Summary: This game has a great story and fairly interesting characters, a decent menu system and a great battle mechanic called "quips" (phrases spoken by party members randomly that benefit the individual or party). And I really, really wanted to like it. But I couldn't pass my 5-hour rule.
Summary: Sands of Destruction looked like a great game, thanks in no small part to its list of supremely talented creators, who made the classic PlayStation RPG Xenogears. Their latest work looked to recapture some of that magic, with 32-bit style presentation and combo-driven battles.