Excerpt: Where 2d becomes 3d and frowns turn upside down Ever wondered what would happen if you took an old-school 2d platformer and switched perspective to see it from a different flat angle? How about flipping that perspective to reveal a chest where before there was an empty room?
Conclusion: The callbacks to classic gaming are frequent and welcome. Zelda is a regular influence, with a guide who sparkles like a minimalist Navi and says things like “Hey, listen!”. Opening a chest also recalls the triumphant, crescendoing musical cue so prominent in that series.
Conclusion: All peskiness aside, there’s a touch of brilliance to this game. You feel the incentive to play on, because solving a puzzle unlocks a new door and you enter into another uncharted and mysterious world. We love the music and the retro-style, pixelized art.
Pros: Simple yet challenging 2D/3D fun, gives a whole new perspective to classic platformers;
Excerpt: When Fez first launched on Xbox LIVE Arcade in April 2012, hope for a PC release was low. Creator Phil Fish dubbed it a “console game” specifically, with an experience crafted by the way players ingest it.
Pros: A challenging, fluid puzzle-platformer that works just as well with a keyboard as a controller. Puzzles and level design work perfectly together to create a wide variety of mental and dexterous challenges. Lots of items, secrets, and game references to uncover. A gorgeous, enchanting world with u...
Cons: Map provides a variety of uses—except clear directions. Hints are very rare on the harder, more obscure puzzles that most require guidance. No new bonuses or additions to the PC version besides extra save slots.
Excerpt: What if we turned our head to the left and looked at the blocks from this angle? What if we jumped every time there was a slanted line, and held the left trigger whenever there was a square? What if the secret to opening this door involves standing still for twenty minutes?
Pros: The adorable retro style, Plenty of content and unlockables, Mind-bending platforming and puzzles
Cons: Occasional glitches, Incredibly dense at times, The puzzles, if you’re expecting a straight-platformer
Conclusion: Overall, Fez is still the same game that you know and love. It’s definitely not worth buying the game again if you’ve already finished It. However, you’re in luck if it’s your first time seeing the beautiful world of Fez, as there is no better console to experience it on.
Excerpt: By now FEZ has made the rounds on Xbox 360 and rocked a lot of faces off, but for the last year or so my face remained un-rocked by its atmospheric 3D platforming action. Indeed, I was the guy who had not played FEZ yet. Don’t get me wrong here, I love indie games.
Pros: Stunning pixel-based graphics and atmosphere., Large, vibrant, and puzzling world to explore., Amazing music and sound.
Cons: Frequent crashing issues., Limited keyboard input mapping., Not much replay value past the second ending.
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