Figuring Out FEZ Episodes 3-8

Posted by DoctorWelch (2765 posts) -

So, here's my channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/DoctorEngle

Instead of spamming the Fez forums with my blog posts, I'm just going to post one week of episodes at a time for those that don't know about it yet.

I actually only uploaded 3 episodes last week instead of the 5 I wanted to for many reasons. First, youtube and my internet weren't cooperating and it took about three tries to actually upload Episode 8. Then, not only did Fez lock up on my at least 10 times during recording of Episode 9, but then my Hauppauge HD PVR 2 decided to shit the bed on recording it, so I actually lost a whole episode of progress. I was faced with a decision to replay all the way back up to the point where I could rerecord that episode, or just keep going. I decided to say fuck it and just continue the game cause, hell, I'm doing this mainly for fun anyway.

So far I'm really enjoying Fez. It's kind of relaxing and, as I've said in probably every episode, I love the art and the music. It does have a lot of technical problems which is really a bummer considering how nice it looks and cool this game is, but so far I've had it lock up on me over a dozen times, and the frame rate is just unacceptable in a bunch of areas. I find it weird that this game has performance issues because it doesn't seem like the game requires the Xbox to do all that much work, so I'm guessing it's just terrible optimization. Though, after watching Indie Game: The Movie it's pretty easy to see how the rocky development could have caused the game to be somewhat unstable.

Anyway, as I said I'm really liking the game so far, and I've almost reached the end by Episode 8. I just uploaded a short Episode 9 earlier today, and I will reach the end of the game within the next few episodes. I'm excited to go back into the game and try to solve some of the harder puzzles...if only I had something that could read a QR Code.

#1 Posted by DoctorWelch (2765 posts) -

So, here's my channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/DoctorEngle

Instead of spamming the Fez forums with my blog posts, I'm just going to post one week of episodes at a time for those that don't know about it yet.

I actually only uploaded 3 episodes last week instead of the 5 I wanted to for many reasons. First, youtube and my internet weren't cooperating and it took about three tries to actually upload Episode 8. Then, not only did Fez lock up on my at least 10 times during recording of Episode 9, but then my Hauppauge HD PVR 2 decided to shit the bed on recording it, so I actually lost a whole episode of progress. I was faced with a decision to replay all the way back up to the point where I could rerecord that episode, or just keep going. I decided to say fuck it and just continue the game cause, hell, I'm doing this mainly for fun anyway.

So far I'm really enjoying Fez. It's kind of relaxing and, as I've said in probably every episode, I love the art and the music. It does have a lot of technical problems which is really a bummer considering how nice it looks and cool this game is, but so far I've had it lock up on me over a dozen times, and the frame rate is just unacceptable in a bunch of areas. I find it weird that this game has performance issues because it doesn't seem like the game requires the Xbox to do all that much work, so I'm guessing it's just terrible optimization. Though, after watching Indie Game: The Movie it's pretty easy to see how the rocky development could have caused the game to be somewhat unstable.

Anyway, as I said I'm really liking the game so far, and I've almost reached the end by Episode 8. I just uploaded a short Episode 9 earlier today, and I will reach the end of the game within the next few episodes. I'm excited to go back into the game and try to solve some of the harder puzzles...if only I had something that could read a QR Code.

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