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8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 66
  2. Negative: 5 out of 66
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  1. Dec 21, 2010
    5
    A hauntingly beautiful adventure of a boy who could very well be the last living human on Earth. Gorgeous looks and sounds, and a touching take on concepts of death, solitude, and memories. It's just that the gameplay isn't there. Clunky combat and, towards the end, some truly horrible and mundane level designs. Brilliant story but shame about the game.
  2. Aug 25, 2010
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Could this be the perfect game? Well... a post-apocalyptic world to explore. A mysterious storyline dealing with the aforementioned dystopia, as well as ghosts and demons. Fantastic art and production values highlighted by beautifully rendered cinematics and finally a main character who wields a flashlight controlled by the Wii remote. Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon has got all that in its package. You play as a young boy named Seto as he searches for human survivors after most of the human race has died out. At the beginning of the game Seto's mentor (who he calls grandfather) tragically dies and he is left alone. For the most part, the game revolves around exploring the post-apocalyptic Japan. While the story is intriguing, what really brings this game home are the beautiful graphics and amazing audio. Fragile Dreams is an experience that is not only enjoyable visually, but it is a treat to the ears. The emotional elements â Expand
  3. Feb 28, 2013
    6
    A good rpg for the wii,but the game-play was kinda boring!!! There's a lot of slow ladders and cracked floors that take 1 minute of game-play doing nothing.
  4. Aug 9, 2011
    9
    Don't get me wrong, this game is not flawless in all aspects, but in one word it is beautiful. Fragile Dreams is set where a scientist has created 'something' which allows him to understand people's emotions, however, all he could hear were bad things, many about him. This caused him to create an experiment, and one night, when all went to sleep, they never awoke, apart from a few luckyDon't get me wrong, this game is not flawless in all aspects, but in one word it is beautiful. Fragile Dreams is set where a scientist has created 'something' which allows him to understand people's emotions, however, all he could hear were bad things, many about him. This caused him to create an experiment, and one night, when all went to sleep, they never awoke, apart from a few lucky people. The world was now an empty barren land, and Seto leaves his home after becoming lonely, after the death of his Grandfather, leaving him completely alone in silence, with no one to talk to.

    If you have any feelings, this game will make you extremely sad or possibly cry. As Seto journeys around he sometimes stumbles across other people, but one being a robot and the other being a ghost, only one is a real person. The game is just lovely, but there are massive flaws with the combat which will mean you will wish to avoid it at almost all costs.

    The Critic's in my opinion are harsh. In another's opinion, they could be right. In another's, they could be generous. Your liking of this game will completely depend if you prefer the beautiful landscapes and art along with one of (or possibly the best and definitely most sad) the greatest story-lines ever composed by anyone, or more of a substance person who loves the fights and the RPGish elements. For me, this is a near perfect game, because although the flaws are so obviously evident, the story-line makes up for the flaws and more in this saddening, heart wrenching tale.
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#17 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
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#41 Most Shared Wii Game of 2010
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
  1. Fragile Dreams is definitely better than the sum of its parts: while there are some gameplay and controls issues, the excellent work made by Tri Crescendo in terms of setting, characters and storyline is really what will make you go on until the credits roll.
  2. 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]
  3. 67
    Fragile Dreams is a great example of a spectacular concept whose execution could have used a little more thought and time.