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FEZ

Developer: Polytron Corporation Publisher: Trapdoor
13 April 2012
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Gomez receives a fez that allows him to see his previously two-dimensional world in a three-dimensional point of view. This subsequently fractures the force keeping space-time in balance and puts his universe in danger, requiring him to explore and decode the unknown with this new perspective and piece it back together again.
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Acima de qualquer coisa, FEZ tem muito coração. É uma celebração do que essa mídia representa pro entretenimento moderno.

Da engenhosa mistura de mecânicas à singela história de Gomez, FEZ tenta entender o que faz de um jogo, um jogo, e porque este é um meio tão único de expressão e lazer.
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Gorgeous, atmospheric puzzle-platformer
Fez is quite possibly the most beautiful-looking platforming game ever released- the clean, intricate pixel artwork coupled with the rich and atmospheric soundtrack create a deep feeling of both beauty and loneliness. This is further emphasized by the fact that the player doesn't meet anybody they can communicate with outside of the village in the opening. The vast majority of the game is spent exploring empty but stunning islands, collecting cube bits and solving puzzles. Getting the first ending is fairly simple, and to many people, this is the end of the game- a gorgeous but fairly straightforward puzzle-platformer. However, between the game's secret language found in a number of locations, the strange almost vine-like codes scribbled on the sides of walls and pillars, and the mysterious treasure maps, its clear to many players that there's quite a bit lying under the surface. Once the hunt for anti-cubes truly begins, the game enters an entirely new dimension (get it?) of puzzle solving and code breaking. Learning how to solve the tetromino puzzles and cracking the zu language is immensely satisfying, and I can't think of another game that offers quite that same feeling.
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You play as Gomez, and climb up a tower on your island to meet someone. In the events that unfold, a cube shatters into pieces and scatters across the land. You also gain a Fez hat, which has the power of rotating the world. So the world really is 3D but you move on a 2D plane.

I love games that mess with your perception of logic. So when you play, you think in 2D, but you need to force yourself to think more in 3D.

If you are standing next to someone, when you rotate the world, they can show as being at the other side of the platform. So you use this logic to basically bring platforms towards you in order to reach areas.

There’s some interesting puzzles where you rotate parts of the level using levers, but you are also rotating so it can be really disorienting.

Your character is well animated and he clings to the edge of ledges and pulls himself up. You can drop from any ledge by pressing down and the jump button. If you fall off a ledge, then you are placed back on the last surface. So there isn’t a life system, or punishment for failure.

You need to collect large cubes, or collect several small cubes to make a large cube. These then unlock doors to new areas, where you can find more cubes. The aim is to collect 32 large cubes.

Initially, you make good progress moving from one area to another. But when you start to hit dead ends, then you need to backtrack to find previously missed doors. There are teleporters to the main areas, and a one-way teleporter when you reach the end. The problem is reaching the areas in between.

The level structure ends up like a big maze. There is a map, but it just shows connected areas rather than where each door is. So you may know that the area you are in leads to 4 different areas, but then you need to discover the doors and remember which doors lead where. This really slows progress, and I do wish it didn’t have so many branching paths. It kinda felt like it wanted to be a Metroidvania but yet doesn’t have new abilities to reach new areas.

Some doors require you to find keys to open. This forces backtracking if you find a locked door but don’t have a key.

The backtracking really is a massive hindrance, because the pacing grinds to a halt near the end of the game when you only have several cubes to go. I played for around 4 hours, but felt it could take that long to find the final cubes. Maybe I’ll return one day to finish it. After you collect 32 cubs, apparently there’s another 32 to find, plus many secrets to uncover.

I feel if the game was more linear, I would rate the game extremely highly. The core concept is great, the puzzles are clever, it’s well made, and I love games that make you think differently.
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  • Convalescence 2021-04-24 00:36:32.264961+00
    I really dig this game but I have hit a HUGE wall in the early section and I have no clue what to do about it. apparently there's some really cool but obscure puzzle solving mechanics I'm not aware of yet and I'm tempted to look up a walkthrough but I'd really like to beat it unassisted
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  • jackem 2021-06-28 15:36:15.093777+00
    Phil Fish return to making video games challenge
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    • alliterativeAlpinist 2021-10-10 13:23:02.752056+00
      (impossible)
    • Adler_punto_rym 2022-01-25 14:27:01.598893+00
      (gone wrong)
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  • ivoliveira 2021-11-07 18:04:10.669+00
    interesting take on 2d platformer but it becomes uninteresting pretty quickly. kind of novelty.
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  • Bakumatsuroman 2021-12-14 10:47:16.794973+00
    CHOKE ON IT
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  • brasscontraption 2022-01-19 15:09:40.788837+00
    I fucking hate puzzles but for some reason this game is incredibly important to me. i think its just because how much i played it when i was 12. i didnt even know it had puzzles, i just walked around
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  • planetJane 2022-02-23 03:15:33.88345+00
    Fez is about being a funky little dude in a funky little world
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  • OGDreamcast 2022-04-25 21:01:39.342044+00
    I want to love this game but I have tried to get into it 3 or 4 different times (years apart) and it just doesn't click.
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  • heavymetalthunder 2022-09-23 22:21:32.564413+00
    lovely game. i hate some of the mechanics it had. Wished platforming was more creative
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