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The Friendly Monster
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(04-10-2012, 01:42 PM)
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Yeah I'm really interested in the reviews, to me the mechanic looks the opposite of fun, just trial and error.
Zia
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(04-10-2012, 01:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Floex

It's true, there was a link made live but quickly taken down. A 5 is a major boner killer if it turns out to be the real score

That would really blow my mind, considering how generous EG are with their scores.

Also, to clarify, the IGF jury was mainly composed of developers and academics. The judging pool consisted of writers and developers. I can see the game being divisive in that there's little there to propel a cynic. The game is, tonally, more similar to Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, the Team ICO games and Journey than it is to older, traditional platformers. Which is not to say it isn't more cheery (it is), but it is very deliberate and if you don't enjoy being in that world you're likely not going to get it.
normalmode
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(04-10-2012, 02:14 PM)
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Here's a 2nd clip I uploaded:

http://youtu.be/fmfOwZSrpOs?hd=1 Features a timed puzzle.
Phonomezer
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(04-10-2012, 02:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by normalmode

Here's a 2nd clip I uploaded:

http://youtu.be/fmfOwZSrpOs?hd=1 Features a timed puzzle.

Nice video!
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Des0lar
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(04-10-2012, 02:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by DaBuddaDa

This won the IGF grand prize which is voted on by enthusiast press members. I expect plenty of glowing reviews.

IGF are a joke
sixteen-bit
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(04-10-2012, 02:17 PM)
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Got my points ready. Will buy.
Pie and Beans
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(04-10-2012, 02:23 PM)
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Welp, gameplay is out and nothing indicative of a metroidvania at all. Which mod shall I contact to have the topic title changed to avoid mass GAF disappointment and this game earning yet more accolades it doesnt deserve?
DaBuddaDa
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(04-10-2012, 02:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pie and Beans

Welp, gameplay is out and nothing indicative of a metroidvania at all. Which mod shall I contact to have the topic title changed to avoid mass GAF disappointment and this game earning yet more accolades it doesnt deserve?

Check and see who's online now on the front page.
Zia
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(04-10-2012, 02:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pie and Beans

Welp, gameplay is out and nothing indicative of a metroidvania at all. Which mod shall I contact to have the topic title changed to avoid mass GAF disappointment and this game earning yet more accolades it doesnt deserve?

So you've had the opportunity to play it?
DaBuddaDa
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(04-10-2012, 02:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zia

So you've had the opportunity to play it?

He probably hasn't, but regardless, the term metroidvania is overused and attributed incorrectly on a seemingly constant basis and it will lead people astray in regards to Fez, which is clearly not a metroidvania game. If you have to pigeonhole it to a genre, it's a puzzle platformer.
MarshMellow96
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(04-10-2012, 02:46 PM)
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I'm hearing some rumblings of slowdown and seeing frequent load times.

At least one of those doesn't belong in an XBLA game.
Zia
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(04-10-2012, 02:47 PM)
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I doubt his motives altruistic, and I'd argue it, as someone that's actually played the game, more "Metroidvania" than other popular titles that've received the tag on these forums. But I suppose I'd also call it a puzzle platformer first, if asked.
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(04-10-2012, 02:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by MarshMellow96

I'm hearing some rumblings of slowdown and seeing frequent load times.

At least one of those doesn't belong in an XBLA game.

>.>
TheOddOne
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(04-10-2012, 02:53 PM)
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I saw slow-down in video normalmode posted :(
MarshMellow96
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(04-10-2012, 02:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Feep

>.>

I know. I'm sorry!
DaBuddaDa
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(04-10-2012, 02:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by MarshMellow96

I'm hearing some rumblings of slowdown and seeing frequent load times.

If true, I have no problem waiting for a PC version which I think will inevitably come out like many XBLA games nowadays.
MarshMellow96
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(04-10-2012, 03:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by DaBuddaDa

If true, I have no problem waiting for a PC version which I think will inevitably come out like many XBLA games nowadays.

Well, I'm only going off what I've watched in the videos normalmode posted and some of the buzz around Twitter.
ced
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(04-10-2012, 03:02 PM)

Originally Posted by Pie and Beans

Welp, gameplay is out and nothing indicative of a metroidvania at all.

