I am quite addicted to the Cradle of games. I've played them all multiple times. They are some of the few games outside the RPG genre that I can play over and over. This newest effort is just as good as the last several have been. The gameplay is lightning fast which means you don't have a delay between the match and your next move. This keeps the game fast paced and keeps your energy levels high.
It has the same structure as all the other Cradle games so nothing really new or revolutionary. That us fine with me. Why fix something that is not broken? The only thing is that, in the other previous games, if you earned special bonus capability it transferred to your next level, that does not happen here. You can still win but it does ramp up the difficulty once you hit about level 55 or so. The music is a bit more understated on this Persia game than the others but it definitely has a Persian flavor. The Egypt game has the best music of them all in my opinion. This one suits just fine though it doesn't standout to me.
Overall a great game. I was able to get pretty far in it at Otakon last weekend and have not encountered any problems. The beginning levels on this are much easier than some of the other games but the difficulty is progressive. I did like some of the new tiles. Persia seems to have tiles that are easier to distinguish than the Rome games. These games are wonderful values due to their addictive fun and replay potential. Enjoy!