Why Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Is My Favorite Love Story – Extra Punctuation

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This week on Extra Punctuation, Yahtzee looks back at Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and why it’s his favorite love story in video games.

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At this time of year when we’re all being brought together by familial obligation, cold weather and being too full of pudding to move, my thoughts turn to the cozy subject of romance. Specifically, romance in video games. I’m a bit of a sucker for a good romance plot, I probably don’t give off that impression in Zero Punctuation since all I talk about is core gameplay loops and willies, but that’s because romance comes up so infrequently in video game plots. At least GOOD romances don’t.

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Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee is the Escapist’s longest standing talent, having been writing and producing its award winning flagship series, Zero Punctuation, since 2007. Before that he had a smattering of writing credits on various sites and print magazines, and has almost two decades of experience in game journalism as well as a lifelong interest in video games as an artistic medium, especially narrative-focused. He also has a foot in solo game development - he was a big figure in the indie adventure game scene in the early 2000s - and writes novels. He has six novels published at time of writing with a seventh on the way, all in the genres of comedic sci-fi and urban fantasy. He was born in the UK, emigrated to Australia in 2003, and emigrated again to California in 2016, where he lives with his wife and daughters. His hobbies include walking the dog and emigrating to places.