That bit in the tomb with the Dahaka is a bit of a pain, isn’t it? It didn’t help that my sand wasn’t working AT ALL for this section. You basically run round three different route, being chased, and end up back in the same tomb each time. You then pull a switch each time too, and stuff moves, and then you run off again.
Although you can’t save for any of it, if you die, you’re only returned to the last time you entered the tomb. Still annoying, but anyway.
So I got past that, found-but-lost a sword (due to the Dahaka again), and then wandered through some kind of prison and into the past again, but not before yet another Dahaka chase. I hate them!
Once in the past, I worked back through the prison and killed loads of new, difficult baddies, and picked up the Scorpion Sword – the sword I couldn’t get earlier. Then there was another golem to kill, only this one was a bit harder as he seemed to be made out of metal. So probably not a golem at all then.
After that, it was through a library, killing loads of strange bondage girls to whom “pleasure is so much pain!”. Er, nice. There were a few puzzles here too. Then there was a load of beam-balancing and jumping to things I couldn’t see, and finally I made it into… the Clockwork Tower again. Bizarre.