The Sands of Time, Warrior Within, and The Two Thrones) are included with HD graphics, 3D TV support, and trophies. I’d have to import this and it wouldn’t be a problem with the PS3 being region free.
A sudden turn of events happened this last Tuesday. The Sands of Time HD was released on the PlayStation Network for North America. The two sequels are slated for sometime in December.
At first I thought about ignoring this news and still eventually importing the EU disc version. Then I looked up the prices and noticed the disc version is about $45 and since the three individual games on PSN are $15 a piece, both versions being the same price in the end.
I would normally go with the physical product, but I also thought about how I wasn’t the biggest fan of The Two Thrones and could do without it in HD. So my final decision is to simply download the HD versions of The Sands of Time and Warrior Within off of PSN. I’m sure they’d provide me with another set of platinum trophies!