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Most video game-players have someone in their life — an uncle, a parent, a cousin, a co-worker — who just doesn't play video games. Time and again, we try to poke and prod at those people, to better understand where they're coming from and more importantly, how they view our favourite pastime/livelihood/obsession/etc.
A while back, Fez developers Polytron released a shirt featuring a not-real gaming handheld called the Polytron Portable Pro. It's now been upgraded to two newer, more contemporary ideas for a not-real handheld.
No sooner than they released a patch for Fez, the game's creators discovered a game-breaking filesave corruption and warned everyone not to accept the title update. Microsoft has now taken the step of removing the patch altogether, meaning people who didn't get the memo about the patch won't find their game bricked by it.
When she reviewed Phil Fish's critically acclaimed indie game Fez earlier this year, our own Tina Amini noted that she experienced a few crashes while playing through the game. The intermittent glitchiness were a known issue and dev studio Polytron has been working on a title update to fix it.
Last week was quite the week for Xbox LIVE Arcade, with the release of Fez and Skullgirls, and this week isn't too shabby either with Trials Evolution. Last week appears to have been a good week for the service, with both Fez and Skullgirls making into positions one and two respectively.
Fez is no stranger to obscure puzzles. The game is absolutely littered with them, some more complicated than others.
Part of me wants a little bit more time to organise my own thoughts on Fez, the mindbending platformer recently released on Xbox LIVE, but another part of me just wants to talk about the experience and see what comes of it. So ladies and gentlemen of taste — anyone out there spend much time with Fez over the weekend? Thoughts?
Fez is a very cool game. Tina's review neatly sums up many of the things that make it so good.