It might be an understatement to say that the buildup to Fez has felt incredibly long. That feeling has only been intensified by the handful of cryptic, brief teasers we’ve been drip-fed over the past four years. Incredibly, though, not only does Fez totally exist, but it was playable at PAX East this year – and Polytron has released a video playthrough of the entire PAX East demo for your visual enjoyment.
Is it just me, or does this look like the most polished game maybe ever? It’s got that nice, crisp, clean, everything-just-works look to it, which is a pretty incredible achievement considering the crazy perspective-shifting and the stunning visual style going on. Four years later, I can actually feel myself getting more excited to play this game. How crazy is that?
If you want a bit more, Destructoid’s Jon Holmes has a great (and impressive) video where he simultaneously interviews Phil Fish and one-handedly plays through this Fez demo. Fish drops a couple great tidbits, including that the game features pixel art contributions by everyone’s favorite dude Paul Robertson. Neat!
But man, between the incredible artwork, the Disasterpeace soundtrack and everything in between, I think we’ll be hard-pressed to find a game with more or better atmosphere this year. HURRY UP AND COME OUT, FEZ. WE WANT YOU.