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(04-06-2012, 07:42 PM)
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cannot wait, particularly for disasterpiece's score.
Tomat
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(04-06-2012, 07:46 PM)
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This and Skullgirls in the same week... I'm going to need more funbux.
OfWhiteSkinOnRedLeather
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(04-06-2012, 07:50 PM)
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Title should have been "Your games suck."

Day one, anyway.
Proposed Law
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(04-06-2012, 08:00 PM)
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Wow those tracks sound awesome!
toythatkills
(04-06-2012, 08:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tiktaalik

Some friends and I were discussing the title last night over drinks and some of them were on the fence. One thing we all agreed on was that all the videos we've seen showed a very beautiful, but very slow paced gameplay, and some of my friends were questioning whether the game would really go anywhere beyond that. I'm very curious myself.

Do you like Sudoku puzzles? Obviously it's not really the same thing, but Fez isn't an action game, it's a slow puzzle game where you have to work out how to get places rather than killing stuff and doing nailbiting platforming sections. If you don't like logic puzzles then you're unlikely to like FEZ. It's going to be very slow throughout, but that's the point. It's a thinker, not a doer.

This is what I've understood it to be, anyway. A logic puzzle game with awesome graphics, music, and mechanics.
Phonomezer
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(04-06-2012, 08:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Proposed Law

Wow those tracks sound awesome!

Yep, loving the music from this game (or what I've heard of it so far), even the music in the short trailer is amazing.

Can't wait for a proper OST release.
TheOddOne
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(04-06-2012, 08:10 PM)
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My allards are ready.
timetokill
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(04-06-2012, 08:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dash Kappei

Nintendo-Era = we're living in it
Oh snap, that means that the inspiration came from.. (!) :O

You're saying this is inspired by modern Japanese games?!
TKR92
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(04-06-2012, 08:13 PM)
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Day 1.

Next week will be glorious.
Himself
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(04-06-2012, 08:16 PM)
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Looking forward to the demo. I hope it plays well because the footage so far is pure zzzzzz.

If it ends up being good this is the official year of the downloadable game with Journey and Sine Mora already kicking ass.
SykoTech
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(04-06-2012, 08:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dash Kappei

Nintendo-Era = we're living in it
Oh snap, that means that the inspiration came from.. (!) :O

How amusing. I guess we know what Fez's quality level is going to be now!
JonCha
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(04-06-2012, 08:18 PM)
This comes out BEFORE Trials Evolution? Oh geez.
Parallax Scroll
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(04-06-2012, 08:24 PM)
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i thought fez what that weird foreign guy
DMPrince
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(04-06-2012, 08:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Parallax Scroll

i thought fez what that weird foreign guy

no. That's Fez.
corn_fest
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(04-06-2012, 08:28 PM)
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I'm fascinated that this game has no combat. Pretty bold design decision, I was looking through my entire collection the other day and could identify maybe 9 out of hundreds of games without any combat at all. Interested to see how they pull it off.
RelentlessRolento
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(04-06-2012, 08:29 PM)
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as much as I like phil I like him as much as I don't... I like this game alot... plus been a fan of 6955 for a while so this feels long overdue

also props to Rich aka DisasterPeace


also also forgot Adam "Atomic" did the animation... wins
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Pie and Beans
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(04-06-2012, 08:33 PM)
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people calling this a Metroidvania are truly taking that descriptor's name in vein. Levels connected by doors in a hub world unlocked by certain numbers of keys/collectables doesn't make something a Metroid or a Castlevania, thats all about incrementally boosted ability traversal, something which Fez appears to offer nothing of.
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Riposte
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(04-06-2012, 08:33 PM)
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When I think Nintendo-era I don't think instant respawns/checkpoints upon death. That's more Call of Duty-era.
injurai
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(04-06-2012, 08:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by corn_fest

I'm fascinated that this game has no combat. Pretty bold design decision, I was looking through my entire collection the other day and could identify maybe 9 out of hundreds of games without any combat at all. Interested to see how they pull it off.

