Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon - Wii

Also known as: Fragile', 'Fragile: Farewell Ruins of the Moon

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Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Adventure: Role Playing
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Tri Crescendo Soft. Co.: Tri Crescendo
Publishers: Rising Star (GB)
Released: 19 Mar 2010 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 7+
Accessories: Nunchuck


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Japanese role-playing games (JRPGs) are said to separate the causal gamer from the truly committed gamer. So, it's refreshing to see Namco (America) and tri-Crescendo bringing Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon to most casual of all consoles, the Wii.

Despite overtones of the survival genre (yes, you fight demons and other spirits) Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is rather more of an exploration effort than a fighting outing.

At heart, it's the story of a character called 'Seto' who must search through the environments rendered in 'Fragile' for a girl called Ren who could be a friend or a foe. Seto's quest is kicked off following the death of this beloved grandfather who the lonely young lad has to bury early on in the game.

While the search is the core of the game, its solving problems, uncovering mysteries and – of course – encountering and countering enemies who seek to bring an end to the journey. To achieve these ends Seto (and the player) must investigate artefacts and unearth stories that crop up along the way.

The Wii remote controls Seto's torch as well as doubling up as a weapon including a bow and arrow and a hatchet. Beyond the weapons the player (and Seto) also has access to a metal detector and a microphone that feeds into in-game speakers. Both of these enable the detection of yet more clues to be used in piecing together the journey and eventual arrival of Seto.