If anything threatens to destroy the world, it is the unstoppable monster Mediocrity, whose viscous vomit of pulp, shovelware, and other detritus grows weekly with each new media release day. Mediocrity continuously adds more to its heaping bulk, all consuming and never satiated, kept alive by torpid artists toiling under rotten creeds and consumers without discretion. When does it stop? Not with the latest generic JRPG offering on the Nintendo DS, that's for sure. Sands of Destruction boasts what some believe to be an impressive development team, but evidently their minds have grown tired and dull if their latest game is any indication. SoD is a playable JRPG, but only recommendable to the most tolerant or starved JRPG fans. All others will only see it as the mediocre experience it truly is.