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Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon

( What the hell is that title supposed to mean?) I understand the Fragile Dreams part, but Farewell Ruins of the Moon? Is it saying goodbye to ruins on the moon, or is it declaring the setting of this game: the Farewell Ruins of some obscure Lunar Kingdom? Why won't the comma or the hyphen step up to the plate? Not even the original Japanese title helps. Hell, not even the game helps, as there's nothing about the moon anywhere in this game. There are ruins (OK, ruined malls and stuff), and the main character says goodbye a bunch of times, but I'm still not clear on what that title means.
 
"Does any of that make any sense?"
Anyway, here's the story: some kid named Seto wakes up one day to find himself alone. You're not given his last name, so I'm forced to assume that it's Seto Kaiba of Yu-Gi-Oh fame, only in his androgynous teenage years. When I say that he's alone, I don't mean the other characters refuse to answer his calls or join him for a card game; I mean the entire population of Earth has been obliterated. All except one girl, whom Seto obsessively chases throughout the game. Those of you thinking that Bushwald Sexyface will add this to his List of Sexyllence, prepare to be disappointed, as there's a scene in the middle of the game where some kid kisses Seto for no reason. (The Sexyface only considers dude-kisses sexy if one of them has a mustache.) No, it's for no reason; there's no build-up or great emotional connection, he just kisses him and gets confused when Seto's all pissy about it. It was his first kiss, too. That's gotta be depressing.
 
Speaking of depressing, this game will make you want to kill yourself. I'm not saying that it's bad; just that the story is so incredibly bleak that you'll want to light up some Sylvia Plath Brand Incense Candles. Throughout your travels, you'll find random items, like game cartridges or condoms or bells, that contain the memories of some random person before they died. Imagine Lost Odyssey's A Thousand Years of Dreams, only with more of a point, much better, but more horribly depressing. You'll read about somebody lamenting naming their character Fagballs, somebody regretting their choice to be a major bitch, and the story of a bell that somehow functions like that holograph thing Nightcrawler uses sometimes. There's a good chance that any given item will horrify you on a deep level. None of that can be said for the actual gameplay.
 
A bit of backstory, first (not regarding the story, for once): I came into this game expecting a Silent Hill-esque survival horror game. It's not like this was a stretch; ghosts spam the landscape, the game's darker than its own story, and Fragile Dreams also has the same flashlight gimmick as Shattered Memories. Imagine my surprise when I found out that it's more of an action RPG than survival horror. Don't get me wrong, the game at least has the potential to be scary; you can't see enemies until you shine them up (more on that later) and it's relatively easy for enemies to corner/surround you. However, being scary isn't really Fragile Dreams' top priority. Judging by the gameplay, combat isn't up there, either. (For anybody curious, its priorities are (in order) story and cats.) There are only three types of weapons, and two of them consist of whacking enemies on the head, like they peed on your best rug. If you really want to mix things up, you can time your hits or charge them, but since it's hard to time and charging your attacks will turn you into a sitting duck, combat becomes kinda repetitive quickly. Even the bosses can't do anything about it, all three of them copied and pasted several times.
 
"But wait", you scream at me so loudly that your very speech forces its way into my blog, "what about projectile weapons?" OK, those add variety, but they're too much of a hassle to be useful in any situation. You can't have your flashlight out while using it (I guess Seto forgot that he has a mouth or a key-chain or anything like that), so you're quite literally shooting blind when you use it. To drive that further into your brains, keep in mind that most of the enemies require about 90 trillion lux before they become visible. And they can disappear at will. Obviously, you're not going to use it ever, which is sad, because whenever I could use it (IE when I found enemies that like fighting in the dark), it was actually a decent weapon. Just point at whatever enemy you want dead and click on them. Were it not for the added flashlight step (and the Tetris-esque inventory system despising the hell out of projectile weapons), I'd have used the projectile weapons far more than I did.
 
