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  • Summary: Gomez is a 2D man on a voyage of discovery into the mysterious 3rd dimension. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Apr 14, 2014
    100
    Download it right away, and get ready to be wowed.
  2. Play UK
    May 2, 2014
    95
    The perfect package of platforming, abstract thinking, and retro love. [Issue#243, p.60]
  3. Apr 2, 2014
    90
    Stop what you are doing and buy it now.
  4. 90
    Fez is a resounding success, marrying a stunning score, innovative gameplay and a gorgeous art direction into a complete interwoven package. Little Gomez's journey is one of discovery and wonder and should rightfully find its home on PlayStation 4's across the land.
  5. 90
    Phil Fish has forced me to put more thought into playing a video game than I would have initially liked, but I feel like a better gamer for it. I used to think that the joy of exploration and unbridled sense of discovery was lost to the games of consoles past, but Fez has not only proven me completely wrong, but it has given me hope for the future.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Apr 27, 2014
    90
    Mind-bending and impossible to put down, Fez will have you thinking outside the box. [May 2014, p79]
  7. Mar 26, 2014
    80
    The game may never live down the notoriety of its designer but this is still one of the most entertaining and imaginative indie games of the last decade.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 57
  2. Negative: 10 out of 57
  1. Apr 4, 2014
    10
    I had heard great things about Fez and I really had hoped for a ps3 version. I had no idea it was coming to ps4 but to my surprise there itI had heard great things about Fez and I really had hoped for a ps3 version. I had no idea it was coming to ps4 but to my surprise there it was on the store. I instantly downloaded it and started a game with my 8 year old daughter and we were not disappointed.

    Fez is a beautifully crafted unique gem of a game. The graphics are in an 8 bit style with cutesy characters all rendered in stunning HD. The music and sound are enchanting and the gameplay is superb. You are tasked with finding gold cubes on each platform world all linked together through doors to other universes. But this is not just a simple platformer. You have to rotate the world 90 degrees at a time to see all angles of the structure you have to climb. So in order to solve puzzles you have to start thinking of all sides of the 360 degree world. It can at time get confusing but is very fun when you get the rhythm.

    I really enjoyed the game and my daughter loves the game too and has played through on her own as well. You can tell the developer has poured his heart and soul into perfecting the game, and it shows. A unique and beautiful game, I highly recommend it to all.
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  2. Aug 20, 2016
    9
    This game is simply amazing. What some presumed a gimmick was mastered into a necessity for Fez to be played to the fullest. Its 2D to 3DThis game is simply amazing. What some presumed a gimmick was mastered into a necessity for Fez to be played to the fullest. Its 2D to 3D transitions are beautifully animated and the 2D pixel art graphics are absolutely amazing. I found this game after watching the documentary, "Indie Games: The Movie", and after watching Phil Fish struggle with so many things just for this game its a very strange feeling to be playing it with the knowledge of what he suffered. Its controls on console are as smooth as PC and I recommend this to any player looking for a innovative platformer. Expand
  3. Mar 28, 2014
    9
    Fez is a masterpiece .. a joyous trip down memory lane. For all the retro games you think you loved but on revisiting wandered why you heldFez is a masterpiece .. a joyous trip down memory lane. For all the retro games you think you loved but on revisiting wandered why you held them in such high regard, Fez is a throwback to those rose tinted memories, except it delivers on every level. Charming graphics, jaunty ditties, simple but so fitting and gameplay which on the surface is simple but expands and draws you into its compelling deep world. Hours are lost exploring, experimenting, progressing .. and all done whilst making you smile like a cheshire cat. I didn't even realise I was smiling until I caught my reflection in the t.v. Fez is simple .. basic but so charming and clever. Everyone should play it. For my money .. this is very close to being the best PS4 game so far. High praise but worth every accolade. Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2015
    7
    The game definitely isn't bad, no. It's good. Its design, concept, music, atmosphere, simplistic story, secrets, everything is good. But IThe game definitely isn't bad, no. It's good. Its design, concept, music, atmosphere, simplistic story, secrets, everything is good. But I think the game doesn't really have the required mechanics to make me say that it's great. It's a decent game, good to have at a low price, but it's just very....the same. Every area, the puzzles, the collecting, really doesn't get any different. There aren't really any big game-changers at all.

    If you like platformers or just unique indie games in general, then, jeez, go for it if you haven't yet. But if you're not - this definitely isn't a must-have on your list.
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  5. Apr 17, 2014
    6
    I like the idea for the game, 3D and 2D at the same time?! The annoying thing about this game though is that it can be frustrating since it isI like the idea for the game, 3D and 2D at the same time?! The annoying thing about this game though is that it can be frustrating since it is really quite hard. Also the intro is quite long which I think is not needed.
    Overall I give this game 6/10 for an interesting Combo of 3D and 2D.
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  6. Mar 18, 2018
    6
    Soundtrack: 7/10
    Graphics: 10/10
    Story: 3/10 Gameplay: 6/10 The soundtrack to this game is pretty good but nothing great. The graphics
    Soundtrack: 7/10
    Graphics: 10/10
    Story: 3/10
    Gameplay: 6/10

    The soundtrack to this game is pretty good but nothing great. The graphics are a nice pixel art style. The story is boring, nothing really good. There aren't many characters, and when there are you don't care about them too much because there is little dialogue. The gameplay is pretty annoying past the begining of the game. While the platforming and puzzle solving is fun I have two problems witht the gameplay. First, the secrets and even some of the levels were really hard to find for me. I don't know how other people found them, but I don't like having to search for stuff for a lot of time, and that is what this game is making me do. Second, there is no fast travel so to get from one location in the game to another is a painful experience. Playing this game feels like a chore, having to travel from location to location looking for rooms, cubes, and secrets you missed. The game is much more enjoyable at the begining, where you are just exploring the levels. For that fun exploration, I do reccomend it.

    Overal: 6.5/10
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  7. Jul 27, 2017
    0
    Another indie darling that's terrible in comparison to AAA games yet gets a much easier ride from critics. 2d platformer with ugly graphicsAnother indie darling that's terrible in comparison to AAA games yet gets a much easier ride from critics. 2d platformer with ugly graphics and a gimmick that gets old quickly. Expand

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