Excerpt: You know, that Phil Fish is kind of a genius. When I first played Fez on Xbox Live Arcade, I didn’t really see that. Of course, that could be because I didn’t actually play all the way through. Recently, however, I got to the end of the PlayStation Network version of the game, and my mind was blown. It’s finally here, people.
Summary: " Fez " is a weird one. It has a brilliant start, but unless you obsess over completion and getting 100% in a game, I found that some of the charm wore off, and the game had little lasting appeal beyond the first couple of hours. For dedicated puzzlers though, this is still a great little game that is well worth the price of admission, even if, like Braid, some of the magic has been lost thanks to the plethora of guides now available online.
Excerpt: By and large indie games don't get a lot of pre-release hype. Plenty become wildly successful after the fact, but the path to glory is fraught with peril as indie developers toil away in relative obscurity. Fez is the exception. Having been in development for five years, its Montreal-based creator, Phil Fish, has become something of a celebrity going so far as to co-star in the upcoming award-winning documentary, Indie Game: The Movie, which follows Fish's legal,...
Conclusion: Fez is a love letter to puzzle platformers from the “golden age” of video games, featuring both the good and bad sides of those older titles. It’s quite challenging, it doesn’t try to hold your hand, and you’ll certainly have to put your brain to good use, but you’re rewarded with a visually pleasing experience that always feels fresh and varied.
Conclusion: Okay so it’s got its buggy hiccups but personally I love the fact that I still haven’t cracked everything Fez has to offer. I’m always going to shy away from the longevity sapping solutions of the internet, because now I have a complex little corker nestled in my XBLA collection that offers a decent year or so worth of an expiry date.
Summary: FEZ is an indie platformer with a retro look and a central premise that is as unique as it is simple. Sound familiar? Such games are a dime a dozen these days, with new ones cropping up every week, but back when FEZ was first revealed, it truly stood out from the crowd. Polytron announced the title on July 17, 2007, and it quickly became the indie darling that everybody was excited for.
Indie game wonder is a fountain of brain-stretching ideas.
Common Sense Media
24 May 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that FEZ is an award-winning, independently developed downloadable game available only through Xbox Live Arcade that has players solving challenging puzzles rather than fighting enemies. Kids spend their time exploring a clever world that shifts between two and three dimensions, searching for golden cubes that will help them prevent reality from dissolving.