This is a great game with excellent atmosphere and mechanics (as in the previous title). They have also introduced a couple of new special controls, such as water flow freeze and back to the time option, which I think are great. Very much appreciated the experience meter giving you access to upgrade items allowing to advance in the game with more "magic weapons" at hand.
As a retro freak, and player of the original POP in Amiga, I was really huppy to see that they returned to the roots of the series. Same booby trap system, same health refill options by braking vases, and of course wandering around a palace.
I should expect the game to be harder, or at least give you one more option in the start menu above normal, and that's why I'm giving it 4 stars. You should consider the more experienced players when designing a game...
Overall, a very good addition in the POP collection.