Sands of Destruction or Nostalgia?

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Jan 15, 2010
  1. Rev Jim
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    Looking at starting a new RPG on the DS. Thinking Sands of Destruction and Nostalgia - both seem to have mixed reviews. I know SOD just came out so...but anyways, feel free to chime in.

    I enjoy all kinds of RPGS, the only ones I don't care for really are some of the more kiddyish one aimed solely at the 10-15 year old market, no offense...I'm just a little too old for those [​IMG] Really though I love everything from JRPGs to western action to strategy, real-time, turn-based...you name it! So just base it on your experiences
     


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    Nostalgia = Old-class/style of RPG

    Sands of Destruction = Try it out (It's pretty good so far, to me)
     
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    Pirate them both.

    Either way you go, both are great choices. If you like "ye olde" RPG's with a very classical battle system, go for Nostalgia. If you're looking for something new to mix it up, go with Sands. Still, you won't regret either of them.
     
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    Encounter rate is pretty high in Nostalgia - game is good though.

    SoD looks more involved (only played the beginning).
     
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    Like Guild McCommunist said, download them both, or are you going to buy the original game?
    If I have to choose, I'll pick Sands of Destruction.
     
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    I played them both, I enjoyed them 2, I recomend you to play them both; but if I really have to say 1, I would say Sands of Destruction.
     
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    Two different game
    Two different setup

    If you are going for a fresher story? then pick sands of destruction
     
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    Pirate or buy both.
     
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    Yeah, you can't go wrong with either, so get both.
     
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    Neither. get Avalon Code.
     
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    nostalgia is a game for kids. sands of destruction is better so if you have to chose, chose this or try them both and decide which is better.
     
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    Nostalgia feels unposlished... I tried play it several times now but, don't know, it doesn't feel that great for me.

    I'll try Sands of Destruction soon.
     
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    Honestly, if you're a pirate, get them both. If not... get Sands of Destruction. I don't know, because Nostalgia didn't meet my expectations for some reason. The gameplay is well-paced, but it lost me early on. I'm still addicted to SOD.
     
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    Nostagia has some great ideas behind it, like the airship battles and the leveling up system. Leveling up relminds me of the sphere grid in Final Fantasy 10. Also traveling around the world was kinda fun. The graphics look good as well. Although the mechanics of the game are good, it still was boring after the first few hours.

    Sands of Destruction on the other hand has pixely* graphics, severe lagging in the dialogue. I though my game was freezing because every time a character speaks, there is a lag of a few seconds before another character responds. Although the game has these flaws I'm still interested enough in the game play and story to keep playing. Also using CP to gain new abilities is fun.

    I definately prefer SoD over Nostalgia although Nostalgia seems to the more polished of the 2 games


    * not a word.
     
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    A game for kids? It's got some very, very old school mechanics and decent enough difficulty that not many kids would like it.
     
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    Sands of Desctruction....
    is BETTER...
    it got COMPLICATED storyline and the battle phase is awesome! [​IMG]
    +1
     
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    Skies of Arcadia comes to mind.
    Nostalgia is a really good game. I got bored with my DS so I haven't played much of it.
     
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    By far Sands of Destruction -Although both game are pretty average-, but SoD has a deeper plot. Nostalgia is clasic but eventually get bored.
     
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    I played Nostalgia.
    It is pretty shallow.
    Means when you playing,if you keep smashing the "A"(continue button) in the conversation,you can easily get lost.It is hard to track back what you gonna do next.It is soo damn frustrating.
    Do you check out the Gamespot review? Here should help you to decide [​IMG]

    btw,I haven play Sands.But I think it should be better. The dual screen battle is kinda cool [​IMG]
     

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