Oh, you thought I was kidding? No, the walls are quite literally coated with semen. Then again, this is the hotel level...
Oh, wait, that reminds me of something (I know, shit transition, but it actually does remind me of something): the navigation. Fragile Dreams is a fairly linear game, but it does have a decent amount of exploration and secrets, even if it does get a bit carried away with the exploration bit. Perfect example: there's this part of the game where you have to fetch random objects for some little girl for no reason. (No, there's quite literally no reason you need to get these items. It's not like she's blocking off a room or holding an item, she just stands there, forcing your ridiculously malleable character into some fetch quests.) The first one's a star, which you find by reading hints seen only through a magic flashlight. You're never told how it works, so the only logical option is that it's a black light and that you're reading the fears of a thousand sticky-handed victims. Obviously, they aren't of much help, since I spent two days searching for the damn star. I gave up, went to GameFAQs, and discovered that it was in a room that one of the semen-based messages specifically told me to avoid. Thanks a lot, game; now you're more useless than your own stupid non-semen-based hint system. Just shake the Wii-mote (again, non-semen-based), and your new teen sidekick bitches about how she's a ghost or whatever.
 
Speaking of that, the sound design in this game is perhaps the best thing. Have you ever noticed the little speaker in your Wii-mote? No? Remember No More Heroes, and how it functioned like the world's weirdest cell phone? No? Screw you, that was awesome! Almost like this game's use of it. While you can't always see the enemies, you can hear them through the Wii-mote, turning things into a rather satisfying game of Marco Polo. However, because there must be balance in the universe, I feel compelled to point out something else bad about the game: namely, that it lies about the time played. When I beat it, the load screen greeted me with a time of about 50 hours. That is outright bullshit; even cutting it in half is stretching it a bit. There's no way it could be 50 hours long, not even with the hallways that stretch into eternity or the completely unrealistic cat gimmick. I have two cats myself (one with a shaved back, because the vet thought he was a bottom), and they do not behave anything like the cats in this game. It's either "strung out on coke" or "sleeping off a hangover." (Don't ask why my cats are into drugs and beer.)
 
Yet in the end, I still like the game a lot, in spite of its flaws. Why? Well, I owe that to my favorite part of this game, and perhaps the most redeeming quality about it: the chicken man. He's some random hobo dude who follows you to bonfires, trying to pawn his crap on you. His crap, of course, ranges from energy drinks and iron pipes to crossbows and oxygen tanks. I have absolutely no joke for that. There is no joke that combines energy drinks and iron pipes with crossbows and oxygen tanks. Nothing about this guy is normal. Everything about him is so weird, it earns the game the Weirdest Game Character Award. Not him, mind you, but the game he's in earns that award. Wait, it gets weirder. He's so nightmarishly fucked up, that the addition of Japanese makes him less weird. Keep in mind that this is a place where censorship creates horrifying new gen-
 



 
How....how did you get in here?
 



 
Please.....I was only kidding! I don-
 



 
No! NO! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
 



 

Review Synopsis

  • .........
  • ...........
  • ..............
 
 
 
 
Queen here, again. Why does he have to do this blog, he's a King. He has more important matters to attend to...*sigh* Here's the video he planned on showing to you guys.
 
 

Majuu Ou

( Oy.....Never mind, I ain't touching this thing with a ten foot...well, you know....*leaves*) Damn it. Why couldn't either of the other two bother typing this up? It's not like I have any other characters to do this. Just the King, Queen, and Bushwald Sexyface. So I can imagine many of you are wondering just who the hell is typing this blog if all three have been confirmed as not the writers of this blog. Well, the guy who writes all these blogs all the time; the guy who created this weird reality where chicken men can invade blogs and katamari are tools of war. What any of this has to do with the game I'm blogging about is that it's all irrelevant.
 
Majuu Ou is a Japanese term that means absolutely nothing. No, go look it up. Nowhere will you find a translation for that title, not even with the alternate title of "Majyuuou." However, the game's story makes slightly more sense: John Rambo has come to the gates of Dis, capital city of Hell, in search of his two teen daughters. However, a demon stops him at the gates and kills him. However however, he doesn't die (after all, Rambo can't die); instead, he mans up, rises from the ground through the power of dark magic. Somehow, this dark magic turns his regular bullets into tracer rounds. If you're looking for more story, wait until the end, since the story's like the bread sandwiches you ate because you were foolish and spent all your money on this nifty computer. Anyway, the point is that the rest of the story comes near the end, when you get a crap ending. No, I'm not saying that there's a good ending/bad ending thing (there is, though)(wow, that sentence really makes me wish for a buddy cop game with a good ending/bad ending thing), but that any ending you get is crap.
 
