This title is... well..."different to the others", but it's that difference that makes it worthwile. The airbrush graphics are awesome the sheer fluidity of the acrobatics is amazing and then there's, of course, Elika. Before you say "Hurm, another sidekick" listen to this.
Elika is a character who you will get very attached to and is a sheer necessity but most of all she will never get in your way and thats a promise. Her magic helps you in combat ant practically everything else you might want to do. heres what I say.
- Graphics 10/10: I love the painted graphics
- Controls 8/10: one of the only disappointments. The controls are so easy you feel a bit like the game plays itself.
- Combat 9/10: I like what ubi have done with the combat to steer away from random hacking and slashing instead you're posed against 4 different bosses who recur throught the game and sub-enemies.
Story 9/10: Good storyline. What devs don't see is how important a good storyline is; take bioshock for example. That game's story was a necesssity to it's success and without it it would have been already forgotten.
Another of the few disappointments is the painful collection of light seeds needed by Elika to fuel her magic and make you able to reach new areas.
The PoP franchise has always been important to me and I am very happy to see it's getting the next-gen game it deserves.
Overall verdict 9/10