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Fez (PC Game) FREE @ Epic Games

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Posted 15th AugEdited by:"matwalaboy"

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MetaScore of 91 metacritic.com/gam…fez

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Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives.

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jaymezlin15/08/2019 16:07

Oh yeah forgot about this game! This was made by the guy who rage-quit the …Oh yeah forgot about this game! This was made by the guy who rage-quit the industry, right?Thanks OP, never tried it so now seems like a good time


That’s right - Phil Fish, who apparently got fed up by the biggies in the industry pushing him to a corner and cancelled fez 2 abruptly and quit. It’s a cool game, totally worth a play
Edited by: "matwalaboy" 15th Aug
L8916/08/2019 04:46

Arguably this creates more choice. Consumers aren't locked into one …Arguably this creates more choice. Consumers aren't locked into one storefront anymore. A publisher gets more revenue from a sale on Epic Store than Steam due to lower commission.


It only creates more choice if publishers decide to sell their games on multiple platforms and storefronts. Epic are currently on a crusade to actively reduce choice for gamers, increase costs for gamers, and reduce competition.

They could have won the hearts & minds of everyone by a simple decison...so they are giving developers a bigger cut - great! So rather than buying an exclusive and selling a game for the same, £49.99 price (or whatever) as it would have been on Steam/GOG etc, why not use a small % of that extra money and sell it for £44.99 on epic vs the £49.99 price on steam. Many gamers, me included woudl then buy it through Epic instead...even a small 10% price difference adds up and is enough to swing my vote. Everyone wins, and we get a new competitor to the effective monopoly that Steam currently has.

Instead, they buy exclusives keeping the prices artificailly high, creating an even bigger problem then what we had before, and further fragmenting the PC market. In this situation *everyone* loses in the long term - gamers pay more for games, publishers lose longer term revenue due to upsetting a % of the community, and gamers have less choice over where to buy and store their game licences.

Supporting Epic in any way at the moment just compounds this problem and lets them think they can be successful with this strategy - trying to bribe gamers with free games (some of which are really good, like Fez) just gets them more installs of thier storefront and increases the chance you'll give in and support their anti competitive practices.

Sadly I know we're on a losing battle here - we had this problem wtih F2P and MIcrostransactions...a terrible menace for the gaming community, and the only way to avoid it was to not take part. Sadly millions of people decided that they were going to just pay the microtransactons anyway which only encourages more of that behaviour. We have ourselves to blame for that expensive problem and we will for this too if people keep singning up to Epic
Edited by: "Spud211" 16th Aug
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Oh yeah forgot about this game! This was made by the guy who rage-quit the industry, right?

Thanks OP, never tried it so now seems like a good time
jaymezlin15/08/2019 16:07

Oh yeah forgot about this game! This was made by the guy who rage-quit the …Oh yeah forgot about this game! This was made by the guy who rage-quit the industry, right?Thanks OP, never tried it so now seems like a good time


That’s right - Phil Fish, who apparently got fed up by the biggies in the industry pushing him to a corner and cancelled fez 2 abruptly and quit. It’s a cool game, totally worth a play
Edited by: "matwalaboy" 15th Aug
matwalaboy15/08/2019 16:09

That’s right - Phil Fish, who apparently got fed up by the biggies in the i …That’s right - Phil Fish, who apparently got fed up by the biggies in the industry pushing him to a corner and cancelled fez 2 abruptly and quit. It’s a cool game, totally worth a play


Phil fish was part of an indie-clique

Game was hyped up by winning awards - even before it was released

Poly tron got hacked, which showed some shady dealings

Phil Fish, and the rest is history.
matwalaboy15/08/2019 16:09

That’s right - Phil Fish, who apparently got fed up by the biggies in the i …That’s right - Phil Fish, who apparently got fed up by the biggies in the industry pushing him to a corner and cancelled fez 2 abruptly and quit. It’s a cool game, totally worth a play


Suppose one can sympathise with with him getting fed up, especially if you know how draining creative industries can be to creators. Handled it horribly though, from what I recall
RobotError15/08/2019 16:21

