History VideoGame / PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime

5th May '16 11:14:23 AM nmn3r3
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* EliteMooks: The corrupted soldiers will justifiably put up a better fight than the corrupted prisoners and harem girls.



* MagicalMysteryDoors: The finale features this, in a rather surreal section in which the Prince must cross two rooms each with a set of eight doors. Only one door allows him to move up into the next area; taking any other door will send the Prince back to the entrance, with him commenting on [[LampshadeHanging just hat the hell is going on]].

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* MagicalMysteryDoors: The finale features this, in a rather surreal section in which the Prince must cross two rooms each with a set of eight doors. Only one door allows him to move up into the next area; taking any other door will send the Prince back to the entrance, with him commenting on [[LampshadeHanging just hat what the hell is going on]].
15th Apr '16 5:25:19 AM Piromano80
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* SoleSurvivor: [[AllThereInTheManual The game manual says that]] the Prince, Farah, and the Vizier are the only survivors of the Sand Apocalypse, 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 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.]])later]].
28th Mar '16 5:43:21 PM peixe200
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* ForgotAboutHisPowers: It seems whenever there's a cutscene, the Prince always forgets his ability to rewind time.
18th Feb '16 10:59:29 AM MrDeath
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* BodyguardBabes: Averted by most of the mooks, but some of them are scantily-clad women with daggers.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: 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.
18th Feb '16 3:52:41 AM Jaro7788
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* ThatOneBoss: The Sand King is one of the game's only two bosses and quite a few players would argue he is in fact ''the'' hardest one to beat, especially considering that you need to face him relatively early in the game.
18th Feb '16 3:51:58 AM Jaro7788
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* ThatOneBoss: The Sand King is one of the game's only two bosses and quite a few players would argue he is in fact ''the'' hardest one to beat, especially considering that you need to face him relatively early in the game.
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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* 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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** Also, by rewinding time to save [[spoiler: Farah, the 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.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: 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.



* EvilIsSexy: 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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* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: The Prince's apparent knowledge that he can [[spoiler: use the hourglass to rewind time by weeks]] is very convenient toward the end when he does just that.


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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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