Fez Review


Developed by Polytron Corporation

Published by Polytron Corporation

*Adventure is Ready!; It’s Gomez Time*


The Story:

You take control of Gomez; A small creature who lives in a 2 Dimensional world until he sees a huge cube explode right above him which gives him a red fez hat as he understands the world is more than just 2 Dimensions. Shortly after the game freezes and the game restarts to show Gomez asleep in his room wearing the Fez Hat. Soon after waking up a small flying cube called Dot tells Gomez that the cube that shattered was keeping the dimensional balance together and that if it cannot be repaired the world will end. Soon after; Gomez realizes that his 2D world isn’t as 2 Dimensional as he thought as he sets out on World Turning Adventure to save his world.


The Gameplay:

Fez is a puzzle title with platforming elements. The game puts you in control of Gomez as you traverse numerous worlds to find shattered cubes to rebuild the giant cube that controls the balance of the different worlds and dimensions. The game plays very similarly to the original Super Mario Bros. with puzzle elements added to the mix with you having to find many tiny cubes throughout each world some of which can only be acquired by doing rotation puzzles which in a way make Fez rather unique and at times full of replayability to find every single secret.


The Sound:

The soundtrack for Fez is beautifully done and much like the game feels magical as you explore these different worlds. The music composed on this soundtrack are similar to that of the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Game in which the music is well composed with no lyrics or singing whatsoever and taking on a retro arcade style. The sound effects in this game are also beautiful to listen to from the churping of the seagulls to the sea that flows beneath you (On certain worlds) aswell as the falling sound that Gomez makes when falling to his death. Truly Magical.


The Graphics:

The Graphics on Fez are actually rather impressive considering the game is designed with a retro vibe which works well with the style of the gameplay. The worlds are beautifully crafted and feature extremely vivid color. All in all the graphics look great.


Lasting Appeal:

Fez has plenty of replayability to it thanks to all the hidden cubes and puzzles to solve. This is one game that will definitely be worth your money.


Final Thoughts:

All in all, Fez is a highly enjoyable game and is by far the best indie title I’ve played to date. A Must Play.


My Score = 9/10


The Good:

  • Fun and original gameplay
  • Plenty of Replayability
  • Magical Soundtrack
  • Beautiful Graphics
  • Fun Story
  • Full of Puzzles

The Bad:

  • The Small Heart Attack I got when the game restarted

Fez is available now on Steam, Xbox Live Arcade & PlayStation Store. Thanks go out to Polytron Corporation for supplying the game and the assets used in this review. Be sure to let me know what you thought of the review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Reddit & YouTube.

Review by Matt McNamee


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