History VideoGame / PrinceOfPErsiaTheSandsOfTime

7th Dec '15 8:05:04 AM Hossmeister
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* SoleSurvivor: [[AllThereInTheManual The game manual says that]] the Prince, Farah, and the Vizier are the only survivors of the SandApocalypse, even though the guard who instructs the Prince to activate the defense system is technically a survivor. ({[DroppedABridgeOnHim Even though he dies moments later.]])
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* SoleSurvivor: [[AllThereInTheManual The game manual says that]] the Prince, Farah, and the Vizier are the only survivors of the SandApocalypse, Sand Apocalypse, even though the guard who instructs the Prince to activate the defense system is technically a survivor. ({[DroppedABridgeOnHim ({[[DroppedABridgeOnHim Even though he dies moments later.]])
20th Nov '15 8:27:52 PM Berrenta
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* ICantUseTheseThingsTogether: The Prince will occasionally gripe about Farah and her attitude, or reminisce about his love for her. This gets lampshaded twice, by the Prince himself, no less. "Why am I talking to myself?"

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* ICantUseTheseThingsTogether: InformingTheFourthWall: The Prince will occasionally gripe about Farah and her attitude, or reminisce about his love for her. This gets lampshaded twice, by the Prince himself, no less. "Why am I talking to myself?"
5th Nov '15 11:10:16 AM Hossmeister
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* BodyguardBabes: Averted by most of the mooks, but some of them are scantily-clad women with daggers.

* DidNotGetTheGirl: The Prince [[spoiler: saves Farah from death by rewinding time to the max (and also unwittingly unleashing the Dahaka on himself), and he still doesn't get Farah in the end. At least, not until VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheTwoThrones]].

* EvilIsSexy: Averted by most of the mooks, but some of them are scantily-clad women with daggers.

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* EvilIsSexy: Averted ** Also, by most of rewinding time to save [[spoiler: Farah, the mooks, but some of them are scantily-clad women with daggers.Prince unleashed the Dahaka in the next game, since he used the sands to change the past]].
5th Nov '15 10:31:20 AM Hossmeister
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''Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'' is a 2003 video game and the first chapter in the newer ''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia'' trilogy developed by Creator/{{Ubisoft}}. It reproduced the series' popular combination of combat and climbing puzzles, and added LeParkour and what is still the most successful use of time-distortion effects (previously seen in such games as ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Blinx}} Blinx: The Time Sweeper]]''), as well as creating an entirely new story with a more complex hero, an expanded role for the princess, and one doozy of a plot twist. The Prince is a young man accompanying his father to an Indian-like kingdom, whose Vizier betrayed them to the Prince's armies. Among the spoils of that kingdom is a large hourglass called [[TitleDrop "The Sands of Time"]] and a dagger that the Prince claims. The Vizier then tricks the Prince into opening the hourglass and unleashing the curse of the sands upon the land. Confused over what happened, he finds himself in the company of Farah, a princess of the kingdom he just ransacked and who has knowledge of what he has done, and has to go fix what he [[NiceJobBreakingItHero broke]].
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''Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time'' is a 2003 video game and the first chapter in the newer ''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia'' trilogy developed by Creator/{{Ubisoft}}. It reproduced the series' popular combination of combat and climbing puzzles, and added LeParkour and what is still the most successful use of time-distortion effects (previously seen in such games as ''VideoGame/MaxPayne'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Blinx}} Blinx: The Time Sweeper]]''), as well as creating an entirely new story with a more complex hero, an expanded role for the princess, and one doozy of a plot twist. The Prince is a young man accompanying his father to an Indian-like kingdom, whose Vizier betrayed them to the Prince's armies. Among the spoils of that kingdom is a large hourglass called [[TitleDrop "The Sands of Time"]] and a dagger that the Prince claims. The Vizier then tricks the Prince into opening the hourglass and unleashing the curse of the sands upon the land.land of Persia. Confused over what happened, he finds himself in the company of Farah, a princess of the kingdom he just ransacked and who has knowledge of what he has done, and has to go fix what he [[NiceJobBreakingItHero broke]].

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* ContinuityRebootContinuityReboot: The critically-panned 1995 version of ''Prince of Persia'' led Jordan Mechner (the creator of the franchise) to create a new, likeable Prince with an interesting storyline, and an AppliedPhlebotinum that justifies the players' ability to rewind time rather than repeat a segment over and over again. It worked.

* ContinuityRebootDidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The Prince kills [[spoiler: the Emperor of the neighboring kingdom relatively early on in the game]], but neither the Prince nor Farah acknowledge this kill.

* ContinuityRebootEvilIsSexy: Averted by most of the mooks, but some of them are scantily-clad women with daggers.

