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FEZ

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Windows
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4.4
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Description

Gomez was a two-dimensional creature, living happily in his two-dimensional village in a two-dimensional world, until one day he is shown a great secret: the existence of a third dimension. However, something goes wrong, the great Cube explodes, and Gomez wakes up in his room now able to traverse this mysterious third dimension. He is greeted by a curious entity named Dot, who claims to be his guide, telling Gomez that it's up to him to find all the pieces of the Cube, and restore the world before the very fabric of existence collapses.

Fez is a side-scrolling puzzle platformer with a twist: the world exists in 3D space, but is always viewed as a 2D plane. The player can switch the perspective at any time between four different views; in a similar manner to Crush or Super Paper Mario, Gomez traverses the world as he sees it. Two platforms may be quite far apart, but suddenly appear right next to each other when viewed from the proper direction. Similarly, a hazard may be blocking Gomez' path, but when rotated out of view, it will no longer harm him.

The goal of the game is to find the 32 Cubes -- some whole, some broken in to eight smaller "Cube Bits". The player must manipulate the perspective, as well as various objects that can be moved in 3D space, on order to find and reach them. There are no enemies and few environmental hazards, and if Gomez dies, he simply reappears at the last solid ground he stood upon. There are also many puzzles in the game, entirely optional to basic completion, which are much more subtle, and often require careful observance of the environment.

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The Press Says

D+PAD Magazine Xbox 360 Apr 16, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Joystiq Xbox 360 Apr 12, 2012 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
IGN Germany Xbox 360 May 01, 2013 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN Xbox 360 Apr 11, 2012 9.5 out of 10 95
Indie Game Magazine Xbox 360 Apr 13, 2012 94 out of 100 94
Hooked Gamers Windows May 27, 2013 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Apr 16, 2012 18 out of 20 90
Jeux Vidéo Network Xbox 360 Jun 15, 2012 17 out of 20 85
Gamesbeat Xbox 360 Apr 11, 2012 83 out of 100 83
Gameblog.fr Windows May 03, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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