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Sands of Destruction - A shitty RPG from a bunch of nobodies.
Sands of Destruction... epic title. The forums haven't even mentioned this game. Obviously, no one around here cares, so I guess we can just move on. I mean, Masato Kato and Yasunori Mitsuda are amateurs at best, right?
Oh what? We're interested now? Yea, me too...
So yes, this is an RPG for the DS, brought to us by some of the fine folks behind Xenogears and Chrono Cross. In 1Up's words:
The first thing we thought when we tried a demo of Sands of Destruction was, "Huh, this is pretty much Xenogears." Same visual style of sprites on isometric polygons, same tiered multi-button combat system, same general storyline of a young man who inexplicably discovers he possesses tremendous destructive power beyond his ken. And little wonder! Sands was created by many of the same people behind Square's cult RPG classic. So, it should automatically be of interest to fans of Xenogears... and maybe it'll win over the hearts and minds of people who weren't so crazy about the older game, too.
I'm not super sold on the character designs (typical anime ridiculousness), but the battle system looks like it's straight out of Xenogears.