I did not like this game at all... I am a very big fan of Resident Evil, and I thought that this game would be close to it, but it was nothing like it. I was stuck in the dome for an hour. I know a lot of certified gamers love this game, but if you are not a gamer this game is not for you.... Love you Gamefly for giving me a chance to try a game before buying it
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Imagine what you'd get if you made a Zelda game, but set it in the world of Fallout, and mixed it with elements of Resident Evil. Hard to imagine? This game is equally hard to describe. It contains elements of action/adventure, RPG, survival/horror, and even a dash of point-and-click adventure, all cast against an artistic, philosophical, and emotional backdrop.
The game's strength is definitely mood. This game does an incredible job capturing the mood of its subject matter: a survivor in a post-apocalyptic world trying to find meaning in his life, and trying to find another human being to share it with. The game is sad and lonely as well as philosophical and even almost nihilistic at times.
It is a great game as long as you are willing to accept it for what it is. It may make you emotional. It may make you lonely. It may make you appreciate how lucky we all are to have loved ones to share our lives with. But I doubt you will describe playing this game as "a good time," and it is not a traditional video game, which is probably why it has a low average rating.
My only real complaint is that the ending was cliche and a letdown in spite of the fact that the rest of the story was so unique and un-cliche.
In summary, I highly recommend this game to anyone who's ready for a mature and artistic story, but keep a loved one nearby because you might need a hug to get you through it!
Fragile Dreams is the kind of game that makes it difficult to score or review by conventional means. By most standards the game's structure, control, camera angles, and combat are beyond mediocre.
But, strange as it sounds, gameplay isn't what Fragile is really about. Fragile is a haunting game with ambient music and settings, with a certain loneliness to it. It's world is very realized, and although little back story is given--you still feel drawn into the world and invested in the story.
It's an emotional game, where and its so special in that aspect that one can almost forget its lack luster gameplay. Almost.
The clunky camera and combat controls, as well as fetching missions and a very linear path that involves retracing your own steps, are all pretty hard to ignore.
Basically, for the people who can overlook the dated gameplay, Fragile has a very touching world for you to explore. Had the gameplay measured up to the story and atmosphere of the game, this would be a no brainer to recommend to any gamer. As it stands, however, I still think there are a good many gamers who can enjoy Fragile for what it is.