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ethelred
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(11-26-2007, 05:13 AM)
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Namco has opened the website for its upcoming Wii RPG, Fragile. There isn't a whole lot there, but there is a song (which is absolutely gorgeous) and a short little trailer you can view:

Trailer: mms://wmt9-od.stream.ne.jp/vod11/bng...railer_web.wmv
Youtube Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvYFZGlMHQI

If you haven't heard of it yet, Fragile's being made by a collaboration between the internal Namco team responsible for Venus & Braves and Seven, and tri-Crescendo, which made Eternal Sonata and collaborated on Baten Kaitos and Baten Kaitos Origins.

Originally Posted by duckroll



Okay, let's celebrate the banning of Eteric Rice with Fragile celebration!

- Game design and graphics direction by the Seven/Venus & Braves team led by producer Kentaro Kawashima
- Game developed by Tri-Crescendo
- Third person exploration RPG set in a post-apocalyptic era
- The main character is a boy named Set that explores abandoned city ruins in a future world
- The theme of the game is exploring lonely and empty ruins while encountering things once in a long while
- The wiimote will be used to aim the flashlight while you move around

Originally Posted by SolidSnakex

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http://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/1212035_1407.html

Last edited by ethelred; 11-27-2007 at 03:52 AM.
Scrow
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(11-26-2007, 05:14 AM)
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looks purty
Dragona Akehi
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(11-26-2007, 05:15 AM)
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Normally I don't get yanked by mistaking boys as girls, but that dude looks like a girl, has a baby blue dress and even sounds like one. :S

Still gonna get it tho.
Saitou
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(11-26-2007, 05:17 AM)
Like I said in the other thread, I'm buying it as long as it has that song in the final game.


Also, how bout some youtube for those of us who can't be arsed with WMP?
rakka
(11-26-2007, 05:17 AM)
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that's a guy? :-|
ethelred
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(11-26-2007, 05:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragona Akehi

Normally I don't get yanked by mistaking boys as girls, but that dude looks like a girl, has a baby blue dress and even sounds like one. :S

Given the odd little cap he's wearing, it's possibly more like a blue overcoat rather than a dress... but yes, still a bit awkward.
valkillmore
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(11-26-2007, 05:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by rakka

that's a guy? :-|

a non-guy.
Segata Sanshiro
(11-26-2007, 05:19 AM)
cute chick, I just rubbed one out to her
.dmc
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(11-26-2007, 05:19 AM)
That song is gorgeous, very Hisaishi Joe.
Xekrn
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(11-26-2007, 05:20 AM)
Looks meh. -_-
Innotech
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(11-26-2007, 05:23 AM)

Originally Posted by rakka

that's a guy? :-|

most guys look like girls in RPGs. Its almost a requirement.
Arde5643
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(11-26-2007, 05:23 AM)
He looks normal in the in game shots, but the artwork makes it look like he's wearing a blue dress.
3phemeral
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(11-26-2007, 05:24 AM)
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Music is really nice.
rakka
(11-26-2007, 05:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Innotech

most guys look like girls in RPGs. Its almost a requirement.

not nearly as much as this one does
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(11-26-2007, 05:25 AM)
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A website already? That suggest to me a Q1/Q2 release. Cool.
Innotech
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(11-26-2007, 05:25 AM)

Originally Posted by rakka

not nearly as much as this one does

Final Fantasy characters definitely. maybe not so much other games.
zoku88
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(11-26-2007, 05:27 AM)
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Do the scans mention who the character designer for this game is? I like whoever is doing it.

Originally Posted by Dragona Akehi

Normally I don't get yanked by mistaking boys as girls, but that dude looks like a girl, has a baby blue dress and even sounds like one. :S

Still gonna get it tho.

At first, I thought you were talking about the person in the right scan. I almost got a heart attack.
keanerie
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(11-26-2007, 05:27 AM)
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Interest piqued! Looks really nice.
HAL_Laboratory
(11-26-2007, 05:27 AM)
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This is going to be FUCKING AWESOME.
disappeared
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(11-26-2007, 05:28 AM)
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Great music. I hope the rest of the soundtrack is that good.
Segata Sanshiro
(11-26-2007, 05:28 AM)
aw man this is just like when i was at the palamino club on friday
Arde5643
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(11-26-2007, 05:28 AM)

Originally Posted by Innotech

most guys look like girls in RPGs. Its almost a requirement.

It's quite interesting seeing the 2 main characters' arts shown in the website for the guy and the girl.

The guy wears a dress and the girl wears almost nothing.
Looks like main guy characters in JRPGs are trannies while the main girl characters are sluts.:lol

Nice music - I like it so far. Anyone able to see the short trailer? Windows Media Player keeps telling me it wasn't able to recognize it.
PantherLotus
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(11-26-2007, 05:30 AM)
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that music is fuckin bad ASS
Bogus
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(11-26-2007, 05:31 AM)
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Looks cool. I dig the music and the art style (although the near-completely androgynous lead is a little jarring).

Hope we get some substantial info on the game soon.

Speak softly and carry a big stick.
Darkman M
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(11-26-2007, 05:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Innotech

Final Fantasy characters definitely. maybe not so much other games.


