- Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown evokes a similar feeling to Titanfall 2’s campaign with its fast-paced action.
- The game introduces a special ability called Clairvoyance that allows players to shift realities, reminiscent of Titanfall 2’s beloved time-travel mission Effect and Cause.
- Clairvoyance adds complexity to the game’s platforming, requiring players to make new platforms appear and jump between in-flux walls.
Released almost eight years ago now, Titanfall 2 is still widely believed to be one of the greatest first-person shooters of the modern age, and the fact that fans have received no new Titanfall content since then is tragic. A shooter-platformer-mech pilot hybrid, there’s still not really any other game out there like Titanfall 2, though some titles have managed to scratch a few of those itches in their own unique way. The recently released Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is the perfect example.
Though the two games couldn’t be more different from one another in terms of story, setting, and gameplay style, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown does evoke some of the same general feelings that Titanfall 2‘s campaign did, with some fast-paced action and even faster-paced platforming. But there’s one feature in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown that goes a little deeper than just evoking a feeling, instead repeatedly reminding fans of Titanfall 2‘s most beloved mission.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Has 2 Obvious Directions for DLC
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown offers an incredibly satisfying 20-30 hour experience, but it does leave the door open for some potential DLC.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Hearkens Back to One of Titanfall 2’s Best Moments
Titanfall 2’s Best Mission Sees Players Platform With Time
Now widely renowned as one of the greatest FPS missions of all time, Titanfall 2‘s “Effect and Cause” level sees players stumble upon an old dilapidated IMC research facility, where they discover a device that lets them travel through time. With just the tap of a button, players can shift between the past and present, with the facility in full functioning order in the past, and completely destroyed in the present.
To progress through the level, players need to use their temporary time-travel powers to access pathways blocked off in one timeline, but open in the other, and defeat a horde of confused enemies in both. The real fun of Titanfall 2‘s Effect and Cause level kicks in when players are tasked with pairing these time-travel powers with their parkour skills, which sees them methodically tapping the shoulder button to shift realities at the perfect time to avoid fire damage in the present, and bounce between moving platforms in both timelines.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown’s Clairvoyance Ability Offers a Similar Experience
Available for just one mission, Titanfall 2‘s time-bending abilities are a huge highlight of that game’s campaign, and their lack of reappearance in the last eight years has been truly tragic. But Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown might have something to finally scratch that itch. At about the halfway point of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown‘s story, players unlock a special ability called Clairvoyance.
Throughout their journey in Mount Qaf, players will come across these glowing purple blocks, or the outlines of where one should be, both of which prevent the player from accessing the path ahead. With Clairvoyance, players can shift realities, making the purple blocks appear and disappear at will. Much like the rest of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown‘s abilities, Clairvoyance is used to open new pathways, shake up combat, and add a new layer of complexity to the game’s excellent platforming. It’s the latter that really channels Titanfall 2.
In multiple instances, players will need to use Clairvoyance similarly to Titanfall 2‘s time-travel powers, reality-shifting with the press of a button to make new platforms appear, and jump back and forth between in-flux walls. It’s not a one-to-one recreation of Titanfall 2‘s best feature, but it definitely hearkens back to it, and in some ways even adds a bit more depth to the actual gameplay mechanics.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown
- January 18, 2024
- Ubisoft Montpellier
- Action , Platformer , 2D