* MooksButNoBosses: With the exception of [[spoiler:the Prince's own father]] near the beginning, there's not a single boss fight throughout the game. Fihgting the Vizier in the end [[AntiClimaxBoss seems more conciliatory than anything else]].
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* MooksButNoBosses: With the exception of [[spoiler:the Prince's own father]] near the beginning, there's not a single boss fight throughout the game. Fihgting Fighting the Vizier in the end [[AntiClimaxBoss seems more conciliatory than anything else]].

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* MooksButNoBosses: With the exception of [[spoiler:the NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: The Prince's own father]] near apparent knowledge that he can [[spoiler: use the beginning, there's not a single boss fight throughout the game. Fihgting the Vizier in hourglass to rewind time by weeks]] is very convenient toward the end [[AntiClimaxBoss seems more conciliatory than anything else]].when he does just that.

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* MooksButNoBosses: With SoleSurvivor: [[AllThereInTheManual The game manual says that]] the exception of [[spoiler:the Prince's own father]] near the beginning, there's not a single boss fight throughout the game. Fihgting Prince, Farah, and the Vizier in are the end [[AntiClimaxBoss seems more conciliatory than anything else]].only survivors of the SandApocalypse, even though the guard who instructs the Prince to activate the defense system is technically a survivor. ({[DroppedABridgeOnHim Even though he dies moments later.]])
27th Oct '15 5:14:58 PM CamrocG
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* CutscenePowerToTheMax: The cutscene that precedes the Prince's battle with [[spoiler: the Sand Creature that used to be his father]] feature him completely defying gravity by running ''down'' a wall without falling. In gameplay, the Prince can perform this feat horizontally to cross gaps, but never directly downwards.

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** Any time the Prince visits the magical fountain that increases his maximum health counts as this. They all follow the same pattern: the Prince finds a hidden passageway leading to a massive void filled with rope bridges that all lead to the fountain. Once the Prince drinks from the fountain, he seizes up, eyes glowing brilliant blue, before he comes to back outside the passageway entrance, which has now disappeared. One time, Farah even seems to see him enter one of the passages, but when he reappears outside the passageway, she acts as though he hadn't gone anywhere.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Creator/YuriLowenthal as the Prince has a pretty inconsistent [[FakeBrit faux-British accent]] for the game's entirety.

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* PreClimaxClimax: The Prince and Farah have their implied love scene immediately before [[spoiler: she steals the Dagger of Time from him and runs away, kicking off]] the final section of the game.
27th Oct '15 4:51:56 PM CamrocG
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** A sequence that takes place towards the end of the game features the Prince and Farah trapped in a tomb. Farah apparently falls through a trapdoor and the Prince follows her down a very long set of stairs to a hidden bathhouse. After passing through a [[OneOfTheseDoorsIsNotLikeTheOther bizarre puzzle involving a series of doors]], the Prince finds Farah bathing and joins her. It seems as though the pair have sex, only for the Prince to wake up back in the tomb [[spoiler: with Farah, his sword, and the dagger already gone]]. It's left deliberately vague as to whether or not the entire sequence was [[AllJustADream just a dream]] or if it was [[spoiler: a genuine ploy on Farah's part to steal the dagger]].

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* NoIndoorVoice: The guard in charge of the palace's defence system, as referenced under LargeHam. Possibly {{Justified}} in that he spends his [[OneSceneWonder only scene]] shouting orders at the Prince, although the Prince responds with his usual volume and is heard perfectly clearly by the guard. -->'''Prince''': What manner of machine is this? -->'''Guard''': I '''TOLD''' YOU, IT'S THE '''PALACE'S DEFENCE SYSTEM'''! STOP WASTING TIME!

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* OneOfTheseDoorsIsNotLikeTheOther: A puzzle near the end of the game involves passing through whichever door the sound of water is coming from.

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* TwoPersonPoolParty: Implied to take place between the Prince and Farah [[PreClimaxClimax towards the end of the game]], although it's unclear whether the entire sequence was a AllJustADream or not.
30th Sep '15 7:07:24 AM Astfgl407
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** A shorter term case comes near the end of the game: after Farah [[spoiler: steals the Dagger of Time]], the Prince chases after her [[spoiler: and reminds her not to use up all the sand.]] Sure enough, [[spoiler: when Farah later falls to her death, there is no sand in the Dagger, and the Prince is unable to rewind time to save her.]]
4th Aug '15 3:12:31 AM justanid
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Article not about all three games, replaced with 1st game cover
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Sands_of_Time_Box_Art_2143.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:250:[-Most people think time is like a river that flows swift and sure in one direction. But I have seen the face of time, and I can tell you: ''they are wrong''. Time is an ocean in a storm.-] ]]
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18th Jun '15 3:48:55 PM Gitman
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* DeathGlare: The Prince gives an absolutely ''withering'' one [[spoiler:after he wakes up to find that Farah stole his weapons and ran off]], though its target is long gone, so no one but the player gets to see it.
3rd Jun '15 4:08:26 PM Eagal
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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Lampshaded in the opening. "Trust not a man that has betrayed his own master."
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