It creeps itself out. Freaky.
I could say the exact same thing of the game, but I'm a bit ambivalent on that. Wait.....yea, ambivalent works. At first, I'd have called it generic crap. You walk right and shoot anything that so much as moves at you funnily. Nothing poses a threat, which is weird, since you can't aim directly up or down. Don't worry, though, some random fairy will kill anything above you, quite literally destroying the phrase "death from above." Not even the early bosses pose much of a threat, as you can stand back and pump them with enough lead to make them die of lead poisoning before they actually feel the bullet wounds. You may be wondering where the ambivalence comes in, and for the first few levels, I was, as well. Why? Well, all that shit above you. What, do you not pay attention or something? Or do you have the memory of a JRPG goldfish? (It'd benefit you to know that I'm also quite rude.) Anyway, the ambivalence arrived at the third level, where I was presented with this brand new demon aspect.
 
At the end of each boss battle, a magical, flashing teardrop hangs in the air, waiting for you to shoot it into a certain color. Shoot, collect, and watch as Rambo becomes one of three demons. There's the green guy (he can teleport and shoot a wide-arcing charge), the blue guy (he's a dragon with another wide-arcing charge shot, only it goes up a bit), and the red guy (he somersaults and charges up a giant red chakra). It took me a while to realize how the system works (it's incredibly easy to shoot the damn crystal before you realize it gives you a choice), but once I got going, I found it to be a fun system with quite a bit of variety and in need of a few fixes. For example, that "damn crystal" thing right above what I just typed is only a problem because you can't switch them out whenever you want, a la Demon's Crest. You better choose the right character, because you're gonna be stuck with them for the next level.
 
What makes this a problem is that the charge attacks I mentioned vary in usefulness from good to kitten sneezes. Depending on your form, it can be a much better strategy to mash the fire button. Understandably, this makes the game rather easy. I'd say that I've come full circle, but I'm about to break that loop by mentioning how short the game is. It has little to do with the ease, but rather that each level has a constantly refilling five minute timer, and dying/running down the timer simply sends you back two feet, timer refilled. Compound that with the small number of levels, and you're left with a passable but forgettable shooter that lasts as long as the King in bed, so sayeth the Sexyface. Might as well end this with an award, as others before me have done. Hmmm......how about the.....Majeur Award for This is What Wikipedia Thought it was Supposed to Be. Man, I suck at this, don't I?
 

Review Synopsis

  • The game's perfectly generic for the first few levels...
  • ...but, with the demon combat additions, it becomes awesome for a few more levels after....
  • ...only for the same exact feelings to surface yet again after some time spent with the demon combat.
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Posted by Video_Game_King


Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon

( What the hell is that title supposed to mean?) I understand the Fragile Dreams part, but Farewell Ruins of the Moon? Is it saying goodbye to ruins on the moon, or is it declaring the setting of this game: the Farewell Ruins of some obscure Lunar Kingdom? Why won't the comma or the hyphen step up to the plate? Not even the original Japanese title helps. Hell, not even the game helps, as there's nothing about the moon anywhere in this game. There are ruins (OK, ruined malls and stuff), and the main character says goodbye a bunch of times, but I'm still not clear on what that title means.
 
"Does any of that make any sense?"
Anyway, here's the story: some kid named Seto wakes up one day to find himself alone. You're not given his last name, so I'm forced to assume that it's Seto Kaiba of Yu-Gi-Oh fame, only in his androgynous teenage years. When I say that he's alone, I don't mean the other characters refuse to answer his calls or join him for a card game; I mean the entire population of Earth has been obliterated. All except one girl, whom Seto obsessively chases throughout the game. Those of you thinking that Bushwald Sexyface will add this to his List of Sexyllence, prepare to be disappointed, as there's a scene in the middle of the game where some kid kisses Seto for no reason. (The Sexyface only considers dude-kisses sexy if one of them has a mustache.) No, it's for no reason; there's no build-up or great emotional connection, he just kisses him and gets confused when Seto's all pissy about it. It was his first kiss, too. That's gotta be depressing.
 
