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.
Excerpt: Wow! When games seemingly take forever to be released, to the point where you actually forget about the title, they often end up falling short of expectations – Duke Nukem Forever is the best, most recent example of this.
Conclusion: It's one of the those rare titles that I'd recommend to pretty much anyone regardless of gaming experience. Not only is it unique and beautiful to behold, the lack of death penalties and time limits mean it's easy to pick up, play and enjoy at whatever pace the player demands.
Excerpt: Writing a review for Fez is difficult, as I do not wish to reveal a large portion of the game, but I’ll be able to cover pretty much every core aspect without spoiling key sections. Simply put, the game is basically a mix between VVVVVV and Cave Story .
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