GGG writes: "Created by an all-star team of JRPG developers, Sands of Destruction is a handheld adventure of grand scale that is sure to make many fans of the genre feel right at home. It doesn't necessarily bring anything new to the table, but it still has a lot to effort and it certainly deserves credit for its efforts. As the game loads, we are treated with an amazing FMV cutscene that really caught me by surprise. This sort of delivery is expected these days and has become somewhat of a standard, but I have never seen anything quote so detailed on a handheld console. Maybe this is only because I joined the bandwagon a bit late, but I honestly had no idea my little DSi could handle something like this. Although a cutscene can never truly be an accurate representation of the game itself, it was a beautiful piece of eye candy that had me hooked right away."