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Fractured 2

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Sometimes you're in a mood for a simple, yet artsy deconstructed puzzle platformer. Deconstructed, you ask? Indeed, each level is broken into chunks and you have to make sense of it all while jumping around and trying not to break your neck. It's actually much more serene than it sounds: no complicated goals, no timers, just soothing music, poetic narration and beautiful gameplay.

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cyberphlash Author Profile Page February 7, 2014 5:31 PM

Very nice update - great stylish animation. Would like to see more levels. The single screen jumping left/right format is somewhat limiting - you can only go one or two directions from the start. You could add in some teleporting or use of multiple screens to add an extra dimension of complexity to the puzzles.

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I never did learn what, exactly, the intended story and meaning behind the original game was, or even if it had one. I suppose it might have been intentionally vague to allow us to project our own thoughts and interpretations, but my notes for this just read "Hm," "???" and "carne asada."

... I was hungry.

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I love this game on both the narrative and puzzling levels. Wow. The puzzling was a little easy with the "edge" pieces, though the game did tweak that in later levels. There's one early level that's a bit too hard.

Approach it as a piece of poetry, from the background to inevitable ending. Poignant.

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There's a real problem with jumps in the last level where I'll try to make a leap only for the girl to bump her head on a platform floating up in-between her and the platform I was aiming for, causing her to miss it.

Seriously, I know where I'm supposed to go, but I just have trouble with those jumps. The distracting howling of the wind isn't helping either.

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I think the metaphor is stacked just one layer too deep for me. I think I'd prefer if the designer could take off the familiar fractured-platformer gameplay, and put in its place some gameplay that connects better to the underlying sun-and-seasons metaphor.

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Is there somewhere I can see the entire poem without playing through the game again? I have a theory, but didn't think of it until it was too late and the poem was gone.

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Thanks, starchild! I thought the poem might mean something different if you read it from the bottom up, but apparently I was overthinking it. Haha!

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