I rented fragile dreams on a wim, i like anime, or at least a good deal of them. so lets break it down
Graphics 9/10 really an engrossing visual appeal, the characters are well made and backgrounds are astonishing, very detailed and polished especially for wii. however i dock a point because the animations are really stiff during game play.
music 5/10 the music is great, but theres barely any in it, you'll be listening to silence and sound effects most of the way through
cinematics 5/10 the voice actings horrible for English, you wont make it through the story unless you swap to Japanese, aside from that some of the memories are... interesting, some even gripping, but over all meaningless, and the main character is kind of a joke... theres not much back story to him so you spend the whole time fishing for items to find back story of people who had.... lets say.... more interesting stories than seta. as a whole i think that the majority of the storytelling is flat, i consider cut scenes, simply spoke or action, as the heart of the story telling, and ill say, they failed. it feels like the made the landscapes and characters and then ran out of money for decent voice overs sound effects and good music for the cut scenes
game play 6/10 not much to say hack and slash your way through and fill it with meaningless stuff...
over all- 6/10 the end of the world is an epic story line, they chose not to make it epic, sure walking in silence for a bit and looking at the deserted planet is cool for the first 3 hours... but after they start introducing more... characters... it becomes irritatating, even after a while, fighting feels more than stiff. rent it for the first few hours, youll trade it for something better in no time though. i would have to say its not bad, but it is very flat.
There were several times I wanted to quit this game. However the big question of "why" kept creeping up. The good news is the answer to the question never came up until almost until the end, the bad news is the answer was kinda lame. The entire basis of the plot should have been shot down during some committee meeting.
At times the controls are tedious. So tedious that I can only describe them as trying to thread a needle with mittens on while watching "Twilight New Moon."
Battles are relatively easy.
I can't really say playing this game was a complete waste of time, but I can't say in good conscience that you should play this game. I think this would be a great game for a teenage girl.