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Fez review

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  • Fuzunga - April 12, 2012 1:06 p.m.

    I would buy this game, and it looks great, but I'm a fucking idiot who is avoiding it for the wrong reasons.
  • ChristopherDalley - April 12, 2012 1:37 p.m.

    THANK YOU!
  • FemJesse - April 13, 2012 1:15 p.m.

    I wish GR had a like button for comments
  • Arucard04 - April 12, 2012 1:01 p.m.

    Phil Fish is an all around crappy dude and I don't want him having any of my money.
  • ChristopherDalley - April 12, 2012 1:38 p.m.

    Elaborate or GTFO.
  • FOZ - April 12, 2012 12:31 p.m.

    I would be interested, but Phil Fish is frankly too pretentious and disconnected from gamers to realize it doesn't matter whether you play games sitting on a couch, in a chair, on a TV, in a volcano or under the sea. His excuse for not releasing a PC version is so asinine that I'm not even interested in getting this from XBL. Not going to start on his arrogance regarding an earlier incident either, we've all heard that one.
  • BladedFalcon - April 12, 2012 1:55 p.m.

    Aaaand what does that ultimately has anything to do with the actual game and product? Never really understood people passing on buying something good, or that they would genuinely like, only because the creator happens to be a dick. Ultimately, what matters is that what you're getting is good and worthwhile, is it not? I mean, by your logic, would you rather buy games from a guy that's a cool dude, and gives puppies to strangers, but his games were unoriginal,buggy, broken and boring?
  • GR_SophiaTong - April 12, 2012 2:30 p.m.

    People are free to ignore a game/product because they don't like the creator, but I think in Phil's case, being pretentious or a jerk with an opinion isn't nearly as bad as other artists whose work we appreciate but they happen to be.. oh I dunno, criminals. :p
  • BladedFalcon - April 12, 2012 3:27 p.m.

    True, But like you said, he's not a criminal or a serial rapist. For example, had Hitler recorded the most kick-ass, original, and memorable song ever made. I COULD understand why a lot of people would refuse to listen or even be incapable of ever like it. But in this and a lot of today's cases, it usually boils down to people shunning something because the artists happens to have an opinion they dislike, or because he screwed up something in his personal life or whatever. I just think that's kinda superfluous. Then again, maybe I just think this way because, being a huge cynic, I consider the vast majority of people to be idiots or jerks anyway. So I rarely let that factor into my decision making.
  • FemJesse - April 13, 2012 1:22 p.m.

    Walt Disney hated Jews and created racist propaganda against the Japanese around WWII but his movies are still enjoyed by billions of people and his company flourishes decades after his death. The people hating on Fez just don't want to give it a chance. Maybe the Walt Disney example proves that someone who's not that nice a guy can make something of lasting value.
  • BladedFalcon - April 13, 2012 2 p.m.

    Exactly the point I was trying to make, only you used a far more clear and better example, thank you XD
  • Net_Bastard - April 12, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    It worked for Notch...
  • BladedFalcon - April 12, 2012 3:29 p.m.

    Preeety sure most people that bought minecraft was because they wanted/were curious to play the game, or saw the awesome shit you could do inside the game. NOT because they thought the game was lame, but bought anyway because he sticked it's middle finger to a big corporation like zenimax and the such.
  • Net_Bastard - April 12, 2012 2:49 p.m.

    Let's say you had a child. If he acted naughty in public, would you reward him? No, you'd either spank him or ignore him until he stops. That's what we're doing to Phil Fish.
  • BladedFalcon - April 12, 2012 3:03 p.m.

    ...Yes, because a few withholding from buying their product is going to make the artist go*. "Oh my God, I'm a douche!, I better act nice or else these people won't buy my stuff!" When someone's a dick, they stay being a dick. I can guarantee that Phil Fish will continue being an asshole whether you buy FEZ or not. In the end, the only ones who suffer, are the morons that missed out on a game they would otherwise enjoy because of unrated shit that the author did. But hey, Sophia's right in one thing: People are completely in their right to do so.
  • FOZ - April 12, 2012 3:12 p.m.

    Well, for one, I mainly play on PC. I don't want to deal with Microsoft points or anything. So, I won't be buying Fez because it's impractical. So yes, this is certainly relevant to the product. Next, Fish's reason for no Fez on PC has nothing to do with the difficulties making it, but because he is too pretentious to do it. "Fez is a console game, not a PC game. It's made to be played with a controller, on a couch, on a Saturday morning. To me, that matters; that's part of the medium." Really? Because a horror game is meant to be played at night with the lights off, will I lock users out of the game between the hours of 5 am and 8 pm, and the game will refuse to start until an adequately low level of lighting has been reached? He believes the game shall only be played as he dictates? How incredibly pretentious. How disconnected from video games is Fish anyway? As if there is no one who has their computer connected to a TV and a controller connected, or that nobody plays a console sitting in a chair, and the Saturday morning comment is even more absurd and confounding. And no, I'm not passing on the game to spite Phil Fish. I'm passing on the game because having such a miserable person talking about how spectacular it is completely turned me off of the game. I no longer have a notable interest in it after hearing this guy run his goddamn mouth off. He didn't convince me his game was worthwhile, and from what I'm reading in the reviews, writing on a piece of paper to figure out puzzles and pressing a specific sequence of buttons to open a door certainly is not what I'm looking for either.
  • BladedFalcon - April 12, 2012 3:39 p.m.

    ...Okay, one simple question. Had this been a game that was announced to be 360 exclusive from the get go, without the developers ever commenting anything about why it's not on PC or PS3. But that's simply how they were releasing the game, would you still not it? even if you have a 360 and were interested in the game? Also, you will excuse me for not believing your reasons as to why the game isn't "What you're looking for" Since you already admitted your entire opinion is colored because of your dislike of what the creator had said. Also, if you truly were never the least interested in the game because of the game itself, you couldn't have initiated your original post with "I would be interested, but-" I mean, Sohpia IS right in that in the end, you're free to do whatever, and dislike the game for whatever reasons. But don't try to insult my intelligence by saying your dislike for the game has actual, important practical reasons, when it's pretty clear the main reason lies with your dislike of what the creator said.
  • FOZ - April 12, 2012 6:57 p.m.

    I wouldn't get it because I don't exactly have a 360 most of the time, mainly. If I only had a 360, and Phil Fish did not say anything, sure I would be interested, at least until hearing about the writing on a piece of paper to solve puzzles. That didn't really come up until today when the reviews showed up. So I shouldn't have said that, because it makes the rest inconsistent. I've heard plenty of dumb excuses for not putting games on PC, but this is the most nonsensical and pretentious. I was mildly annoyed by the rude comments towards the Japanese developer, but when I heard the "reason" it wouldn't be on PC, that was it. I didn't even read his twitter until recently, which is basically just a nonstop string of shit-talking and passive-aggressive bullshit. I don't want to have anything to do with this person.
  • Redeater - April 12, 2012 2:26 p.m.

    James Cameron is a world class dickhead but that wouldn't prevent me from loving Aliens......
  • BladedFalcon - April 12, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    *Crosses fingers for it to eventually make it to the PSN*

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Release date: Apr 13 2012 - Xbox 360
May 01 2013 - PC
Mar 25 2014 - PS4, PS3, PS Vita (US)
Available Platforms: Xbox 360, PC, PS4, PS3, PS Vita
Genre: Puzzle
Developed by: Polytron
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Mild Fantasy Violence

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