So my amazing brother (who got my son the coolest night vision goggles…more on that later) always gives me an EB games gift certificate for Christmas/Birthday. He wants to get me a game but knows I am weak and pathetic and rather then chancing a double buy prefers to let me pick.

I was in EB Games today and was trying to choose between Prince of Persia and Valkyria Chronicles. The Prince one, and even though I was trying to get it on the PS3, there was a Used Xbox 360 copy which shaved 14 bucks off the price. SOLD! I have wanted this game since I saw the initial screenshots, but this trailer sold me on it:

http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=41113

Having gottent the game I have to say I really, really like it. It is absolutely beatiful, little to no load times (love streaming graphics) and the action is so smooth and amazing. Elika is a really great partner, often refusing help, assisting you with jumps, saving your life and is a really engaging character. Her voice is amazing and perfect, Kari Wahlgreen, who we can safely say is an accomplished voice actress, makes Elika a compelling character. The Prince on the other hand talks and acts that a 21st century person, which is jarring, and while I love the Drake character the voice actor, Matt Mullins, is just a wrong fit for the Prince.

So there I was loving the game and it Freezes…dead. I am afraid to restart the X360 in fear of having to refind the 40+ light spheres from the first level.

I love the game and will play it to death, but lets hope the freezing is not a normal thing.

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