Ubisoft Montpellier’s 2.5D side-scrolling Metroidvania Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown finally released on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. It is a long and challenging action platform game with many challenging bosses and complex puzzles. Here are a few important tips to make your journey a little easier.
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Lost Crown It follows young Sargon, the newest member of the warrior clan known as the Immortals. He is tasked with tracking down the kidnapped Prince Ghassan, who has been dragged to the cursed city of Mount Qaf. The game has plenty of paths to unblock, collectibles to find, and equipment to unlock. It’s easy to get lost or stuck, but I’ve got you covered.
Release Your Chakra Often
About an hour or two into the game you’ll unlock a new weapon: the bow. This weapon can also be used as a throwable chakram, serving a variety of functions including summoning platforms and opening doors. The double-edged weapon can also be used in combat as a projectile that becomes faster and more powerful with each parry. More than that, you can use chakram to reach hard-to-find resource caches without needing complex platforming skills. Make sure you use this chakra often, as it will make collecting things a little less frustrating.
Upgrade Your Hardware Regularly
Fiery blacksmith and absolute goddess Kaheva opens her forge to you shortly after you reach the central area of The Haven. But he’s not the only shop owner who can improve your equipment. Kaheva can increase the damage of your bow and swords, while The Mage, an old woman who runs an equipment shop in The Haven, can increase the number of health vials you can hold and increase their healing power. On top of that, both shopkeepers can buff the status effects of your Amulets, which are equipable pieces of gear that provide benefits like increasing your melee damage at low health or reducing damage from environmental hazards. It’s worth returning to The Haven to upgrade your equipment as often as possible. These bosses are non-gaming, so you’ll need all the power-ups you can get. Trust me.
Don’t Forget the Swordsman
Speaking of the port, another one you should visit regularly is the swordsman Artaban. Artaban sargon‘s trainer teaches you effective ways to neutralize your enemies in fights throughout the story. You must also take on his combat challenges to obtain Time Crystals, one of the currencies used to purchase items and upgrade gear. The challenges themselves are simple and, with enough practice and patience, will help you become more comfortable using all of Sargon’s serious ass-kicking abilities.
Take Photos of Memorable Spots
Through the Traveler’s Eyes, A true innovation in the Metroidvania genreWith you can take screenshots that appear as icons on the minimap, which helps make backtracking easier. Instead of trying to memorize where something is, you can use the upgradeable resource known as Memory Fragments to take a quick photo to remember that spot. When you’re done with the image, you can delete the screenshot to make room for more photos. Just hold down the D-pad and away you go. Your brain will thank you for it.
Make Sure You Complete These Side Quests
While exploring Mount Qaf, you will encounter characters in need of help. This could be deciphering an ancient text or finding an old woman’s children. Either way, these side quests reward you with some nice things, from currencies you can use at various shopkeepers to resources to upgrade your gear. Depending on the complexity and length of the target, Soma Leaf, increases your maximum health when you collect four of these. Be a good Immortal and help some people. It will be worth your time.
Take Advantage of Guided Mode in Settings
When you start, you’re presented with two game modes: Exploration and Guided. Exploration mode is the default setting and gives you little direction for story missions and side quests on the minimap. With guided mode, you get even more help as the minimap fills in icons for mission objectives, doors and paths, and upgrades you’ve unlocked. guessing game. You will still get lost, so don’t worry. Guided mode ensures you don’t get lost. You can change this setting at any time; You’re not stuck with what you chose at the beginning of your game.
Adjust Difficulty to Your Preferred Playstyle
Lost Crown is a masterful example of accessibility in video games. In the extensive settings menu, you can make parries easier, increase your dodge invulnerability, bypass difficult platforming sections, reveal markers for interactive items in the world, and much more. This game really allows you to customize the experience to your liking, so you should do it. There will definitely be an environment here that will give you the Metroidvania experience you are looking for.
Buy Always, Always, Always Zone Maps from Fariba
Fariba has extensive knowledge of the cursed city and will often have maps for sale. These maps reveal everything you need to know about the area in question, including potential secrets and undiscovered spots. Its location varies and is often a bit of a pain to find, usually hidden in a room with a door behind a complicated platform section. But don’t collect area map from it It will save you time in the long run. The best part? Unlike other shopkeepers whose products may be a little more expensive, Fariba sells his services for only 50 Time Crystals. This is a bargain in my book.
Don’t Do Too Many Backswings Until You Gain Final Power
Lost Crown It’s based on returning to areas you’ve previously visited with new powers, so it can be tempting to step back once you’ve acquired a new time-bending ability. But take it from me, you must wait until you obtain the final power, the Fabric of Time. You won’t realize this until about three-quarters of the way into the story, but waiting to catch that grappling hook will save you time and frustration. Before this point, much of your backtracking will be blocked by floating hooks that require the Time Fabric to reach. There’s no smart way to get around these sections without it, so you might as well wait. Also, once you unlock it, you will be so powerful that even the toughest boss will not be able to stop you.
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And here are nine tips to help you bend time and survive death Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. Even though I’ve beaten the story, I still have a lot of collectibles to find and side quests to finish. Then we wish you success in Mount Qaf. Prince Ghassan needs both of us.