Parents' Guide to

Sands of Destruction

By Alex Porter, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Japanese anime role-playing epic with fantasy violence.

Game Nintendo DS 2009
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For fans of Japanese RPG games, this is a solid entry. Sands of Destruction offers standard, turn-based battling, a linear, well-told story, and lots of data and attributes around each character that can be endlessly tweaked. The story and somewhat fiddly style of play go hand-in-hand, so players need to have an appetite - and patience - for both. For newcomers to the genre, the experience can be at first daunting and then immersive, as narrative, character, and music are all really well presented. Overall, this is a solid if not especially original game.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sega of America
  • Release date: January 20, 2009
  • Genre: Role-Playing
  • ESRB rating: T for Fantasy Violence, Mild Language
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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