If you’ll remember, I did a preview of a nifty little game called “fragment” several weeks ago.
The version I’d gotten was just a little taste of things to come and the developer – A 2 man company called Sapling Creations, from the UK – asked me to play the full version and drop a review on it.
So here goes!
I mentioned in the previous review that the game started out with no information at all…just sort of leaving the player to figure out what’s going on, which is an amazing thing because of the intrigue.
What I said (in case you don’t want to read the other review) was ;
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 one starts out the same way. No info, no stated goals, no partners or clues, just you and the world.
That kind of style makes for a puzzler at its greatest. A game where finding out what the story is can be just as, or even more intriguing than, finding your way through the game.
Well, I’m not going to spoil you but I will tell you this : This game is one of the best I’ve ever played on Android. The graphics aren’t going to win any academy awards for excellence in CGI but they are definitely passable and definitely full on 3D. The game itself leaves you dangling like a horse thief on a tree branch and lets you figure things out…from things as simple as straightening out a handle so you can use it for a pry bar to repairing elevators to being chased by other robots and trying to figure out why, it’s all on you, the player.
If you remember the mystery/suspense games from the late 80’s and early 90’s, or if you don’t and you’re interested in the genre, you MUST check out “Fragment”. You’ll love it!