In an era where games are all about 3D, here comes Fez, a charming little puzzle-platformer that takes us back to the age of traditional 2D sidescrollers. Bringing with it all the charm and simplicity of the 16-bit era, Fez works with the ingenious mechanic of changing your perspective and delivers a truly rewarding experience. The concept is surprisingly simple, and makes way for a great game with plenty of entertainment value to keep you hooked.
The story involves the cute lead character Gomez, who comes across a magical cube called the Hexahedron that shatters upon discovery and begins tearing the world apart. In order to reverse the effects, Gomez must use the titular Fez hat and locate all the scattered pieces of the cube in order to restore balance to the world.
Fez brilliantly amalgamates the concepts of 2-dimensional space with 3-dimensional elements to create an elaborate puzzle for you to solve. The Fez hat allows Gomez to view his 2D world in a limited 30 capacity, meaning levels can be flipped over 90-degrees horizontally to allow progress. This greatly changes the dynamics of the game, allowing Gomez to traverse the environment using hidden platforms and secret passageways that would never have been possible otherwise.
The ways the puzzles are designed constantly push you to think about your surroundings. With each new discovery, you come to appreciate the vast scope of the world around you, along with the brilliance of the designers in creating each confounding puzzle. Going through the motions of Gomez’s adventure will take some well-invested play time, and with a New Game Plus option, you’ll find yourself going back to experience the smart and fascinating world yet again.
Visuals and audio
The visuals adhere to the age of pixilated adventures, giving the appearance of a flat 2-dimensional game. However, the game incorporates the third dimension so cleverly that you’ll wonder how the idea was never really explored before. The audio goes handin-hand with the visuals mimicking the effects one would expect from a Super Nintendo.
Sega Mega Drive or Game Boy Advance game all of this works to immerse you into the golden age of gaming, and gives Off its own appeal of a bygone era that has a special place in the hearts for anyone who started gaming in the 90′s. With plans for the game to be ported on to other platforms, jumping into this little caper is highly recommended.
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