Probably one of my favorite things about what this game is turning out to be. I just hope it eventually comes to Steam, like how Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet will be.
Parallax Scroll
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(04-06-2012, 08:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pie and Beans

people calling this a Metroidvania are truly taking that descriptor's name in vein. Levels connected by doors in a hub world unlocked by certain numbers of keys/collectables doesn't make something a Metroid or a Castlevania, thats all about incrementally boosted ability traversal, something which Fez appears to offer nothing of.

I am now officially confused. I like Metroid and Castlevania. Am I supposed to like this?
Glorified G
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(04-06-2012, 08:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Parallax Scroll

i thought fez what that weird foreign guy

Schnei871
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(04-06-2012, 08:40 PM)
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Day one.
Himself
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(04-06-2012, 08:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Parallax Scroll

I am now officially confused. I like Metroid and Castlevania. Am I supposed to like this?

No because those are (were) Japanese games and they just suck.
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(04-06-2012, 08:44 PM)
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Is the Metroidvania part of the genre description actually true and it's not a succession of levels? That's cool.

Game looks good, will play this on a saturday morning, complete with couch and TV eventually.


edit: just saw this post

Originally Posted by Pie and Beans

people calling this a Metroidvania are truly taking that descriptor's name in vein. Levels connected by doors in a hub world unlocked by certain numbers of keys/collectables doesn't make something a Metroid or a Castlevania, thats all about incrementally boosted ability traversal, something which Fez appears to offer nothing of.

:(

That's a bummer.
Pie and Beans
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(04-06-2012, 08:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Parallax Scroll

I am now officially confused. I like Metroid and Castlevania. Am I supposed to like this?

You may well enjoy it, but I wouldnt call Mario 64, Sunshine, or Galaxy a 'Metroidvania' in any respect. Its a complete misuse of the buzzword because people (rightfully) associate it with genius 2d level design that brings you back on yourself but to new areas keeping the game feeling like a journey of discovery.

Yknow, if little Gomez returns back to the first area of the game with a Hyper-Run ability smashing through previously indestructable walls, turns into a bat to gain access to higher levels and so forth, or equivalents of ability progression affecting world traversal: it can enjoy that descriptor. Until then it is an interconnected platformer with hubworld and collectables.
PumpkinPie
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(04-06-2012, 08:44 PM)
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This looks like TAG.
FrostuTheNinja
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(04-06-2012, 08:44 PM)
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Noooo, this is Fez.
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quinntendopower
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(04-06-2012, 08:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pie and Beans

people calling this a Metroidvania are truly taking that descriptor's name in vein. Levels connected by doors in a hub world unlocked by certain numbers of keys/collectables doesn't make something a Metroid or a Castlevania, thats all about incrementally boosted ability traversal, something which Fez appears to offer nothing of.

cold hard truth!

fuck this game.
timetokill
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(04-06-2012, 08:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pie and Beans

people calling this a Metroidvania are truly taking that descriptor's name in vein. Levels connected by doors in a hub world unlocked by certain numbers of keys/collectables doesn't make something a Metroid or a Castlevania, thats all about incrementally boosted ability traversal, something which Fez appears to offer nothing of.

Well said.
sixteen-bit
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(04-06-2012, 08:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tomat

This and Skullgirls in the same week... I'm going to need more funbux.

But what if it sucks?
PepsimanVsJoe
(04-06-2012, 08:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by quinntendopower

cold hard truth!

fuck this game.

Wait, what?
brettchalupa
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(04-06-2012, 08:53 PM)
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Disasterpeace said that they are planning to release a physical version of the soundtrack, along with a digital version.

Really excited to play FEZ; it has been a long wait.
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Amagon
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(04-06-2012, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Glorified G

Did you know that his name Fes is actually short for "Foreign Exchange Student" and wasn't his real name in the show.

Themoreyouknow.jpg
Riposte
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(04-06-2012, 08:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Parallax Scroll

I am now officially confused. I like Metroid and Castlevania. Am I supposed to like this?

