Because I must be missing something about this game. I picked it up after hearing so many rave reviews about "innovation" and an experience like almost no other. I bought it, booted it up. Cute. Kinda cool the way you turn the world to keep progressing. Some of the turning puzzles are nifty.
So 15 cubes or so in, I MUST be missing something. It's cute, it's nifty, but top 5 game of 2012? Really?
Yeah, I've heard. There's extra "hidden" stuff that isn't clear. Stuff you have to figure out, stuff that isn't spelled out the way EVERYTHING is spelled out in games now.
The thing is, I haven't seen ANY of that. I'm very deliberately not looking stuff up about the game, not watching video, or doing any digging to see what I am missing. I thought just having the knowledge ahead of time that there IS something would make it so I could spot it. But I've got nothing.
So is it really a top 5 game? Or was that really, REALLY dependent on "being there" when Fez came out and was cool, and had some mythically awesome community of people working stuff out together?
I guess maybe I just missed the boat. Because on its own merits, at least what I've seen, it isn't much more than "nifty."