Hasn't that always been known? Did the developers claim that or just the media and fans?
Phonomezer
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(04-10-2012, 03:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by ced

Hasn't that always been known? Did the developers claim that or just the media and fans?

Just this (bizarre) thread title, as far as I can recall.
Eggman
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(04-10-2012, 03:04 PM)
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Soundtrack is fantastic.
see5harp
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(04-10-2012, 03:05 PM)

Originally Posted by The Friendly Monster

Yeah I'm really interested in the reviews, to me the mechanic looks the opposite of fun, just trial and error.

It looks more like exploration and discovery to me. Itll be interesting in how he's designed the levels because I felt like some of the puzzles in Braid got almost too difficult in what was exp edited of the player.
Maxrunner
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(04-10-2012, 03:05 PM)

Originally Posted by DaBuddaDa

If true, I have no problem waiting for a PC version which I think will inevitably come out like many XBLA games nowadays.

He sure picked the right console, if he thinks Japanese games suck....after all there' s only one non Japanese console on the market....
sixteen-bit
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(04-10-2012, 03:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dr Eggman

Soundtrack is fantastic.

Why did they drop the 6955 music?
Phonomezer
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(04-10-2012, 03:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dr Eggman

Soundtrack is fantastic.

The music was the initial drawcard for me.
DaBuddaDa
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(04-10-2012, 03:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Maxrunner

He sure picked the right console, if he thinks Japanese games suck....after all there' s only one non Japanese console on the market....

Give me a break.
The Friendly Monster
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(04-10-2012, 03:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by see5harp

It looks more like exploration and discovery to me. Itll be interesting in how he's designed the levels because I felt like some of the puzzles in Braid got almost too difficult in what was exp edited of the player.

Call it what you will, it looks tedious to me. Also what has Braid got to do with it?
Maxrunner
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(04-10-2012, 03:13 PM)

Originally Posted by DaBuddaDa

Give me a break.

LOL it was supposed to be a joke but i guess it hit some nerves lol
DaBuddaDa
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(04-10-2012, 03:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Maxrunner

LOL it was supposed to be a joke but i guess it hit some nerves lol

Sarcasm doesn't work on the internet, and the whole Japanese games thing with Phil Fish is played out.
Zia
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(04-10-2012, 03:16 PM)
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Hey. Enthusiast press people. When does embargo lift?
whatevermort
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(04-10-2012, 03:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zia

Hey. Enthusiast press people. When does embargo lift?

For some, it's Wednesday. For others, it's Friday.
Zia
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(04-10-2012, 03:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by whatevermort

For some, it's Wednesday. For others, it's Friday.

Thank you! : )
BruiserBear
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(04-10-2012, 03:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by whatevermort

For some, it's Wednesday. For others, it's Friday.

For 9's and above, Wednesday. For anything less, Friday.
Phonomezer
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(04-10-2012, 03:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by whatevermort

For some, it's Wednesday. For others, it's Friday.

It's wednesday here, time for reviews plz.
brettchalupa
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(04-10-2012, 03:50 PM)
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OST comes out April 20, 2012. $4.99. Worth every cent. 26 tracks total. 3 free songs available now for download. Pre-order and get 6 songs to hold you over until the 20th.

Pre-order it here: http://disasterpeace.com/album/fez
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Maxrunner
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(04-10-2012, 03:53 PM)

Originally Posted by DaBuddaDa

Sarcasm doesn't work on the internet, and the whole Japanese games thing with Phil Fish is played out.

Nahh there's still some juice left...;)
Yamibito
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(04-10-2012, 03:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pie and Beans

Welp, gameplay is out and nothing indicative of a metroidvania at all. Which mod shall I contact to have the topic title changed to avoid mass GAF disappointment and this game earning yet more accolades it doesnt deserve?

It's a 'Mystroidvania' though lol- which just means it's inspired by mainly Myst and Metroidvania games.
AdventureMike
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(04-10-2012, 03:58 PM)
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Too bad about not appearing on the PC. I would have liked to at least demo the game.

The game looks cute enough though at it's heart a bland endeavor.
see5harp
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(04-10-2012, 04:00 PM)

Originally Posted by The Friendly Monster

Call it what you will, it looks tedious to me. Also what has Braid got to do with it?