Speaking of depressing, this game will make you want to kill yourself. I'm not saying that it's bad; just that the story is so incredibly bleak that you'll want to light up some Sylvia Plath Brand Incense Candles. Throughout your travels, you'll find random items, like game cartridges or condoms or bells, that contain the memories of some random person before they died. Imagine Lost Odyssey's A Thousand Years of Dreams, only with more of a point, much better, but more horribly depressing. You'll read about somebody lamenting naming their character Fagballs, somebody regretting their choice to be a major bitch, and the story of a bell that somehow functions like that holograph thing Nightcrawler uses sometimes. There's a good chance that any given item will horrify you on a deep level. None of that can be said for the actual gameplay.
 
A bit of backstory, first (not regarding the story, for once): I came into this game expecting a Silent Hill-esque survival horror game. It's not like this was a stretch; ghosts spam the landscape, the game's darker than its own story, and Fragile Dreams also has the same flashlight gimmick as Shattered Memories. Imagine my surprise when I found out that it's more of an action RPG than survival horror. Don't get me wrong, the game at least has the potential to be scary; you can't see enemies until you shine them up (more on that later) and it's relatively easy for enemies to corner/surround you. However, being scary isn't really Fragile Dreams' top priority. Judging by the gameplay, combat isn't up there, either. (For anybody curious, its priorities are (in order) story and cats.) There are only three types of weapons, and two of them consist of whacking enemies on the head, like they peed on your best rug. If you really want to mix things up, you can time your hits or charge them, but since it's hard to time and charging your attacks will turn you into a sitting duck, combat becomes kinda repetitive quickly. Even the bosses can't do anything about it, all three of them copied and pasted several times.
 
"But wait", you scream at me so loudly that your very speech forces its way into my blog, "what about projectile weapons?" OK, those add variety, but they're too much of a hassle to be useful in any situation. You can't have your flashlight out while using it (I guess Seto forgot that he has a mouth or a key-chain or anything like that), so you're quite literally shooting blind when you use it. To drive that further into your brains, keep in mind that most of the enemies require about 90 trillion lux before they become visible. And they can disappear at will. Obviously, you're not going to use it ever, which is sad, because whenever I could use it (IE when I found enemies that like fighting in the dark), it was actually a decent weapon. Just point at whatever enemy you want dead and click on them. Were it not for the added flashlight step (and the Tetris-esque inventory system despising the hell out of projectile weapons), I'd have used the projectile weapons far more than I did.
 
Oh, you thought I was kidding? No, the walls are quite literally coated with semen. Then again, this is the hotel level...
Oh, wait, that reminds me of something (I know, shit transition, but it actually does remind me of something): the navigation. Fragile Dreams is a fairly linear game, but it does have a decent amount of exploration and secrets, even if it does get a bit carried away with the exploration bit. Perfect example: there's this part of the game where you have to fetch random objects for some little girl for no reason. (No, there's quite literally no reason you need to get these items. It's not like she's blocking off a room or holding an item, she just stands there, forcing your ridiculously malleable character into some fetch quests.) The first one's a star, which you find by reading hints seen only through a magic flashlight. You're never told how it works, so the only logical option is that it's a black light and that you're reading the fears of a thousand sticky-handed victims. Obviously, they aren't of much help, since I spent two days searching for the damn star. I gave up, went to GameFAQs, and discovered that it was in a room that one of the semen-based messages specifically told me to avoid. Thanks a lot, game; now you're more useless than your own stupid non-semen-based hint system. Just shake the Wii-mote (again, non-semen-based), and your new teen sidekick bitches about how she's a ghost or whatever.
 
