Here's a game with a ton of potential. Fract is supposedly similar to the Myst titles, but because I skipped out on that franchise, I'll give this a refreshing outlook without the
Bright, colorful landscapes fill up the screen as you progress from puzzle to puzzle and are set to a smooth, ambient soundtrack. With a set of headphones, the surround sound impressed with effects unexpectedly panning in and out from both sides. It was definitely a nice touch of detail for Fract. Typical controls include the directional arrows, space bar, shift key, and mouse, which are fine. They may be a bit much at times, but I imagine Fract would be more enjoyable (or convenient) with a motion compatible controller. If you're into puzzle games (even if you aren't), I highly recommend Fract. You might want to wait until a save feature is implemented, but it's still highly enjoyable. I'd also suggest wearing a decent set of headphones while playing to take advantage of the surround sound experience.
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