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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Apr 20, 2021
    95
    FEZ is unique and irreplaceable. A masterpiece that still is as relevant as nine years ago.
  2. Apr 20, 2021
    90
    On Switch or not, Fez is an incredible experience, strong and deep like very few games are. Whether you already played it somewhere else or not, Phil Fish's game is a must-have and has not aged a bit, even after 10 years.
  3. Apr 15, 2021
    90
    With its unique concept that plays on perspectives, the puzzle platformer still impresses today thanks to its flawless ingenuity, as well as a formula that is enriched throughout the adventure.
  4. Apr 21, 2021
    90
    Fez is ultimately a masterpiece in game design. After almost ten years, it retains its fresh approach and, after all the road made by indie titles, is still unrivaled as a platform-puzzle based on perspective.
  5. May 3, 2021
    90
    Fez was originally released at a time when indie games were exploding, and it’s a perfect example of why that happened. Fez is a gorgeous work of art, both effortlessly accessible and masterfully complex, and even nine years later, it’s practically perfect.
  6. Jul 26, 2021
    90
    With its exquisite, beautiful game world and its still fresh and ingenious gameplay mechanics, FEZ is a marvelous puzzle platformer and one which will undoubtedly remain a timeless classic ten more years from now.
  7. May 3, 2021
    80
    FEZ is a 2D puzzle and platform game that is very innovative in its mechanics. It can be enjoyed equally by someone who is not an expert in the genre as well as by more experienced players. Switch is the perfect platform to discover its secrets anywhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. May 6, 2021
    10
    beautiful game. the art style, the puzzles, the environments - it's all quite good. gomez is such
    a joyful character. recommended for kids,
    beautiful game. the art style, the puzzles, the environments - it's all quite good. gomez is such
    a joyful character. recommended for kids, recommended that you play it with a notebook :)
    polytron's other published title superhypercube is great, too
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  2. Apr 16, 2021
    10
    I loved this game when I played it on the PC years ago, and it's a perfect fit for the Switch. Controls have been ported extremely well, andI loved this game when I played it on the PC years ago, and it's a perfect fit for the Switch. Controls have been ported extremely well, and are actually IMHO an improvement over the original (that said, I never played it on the Xbox, but either way, I have no complaints here). Gameplay is smooth and so far (after a few hours of playing) seems largely glitch-free. A very clean port.

    As for Fez itself, what else is there to say that hasn't already been said? A beautiful, relaxing, and incredibly charming 2D (2.5D?) puzzle platformer with an interesting twist: every level can be rotated in 3 dimensions. Level design is fun and interesting, and the puzzles are a bit challenging, but never frustrating. But where the game really shines is in effectively capturing that coveted sense of exploration and discovery, similar to the most effective, well-built Metroidvanias. Overall it aged remarkably well (it's probably timeless given the graphical style), and is highly recommended if you like open-world exploration, and quirky, well-designed platformers.
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  3. Apr 17, 2021
    10
    What else can I say? It's Fez! And it's amazing on the switch. I love this game so much. And I'm so glad they ported it to the switch. I wasWhat else can I say? It's Fez! And it's amazing on the switch. I love this game so much. And I'm so glad they ported it to the switch. I was waiting for this day! Nothing but joy happiness and love for this game. Expand
  4. May 5, 2021
    8
    Great game that finally comes to us Switch owners! Is incredible how after so many years the art of the game stays unique and fresh
  5. Jul 13, 2021
    7
    The core game is pretty fun, but it feels a bit simple once you get used to the gimmick. Basically, walk around, hit a dead end, rotate theThe core game is pretty fun, but it feels a bit simple once you get used to the gimmick. Basically, walk around, hit a dead end, rotate the world a few times until a new platform is visible, go there and repeat. There were a few optical-illusion type puzzles with ladders where the solution is in view, but not obvious until you remember to think in the game's hybrid 3d-2d-physics. Those ones made me smile.

    I the confusing 3d map, which you spend a lot of time in since you need backtrack quite a bit.

    You can get the minimum number of cubes to pass the game pretty easily. There are a lot more "challenge" cubes to find still, but many of them are a little too tedious. Often requiring getting real-world pen and paper to decipher the in-game writing system. I wish there were more medium-difficulty puzzles to add more challenge without becoming the chore of the harder cubes.
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  6. May 22, 2021
    7
    Intelligent, smart, good flow, creative, almost there. Good visuals, but the game is this, finding secret cubes hidden all around a differentIntelligent, smart, good flow, creative, almost there. Good visuals, but the game is this, finding secret cubes hidden all around a different view 3d era. Good. Expand
  7. Apr 21, 2021
    0
    Why boring games likes this get extremely high metascore, i just don't get it. There's hardly any talent behind this game.

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