Speaking of that, the sound design in this game is perhaps the best thing. Have you ever noticed the little speaker in your Wii-mote? No? Remember No More Heroes, and how it functioned like the world's weirdest cell phone? No? Screw you, that was awesome! Almost like this game's use of it. While you can't always see the enemies, you can hear them through the Wii-mote, turning things into a rather satisfying game of Marco Polo. However, because there must be balance in the universe, I feel compelled to point out something else bad about the game: namely, that it lies about the time played. When I beat it, the load screen greeted me with a time of about 50 hours. That is outright bullshit; even cutting it in half is stretching it a bit. There's no way it could be 50 hours long, not even with the hallways that stretch into eternity or the completely unrealistic cat gimmick. I have two cats myself (one with a shaved back, because the vet thought he was a bottom), and they do not behave anything like the cats in this game. It's either "strung out on coke" or "sleeping off a hangover." (Don't ask why my cats are into drugs and beer.)
 
Yet in the end, I still like the game a lot, in spite of its flaws. Why? Well, I owe that to my favorite part of this game, and perhaps the most redeeming quality about it: the chicken man. He's some random hobo dude who follows you to bonfires, trying to pawn his crap on you. His crap, of course, ranges from energy drinks and iron pipes to crossbows and oxygen tanks. I have absolutely no joke for that. There is no joke that combines energy drinks and iron pipes with crossbows and oxygen tanks. Nothing about this guy is normal. Everything about him is so weird, it earns the game the Weirdest Game Character Award. Not him, mind you, but the game he's in earns that award. Wait, it gets weirder. He's so nightmarishly fucked up, that the addition of Japanese makes him less weird. Keep in mind that this is a place where censorship creates horrifying new gen-
 



 
How....how did you get in here?
 



 
Please.....I was only kidding! I don-
 



 
No! NO! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
 



 

Review Synopsis

  • .........
  • ...........
  • ..............
 
 
 
 
Queen here, again. Why does he have to do this blog, he's a King. He has more important matters to attend to...*sigh* Here's the video he planned on showing to you guys.
 
 

Majuu Ou

( Oy.....Never mind, I ain't touching this thing with a ten foot...well, you know....*leaves*) Damn it. Why couldn't either of the other two bother typing this up? It's not like I have any other characters to do this. Just the King, Queen, and Bushwald Sexyface. So I can imagine many of you are wondering just who the hell is typing this blog if all three have been confirmed as not the writers of this blog. Well, the guy who writes all these blogs all the time; the guy who created this weird reality where chicken men can invade blogs and katamari are tools of war. What any of this has to do with the game I'm blogging about is that it's all irrelevant.
 
Majuu Ou is a Japanese term that means absolutely nothing. No, go look it up. Nowhere will you find a translation for that title, not even with the alternate title of "Majyuuou." However, the game's story makes slightly more sense: John Rambo has come to the gates of Dis, capital city of Hell, in search of his two teen daughters. However, a demon stops him at the gates and kills him. However however, he doesn't die (after all, Rambo can't die); instead, he mans up, rises from the ground through the power of dark magic. Somehow, this dark magic turns his regular bullets into tracer rounds. If you're looking for more story, wait until the end, since the story's like the bread sandwiches you ate because you were foolish and spent all your money on this nifty computer. Anyway, the point is that the rest of the story comes near the end, when you get a crap ending. No, I'm not saying that there's a good ending/bad ending thing (there is, though)(wow, that sentence really makes me wish for a buddy cop game with a good ending/bad ending thing), but that any ending you get is crap.
 
It creeps itself out. Freaky.
I could say the exact same thing of the game, but I'm a bit ambivalent on that. Wait.....yea, ambivalent works. At first, I'd have called it generic crap. You walk right and shoot anything that so much as moves at you funnily. Nothing poses a threat, which is weird, since you can't aim directly up or down. Don't worry, though, some random fairy will kill anything above you, quite literally destroying the phrase "death from above." Not even the early bosses pose much of a threat, as you can stand back and pump them with enough lead to make them die of lead poisoning before they actually feel the bullet wounds. You may be wondering where the ambivalence comes in, and for the first few levels, I was, as well. Why? Well, all that shit above you. What, do you not pay attention or something? Or do you have the memory of a JRPG goldfish? (It'd benefit you to know that I'm also quite rude.) Anyway, the ambivalence arrived at the third level, where I was presented with this brand new demon aspect.
 
