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  • Summary: Fray is a gritty sci-fi game set in 2098, a world where civil society is on the brink of collapse.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 6 out of 8
  1. Jul 5, 2012
    At the time of this writing, Fray has vastly improved from its initial release. If Brain Candy remains as hardworking and quick as it has been, the game will only get better, and fast.
  2. Jun 20, 2012
    Fray is a promising plan that never quite comes together.
  3. Jul 13, 2012
    A limited online community and a myriad of bugs hurts Fray, a turn-based strategy game.
  4. Jun 30, 2012
    Fray is not ready for prime time. It's not particularly exciting even when it works, and right now, it just doesn't work.
  5. Jul 13, 2012
    Fray is one of the many games that's been released way too soon. The potential is definitely there, but rarely do we see games that are littered with bugs like this one. These bugs make Fray unplayable and it should never have been released in this state.
  6. Jul 3, 2012
    There's not a whole lot to say about Fray that hasn't been said before about countless other games that were unnecessarily rushed out the door half-cooked. Neither its features nor its execution are worth the asking price.
  7. Sep 16, 2012
    Broken in nearly every single aspect, Fray fails to meet any criteria that would qualify it as a game. Do not buy. [Sept 2012, p.57]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. Nov 13, 2012
    The original release of this game was an unmitigated disaster - many people got stuck on the login screen and were unable to progress further. With the release of the updated Reloaded Edition, this game is lightyears ahead of the catastrophic initial launch. The initial launch was like a poorly tested beta, this finally feels like a polished and finished release. The team is definitely dedicated to improving and expanding this game even further.

    On the gameplay side, this will appeal to fans of tactical/turn based squad sims, like XCOM and Jagged Alliance. The gameplay is a bit more fast paced, but well balanced.
  2. Nov 14, 2012
    FRAY: Reloaded Edition

    " One day it may be an awesome game ! " ...this is the day !
    Thanks to Brain Candy team. You've done a great job.

    ...and don't forget, it's also a indie studio
  3. Sep 23, 2012
    this game is not so bad now... I love this game and i spoke to the team and i know there are working hard to correct everything. They need just a little time to finish and make a splendid game. Trust on them ! Expand
  4. Dec 17, 2012
    This is a game that you should not buy it,so imaging if the game that is clearly an Alpha Test version and release it and Done,got loadsamoney! And yes,for those who buy this game,and playing it,its not work,it just crashed on desktop,WTF! My friends who buy this piece of crap is frustrated,even it reach the Minimum Requirements,it doesn`t work either,no fix,no shiiit .So what do we get? Nothing! The only thing that redeem about this game are only a screenshot.Unplayable is unplayable,don`t bother buying this piece of crap. Expand
  5. Jul 24, 2012
    An admittedly broken game by the developers and Steam whole-heartedly refuse any kind of refunds for the game unless you bring up the BBB. What happened to you Valve? Hats, Mann-conomy store in tf2, Dota 2, Mann-conomy store in Dota 2, STILL no episode 3 and now you're pulling sh!t like this? Expand
  6. Jun 19, 2012
    Despite the Steam store page saying nothing about it, the developers admit on their forums that it is an ALPHA quality game - not even to beta yet. Top it off, it just doesn't work. None of us could get it to run. One day it may be an awesome game. Unfortunately that day is far off. Hold onto your money or go buy a known indie game. Expand
  7. Jun 22, 2012
    This isn't so much a game as it is a login screen with pretty much no functional content. It's virtually impossible to successfully start or join a game, and if you do manage to, there isn't much game there. I don't mind pre-release functionality in a pre-release game, but it's dishonest to sell your buggy tech demo as a finished product. Expand

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