Two Years of Fez / Fail

By: Brandon McCartin (BMcC)

On: September 14th, 2009

Two Years of Fail

For anyone hungry for Fez content, as I know many of you are, Polytron recently posted Two Years of Fez (or Two Years of Fail), a little retrospective highlighting some of the delightful ways development of the game has gone wrong over the past couple years. Check it out here.

  • Technicolorjesuschristsuperstar

    How could any Cave Story rip-off Fail!?!?!?!? This may not be a direct Cave Story rip-off but an obvious inspiration, in which case my question still applies. Nothing that uses Cave Story as inspiration can Fail… at least, not for long.

  • FISH

    fez was not inspired by cave story.

  • Hypersapien

    Ooh! Ooh! I know a way that it failed.


  • Quetz

    But… it has big pixels. Of course it was.

    As for Two Years of Fez/Fail, even the glitchy stuff looks sexy! I am in awe.

  • Anthony Flack

    Yup, even Polytron’s failure to complete Fez is a triumph of graphic design.

  • Horselover Fat
  • Anthony Flack

    “I Get Your Fail” has some quite arresting/beautiful/creepy images, too.


  • FISH

    that wasnt me.

  • FASH

    The main character looks exactly like that of Cave Story! Cave Story Rip-Off!

  • FISH

    you’re a fish rip-off.

  • guy

    I do not give a shit about Fez because it is not coming out on PC.

  • Anthony Flack

    I hope it will be super-awesome and that it never comes out on the PC.

  • Synnah

    Way to stick it to the man, ‘guy’.

  • Estaibo

    i often wonder if anthony flack of platypus and cletus clay is the same anthony flack who incessantly trolls tigsource comments.

  • Nikica

    PC please, pretty please! Awesome fails!

  • Anthony Flack

    “i often wonder if anthony flack of platypus and cletus clay is the same anthony flack who incessantly trolls tigsource comments.”

    Yep, and I’m not even trolling.

  • EmmaNympton

    Anthony Flack is a Troll Rip-Off!

    Fez is a Cave Story Rip-Off!

    TIGSource is a Roguelike Rip-Off!

    Good point about Fez though, the main character looks exactly like pixel’s main character in Cave Story. I would have thought that it was some sort of homage, but since they deny it I’d have to agree that they blatantly ripped off the main character, while the gameplay is not exactly similar, that main character just lends itself to how much of a Cave Story rip-off it truly is!

    Notify Tim Langdell Immediately! He might be able to sue somehow!

  • whaaa

    Mario rip-off, looks how they both have scrolling levels!
    i don’t have a xbox, but i hope this don’t get out for pc, it really piss me off seing a great game like that get pirated.

  • nik

    what”s a trixel ?

  • Paul Eres

    a trixel is the sign of that goggle-eyed villain, phil fish

  • FISH

    i believe the quote is “goggle-eyed buffoon”