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  • The Sands of Time trilogy games have very different combat systems. The first one is very simplistic, the second one is rather complicated and brutal, and the third is a somewhat toned down version of the previous one. This follows the Prince's life and growth throughout the trilogy.
    • In Sands of Time, he's just gotten out of his first actual battle when the sands of time are unleashed and he has to fight for his life.
    • In Warrior Within, he's spent several years fleeing an immortal being hell-bent on exterminating him from the timeline. The years have made him bitter, ruthless and desperate. There's no room for mistakes when you're trying to escape from time itself.
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    • And in The Two Thrones, the Prince has finished his quest in the Island of Time. He saved himself and found a sort of love by beating all odds. He's content, he's calm and he's looking forward to the rest of his life, all the bitterness and resentment gone from him. Except not really when he actually returned to Babylon.
    • This is even more brilliant since Forgotten Sands, set between Sands of Time and Warrior Within, has a combat system improved from the former, yet more casual and not quite as stylized as in the latter. At first this seems like a step backwards, but then you realize it makes perfect sense in the context - There has to be a mix of both styles because the game is an interquel.
    • The funny thing is that aside from Warrior Within these weren't intentional, yet they work perfectly.
  • All of the sand creatures from the Sands of Time saga, including the more powerful entities such as the Dahaka and the Dark Prince's weakness to water makes sense when one considers that they're literally made of sand. Water sticks to sand and makes it heavier, preventing it from having form when there's too much. Each time they come into contact with water, they are literally being washed away.
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  • Some of the Prince's parkour stunts in the Sands of Time saga have a degree of realism in them despite looking awesome at first glance. In real life, it is actually possible for trained professionals to utilize Wall Jump tricks to move downwards if the walls are far apart from each other.
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