I think this game has more in common with braid than a platform we designed with trial and error as a mechanic.
see5harp
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(04-10-2012, 04:03 PM)

Originally Posted by AdventureMike

Too bad about not appearing on the PC. I would have liked to at least demo the game.

The game looks cute enough though at it's heart a bland endeavor.

Damn a bland endeavor? Why the hell am I buying this waste of time?
Grisby
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(04-10-2012, 04:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Feep

I'm going to tell you right now that reviews are going to be all over the fucking place.

Well, this should be interesting then.
The Friendly Monster
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(04-10-2012, 04:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by see5harp

I think this game has more in common with braid than a platform we designed with trial and error as a mechanic.

Well I've probably never played your game, but this looks to have very little in common with Braid to me.
see5harp
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(04-10-2012, 04:11 PM)

Originally Posted by The Friendly Monster

Well I've probably never played your game, but this looks to have very little in common with Braid to me.

Sorry typo while I was walking to work. It looks like the mechanics of rotating the camera to find ledges and collectibles have more in common with braid than "trial and error." When I think of trial and error I think of games that are obvious in objective but make it difficult to achieve. Platformers like Super Meat Boy and games that require you to memorize patterns. I haven't seen much of Fez but nothing has led me to believe trial and error is the mechanic.
Shadow Hog
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(04-10-2012, 04:11 PM)
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I'll be honest, from what I've seen of the game, the names "Super Paper Mario" and "Crush" come to mind.

"Braid" does not.
see5harp
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(04-10-2012, 04:13 PM)

Originally Posted by Shadow Hog

I'll be honest, from what I've seen of the game, the names "Super Paper Mario" and "Crush" come to mind.

"Braid" does not.

I mean the way the game is designed. Crush has more in common with Braid in design than Super Meat Boy.
neoism
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(04-10-2012, 04:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by brettchalupa

Phil Fish has definitely talked about it. It had something to do with him not actually do the work he said he was or something similar. There was falling out.

Your taste is your taste, but I can definitely say that Disasterpiece makes amazing music (from his albums and other games), and that the songs in FEZ are amazing. Hopefully once you play the game you'll get a better idea about how you feel about them. :)

lol wow didn't know they changed music guys.. no wonder this game took 5 years to make lol. I really perfer Disasterpieces style more. I'm definitely getting the demo and will unlock if blown away. This shit shouldn't take this damn long. One guy or not.
neoism
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(04-10-2012, 04:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Visualante2

Fish has promo codes for friends and probably press.

Worth noting that Brandon tweeted his completion of the game 1:24am on the 7th of April, and he started playing at 9:53am on the 6th. Which is 15 hours and 31 minutes. Apparently he went to sleep during this period, and was fucking about on twitter for a while also. So I'm guessing it's a short game, he says he had played a lot of early builds so he could probably steam through huge chunks. But going for super completion collect-em-all must take a while. If he slept for 8 hours, and was away from controller for 1 I'd guess it's 6-8 hours long.

I really dont need another damn game... but thats good. 8 a most is like 20 for me. I'm a slow gamer. Definitely 20 if I take my time and 100% it. Maybe take a few days.
neoism
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(04-10-2012, 04:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by hey_it's_that_dog

It's fine to use both of those considerations when making a purchase decision but I don't see what limited time and money have to do with whether or not a person cares about the second criterion.

some people care would they give their money too. I didn't like Fish's attitude in the past 3 months or soo, but whatever, he's probably under stress from hell. If it doesn't do well he has wasted 5 years of his life. lol I know what that feels like. IF you guys are unsure just download the demo.

Also not sure if correct but isn't live rewards giving 300 points this month for playing your 360 in April. lol I've had 2700 points for like a year. so fuck it nothin else to buy. If so then this is just 500P...
Grisby
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(04-10-2012, 04:30 PM)
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Holy triple post Batman. Remember to come up for air, :)

I agree. I don't mind shorter games either and this is only $10.
neoism
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(04-10-2012, 04:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by eLZhi

Is it Friday yet?

WTF WHAT>>> I thought XBLA games came out on Wednesday. :/ lol That last game I bought was Bastion though.
OfWhiteSkinOnRedLeather
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(04-10-2012, 05:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by neoism

WTF WHAT>>> I thought XBLA games came out on Wednesday. :/ lol That last game I bought was Bastion though.

They do, but for some reason this is coming out of Friday instead.

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