Most players will probably complete Sands of Destruction in about two dozen hours. There are no choices to make along the way and only one ending, so it doesn't have much replay value. The wildly unbalanced combat and poor dungeon design make even reaching the ending once something of a chore, even if it's not much of a challenge. Even considering its unusual and interesting story, there's just too much wrong with this game to overlook. With so many excellent RPGs available for the DS, there's not much reason to spend your time with this one.