Phil fish was part of an indie-cliqueGame was hyped up by winning awards - …Phil fish was part of an indie-cliqueGame was hyped up by winning awards - even before it was releasedPoly tron got hacked, which showed some shady dealings[Video]


Interesting stuff, thanks!
RobotError15/08/2019 16:21

Phil fish was part of an indie-cliqueGame was hyped up by winning awards - …Phil fish was part of an indie-cliqueGame was hyped up by winning awards - even before it was releasedPoly tron got hacked, which showed some shady dealings[Video]


Ah interesting - didn't know that. But yes you are right game industry can be very demanding.
matwalaboy15/08/2019 16:34

Ah interesting - didn't know that. But yes you are right game industry can …Ah interesting - didn't know that. But yes you are right game industry can be very demanding.


Can’t argue with a free game though! Heat added!
Great indie game. I'm planning to play it again now.
Heat for free - I love the 2D/3D dynamic & the soundtrack on this game - well worth a play.
The later puzzles are diabolical and you will need a walkthrough to get 100% on the game.
Great game. Shame we'll never see Fez 2.
jaymezlin15/08/2019 16:29

Suppose one can sympathise with with him getting fed up, especially if you …Suppose one can sympathise with with him getting fed up, especially if you know how draining creative industries can be to creators. Handled it horribly though, from what I recall


The documentary "indie game - the movie" tracks the creation of this game and supermeatboy (among others), and it's fascinating watching what they go through.
It's a good game and well worth buying from another store - this one is worth your money, rather than advertising for Epic who are trying to turn the PC market into a console market full of exclusives without any consumer choice.

Don't download this for free - pay for it, support the developer through another store and support the industry.
Edited by: "Spud211" 15th Aug
I suggest changing the title of this as was going to post Mutant year zero but of course it will be seen as a dupe, yet the title of this is not clear what the current free game is
coalfield15/08/2019 22:40

I suggest changing the title of this as was going to post Mutant year zero …I suggest changing the title of this as was going to post Mutant year zero but of course it will be seen as a dupe, yet the title of this is not clear what the current free game is


It will be seen as a dupe because it is a dupe hotukdeals.com/dea…202 this one is a heads up for the next free game, which is fez
Bought this when it first came out based on hype/reviews. It's a really cool idea, looks/sounds great etc but I found it a chore to play - slow movement, platforming sections that take ages, especially when you're backtracking across multiple levels - the map is truly awful with no fast travel (well there wasn't when I played it) and the puzzles are absolutely ridiculous, with no hope of solving without a guide and even then, the logic is incredibly obtuse.

As a freebie, obviously a good deal and I've voted hot but I wanted to like this game a lot more than I did.
Spud21115/08/2019 21:04

It's a good game and well worth buying from another store - this one is …It's a good game and well worth buying from another store - this one is worth your money, rather than advertising for Epic who are trying to turn the PC market into a console market full of exclusives without any consumer choice.Don't download this for free - pay for it, support the developer through another store and support the industry.


Arguably this creates more choice. Consumers aren't locked into one storefront anymore. A publisher gets more revenue from a sale on Epic Store than Steam due to lower commission.
Great little game with some excellent ideas.

Is this controller only? I remember some puzzles requiring the pad to vibrate on the 360.
matwalaboy15/08/2019 22:44

It will be seen as a dupe because it is a dupe …It will be seen as a dupe because it is a dupe https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hyper-light-drifter-mutant-year-zero-road-to-eden-pc-games-free-at-epic-games-3276202 this one is a heads up for the next free game, which is fez



Search on this site is shocking!
coalfield16/08/2019 09:33

Search on this site is shocking!


Oh yes, it sure is, I have fed this back so many times to the moderator team, but sadly its not yet been fixed
matwalaboy16/08/2019 10:02

Oh yes, it sure is, I have fed this back so many times to the moderator …Oh yes, it sure is, I have fed this back so many times to the moderator team, but sadly its not yet been fixed


This is why they get so many dupes
coalfield16/08/2019 10:03

This is why they get so many dupes


Absolutely, its actually in their interest to fix this or push the developers to do it for them. Trust me its super annoying for me too, coz I have a deal or two every few days deleted after having put in lot of effort in finding it, putting the details etc only to realise it was already there, but just didn't show up in the searches.
matwalaboy16/08/2019 10:10

Absolutely, its actually in their interest to fix this or push the …Absolutely, its actually in their interest to fix this or push the developers to do it for them. Trust me its super annoying for me too, coz I have a deal or two every few days deleted after having put in lot of effort in finding it, putting the details etc only to realise it was already there, but just didn't show up in the searches.


