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? But most of all, what happens when you put a fez hat on a 2d game sprite? Magic.
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. The princess-rescuing plumber is also an omnipresent inspiration but never more so than when Gomez plucks a bomb from the ground and rushes to plant it before a crumbling wall.
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. Fez harks back to 2D classics, so if you’re anything like me, nostalgia should kick in almost instantly.
Pros: Simple yet challenging 2D/3D fun, gives a whole new perspective to classic platformers;
Summary: Sometimes a square is not just a square: in Fez, it’s a cube.
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 unlimited time to explore and enjoy.
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.
Conclusion: The sum of Fez’s intelligent level designs, perception mechanic, massive number of stages and secrets, and incredible art is so much more than just a shout-out to old-school gaming. Fez is a game in love with games. It has a respect for classic ideals and a confidence in its original ideas. Polytron draws on this to remind players why they fell in love with video games in the first place, all the while daring to make them think about the medium from a new perspective.
Pros: Intelligent puzzle-platforming, Wonderful, mysterious world, Incredible soundtrack, Gorgeous art
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. I also have nothing against the Xbox 360 as a platform, so let this review stand as a person who simply saw FEZ for the first time as a PC title, just like many PC gamers who are into the indie game scene...
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.
Conclusion: Noi abbiamo finito il titolo in sei ore e ci è sembrata una durata più che adeguata per ciò che offre il prodotto. Il gioco difficilmente vi annoierà anche se purtroppo una volta terminato difficilmente lo si riprenderà in considerazione. FEZ si presenta con un paragone qualità prezzo davvero da prendere in considerazione soprattutto per i possessori PS4 che non devono lasciarselo scappare.
Summary: Als pc-gamer moet je af en toe geduld hebben. Er zijn een hoop games die tijdig op de pc verschijnen, maar soms duurt het behoorlijk lang voordat je met een bepaalde game aan de slag kunt. Denk bijvoorbeeld aan Castle Crashers, een game die er vier jaar over deed om uiteindelijk toch naar de pc te komen. Deze review gaat over een ander voorbeeld, namelijk Fez. Het is ruim een jaar geleden sinds de game op de Xbox 360 verscheen.
Pros: Uitdagende en zeer vermakelijke puzzels, Het vertalen van een taal, Verkennen loont, Speelt perfect op de pc