History VideoGame / SandsOfDestruction

14th Jul '16 3:41:01 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Sands of Destruction''''' is a Nintendo DS game developed by Creator/{{Imageepoch}} and published by Creator/{{Sega}}. It was released in Japan in 2008 as ''World Destruction: Michibi Kareshi Ishi'', with a North American release in January 12th, 2010. It was also [[AnimatedAdaptation adapted into an anime]], ''Anime/SandsOfDestruction'', which aired in 2008 and similarly had a North American release in early 2010. A [[Manga/SandsOfDestruction manga]] was released in 2009, and there was an online AudioPlay which ran around the same time as the anime. These were only released in Japan; however, there is an English {{Scanlation}} of the manga available.

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'''''Sands ''Sands of Destruction''''' Destruction'' is a Nintendo DS game developed by Creator/{{Imageepoch}} and published by Creator/{{Sega}}. It was released in Japan in 2008 as ''World Destruction: Michibi Kareshi Ishi'', with a North American release in January 12th, 2010. It was also [[AnimatedAdaptation adapted into an anime]], ''Anime/SandsOfDestruction'', which aired in 2008 and similarly had a North American release in early 2010. A [[Manga/SandsOfDestruction manga]] was released in 2009, and there was an online AudioPlay which ran around the same time as the anime. These were only released in Japan; however, there is an English {{Scanlation}} of the manga available.
14th Jul '16 3:39:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Agan, the RedheadInGreen. Potentially Morte as well, depending on [[OffModel if her hair is actually supposed to be red or brown]]. [[spoiler:This is also Kyrie's battle form after he is resurrected.]]
31st May '16 6:05:50 AM ZorotheGallade
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* ShoutOut: Bits and pieces scattered through quips and lines.
--> '''Agan:'''"[[{{Snagglepuss}} Exit, stage left!]]"
--> '''Taupy:'''"[[{{Casablanca}} Here's looking at you, girl.]]
25th Apr '16 12:14:12 AM Sugao
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* IHaveManyNames: The game's wanted posters have nicknames for your characters that change over the course of the game. Most are fairly absurd, but given that the wanted posters are [[FacialCompositeFailure overall horrible caricatures]], it's not so surprising that their names are equally unfitting[[note]]NiceGuy Kyrie starts off known as TheButcher because he's a KnifeNut, but really, the only thing he wants to butcher [[SupremeChef is a steak]] - and likely [[FriendToAllLivingThings a tofu steak]] at that[[/note]]. Morte (probably the only one to ''deserve'' her nicknames) overhears a couple of ferals discussing her various names - Beastslayer, Scarlet Plague - and finds the idea hilariously entertaining until they get to "[[ThisIsMyNameOnForeign Lady Death]]", which she finds lame.
28th Mar '16 10:18:25 PM Sugao
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* DinosaursAreDragons: Rhi'a's personal quest has you freeing her ancestor from a curse that's keeping him a zombie. Naturally, this ancient dragon bears a striking resemblance to a T-rex, as do some of the RandomEncounters around the Dragonkin Ruins of the current day. Rhi'a's grandfather appearing as a skeleton is also likely meant to bring fossils to mind, because EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs!



* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The game opens with Morte and the World Annihilation Front attacking Viteaux like a bunch of BombThrowingAnarchists. You're [[IntroOnlyPointOfView in control of Naja]] and are supposed to fight her off and save the town, but the girl is having ''way'' too much fun either way. With the way Naja and his jerkish superior Rajif keep calling her a terrorist, she'd make an ''excellent'' poster girl for any sort of terrorist group: "Be a terrorist! [[StuffBlowingUp Blow stuff up!]] '''It's fun!'''" At least it does help you feel more sympathetic towards Kyrie for falling in LoveAtFirstSight: that kind of enthusiasm can be infectious, even coming from a PsychopathicWomanChild. [[spoiler:And, thankfully, she keeps her upbeat, determined personality even after changing her mind about destroying the world, proving that good doesn't have to be boring.]]
16th Feb '16 10:32:22 PM Sugao
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The game opens with Morte and the World Annihilation Front attacking Viteaux like a bunch of BombThrowingAnarchists. You're [[IntroOnlyPointOfView in control of Naja]] and are supposed to fight her off and save the town, but the girl is having ''way'' too much fun either way. With the way Naja and his jerkish superior Rajif keep calling her a terrorist, she'd make an ''excellent'' poster girl for any sort of terrorist group: "Be a terrorist! [[StuffBlowingUp Blow stuff up!]] '''It's fun!'''" At least it does help you feel more sympathetic towards Kyrie for falling in LoveAtFirstSight: that kind of enthusiasm can be infectious, even coming from a PsychopathicWomanChild. [[spoiler:And, thankfully, she keeps her upbeat, determined personality even after changing her mind about destroying the world, proving that good doesn't have to be boring.]]


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* VillainShoes: You control Naja during the ActionPrologue; after you get control of TheHero Kyrie, though, Naja becomes an antagonist dead-set on preventing Kyrie's LoveInterest Morte from using his powers to end the world (Kyrie himself [[AntiAntiChrist isn't big on wanting to end the world]], either, but [[LoveMakesYouDumb definitely does want to help Morte]] and that's what ''she'' wants). Of course, given the game's playing with BlackAndGreyMorality and VillainProtagonist, it's hard to say controlling Naja actually counts as "villain" shoes. There's also a segment later in the game where you lose Kyrie and take control of Morte in his place, [[spoiler: but by that point she's reconsidered destroying the world and decided she'd rather try to fix it instead.]]
8th Feb '16 10:26:38 PM Sugao
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* DullSurprise: The game normally has emotive voices and at least gets its character sprites GoingThroughTheMotions as they talk. However, at the end of the game, Kyrie proclaims that he won't destroy the world because he has people he loves now, and they love him. Morte's text response has an exclamation point and her sprite animation seems embarrassed, but her face portrait is neutral rather than lovestruck and her voice is about the same as one you'd use to ask him to pass the salt at dinner.
30th Jan '16 7:31:09 PM Sugao
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* DesertPunk: Seems to fall here, as while the color palette is brighter and machinery is less important than your typical punk fare, [[SandIsWater the world's oceans are made of sand]] and our heroes are essentially swashbuckling wanderers (despite Morte claiming she's out to end the world, the team actually seems to do a whole lot more good than harm wherever they show up). Punk machinery comes up more often later as the ScienceFantasy becomes more blended; Lacertus Rex's clock tower in Galoa is full of exposed gears and automatons, [[spoilers: he's capable of creating perfectly lifelike mechanical copies of himself or other Ferals, and the final boss is essentially a machine-fused angel]].
12th Jan '16 7:58:11 AM StrawberryEggs
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* AltumVidetur: Latin everywhere in this game. As previously mentioned, there is the song "Time's Arm." The ArcWords translate to "the play is over." Nearly all of the Beastlords' titles combine the Latin words for their species followed by Rex (King); and even the last boss spouts several lines in Latin before finally dying.



* AltumVidetur: Latin everywhere in this game. The ArcWords are Latin for "the play is over." Nearly all of the Beastlords' titles combine the Latin words for their species followed by Rex (King). Even the last boss spouts several lines in Latin before finally dying.
12th Jan '16 7:49:24 AM StrawberryEggs
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* AltumVidetur: Latin everywhere in this game. The ArcWords are Latin for "the play is over." Nearly all of the Beastlords' titles combine the Latin words for their species followed by Rex (King). Even the last boss spouts several lines in Latin before finally dying.



* GratuitousLatin: It's everywhere in this game. The ArcWords are Latin for "the play is over." Nearly all of the Beastlords' titles combine the Latin words for their species followed by Rex (King). Even the last boss spouts several lines in Latin before finally dying.
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