Stunning game that we'd forgotten all about still looks stunning. Have a look for yourself. Be stunned

You know that feeling when you put a bottle of cold beer in your coat pocket for safekeeping but you forget that it's there and then five minutes later you think, man, I could really do with a cold beer right now and you suddenly find it again and think it's the best day of your life? That's how I felt this morning when I found Fez was all over the internet again. I had known about Fez. But had completely forgotten of its existence. Now it's back in my life and I feel like I've swallowed sunshine.

It's hopefully coming out later this year as an XBLA game. It's already won some stuff for looking beautiful and arty. This brand new gameplay video from PAX East will do a much better job of explaining what Fez is all about. So watch it:

How good does it look? Yes. Very. I love games that look like old games but actually a million times better. Fez reminds me A LOT of Nebulus, which I used to play on my C64 back when I was knee-high to a circus dwarf. This is what Nebulus looked like in 1987. In my head it looked just as good as Fez looks now. But obviously it didn't.

Anyway, Fez. You have left magic sparkle dust in my eyes once more. I promise I will never forget you again.

March 17, 2011


  • CanadianBeaverHunter - March 20, 2011 10:05 a.m.

    I'm in.
  • Spybreak8 - March 19, 2011 8:13 a.m.

    Freakin' cool stuff.
  • PorkoMan - March 17, 2011 11:29 p.m.

    Haha dot said "hey, listen!" this better come out for ps3
  • DirkSteele1 - March 17, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    I am almost embarrassed to admit it, but I did not realise the C64 was capable of such good graphics. Oh and yeah, Fez looks pretty good too!
  • Letter11 - March 17, 2011 9:53 p.m.

    Looking very cool. I'm really digging the music.
  • nomnom52 - March 17, 2011 8:51 p.m.

    Oh, I get it! It's a platformer that works kind of like Echochrome... Neat. I'm going to have to get soe money and get this when it comes out.
  • CandiedJester - March 17, 2011 8:27 p.m.

    Meh, if the character designs didn't remind me of a really bad indie game on xbla I played once (that also tried to be "retro"), and if they also didn't just look kinda stupid, and it didn't just remind of paper mario, then I might be interested. Or not.
  • Richiepunx - March 17, 2011 7:12 p.m.

    I love this new spate of eyeball soothing and pleasant games. Ilo Milo was a big surprise for me because I bought it for the laugh but came to love its 'cutesiness.'
  • killorabbit - March 17, 2011 5:48 p.m.

    I loved the Nebulus sound effects <3
  • DannyMB - March 17, 2011 4:15 p.m.

    Thats pretty tasty. I loved the 8 bit "success" chime when he got the gold cube thing.
  • gamebrain8505 - March 17, 2011 4:11 p.m.

    Pc port is required, also "hey, listen" and awesomeness orgasm
  • WelcomeGhosts10 - March 17, 2011 3:29 p.m.

    Wow, first time I have been excited about a new release on Xbox for a while, looks amazing!
  • Darkhawk - March 17, 2011 2:56 p.m.

    Really reminds me of Crush for PSP.
  • peaceful765 - March 17, 2011 2:49 p.m.

    Nebulus was what I first thought of watching the video. I played it on my Speccy.
  • nedubis - March 17, 2011 2:37 p.m.

    Ahh - nebulis was a great game, it was really cool to see that again. Almost as good as wizball. Fez looks great too - but as a PS3 owner I fear I will sample it's ample charms....
  • oufour - March 17, 2011 2:19 p.m.


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