Here’s everything you need to know about Fez Pocket Edition for iPhone and iPad
It’s the fourth day of the working week. Or if you’re freelance, it’s the nth day of infinity. Seriously I’m not even sure it is Thursday. I just had to double check and I’m not 100% that someone isn’t trying to fool me into thinking it’s a day that it isn’t.
Anyway, whatever day it is, we’re going to have a look at the game that came out on the App Store this week that you definitely should be playing it. It’s the Thursday Find, it’s just not called that any more for a lot of very boring reasons that, quite frankly, have nothing to do with you.
This week we really are spoiled for choice on the App Store though. It’s one of those weeks where devs clearly didn’t have a call round to see if anyone else was releasing a game. Silly devs. Ah well, click on the name of the game below and you’ll be able to grab it from the App Store. Bosh.
Fez is a platformer. But it’s also a puzzler. And it’s also a game about how a shift in perspective can change the way you look at the world. In this case, quite literally. You’re playing in 2D, but the world is in 3D.
You need to spin the levels round to change what you can see. This unlocks paths you probably weren’t aware of before, meaning you can make your way to areas that you thought were out of reach. And that’s pretty cool.
Sure it might have been out on a variety of other consoles already, but this is another step towards mobile being a platform that’s taken seriously. Even if it has taken a good handful of years for the game to actually make it here.
It is indeed. For £4.99 / $4.99 you get the whole caboodle. If that seems a bit steep, remember that the game is still going for ten bucks on Steam. You’re essentially playing half the price for a version that’s pretty darn close to the original.
How are the controls?
They’re not perfect, but then touchscreen controls rarely are. But, to be honest, they’re pretty darn good. It’s rare that you’re going to scream at them in blind fury, and the pace of the game means that you’re not relying on twitchy leaps most of the time.
Anything else I should know?
Fez offers up a good chunk of gaming fun. It’s not quite the same as anything else you’ve played, and while there have been imitators of a kind on the App Store, it’s nice to finally be able to play the original. It looks great, it plays great, and it’s well worth an investment.