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Fragments of him is an engaging and truly mind-boggling story about Will’s death and the loved ones he left behind.
The story of Fragments of Him is about a man named Will. Who we follow into his tragic death, which has a ripple effect throughout his life and the lives of the people he loved. Anyone that’s ever had to cope with the loss of a loved one at some point in their life knows how terribly crippling the feelings of death and loss can be.
Sassy Bot, the game’s developer, made sure to emphasize that while Fragments has many of the tenets of branching narrative games such as different characters, impactful events, personal struggles, and more it’s not a choose your own adventure game – such as Heavy Rain. This story is already in motion and whatever you do, you won’t be able to save Will.
The story is set within this grey and brownish world, also known as the colours of mourning and is an approximately 2 ½ hours long eye-opening and brain melting experience. During said story Fragments of Him employs a unique second-person perspective. Rather than controlling characters throughout each of the game’s different sections, you’ll take a more omniscient approach and view each scene from the outside. This allows every moment and character to maintain a sense of narrative storytelling. Controls are easy to manage, which makes navigating the world easy and convenient. You can just steer with the mouse and walk with the W A S D buttons, or you can walk by holding down the left mouse button.
Indie developer SassyBot Studio really did an excellent job on making you rethink your life and grow weary of death and the multiple effects it will have on your loved ones. They’ve set an amazing tone for this astonishing experience, the game really finds a way into your subconsciousness, and stays there for a very, very long time.
Fragments of Him is available now for PC. The Xbox One version will be following shortly after with the PlayStation 4 version coming later this year.