I began playing Fez a little while ago. In fact, when I began my two posts last week regarding the concert series at PAX, my original intent was to start doing a review of the music of Fez. Rich Vreeland, aka Disasterpeace has some amazing sounds that he put into that beautiful little indie game, and you need to hear them.
First thing’s first. If you haven’t played Fez, you absolutely need to. It’s one of the best games I’ve played in my life. It’s a rather “simple” platformer. You can rotate the camera, run and jump, and solve puzzles. It’s deceptive in it’s easy-to-get-into-ness and is also one of the more forgiving games I’ve played. It’s not as difficult as Super Meat Boy, or even the original Mario Bros. There’s no enemies to fight, and death is punished only in that it instantly puts you back where you were before you missed that last jump.
It’s affordable, it’s beautiful, it’s fun, and there’s a whole metagame that makes it really fun to invest yourself into. You really will find yourself filling a notebook with the scribbles of a lunatic that appear in our featured image up top. I can’t say it enough. If you haven’t play Fez, go buy it and play it. It’s available through Polytron directly as a DRM-Free install as well as with a Steam key if that’s your thing. Or of course, you can pick it up in the XBox Marketplace. If you do get it for PC, keep in mind that it’s a game that was designed to be played on a console. I heavily recommend that you play it with a controller instead of keyboard.
Part of what made Fez for me, is the amazing music that perfectly completes the world.
Now, I’d recommend that you head over to Disasterpeace’s site right now and buy the album… it is only $7, and as it’s through bandcamp, that means that $5.95 of that goes directly to the artist. There’s a couple of other Fez albums, and of course lots of other Disasterpeace stuff for you to check out. He’s prolific! But another option that you have for a limited time only, is to head on over to the Game Music Bundle page and pay whatever you feel like for not only the Fez soundtrack but the soundtracks to a bunch of other fantastic games. I’ve mentioned FTL’s music in the past and that happens to be one of your included options.
If you want some great tunes to fill those head holes of yours with… now’s your chance!