Namco hopes Fragile Dreams will make you emotional

Namco Bandai isn’t what one thinks of as a company with a soul, but Fragile Dreams producer Kentaro Kawashima has expressed his hope that its latest Wii game will leave players with at least a shred of an emotional reaction. According to him, if gamers are affected even a little bit, he will be “ecstatic beyond measurement.”

“I believe that if the game leaves even a shred of something emotional in your heart when you walk away from it, then we’ve succeeded, and that would make me ecstatic beyond measurement,” confesses the producer. “I bid you good luck on your journey with Seto, and here’s to hoping you find something special on your adventure.”

The game’s director, Tomoni Tagawa, adds: “Fragile Dreams was created in hopes of letting players enjoy a new type of game experience while ignoring typical game boundaries. We hope everyone enjoys exploring the wasteland and hopefully the images of the abandoned buildings will have some kind of nostalgic impact on players.”

Our review for Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon is coming soon, but I can tell you right now that Kawashima has earned the right to be ecstatic. The game shouldn’t be half as beautiful and sad as it is, but it somehow manages to be. If you have a Wii and you want something different, we urge you check it out. It released last Tuesday in America, and should be on UK shelves today!

Interviews: Namco Bandai Games – Fragile Dreams [Nintendo Life via GoNintendo]

Jim Sterling