Fez is a pure puzzle platformer. There’s no combat, no enemies, no death penalty and no time limit. It is a game that encourages exploration and cooperation with others(playing concurrently or previously). Fez is about a world that needs to be rebooted. However the only person who knows that is getting old and must pass on his abilities to another.
An elder gives his ability to rotate the world, currently seen by all in 2 dimensions, to a youth named Gomez. As Gomez, you must travel around the world and find cube fragments, maps, keys and anti-cubes. On top of the cube collection there is an entire written language within Fez that can make the aforementioned activity easier in addition to opening up the many of the game’s secrets.
Fez is a game that really benefits from that old school playground rumor mill. People playing and sharing their experiences with it really make the game shine. It can be played as a strictly solo affair but what game isn’t better when discussed and enjoyed with others?
Recommendation: Worth a buy*
Full Disclosure: This game was provided to GameEnthus by a PR firm on behalf of the developer.
Genre: puzzle, exploration platformer
Developer: Polytron Corporation
Publisher: Polytron Corporation
Platforms: PS4(cross-buy), PS3, Vita, PC, Mac, 360
Worth a buy – paying full price for fans of the series or genre makes sense
Worth a buy on sale – not quite full price worthy but close
Rent – rent before buying
No – borrow it if you must play it
Please no – Don’t waste any time and/or money on it