Mechanically, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time is almost perfectly balanced. It is artistically beautiful, at least by the standards of 2003. The puzzles are an intrinsic part of the world, and the time travel is perfectly pitched into the world and the combat. The story melds into every system flawlessly, including the pause menu. And it is short.
I’ve been thinking about the new Bumblebee movie. Bumblebee is not an especially thought-provoking film. It’s a film about a giant robot who fights other giant robots, and about how he loses his memory and makes friends with a girl who helps him get it back again. Somehow, though, Bumblebee works.
The 2 most likely questions for a budding archer to ask immediately after their first lesson are: “How much does a bow cost?” and “Where can I buy one?”. I generally recommend that any aspiring archer holds off buying a bow until they’ve been shooting regularly at a club for a while (6 months or more), but sooner or later we all hear the siren call of shiny new archery equipment.