Can I play Fez yet?

#1 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

In short, with all the hoopla and false starts that I've heard over the year with bugs in Fez, is this a good time to play it or is the game still buggy beyond reproach?

#2 Posted by Hailinel (23901 posts) -

It's as good as it's going to get on XBLA. Fish refuses to patch it.

#3 Posted by JeanLuc (3572 posts) -

I was able to play it with no issues. I say just go for it if you really want to play it.

#4 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -

I jumped on the Fez train long after that patch and I had no problem at all completing everything.

#5 Posted by RazielCuts (2930 posts) -

@Hailinel: At $40,000 a patch can you really blame him? I'd rather keep that money to take a break and move on to the next game, after all this games been his life for a very long time.

#6 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4330 posts) -

Get it now or wait till the MS exclusive deal is up and get it on Steam....whenever that is.

#7 Posted by thedj93 (1237 posts) -

what's done is done. play your game.

#8 Posted by Mesoian (1572 posts) -

@MrPilkington: Yeah, go for it. It was more an issue if you had already started playing, then updated.

#9 Posted by Bocam (3671 posts) -

@RazielCuts said:

@Hailinel: At $40,000 a patch can you really blame him? I'd rather keep that money to take a break and move on to the next game, after all this games been his life for a very long time.

It's his own damn fault for releasing a broken patch

#10 Posted by Brad (2875 posts) -

XBLA version is perfectly fine now, go for it. But if you like playing games on your PC, the inevitable PC version is guaranteed to be better (1080p and a better frame rate if nothing else).

@Bocam said:

@RazielCuts said:

@Hailinel: At $40,000 a patch can you really blame him? I'd rather keep that money to take a break and move on to the next game, after all this games been his life for a very long time.

It's his own damn fault for releasing a broken patch

The save game bug affected less than 1% of an installed base that's well over 100k. I'm no QA specialist but I don't think it's unreasonable for a development team of two to have missed it.

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#11 Posted by Phatmac (5721 posts) -
@Brad

XBLA version is perfectly fine now, go for it. But if you like playing games on your PC, the inevitable PC version is guaranteed to be better (1080p and a better frame rate if nothing else).

@Bocam said:

@RazielCuts said:

@Hailinel: At $40,000 a patch can you really blame him? I'd rather keep that money to take a break and move on to the next game, after all this games been his life for a very long time.

It's his own damn fault for releasing a broken patch

The save game bug affected less than 1% of an installed base that's well over 100k. I'm no QA specialist but I don't think it's unreasonable for a development team of two to have missed it.

Thanks @Brad for taking the words right out of my mouth.
#12 Posted by Bocam (3671 posts) -

@Brad said:

XBLA version is perfectly fine now, go for it. But if you like playing games on your PC, the inevitable PC version is guaranteed to be better (1080p and a better frame rate if nothing else).

@Bocam said:

@RazielCuts said:

@Hailinel: At $40,000 a patch can you really blame him? I'd rather keep that money to take a break and move on to the next game, after all this games been his life for a very long time.

It's his own damn fault for releasing a broken patch

The save game bug affected less than 1% of an installed base that's well over 100k. I'm no QA specialist but I don't think it's unreasonable for a development team of two to have missed it.

But in this case, I am the 1 percent.

#13 Posted by ProfessorEss (7281 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

@Brad

XBLA version is perfectly fine now, go for it. But if you like playing games on your PC, the inevitable PC version is guaranteed to be better (1080p and a better frame rate if nothing else).

@Bocam said:

@RazielCuts said:

@Hailinel: At $40,000 a patch can you really blame him? I'd rather keep that money to take a break and move on to the next game, after all this games been his life for a very long time.

It's his own damn fault for releasing a broken patch

The save game bug affected less than 1% of an installed base that's well over 100k. I'm no QA specialist but I don't think it's unreasonable for a development team of two to have missed it.

Thanks @Brad for taking the words right out of my mouth.

It's understandable that they missed it but I don't know if I'm comfortable with the idea of these types of things being measured by a team's size or budget. I mean the consumer still pays 10 bucks regardless of whether it was made by 1 person or 100 people.

I just lust feel like we're saying "I know some of you people got kind of screwed there but don't worry it's okay because they're a small team".

