It's a game that naturally intersects action platforming with lateral thinking, never splurging on one over the other. Fractured Soul's dual-dimension gameplay, combined with its speed run-focused online leaderboards and forgiving checkpoint system, showcase it as one of the finest 3DS games among both retail and online titles.
This game was one of my favorite games on the 3ds. The unique dimension shifting makes the game fresh. the levels are hard, especially trying to 100% the game. It's very well designed and is worth the $12
This game is one tough game to beat. So don't buy this game if you get frustrated when you lose. This game is for pros. One thing why this game is for pros is because you have to look up and down most of the time. Then there are also lots of enemies and hard places to pass. If you played the older version of fractured soul you can see that the 3ds version is redesigned and looks better. This new version has some new features through. One new feature is the leaderboards. This is to show how fast they can beat this selected level. Also, if you want some more challenge, try the bonus levels. You can get them by getting lots of stars. Getting a 5 star is really tough. It's even more harder than playing the game without it! There are only 3 bosses in this game. If you want a challenge then this is a game you should play.
So while Fractured Soul has some good ideas and at times is a pleasant return to the tough standards of old-school gaming, it takes it to an excess that eventually breaks the game and undoes the good will of its nostalgic positives.
Maybe there's a great game beyond level 8. Maybe it turns into peaches and honey. Maybe a magical unicorn bursts from the screen. Who knows? After playing a single level beyond any possibility of ever getting any enjoyment from it again, I turned the game off and walked away. Gameplay masochism only stays enjoyable so long before a feeling best described as "screw this!" sets in, and Fractured Soul blew past that point and never looked back.
This is not an easy walk through game, I died over 500 times in my play through of the 25 levels. It's an interesting idea flicking between the 2 screens and at times my thumbs were in knots trying to keep up.
The controls are a fairly basic combination of run, jump and shoot and with no power ups to be found and the way through it can get a bit samey.
SummaryFractured Soul is a side-scrolling platformer with a twist: it's played across both screens simultaneously. You are forgotten. Stranded on an outpost in deep space, you remember nothing relative to who you are. The sum of what you know is that you are different. You are able to shift into a parallel dimension at will. The outpost has bee...