Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon Wii

Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
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  1. If you own a Wii and you are looking for something different that will challenge your emotions then give Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon a shot.
  2. Its flaws hint at the game it could have been. As it is, it's a raggedy curiosity well worth checking out.
  3. Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is an evocative game, filled with all the oriental charm you’d expect from a high-level adventure game made in Japan. Yet, some serious flaws in the game design – its combat structure above all – hinder the overall experience, relegating this title to a small niche of fans.
  4. 70
    As far as Wii games go, Fragile Dreams is definitely one of the most attractive out there.
  5. 70
    The story and aforementioned items are definitely worth the price of admission. Just be wary of what you are getting into before taking the plunge.
  6. 70
    Fragile Dreams is touching at some moments and irritating at others, but taken as a whole, it's an adventure that's worthy of your time.
  7. This atmospheric journey through a lonely world remains captivating in spite of some glaring flaws.
  8. 70
    The game looks very good and the atmosphere and soundtrack are as good as well. But there's a lack of depth and the game has annoying controls on certain moments, so therefore the game is nothing more than just a snack. However, Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon remains advisable to try if you have nothing to do.
  9. 70
    Certainly one of the Wii's most abstract and unusual offerings, marred by minor control issues, and a considerable amount of general repetition in tasks and exploration.
  10. Despite some cumbersome game mechanics, particularly the shoddy combat, Fragile Dreams is an interesting, emotional experience.
  11. Interesting but lacked in too many ways. Fragile's a good mix between Action and RPG, with an outstanding story that dig deep into the feeling of the main character, represented a young teenager. The gameplay style's a total mess, but still, there's something that will make players love this game - the Personal Frame that becomes the new best friend of Seto. An interesting choice, but not for everyone.
  12. Nintendo Gamer
    69
    An endearing story and a thoroughly enchanting world marred by a game that's too simple to pull off its lofty ambitions. An acquired taste. [Apr 2010, p.58]
  13. 68
    Fragile Dreams offers an intense RPG mixed with a survivor horror eeriness that is bound to provide some with hours of enjoyment. Those who don't the patience to put up with the game's flaws, however, are best to look at a survival horror game for their survival horror fix or to an RPG for their RPG fix.
  14. Fragile caught our attention from the beginning because we noticed something that made it special. Unfortunately, although it is still quite special, it has important problems with make it less from what could have been.
  15. 67
    Fragile Dreams is a great example of a spectacular concept whose execution could have used a little more thought and time.
  16. This is a gorgeous, unique, emotion-filled game. It looks and sounds great, and I dare you to find another game that makes you misty-eyed as often as this one does.
  17. Games Master UK
    65
    An endearing and engrossing world, but one that hosts a bit of a dud game. [June 2010, p.85]
  18. Boring and repetitive combat, excessive and misdirected objectives, and a relentlessly depressing theme encumber what is otherwise a triumph in moody, explorative gameplay.
  19. Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is beautiful. I thank the developers for making it. I resent the developers for not making it good enough.
  20. And this is a shame; Fragile Dreams has the potential to be a classic survival horror, but instead its merely a slightly flawed, quirky, original and triumphantly Japanese addition to the genre.
  21. An atmospheric action-adventure set in a post apocalyptic wonderland. Fragile Drams is both sweet and scary, but is unfortunately hampered by a uneven script and some tedious gameplay segments.
  22. Fragile Dreams’ premise of a young boy having to fight his way through a dead and lonesome world has some weight behind it, and walking down a desolate hallway with nothing but your flashlight to guide you does have its particular merits. However, with the clunky combat, overly punishing weapon system, and hollow writing the game never really builds up any steam to keep you going.
  23. 58
    This is one flawed gem of an adventure that perhaps only the most patient of us can enjoy.
  24. Fragile has a great emotional impact, but the gameplay is repetitious and boring.
  25. Nintendo Power
    55
    The developers have accomplished a rare feat in producing a game that is legitimately thought-provoking, original, and visually distinctive. Too bad they couldn't find a way to make it fun. [Apr 2010, p.88]
  26. AceGamez
    50
    If you’re the kind of person who loves to watch dramas like Survivors, Coronation Street or EastEnders on TV and are disappointed by the overuse of violence in modern games, then I recommend this game as there really aren’t many other titles like it that focus solely on drama. However, if, like me, you prefer games that blow your mind – steer clear of this one.
  27. Somehow less than the sum of its parts, Fragile Dreams fails to match its ambition with its systems and imagination.
  28. Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is utterly depressing. I wouldn’t mind, if there seemed to be a reasonable, unified theme. I want to love it for the beautiful world and frightening ghosts within, but beauty can only overcome absolute boredom for so long.

Awards & Rankings

#18 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
#53 Most Shared Wii Game of 2010
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Dec 8, 2013
    10
    Simplesmente fantástico. Incrível quando vejo que muitos jogadores de Wii deixaram esse jogo passar e principalmente quando vejo que a críticaSimplesmente fantástico. Incrível quando vejo que muitos jogadores de Wii deixaram esse jogo passar e principalmente quando vejo que a crítica deu notas baixíssimas criticando muitos pontos que por vezes, os jogadores nem prestam atenção, deixando de lado o que realmente importa, que o sentimento que o jogo traz. Muito bom mesmo o jogo. Full Review »
  2. Mar 22, 2014
    10
    I liked this game because it was gentle, yet complex. This is one of the few Wii games that utilized every button on both Wii controllers andI liked this game because it was gentle, yet complex. This is one of the few Wii games that utilized every button on both Wii controllers and treated the utilization as a skill set. The story was extremely linear, but heartfelt or sentimental and allegorical, touching on themes of human emotion, relationships, memories, and loneliness. Some of the battles are extremely hard, and the puzzles are mid-grade, making the game a decent challenge.

    The character and environment designs were some of the most beautiful while simple, and emotional in video games to date.

    What I didn't like about this game was how short it was and how you had to go back to the same areas several times for the story to progress. Some areas that you think you're going to explore more later in the game, lose their access for good.

    Overall, I give this game a 10 because of it's ingenuity in use of controller/equipment, style, and for being a game that did it's best to avoid the end of the spectrum known as emotionless shooter.
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  3. Oct 4, 2012
    10
    The fact that this game exists gives me hope for the future of videogames. It sets out to be a lonesome, Solemn, retrospective piece andThe fact that this game exists gives me hope for the future of videogames. It sets out to be a lonesome, Solemn, retrospective piece and achieves exactly that. Without a doubt the most unique and connecting game I have played this gen. Full Review »