A week or so ago we were contacted by Sapling Creations, a 2-man team based in the U.K., and asked to test out their upcoming title, “Fragment”.
Having reviewed some Droid OS games before (such as My Country, Crime Story and others) and never being one to pass up the opportunity for a free chance to give my opinion, I jumped on it…Here are the results.
When I first got in to the game, my immediate thought was that of the classic movie “The Black Hole”. From the sterile environment to the lack of any carbon based life, and playing the role of a junky old robot (which reminded me of Bob) it took me back to the old days…when men were men and sheep were scared.
Wait…uhm…strike that from the record.
So I started playing and immediately got the feel of the controls. They’re supremely simple. You touch the screen where you want to go and you go there. If you run into something you can collect, you’ll collect it and if it’s something with which you may be able to interact, you’ll be given some indication of that.
From there, it’s on you. You’re given no information, no clues, no hints, no mission, no ANYTHING to go on. It’s just you and the room you’re in.
This instantly intrigued me. It reminded me of the old adventure games from the 80’s, in which you figured out what the game was about as you played it and the story unfolded in front of you. MAN, I loved those games!
So there you are…you’re a robot and something’s happened. What that something is, I don’t know BUT, it was something…I think.
This game is designed and rendered in 3D and, as you can see from the screenshots below, is far from ugly. The graphics and gameplay are smooth as silk and the intrigue the game holds has me gripped. While the demo wasn’t long enough for me to be comfortable giving it a proper score at this time, I will say that I am REALLY looking forward to playing the full version of the game, which should be released in a couple of weeks. If the demo is a fair indicator of what the full version will be like, I’m certain it will receive a glowing review.
Check the demo out on the marketplace, now. Go…NOW!