Eyes on Me: Fragile
Every so often a game is produced that while excellent in quality and enjoyment is more or less ignored by the community. Fragile, a title many have no doubt already heard of, unfortunately seems destined to become such a game when it releases in the US. It is simply the type of game that mixes the best of our golden days of gaming but does not bother to modernize itself.
This creates a masterpiece that all should love by only a few will accept and the result is that Fragile’s success in the US will likely be hindered, which is a shame. The game truly is an amazing and beautiful story.
Which is why I can not let that happen. Yes, Aeropause has briefly spoken of Fragile before, but I’m here to remind you about this incredible game. Fragile has already released in Japan and I have had the opportunity to import it and spend a few hours within the game. Even those few precious moments were wonderful, full of mystery and storytelling.
The game plays like a enhanced version of Luigi’s Mansion rich and dripping with Japanese culture. You’ll find familiar mechanics such as bearing a flash light and using said item to reveal ghosts and other nasties. You’ll spend most of your time exploring and unraveling the mystery of what happened to the vanished folk of the world, but in between you will undergo good old fashioned puzzle solving and adventure-style combat against strange creatures that appear to be attracted by your mysterious blue stone.
Those of you that love exploration games set in rich and exotic worlds with a healthy helping of story might just fall in love, just as I did.
With any luck and a dash of effort, there will be some footage I can provide to showcase the highlights of Fragile, though I will refrain from a review until the US version is release as the JPN and US versions can at times be fairly different, especially in story content.
Regardless, the gameplay is amazingly fun and the game for the moment is worth placing on your to watch list. Keep an eye out for Fragile to hopefully release sometime this Winter.Tags: fragile, Import, Nintendo Wii, preview, storytelling