which is weird cause I was considering buying Fez off steam but was always like "yeah but do I want to give money to this asshole?" and uh....yeah
You base your support for video games on whether their makers are nice or jerks?
So you'd rather support a cinematic unimaginative 'experience' with rehashed gameplay because the developer is a kind person, than to support a fresh and bold title with replay value and new gameplay because the dev is a dick?
Yes, I would rather buy a game that might be bad because i like the person, then buy a game that might be good from a person i dont enjoy. Same reason so many people are going to buy a PS4 rather then an Xbox One, they very well could be the same exact thing, but one is made by sony, and one is made by microsoft.
Yeah, me too. Sorry, if a developer is an idiot (not talking bout Fish now, I don't have anything against the guy, I also didn't really like Fez), a racist or a homophobe I won't support them. I won't buy anything from Orson Scott Card. I won't buy anything from Douglas TenNapel and I won't buy anything from Kevin Dent, no matter how good. I'd rather support a bad game from nice guys then a good game from assholes.
Therein lies the crux of this whole thing. Phil Fish wants us to like his games, and he wants us to like him. Phil Fish I don't like because I don't know you, but I think Fez is a pretty cool thing. It's a sad part of consumer culture, but art is often wrested away from its creator in such a way as to make comments like this (Marcus Beer's/Annoyed gamer's comments) very easy to make.
What are games that captured you instantly and played for hours on end? I ask this because I have a lot free time in my hands as of the moment and in the market for some really addicting experience akin to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Fallout 3, Super Meat Boy etc.
You could play more those again, there's always Fire Emblem, Fallout New Vegas, and Dustforce to try out.