At the end of each boss battle, a magical, flashing teardrop hangs in the air, waiting for you to shoot it into a certain color. Shoot, collect, and watch as Rambo becomes one of three demons. There's the green guy (he can teleport and shoot a wide-arcing charge), the blue guy (he's a dragon with another wide-arcing charge shot, only it goes up a bit), and the red guy (he somersaults and charges up a giant red chakra). It took me a while to realize how the system works (it's incredibly easy to shoot the damn crystal before you realize it gives you a choice), but once I got going, I found it to be a fun system with quite a bit of variety and in need of a few fixes. For example, that "damn crystal" thing right above what I just typed is only a problem because you can't switch them out whenever you want, a la Demon's Crest. You better choose the right character, because you're gonna be stuck with them for the next level.
 
What makes this a problem is that the charge attacks I mentioned vary in usefulness from good to kitten sneezes. Depending on your form, it can be a much better strategy to mash the fire button. Understandably, this makes the game rather easy. I'd say that I've come full circle, but I'm about to break that loop by mentioning how short the game is. It has little to do with the ease, but rather that each level has a constantly refilling five minute timer, and dying/running down the timer simply sends you back two feet, timer refilled. Compound that with the small number of levels, and you're left with a passable but forgettable shooter that lasts as long as the King in bed, so sayeth the Sexyface. Might as well end this with an award, as others before me have done. Hmmm......how about the.....Majeur Award for This is What Wikipedia Thought it was Supposed to Be. Man, I suck at this, don't I?
 

Review Synopsis

  • The game's perfectly generic for the first few levels...
  • ...but, with the demon combat additions, it becomes awesome for a few more levels after....
  • ...only for the same exact feelings to surface yet again after some time spent with the demon combat.
Posted by ZombiePie

So...is Fragile Dreams totally pink unicorn or is it totally not pink unicorn?
 
Other than that great blog as always and keep up the good work!

Moderator
Posted by Video_Game_King
@ZombiePie: 
 
What the hell is pink unicorn? Is that a gay night club or something?
Posted by AlwaysAngry

The king has a queen?

Posted by Claude
@Video_Game_King said:
" @ZombiePie:   What the hell is pink unicorn? Is that a gay night club or something? "
I don't know what a pink unicorn is, but he just called me one in my cunt blog. Should I be offended?
Posted by Video_Game_King
@AlwaysAngry: 
 
Yea, it's not like I've shied away from it. Hell, look at this blog.
 
@Claude:
 
No, since by your own definition, you are a cunt, and what offends a cunt :P?
Posted by TheHT

lol awesome read.

Posted by Meowayne

Love your writing. Do the world a favor and make video reviews.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@Meowayne: 
 
Unfortunately, I don't have a camera, can't draw worth shit, and don't own a microphone. If I did have any of that, though, Fragile Dreams would be a high priority game, mainly because of that item merchant fucker.
Posted by owl_of_minerva
@Video_Game_King:  Excellent post on Fragile, especially the chicken/man merchant thing. I too think that game has a lot going for it, and the combination of a bleak story and beautiful world made it all the more compelling to explore. Pity about the combat and controls, eh? I have a tendency to run around in circles like a dog chasing its own tail.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@owl_of_minerva: 
 
Odd, I had a tendency to stay the hell back and wait for enemies to expose their stupid weaknesses.
Posted by Meowayne

He is the retarded, unwanted offspring of this inspirational fella.
 


 
You forgot to mention that the Fragile Dreams Chicken Hat Man Of Item Purchasing also appears randomly und unpredictably.
 
Posted by Video_Game_King
@Meowayne: 
 
I believe I covered that well enough. Somebody didn't stick through to the end :P.
Posted by Claude
@Video_Game_King:  Oh yeah, that's right.
 