Totally with you
coalfield16/08/2019 10:10

Totally with you


Cheers mate, lets keep sending them these feedback, they will eventually fix it, or so we can only hope
L8916/08/2019 04:46

Arguably this creates more choice. Consumers aren't locked into one …Arguably this creates more choice. Consumers aren't locked into one storefront anymore. A publisher gets more revenue from a sale on Epic Store than Steam due to lower commission.


It only creates more choice if publishers decide to sell their games on multiple platforms and storefronts. Epic are currently on a crusade to actively reduce choice for gamers, increase costs for gamers, and reduce competition.

They could have won the hearts & minds of everyone by a simple decison...so they are giving developers a bigger cut - great! So rather than buying an exclusive and selling a game for the same, £49.99 price (or whatever) as it would have been on Steam/GOG etc, why not use a small % of that extra money and sell it for £44.99 on epic vs the £49.99 price on steam. Many gamers, me included woudl then buy it through Epic instead...even a small 10% price difference adds up and is enough to swing my vote. Everyone wins, and we get a new competitor to the effective monopoly that Steam currently has.

Instead, they buy exclusives keeping the prices artificailly high, creating an even bigger problem then what we had before, and further fragmenting the PC market. In this situation *everyone* loses in the long term - gamers pay more for games, publishers lose longer term revenue due to upsetting a % of the community, and gamers have less choice over where to buy and store their game licences.

Supporting Epic in any way at the moment just compounds this problem and lets them think they can be successful with this strategy - trying to bribe gamers with free games (some of which are really good, like Fez) just gets them more installs of thier storefront and increases the chance you'll give in and support their anti competitive practices.

Sadly I know we're on a losing battle here - we had this problem wtih F2P and MIcrostransactions...a terrible menace for the gaming community, and the only way to avoid it was to not take part. Sadly millions of people decided that they were going to just pay the microtransactons anyway which only encourages more of that behaviour. We have ourselves to blame for that expensive problem and we will for this too if people keep singning up to Epic
Edited by: "Spud211" 16th Aug
Nice one. Building up quite a nice virtual pile of shame on the Epic game store
Thanks Mat..
Superb game. One of my favourites, it's a great game to play and just enjoy without any other distractions.

The gameplay is slow because it forces you to savour the experience.

Plus the sheer amount of replayability is insane with all the extras and secrets. I swear people are still actively finding things over on Reddit. As a 2000s era platformer it is truly a masterpiece.
L8916/08/2019 04:46

Arguably this creates more choice. Consumers aren't locked into one …Arguably this creates more choice. Consumers aren't locked into one storefront anymore. A publisher gets more revenue from a sale on Epic Store than Steam due to lower commission.



Epic Games are actively and aggressively pursuing exclusivity deals, rather than competing like everyone else. That's pretty much the definition of less choice and being locked into one storefront. It also removes any incentive for Steam, GOG etc to be improved as the only thing that'll matter is how much the store owner can pay for exclusivity rights.
great game and more there is a Netflix documentary called Indie Game The Movie about this game , its challenges. great story.
Max Heat.
IGN review:
youtube.com/wat…vk8

looks good - albeit too complicated this time in the morning!
Edited by: "jameshothothot" 28th Aug
Loved this game on my Vita
Thanks, but I'd rather pay £2 for a steam key than register on Epic store, and they know it hence the freebies.
regardless of its creator (whose shady dealings i had barely heard about til reading this thread), a fantastic innovative platform-puzzle hybrid which is a delight to play and challenging enough without being frustrating. well recommended - especially for free!
I remember watching the indie game documentary about this
Expired unfortunately
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