Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives. Explore a serene and beautiful open-ended world full of secrets, puzzles and hidden treasures. Unearth the mysteries of the past and discover the truth about reality and perception, in this phenomenal puzzle-platformer!
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Mild Fantasy Violence., PEGI Rating: 3+
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP SP 3 / Vista / 7 / 8, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz or equivalent processor, 2 GB RAM, 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c (OpenGL 3.0 support required), OpenAL-compatible soundcard, 500 MB HD space, Mouse, Keyboard.Compatibility notice: Integrated Intel graphics devices are not supported. Intel HD devices with the newest drivers may work but are not fully supported.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 128MB of video memory, Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.Compatibility notice: Integrated Intel graphics devices are not supported.
Patched to version 1.11
Posted on 2013-05-01 07:52:36 byOrpheusftw:
Fez is an atmospheric puzzle/adventure/platformer with an emphasis on exploration rather than combat. Despite having no Goombas to stomp on, the platforming and their animations are very tight and satisfying. Gomez is committed to momentum-based jumps, which are a little less common to see in platformers these days, but work well for the type of game that Fez is.
If I had anyread more advice for newcomers: You'll have to relax if you expect to enjoy Fez to its fullest. I would almost liken it to playing Proteus, only with far more to do. It is not a fast paced game by any means, however there is a great attention to detail if you're not in too much of a hurry to notice.
I will say that the port is solid. Some early review builds expressed a few concerns that are not present in this release. The game is not letterboxed (you can select a resolution of your choice.) It works well with a controller, including full rumble support, but you shouldn't be disappointed by your keyboard either. Audio cues replace puzzle-related vibrations.
If it seems like you might enjoy Fez, give it a try. Don't let the salty reception to the creator's legendary poor public relations put you off. Who among you has honestly never been rude or opinionated before?
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Posted on 2013-05-01 17:36:34 byparaclete-pizza:
Without any mention of this in the documentation, the game simply will not run on Intel integrated graphics systems. This is known by the company, whose official position is along the lines of "Yeah, we know. Too bad."
Quite a lazy port of a game I was very excited to play.
I will update my score to reflect the actual gameplay assuming I can get it to actually run on another system.
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Posted on 2013-05-01 11:33:38 byPtol:
Review Edit 5/16/13 - My previous review quoted game-breaking bugs in the
initial release version available on GoG. Since then the game has been
updated several times, and these bugs have been addressed. The game is
quirky and fun, a refreshing take on the indie platforming scene with
puzzles that you find rather than run up against. The free form
exploration, implementation ofread more QR codes, and consistent and beautiful audio
and visual style creates a fantastic experience. For the price, it's hard
to not recommend - now that the bugs have been squashed and I can fully
play the game!
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