Sands of Destruction could have been excellent, and some aspects of it indeed do approach greatness. Unfortunately, its many irritations in combat cause the game to fall short of the lofty status it wanted to achieve. A sequel to Sands that irons out the game's inadequacies would indeed be welcome, but the potential of the future does not impact the present game. Sands of Destruction is not a bad game at all, and its combat flaws are not game-breaking, though they may demand copious grinding to overcome. The world presented in the game is an interesting one, and its flaws should not prevent an audience prepared for some frustration from having a good time with it.