5/10 – Fun initially, but quickly devolves into a grind fest that does not reward the player nor value their time.
According to my Switch, I’ve played Plague Road for about 5 hours, which is longer than I’ve played many other games I’ve purchased. I probably only enjoyed the first 2 and continued out of curiosity until finally giving into boredom.
7/10 – A unique blend of platforming, timing, exploration, and beautiful visuals.
Flow of movement is paramount to this game, and that is when Prince of Persia is at its best: you feel like an agile bad-ass, wall-running, swinging on rings like a monkey, flying through the air, running up walls, and generally gliding effortlessly over the landscape and obstacles. Some timing is required for the correct buttons but it’s fairly forgiving, it’s almost like a platforming rhythm game with some adventure thrown in. It’s quite unique, and when things are going well, it’s very satisfying.