#14 Posted by WarlordPayne (694 posts) -

@Bocam said:

@Brad said:

XBLA version is perfectly fine now, go for it. But if you like playing games on your PC, the inevitable PC version is guaranteed to be better (1080p and a better frame rate if nothing else).

@Bocam said:

@RazielCuts said:

@Hailinel: At $40,000 a patch can you really blame him? I'd rather keep that money to take a break and move on to the next game, after all this games been his life for a very long time.

It's his own damn fault for releasing a broken patch

The save game bug affected less than 1% of an installed base that's well over 100k. I'm no QA specialist but I don't think it's unreasonable for a development team of two to have missed it.

But in this case, I am the 1 percent.

So clear your cache to remove the patch. When I updated it wouldn't let me load my game so I removed the patch and the game loaded just fine. That whole issue was blown way out of proportion.

#15 Posted by Dtat (1623 posts) -

I played the game for hours. Now It freezes every time I select continue game. It won't get past the load screen. It really sucks because I was just stating to unravel some of the mysteries! And without using the internet! I guess I'll pick it back up when it comes out on PC.

#16 Posted by ajamafalous (11849 posts) -

At this point, if you haven't bought it yet and your computer runs games, I'd wait for the PC version.

#17 Posted by BlackLagoon (1382 posts) -

From what I understand, the patch issue only affected people who started playing it unpatched, then updated when they were well into the game. If you start playing with the patch installed, there shouldn't be any issues.

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#18 Posted by Genkkaku (732 posts) -

I had no issue's throughout but if you've waited this long you might as well wait for the inevitable steam version

#19 Posted by MrPilkington (722 posts) -

@Brad: I think I'm gonna jump on the Xbox 360 version. My PC set up isn't the best these days. Thanks for information.

#20 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

If you're playing it on 360 you're going to have about a 1 in 100 chance that it's going to go very wrong, but otherwise you'll be fine.

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#21 Posted by GunstarRed (5027 posts) -

Loaded up Fez today and had a Corrupt save. I'm really glad I did everything in the game already, but I can't help feeling a little pissed that it happened to me.

#22 Posted by CosmicBatman (317 posts) -

Play it now. It's worth it even if you have problems.

#23 Posted by CosmicBatman (317 posts) -

@ProfessorEss said:

@Phatmac said:

@Brad

XBLA version is perfectly fine now, go for it. But if you like playing games on your PC, the inevitable PC version is guaranteed to be better (1080p and a better frame rate if nothing else).

@Bocam said:

@RazielCuts said:

@Hailinel: At $40,000 a patch can you really blame him? I'd rather keep that money to take a break and move on to the next game, after all this games been his life for a very long time.

It's his own damn fault for releasing a broken patch

The save game bug affected less than 1% of an installed base that's well over 100k. I'm no QA specialist but I don't think it's unreasonable for a development team of two to have missed it.

Thanks @Brad for taking the words right out of my mouth.

It's understandable that they missed it but I don't know if I'm comfortable with the idea of these types of things being measured by a team's size or budget. I mean the consumer still pays 10 bucks regardless of whether it was made by 1 person or 100 people.

I just lust feel like we're saying "I know some of you people got kind of screwed there but don't worry it's okay because they're a small team".

It's 10 bucks, I've had way worse problems on $60 games made by hundreds of people.

#24 Posted by Brad (2875 posts) -

@Gamer_152 said:

If you're playing it on 360 you're going to have about a 1 in 100 chance that it's going to go very wrong, but otherwise you'll be fine.

That's only if you had an existing save before you patched the game. If you're starting fresh with the most recent title update, you're fine.

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#25 Posted by StarFoxA (5138 posts) -

@ProfessorEss: No, he wasn't saying that. He was saying that since the bug is only experienced by less than 1%, it's understandable that a development team of two missed the bug, since statistically they'd be unlikely to run into said bug.

#26 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

@Brad said:

@Gamer_152 said:

If you're playing it on 360 you're going to have about a 1 in 100 chance that it's going to go very wrong, but otherwise you'll be fine.

That's only if you had an existing save before you patched the game. If you're starting fresh with the most recent title update, you're fine.

Actually, yeah, that's true. Sorry for causing any confusion.

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#27 Edited by envane (1159 posts) -

@RazielCuts: yeah i can blame him since im failry sure he made more than $40k from one of the biggest downloadable games in the past couple of years

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