Fran Bow is a creepy adventure game that tells the story of Fran, a young girl struggling with a mental disorder and an unfair destiny. After witnessing the gruesome and mysterious loss of her parents, found dismembered at their home, Fran rushes into the woods,
About The Game
In the forest, Fran goes into shock over the loss of her parents and when she recovers, she’s at Oswald Asylum, an oppressive mental institution for children, and Mr. Midnight is nowhere to be found. After having a dream about her beloved cat, Fran decides to escape from the mental institution to find him and go back home to Aunt Grace, her only living relative.
An absolute gem. I still can’t believe only two people made Fran Bow. Everything from the beautiful art style and immersive soundtrack to the captivating story. These are praises that’s already been highlighted in other reviews but they are, I believe, all well deserved.
It has the creepy-horror atmosphere to the gameplay that’s accompanied by the witty dialogue from little Miss Fran (whose character I found absolutely adorable and charming). The story was what sold it for me. It was at a pace that wasn’t dragged out nor did it feel rushed; it built anticipation when it needed to. Just look at the demo and you’ll know what I mean. At every turning point, the story definitely leaves you wanting more. Will play this again, maybe even in the near future.
Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, ATI Radeon 4870 HD, or equivalent card with at least 512 MB VRAM
Storage: 600 MB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card