Should I be afraid to play this?

#1 Posted by washingmachine (103 posts) -

Not because of all the bugs and save shit etc., I mean just because this seems way too daunting. I hear all this cool hidden depth stuff about Fez, but I'm wondering if it ever actually surfaces that stuff or if you just have to go and find it on your own?

I ask because I heard you can go through the entire game thinking it's just a straight-up platformer collecting shit without seeing any of the craziness. I don't want to miss out on that stuff but I fear it just may be too overwhelming for my tastes..

#2 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4868 posts) -

@washingmachine: The oft-mentioned crazy shit in Fez surfaces toward the end of your first run and into New Game Plus. Before that, you're slowly introduced to weirdness but the game doesn't explicitly mention or tell you what's happening.

Honestly, if the idea of working out logic puzzles and learning a new, fictional language doesn't interest you, I'd say skip Fez. If you want, appreciate it from afar because it is a remarkable, weirdly personal thing.

Also the main title track is just... pure nostalgia.

#3 Posted by washingmachine (103 posts) -

@Oldirtybearon said:

@washingmachine: The oft-mentioned crazy shit in Fez surfaces toward the end of your first run and into New Game Plus. Before that, you're slowly introduced to weirdness but the game doesn't explicitly mention or tell you what's happening.

Honestly, if the idea of working out logic puzzles and learning a new, fictional language doesn't interest you, I'd say skip Fez. If you want, appreciate it from afar because it is a remarkable, weirdly personal thing.

Also the main title track is just... pure nostalgia.

Cheers. I think I'll give it a go. If it does point towards that stuff in some way, then I'm happy to try it out.

#4 Posted by Kyle (2325 posts) -

You don't have to worry about it your first time through. But also remember that the game wasn't really designed for a single person to discover everything themselves. You can always go look for hints online.

#5 Posted by TruthTellah (9427 posts) -

@washingmachine: heh. As the others said, most of the content is fine on your own; it really isn't -that- daunting. And since the end-game stuff after your first playthrough is meant for community-involvement, don't hesitate to jump to some hints and tips online. It's a great game to check out. :)

#6 Posted by Gamer_152 (14100 posts) -

It does point slightly to some of that more subtle, deeper stuff, but there are basically no other games out there these days which ask from as much work on your part as this one when it comes to working out all the puzzles. I don't see any reason to be scared of a game like this, but if you're going to play it, you have been be prepared to think hard and work out a lot of stuff by yourself.

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