The Prince of Persia 3 is the climax of the Sands of Time videogames. We will be covering several aspects of the game, including Artistic Direction, Characters and Storyline, Animation and AI, Speed Kill system and Free Form Fighting, and Sound and Music.
In artistic direction, the developers chose an outdoor environment and wanted to invoke 3 main feelings. The first is immersion, and in order to do so, they used real life references to create the Prince’s homeland in
Characters and Storyline
In the game’s Characters and Storyline, they talked about how the prince was the epic hero, and will be struck by the sands of time to transform into the Dark Prince. The Dark Prince intends to assist the prince in reclaiming his throne. The Prince’s friend, Kaileena, acts as a narrator, while Farah, a popular character from past games, will return in the Prince of Persia 3.
In animation, the Prince of Persia series is known for its great animation quality, and this iteration of it is no exception. For AI, the programmers intended to make the prince’s foes challenging, but rewarding to defeat. They wanted to break away from the generic enemy types of other games, and wanted different personalities for each character. For example, they created the Sandgate system, where enemies could call for reinforcements.
Speed Kill System
Innovations like the Speed Kill System were implemented in The Prince of Persia 3. Using well timed button presses, the prince could sneak up on and kill his foe instantly. They used an acrobatic approach to the system, which required strategy to analyze the situation. They also gave the player a choice between fighting and using speed kills. In the free form fighting system, the dark prince uses the dagger of time and chains to perform finishing moves.
Sound and Music
In sound and music, they wanted to evoke the feeling of a town ravaged by war, to immerse the gamer and to give a true