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The Five Sexiest Dudes in Gaming – #3: The Prince of Persia

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

And I’m back to talking about dudes.

But, it’s not just any dude. It’s the Prince of Goddamned Persia, and contrary to the terrible-ish movie that came out a few months ago, he’s actually a pretty awesome guy. I’m referring specifically to the Prince from last generation’s Sands of Time trilogy. While Ethos may think that the Prince of the 2008 series reboot is better-looking, I must respectfully disagree, if only due to the fact that we were never given the opportunity to see the new Prince shirtless. And, I don’t think many people will dispute the fact that the old Prince had a more likable and well-rounded personality.

While he may be a rough-and-tough warrior, the Prince is actually a pretty romantic guy as well. We see this first proved in The Sands of Time, where his subdued – and ultimately tragic – romance with the beautiful Farah is one of the game’s focal points. He was decidedly less sweet and romantic in the follow-up, Warrior Within, but hey; when you’ve got a time-guarding demon chasing after you night and day, I’d wager it’s damn difficult to make time for romance. Besides, while a lot of people may not have been a fan of the Prince’s new attitude in Warrior Within, at least it gave us the opportunity to see a different side of him. His desperate, gritty, take-shit-from-nobody side, to be precise. And, to all the countless scene girls in the world, that’s probably pretty sexy. (Or maybe just to me, Iunno.) And, the ending proper to the game showed that, at the very least, he maintained a voracious sense of sexuality. Regardless, he came back around with the release of The Two Thrones, in which he was re-united (sorta) with his lost love Farah. And, like the hopeless romantic that he is, he fell for her once again.

But, aside from being the romantic softy that every girl dreams of, the Prince gains major points for being a chesty, sword-wielding, parkouring badass. How many guys do you know who can get around the way he does? Running up and across walls, swinging on flagpoles,  When it comes down to it, he’s probably one of the most physically fit characters in gaming. And one can only dream how that physical prowess transfers over to sexytime.

I think 384 words is enough words about a male videogame character, don’t you? For all the reasons listed above, we give The Prince of Persia our #3 spot on The Five Sexiest Dudes in Gaming. Check back soon for the #3 Chick, courtesy of Ethos.

It’s On!

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Watch out, Princey boy

Welcome to Prince of Persia Week everybody. In preparation for the unexpected “The Forgotten Sands” game on May 18, and the actually-looks-pretty-cool Sands of Time movie on May 28, Riddles and I have decided to make this Sands of Time Week. Why this week? Well, frankly, we’re not sure how good the game is going to be, and Mario Galaxy 2 and Alan Wake deserve their own week more than a semi-tie-in. Also, why would we give a movie its own week? Everything makes more sense this way.

Of course, Oliver will be silly enough to buy The Forgotten Sands on day 1 and he’ll have impressions of the title, but this week is all about the race to the finish. Yes, Riddles and I are both going to attempt to playthrough the entire Sands of Time trilogy. Riddles has an innate advantage because he’s BEATEN Warrior Within and The Two Thrones, and he also doesn’t work 10 hour days on Tuesday and Wednesday, but whatever. I can be competitive. So place your bets and look forward to updates and IMpressions from Riddles and I throughout the week! Play along if you’d like! I’m popping in Sands of Time tonight! I’m quite excited as it’s one of my favourite games of last generation. No foolin’.