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Reviewing Prince of Persia - The Incredible Platformer From Last Decade

In 1989, the original Prince of Persia game was released. Designed by Jordan Mechner, it followed the story of a nameless protagonist in an epic saga. It took two decades and a movie to finally name this hero Dastan, which itself means 'Hero'. And hero he is, while simultaneously fascinating his followers with sheer bravery and royal elegance.

He never started out as prince, but he truly is royal at heart. Smart, adaptive, kind, valiant and downright adventurous.
The Original Prince It all started with the 1989 release for the Apple II, titled Prince Of Persia. In a race against time, the lover from the streets battles his way through evil soldiers and a dark wizard, the vizier Jaffar, to reach his beloved princess.

A sixty minute countdown, twelve levels, dark magic, doppelgangers,and ancient sword battles, Prince of Persia was a fantasy platformer that, while initially a commercial failure, received brilliant reviews. Everything fell into place when the game released in Euro…

Conversations 20 - What Keeps Us Ticking

Our recent distances seem to have forbidden us from feeling the emotions that we have for one another. It's surprising, especially when you consider that humans are supposed to value others when those 'others' aren't around.

For quite some time now, we've struggled to meet one another. In fact, our conversations have died down to negligible levels -  the effects of which we've started to witness.

The memories of our love are hazy, the confusion swaying us like a strong gust of wind. For all the time that we've lost track of our involvement in one another, the sudden excess of hours has become a ghost that reminds of what we are missing. The lack of communication continues to chip away the relationship we've built over the years and at the rate it is going, it won't be long till the consistent hammering builds a wall of unknown emotions between us.

In addition, the aggressiveness at pushing the other down has continued to cause hurt in the limited m…

Has Watching Videos Become A Chore Like Reading?

That is if you think reading is too much work in the first place.

Reading is a fun way of getting one's language, grammar, and vocabulary to a higher level. It also does a good job on improving your attention and concentration while keeping your eyes away from the screen (if you prefer paperbacks).

At the same time, a significant portion of our community finds reading difficult/boring/tiresome/other negative adjectives, enough to invest the bare minimum efforts to get through their daily routine. Then there are those who believe that claiming 'I don't read' is an achievement while a few more think that reading takes too much time that could be spent doing more useful stuff.

This lack of preference for reading is further augmented by the fact that video content is being churned out by creators at an unbelievable rate. The growth of video platforms such as YouTube has given viewers access to rich information for less apparent effort and the increasing availability of in…

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"Have you heard about a feeling called love? It's when you find the person who has always been searching for you."