The Prince still battles with a sword and with the newly added gauntlet glove he can now grab enemies and hurl them into the air, offering up a slick way to perform combo attacks. He also has the power to call on Elika to launch magic at his enemies and can perform some swift dodges should things get a little too heated. The trick to survival in the much tougher brawls, and there a few, is to juggle attacks with dodge, throws and Elika's powerful magic attacks.
Fights can be quite lengthy if you fail the first time. When your health depletes you will fall to your knees whilst Elika keeps your opponent at bay allowing you to regain your strength at the cost of seeing your enemies' health restored to maximum too.
The gauntlet, the attachment on the Prince's arm is not only a combat tool but it serves more prominently as a great device for exploration and slick acrobatics. You can use it to climb, run along walls, leap from one to another or simply slide down them, breaking a high fall.
With similarities to the hugely successful Assassin's Creed, developer Ubisoft Montreal has crafted a stunningly rendered world with a truly unique look that offers up a great challenge for newcomers to the heralded Prince Of Persia series. And for anyone returning to the franchise, you will most certainly be in for a treat as you take control of a new Prince Of Persia unlike any that has come before him.