I don't know if you hit things in this game. At least the trailers haven't shown that. So no?
JasonMCG
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(04-06-2012, 08:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pie and Beans

people calling this a Metroidvania are truly taking that descriptor's name in vein. Levels connected by doors in a hub world unlocked by certain numbers of keys/collectables doesn't make something a Metroid or a Castlevania, thats all about incrementally boosted ability traversal, something which Fez appears to offer nothing of.

THANK YOU.
Santiako
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(04-06-2012, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by THE NO LIFE KING

Did you know that his name Fes is actually short for "Foreign Exchange Student" and wasn't his real name in the show.

Themoreyouknow.jpg

mindblown.gif
Parallax Scroll
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(04-06-2012, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pie and Beans

You may well enjoy it, but I wouldnt call Mario 64, Sunshine, or Galaxy a 'Metroidvania' in any respect. Its a complete misuse of the buzzword because people (rightfully) associate it with genius 2d level design that brings you back on yourself but to new areas keeping the game feeling like a journey of discovery.

Yknow, if little Gomez returns back to the first area of the game with a Hyper-Run ability smashing through previously indestructable walls, turns into a bat to gain access to higher levels and so forth, or equivalents of ability progression affecting world traversal: it can enjoy that descriptor. Until then it is an interconnected platformer with hubworld and collectables.

Wait, it's 3D?
hey_it's_that_dog
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(04-06-2012, 09:07 PM)
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I guess the term "mystroidvania" is meant to denote a non-violent game set in a large, connected world, but as others have said, without the clever gating mechanics and incremental ability upgrades that are essential to the metroidvania genre it doesn't quite deserve the label.
PepsimanVsJoe
(04-06-2012, 09:08 PM)
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Well whatever the case it got me to check out the OP.
Considering the demo at least, if only because the game hits on my birthday.
Glorified G
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(04-06-2012, 09:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by THE NO LIFE KING

Did you know that his name Fes is actually short for "Foreign Exchange Student" and wasn't his real name in the show.

Themoreyouknow.jpg

I knew it wasn't his real name, but had no idea why they called him that.

Learn something new everyday
Crunched
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(04-06-2012, 09:11 PM)
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Fez has been my most anticipated game for something like 3 years.

Can't wait.
kuroshiki
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(04-06-2012, 09:20 PM)
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Is this the guy who shitted Japanese developer?
Zia
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(04-06-2012, 09:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by kuroshiki

Is this the guy who shitted Japanese developer?

He shat two, actually. It was incredible.
Phonomezer
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(04-07-2012, 06:56 AM)
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When can we start expecting reviews to come in?
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(04-07-2012, 07:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by THE NO LIFE KING

Did you know that his name Fes is actually short for "Foreign Exchange Student" and wasn't his real name in the show.

Themoreyouknow.jpg

whatthefuck

my mind is blown
cr_blah_blah
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(04-07-2012, 07:09 AM)
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Tim Schafer is downloading Fez, I want to download Fez. Let me download Fez too.

mr2xxx
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(04-07-2012, 07:14 AM)
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I thought the game had a more 3d ish view like the above photo, is it primarily played like the photos in the OP..
Popstar
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(04-07-2012, 07:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by mr2xxx



I thought the game had a more 3d ish view like the above photo, is it primarily played like the photos in the OP..

It's played like in the OP. I think it used to go into 3D (perspective projection) when rotating in older videos but now it seems to be a flat parallel projection all the way.

Originally Posted by cr_blah_blah

Tim Schafer is downloading Fez, I want to download Fez. Let me download Fez too.

Such a tease.
Last edited by Popstar; 04-07-2012 at 07:20 AM.
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(04-07-2012, 07:28 AM)
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Day one!
Phonomezer
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(04-07-2012, 07:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by cr_blah_blah

Tim Schafer is downloading Fez, I want to download Fez. Let me download Fez too.

Bastard.

Originally Posted by mr2xxx



I thought the game had a more 3d ish view like the above photo, is it primarily played like the photos in the OP..

Check out the videos in the OP.

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