Well, back on topic. I really think I would like Fragile, but like most gamers, money and time are my true enemies. Maybe the price will go down one day and I'm out looking for something to play, bam, the game is mine. Your review and others I have read only confirmed what I already knew. I liked your review better though, made me laugh.
Posted by Meowayne
@Video_Game_King said:
" @Meowayne:   I believe I covered that well enough. Somebody didn't stick through to the end :P. "
Well duh, nobody is going to read ALL of this.
Posted by StarFoxA
@Meowayne: I just look at the pictures.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@StarFoxA: 
 
You could at least click a few of the links, especially those two videos before that Item Merchant guy came in.
Edited by StarFoxA
@Video_Game_King: Why would I watch the videos? It's just going to be an obscure commercial or some video game music.
 
Edit: OoooOooOoh Super Mario World!
Posted by Video_Game_King
@StarFoxA: 
 
A.) You listen to the music while reading the blog. It's mood music.
B.) Again, the ones near the end of the Fragile Dreams part. You will get a glimpse at the true depths of insanity.
Posted by StarFoxA
@Video_Game_King: Okay, I went through and actually watched all of (well most) of the videos.
 
I liked the Super Mario World one. I can't remember the rest.
 
Oh, and the blog was pretty good too. It takes a true literary master to go four paragraphs in a review of Fragile Dreams without describing the gameplay.
Posted by Shirogane

I knew that guy was creepy first time i met him. 
I mean, he's a weird guy, meets a young kid in an abandoned run down train station, and what the hell does he do? Gives the kid candy! CANDY!
Posted by Hailinel
@Shirogane said:
" I knew that guy was creepy first time i met him. I mean, he's a weird guy, meets a young kid in an abandoned run down train station, and what the hell does he do? Gives the kid candy! CANDY! "
I wonder if this belongs to him:


I have Fragile Dreams, but I've only played a little bit of it so far.  It's a very interesting atmosphere, to say the least.
Edited by Video_Game_King
@StarFoxA said:

" @Video_Game_King: Okay, I went through and actually watched all of (well most) of the videos.  I liked the Super Mario World one. I can't remember the rest.  Oh, and the blog was pretty good too. It takes a true literary master to go four paragraphs in a review of Fragile Dreams without describing the gameplay. "

What are you talking about? I started talking about gameplay in the fourth paragraph. Besides, I had a lot of jokes regarding the story. Just look at it! Weird chicken guy, guys kissing guys for no reason, the story of AAAA? What the hell would you do when presented with such opportunities? 
 
@Hailinel: 
 
It gets much more interesting when:
 
Posted by JeevesPleez
@Video_Game_King: Oh man, you got me thinking about getting this game just for that spoiler part - I'd love to see chickenman freak out.
Posted by Dalai
@StarFoxA said:
" @Meowayne: I just look at the pictures. "
I just do a word search for Bushwald Sexyface and base the review on the the number of times he's mentioned.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@Dalai: 
 
Ah, the Sexyllence Score System (SSS). Personally, I prefer a traditional 10-point scale, but still, anything beats the Phallic Scoring System (PSS).
Posted by Term

Majuuou means "Demon King," more or less.

Online
Posted by Video_Game_King
@Term: 
 
I came across that while looking at the game, but never found any official translations or anything, making me wonder where they got it. Prime location: their asses.
Posted by Term
@Video_Game_King:  There is some sort of basis for it, I know a bit of Japanese, (and I do mean only a bit, I'm by no means fluent) and "ma" denotes some sort of supernatural or magical quality and "ou" means king. I admit I have no clue at all as to what the "juu" in the middle means.
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@Term: 
 
Again, odd, since I couldn't find anything. Then again, I couldn't type in the individual kanji, mainly because my keyboard doesn't do that. I'm guessing the juu means "evil", since that'd make it "Evil Magic King", which sounds close enough.
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@Video_Game_King:  Looking it up with a kanji dictionary I was actually sort of wrong in regards to "ma." It actually means something like "devil" or "demon," having an evil connotation in and of itself. "Juu" in the middle apparently means beast.
 
So it actually means "Demon Beast King."
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@Term: 
 
Yea, I found the ma thing on wiktionary (keep in mind that I don't know Japanese....yet....), but not much else.