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  • Summary: Marked by a remarkably haunting score, FRAGILE DREAMS: FAREWELL RUINS OF THE MOON finds protagonist Seto exploring an eerie and abandoned world, seemingly populated only by haunting ghosts and demons. As this lonely and lost soul, players encounter memorable characters, and discover the backMarked by a remarkably haunting score, FRAGILE DREAMS: FAREWELL RUINS OF THE MOON finds protagonist Seto exploring an eerie and abandoned world, seemingly populated only by haunting ghosts and demons. As this lonely and lost soul, players encounter memorable characters, and discover the back story behind scavenged items that provide insight into the population’s last days before a devastating apocalypse. Amidst this strangely beautiful atmosphere, players utilize the Wii Remote as a flashlight to illuminate Seto’s surroundings, solve puzzles and interact with the bleak, devastated environment, set to a moving, emotional soundtrack. [XSEED] Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
  1. Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is a gorgeous, engaging and touching experience, and one that no Wii owner should be without.
  2. Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is very interesting adventure and recommended for all Wii owners who want to live a unique and fascinating experience immersed in a world seemingly desolate but where emotions are still strong.
  3. It delivers its story well, features great design and technical prowess, and fills a niche not currently met on Wii. However, the uninspired combat, control irritations, and vestiges of survival horror games of days past bring the experience down.
  4. Despite some cumbersome game mechanics, particularly the shoddy combat, Fragile Dreams is an interesting, emotional experience.
  5. 67
    Fragile Dreams is a great example of a spectacular concept whose execution could have used a little more thought and time.
  6. 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.
  7. Although the controls were solidly implemented, the graphics were some of the best I've seen on the Wii, and I do believe the developers' hearts were in the right place, Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is a tedious, trying experience that didn't offer enough reason for me to carry on in spite of its downsides.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Apr 3, 2011
    10
    This is probably the best example of mixing gaming and poetry, aside from Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. Fragile is the tale of a young boyThis is probably the best example of mixing gaming and poetry, aside from Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. Fragile is the tale of a young boy left to his own device in a world devoid of humans after the death of his grandfather. It could seem like a strange mix of action and survival horror at first, but then you will notice how all of it is about the atmosphere: you find objects that tell you about dead people's emotions and last moments, manage to know some extremely interesting and endearing characters and explore many unique places in your quest to reclaim your humanity. The game was extremely sad sometimes, but by the ending credits I was happy to have been part of its world. Expand
  2. 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. Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  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 hasDon'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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  5. Fabz
    Mar 17, 2010
    8
    By all means, the game is not perfect. but the experience is wonderful and there is really no other game like this for Zelda and Okami lovers By all means, the game is not perfect. but the experience is wonderful and there is really no other game like this for Zelda and Okami lovers like myself. Ico and Shadow of the colossus were not criticized for being slow and meditative... why is everyone being so hard on Fragile? The controls are not nearly as bad as some people said and, while IGN criticizes for not havign lock on... well Monster Hunter Tri doesn't have lock-on either. I think people expected so much from this game that now they are upset and want some kind of revenge to lower its score. Again, by all means, the game is not perfect but it's definitively a must for those who care more about mood and story than blood and violence. Play it in the dark in Japanese with English subs... it's creepier than I imagined. Expand
  6. Apr 7, 2013
    8
    Beautiful bittersweet game with great story, characters, visuals, music, atmosphere. Definitely one of those titles making a strong pointBeautiful bittersweet game with great story, characters, visuals, music, atmosphere. Definitely one of those titles making a strong point about games being art. The combat feels a bit clumsy (in a Resident Evil-ish way) and as the game nears its finale, it gets ridiculously stretched with lots of pointlessly long corridors, especially when combined with backtracking. This last quarter (time wise it's more like a third) of the game is by far its weakest part and sans a few strong moments feels more like a necessary evil on players way to the finale, which itself is fine, though not among the strongest parts of the game either. If you're like me and look for new and interesting experiences in games and, don't miss out on this one, its rough edges are definitely worth it. (Played on Dolphin emulator with x360 gamepad mapped LT for A, RT for B, Rstick for wiimotion.) Expand
  7. 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 touchingA 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. Expand

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