There comes a time when an unknown game comes out of nowhere and creates an impact in the industry. The game that I am talking about is FEZ from Polytron for the Xbox Live Arcade. Fez is a new indie game with a unique retro design. It’s filled with a strange-looking mascot, a 8-bit soundtrack, and lots of challenging puzzles. This game has the potential of being one of the best indie games in 2012, but is it worth playing?
You play a guy character named Gomez. Gomez is given a power from his grandfather, but once he receives the power, things goes wrong in his world. Now it is up to Gomez go on a journey to collect the cube around his world to save his universe from destruction and chaos. The story of FEZ is very simple and is easy to understand.
What makes FEZ a unique game is the gameplay. Players have the ability to change perspective to gain to new areas to help progress with the game. This is the first time I have ever seen a game with this feature. It gives a simple game like FEZ a challenge. The game may look easy, but it not. There are puzzles in FEZ that will make you think hard. The world is so free and big, it allows the player to explore new unknown parts. There are secrets in FEZ that gives the game a good replay value.
The graphic of FEZ can be describe as retro. The graphics of FEZ has a 8-bit theme, but with a twisted. This game has a combination of 2D and 3D graphics mixed with bright-colored artwork. FEZ has the similar graphics as Paper Mario. The graphics are just like the gameplay and story, simple.
I enjoy listening to the music of FEZ. It does has a 8-bit vibe to it. The music reminds me of the older games from the NES era of gaming. There’s nothing more to say but it fit the game’s characteristics.
Overall, FEZ is an enjoyable game to play for the Xbox 360. The perfect word to describe FEZ is simple. It’s a good fusion of new-school and old-school play. The gameplay is what makes FEZ unique, challenging and fun. I highly recommend buying FEZ for you Xbox Live Arcade collection. Until next time, “Be East and Stay Epic!”