Oh Gremlin, it takes a more than a half hour of playing to get used to the controls. They are not easy but you do get used to them. I had to go back to the default controls to make some swings and have left them on default; found it's just as easy/hard as rebinding them. Also, the controls never get in the way of playing the game; or so far they haven't
This is a beautiful game and the cut scenes are very well done.
It's only been a couple of days since I came asking for help and I'm already in Instanbul jumping around the top of mosques
I'm so glad to hear the Prince of Persia SOT is a good game. I loved POP3D and still have to replay someday. I was scared of it because of all the moves that your character has to make while fighting. Sounded very complicated. Glad to hear that it's not. Ah, another game to buy