Nah no Final Fantasy characters looks as feminine as this guy, not to mention he looks like he's wearing a cute blue dress. The music was pretty awesome though and the setting looks great.
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(11-26-2007, 05:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragona Akehi

Normally I don't get yanked by mistaking boys as girls, but that dude looks like a girl, has a baby blue dress and even sounds like one. :S

Still gonna get it tho.

No to mention he got a kind of 'I dont care a shit" face.
disappeared
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(11-26-2007, 05:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Segata Sanshiro

aw man this is just like when i was at the palamino club on friday

Lionheart1827
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(11-26-2007, 05:33 AM)
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Looks interesting! The music on the site is great. I hope Motoi Sakuraba is the composer. The Baten Kaitos games had some awesome music. :D
ethelred
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(11-26-2007, 05:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Arde5643

Nice music - I like it so far. Anyone able to see the short trailer? Windows Media Player keeps telling me it wasn't able to recognize it.

I could see the trailer. It's really cool looking. Not especially impressive technically, but it's filled with atmosphere and the artistic style is truly amazing. There are a couple of shots that are beautiful and edgey.

Originally Posted by Lionheart1827

Looks interesting! The music on the site is great. I hope Motoi Sakuraba is the composer. The Baten Kaitos games had some awesome music. :D

That song is definitely not Sakuraba, and I hope he's not composing for the game. The theme sounds like it could have been Masako Oogami, and I hope she's doing the whole soundtrack.
JoeFu
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(11-26-2007, 05:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by PantherLotus

that music is fuckin bad ASS

Yup.

Please be released in NA. I want to play this.
PantherLotus
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(11-26-2007, 05:37 AM)
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It's a tunic you twits.
beef3483
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(11-26-2007, 05:37 AM)

Originally Posted by Innotech

most guys look like girls in RPGs. Its almost a requirement.

One reason to make me appreciate SNES sprites, and bad PS1 polys. If I knew what the character designer had originally intended, I imagine many of my favorite characters would cease to be my favorite characters. For example, new-age Cloud to old-school Cloud. And I hate to think what a character designer might do with Sabin and Edgar.

That being said, this game looks promising. I appreciate atmospheric environments more than realistic character designs.
Last edited by beef3483; 11-26-2007 at 05:49 AM.
rakka
(11-26-2007, 05:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Arde5643

Nice music - I like it so far. Anyone able to see the short trailer? Windows Media Player keeps telling me it wasn't able to recognize it.

played in vlc for me..
JDSN
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(11-26-2007, 05:40 AM)
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So its like a Japanese version of "I am Legend".

Yeah, I officially ran of things to compare this game to, that says a lot about how original this one feels..or how ignorant I am.
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disappeared
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(11-26-2007, 05:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by JoeFu

Yup.

Please be released in NA. I want to play this.

The game will be compatible with the Wii Fit balance board and will come packaged with a very expensive and fragile vase which the player must hold and keep from falling. Hence the name.
PantherLotus
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(11-26-2007, 05:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by PantherLotus

It's a tunic you twits.

JoeFu
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(11-26-2007, 05:40 AM)
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Watched the trailer with winamp.

Trailer doesn't show much, but man... it looks pretty good.

were those hands when he was running through the train?
PantherLotus
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(11-26-2007, 05:43 AM)
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<3 this main page. looks like he's exploring a modern day highway, like some post-apocalyptic shit or something.

ethelred
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(11-26-2007, 05:43 AM)
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If anyone would like to Youtube the trailer for those who can't get it to load, feel free.

Originally Posted by JoeFu

Trailer doesn't show much, but man... it looks pretty good.

were those hands when he was running through the train?

They looked like arms of spirits, yes.
Duderz
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(11-26-2007, 05:46 AM)
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Can't hardly see the trailer, but the music sure is nice.
PantherLotus
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(11-26-2007, 05:47 AM)
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I'm going to try to capture a bunch of screens off the video(s?). may take a minute.
king zell
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(11-26-2007, 05:56 AM)
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youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvYFZGlMHQI
JDSN
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(11-26-2007, 05:56 AM)
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Edit: Woops.
doomed1
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(11-26-2007, 05:56 AM)
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oh snapz. i'm psyched :D
king zell
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(11-26-2007, 05:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by JDSN

Edit: Woops.

not the same one :) i uploaded this myself
JDSN
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(11-26-2007, 06:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by king zell

not the same one :) i uploaded this myself

Yeah, but mine was late and it sucked.
doomed1
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(11-26-2007, 06:08 AM)
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alright, any Japanese GAFers willing to translate whats there?

this art direction and atmosphere is definitely impressive. i really can't wait :D
pyros
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(11-26-2007, 06:09 AM)
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great atmosphere, does the website give any background story for this game? my translator is out shopping(wife):D
JoeFu
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(11-26-2007, 06:10 AM)
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The music is so awesome. I can't stop listening to it. After watching the trailer, the music just sets the mood up perfectly.
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(11-26-2007, 06:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by ethelred

That song is definitely not Sakuraba, and I hope he's not composing for the game. The theme sounds like it could have been Masako Oogami, and I hope she's doing the whole soundtrack.

Yeah it doesn't sound like Sakuraba's style, but how come you wouldn't want him to?

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