Fez Gets $100 Collector's Edition Three Years Too Late

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Fez Gets $100 Collector's Edition Three Years Too Late

Only 500 of the special physical collector's editions of Fez will be produced.

Phil Fish, best known for telling that one guy to kill himself and then quitting the video games industry, first made a name for himself with his quirky indie platformer Fez, released back in 2012. Now, three years later, Fez is getting a fancy, limited, collector's edition.

The special edition, which you can buy from Polytron's shop, will set you back $100, and will be limited to a run of 500. It is sold as "a hardcover notebook bound in red canvas with debossed gold foil inlay presented in a matching slipcase." Hidden inside the book somewhere are both the game for PC/Mac, and the game's OST.

The limited edition was designed by Phil Fish himself, and will go on sale December 18.

Despite Fish's constant "holier-than-thou" outbursts, Fez was actually a pretty good game, though I really don't know who would want to drop $100 on this three years after its release. Perhaps it may be a sign of something else, and we may finally see Fez 2? Don't hold your breath, though.

Source: Polytron

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oh look who ran out of money!

gact:
oh look who ran out of money!

Probably couldn't scam the Canadian government into giving him a grant to make a piece of art using stolen concepts like he did for Fez.

If Phil Fish wasn't such a massive douche I may have actually bought one but I refuse to ever help that guy financially.

Zontar:

gact:
oh look who ran out of money!

Probably couldn't scam the Canadian government into giving him a grant to make a piece of art using stolen concepts like he did for Fez.

I hope someone steals the concept of selling a special edition of a game in a bad-ass book like that, I would love to have a copy of a good game like that

Wasn't this canceled a wile back? Or were there blowups, or fake twitter accounts or something like that?

Honestly I tried to forget about him as quickly as possible after that whole incident.

DrownedAmmet:

Zontar:

gact:
oh look who ran out of money!

Probably couldn't scam the Canadian government into giving him a grant to make a piece of art using stolen concepts like he did for Fez.

I hope someone steals the concept of selling a special edition of a game in a bad-ass book like that, I would love to have a copy of a good game like that

Maybe someone should page Bethesda, an Elder Scrolls collection using that would be awesome.

Wait, so is every page just blank? Or do they just have that stupid design on every page? What a douche nozzel.

This could actually be cool of the book was a concept art book, and the creator wasn't a giant dick. Too bad, really.

Man, that's a cool-looking special edition. It's a shame I have Fez on three platforms and play it on none of them because I simply don't like the game.

I would at the very least be tempted to buy a similar edition for a game I did like, though 100 bucks is kind of steep.

The only reason I know anything about Fez or Phil Fish is because he had a massive bitch fit about media or interweb (or both) criticisms about his "work". I tried Fez once, long after it'd been around and made the PS+ list of freebies and I cared so little for it I forgot I had it.
Would I buy this? Fuck no. I'd never support a whiny bastard like Fish, in any way. Can't take criticism, don't put your work out there in the public eye. Its not victim blaming, its a fact of life. You have to have stones/balls/tough skin/whatever to publicly display whatever art you do, no matter what the medium. Sorry.

Well, there are only so many crowdfunding projects Tim Schaefer can skim $ off the top of to throw parties for Phil to DJ at. It's certainly an argument for the welfare state.

Remember, if you don't buy it, you're NO FRIEND OF HIS!!!

Shit... That book look tight and I do love receiving OSTs in general... Too bad I never cared about the game even when it first came out...

Other than that, this is still the only game where whenever I hear its name, I unintentionally think of the game Rez instead...

I wouldn't really say it is "late" so much as the games industry does things backwards. In most industries they release a product, people like it and X years down the line they release a special/limited/anniversary edition (how many re-releases of Lord of the Rings were there?).

Which makes more sense as the people know they like the product already. Games on the other hand release special editions for something you've never even experienced yet, so you are throwing money at something you might not even like, which is just bizarre.

Imperioratorex Caprae:
I'd never support a whiny bastard like Fish, in any way. Can't take criticism, don't put your work out there in the public eye. Its not victim blaming, its a fact of life. You have to have stones/balls/tough skin/whatever to publicly display whatever art you do, no matter what the medium. Sorry.

i don't personally like fish and i only moderately enjoyed fez (so i won't be buying this), but i would much sooner support somebody like fish, even if he whines, than somebody like uwe boll who proudly displays his art :(

Well, I never bought the game and I don't know about what Phil Fish did, so if I wanted it, I'd get it.
That being said, I don't want it and I'm researching Phil Fish.

So what kind of book is it? Is it just a fancy case for the game and OST, or is there a point behind it? Concept art, story, making off etc?
It's a nice ting, and as far as Collector's editions go, releasing it this late makes sense, since collector's editions are usually something for hardcore fans of something established.

Don't like the guy and have no interest in the game, but the presentation here is really nice, even though it looks like the pages are going to be blank, in which case nobody should buy this.

Oh, is that the game whose sequel - going by the internet's definition anyway - was censored because it was a thing that existed and now doesn't because he received tons of abuse? :O

And looking back at the article, I despair at how many people missed a Futurama reference.

In addition, it's not like other media gets special editions years after a release. Oh wait, that's totally a thing that happens.

I suppose I should say that I don't intend to buy this. Fez was a fantastic game, but I have no intention of buying it again, even with that swish book and OST - which is pretty great, by the way.

Fez is a great game for maybe 1% of people. The one percent that gets off on solving almost impossible puzzles. That's a made up statistic obviously, but the thing is, this game doesn't have the kind of mass market appeal it was marketed towards.

I personally don't care what a piece of shit Phil Fish is.

So the book is mostly empty then? There's a joke about Phil Fish in there somewhere... Something about vapidity, hot air, that sort of thing.

Zontar:

gact:
oh look who ran out of money!

Probably couldn't scam the Canadian government into giving him a grant to make a piece of art using stolen concepts like he did for Fez.

That and his sketchy IGF dealings chased away any buyers of his company Polytron.

B-lockdown080:
Fuck Phil Fish

I wouldn't mind this comment being left alone from "low content post" rulings.

OP: $10 bucks says Tim Schafer uses the last of the Broken Age Kickstarter money to buy up all of the copies of this.

lol Who the hell cares. Fezz guy pretty much fucked us gamers all off So fuck him. lol 3 years later. Gimp ran outta money ? Or is that some how gamers beings assholes ?

There ought to be some third-party organisation that 'certifies' collector's editions, because otherwise I'm not sure what is meant by 'collector.' Be much easier if it wasn't just developers or publishers snapping their fingers and saying, "Of course! Collector's Editions can be as expensive as we want!" without having to have anything worth collecting in the first place.

Never heard of him. Have the game.... It's pleasant, but it isn't good enough to justify a fantastic looking case like that though. Can someone do the same design for Dust: An Elysian Tale/Tail? It will be the only time i could justify myself spending that amount of dolla on an indie game collector's edition.

Wow, so much hate and anger.
I personally enjoyed Fez. Never bothered with Phil or the drama though.

sonicneedslovetoo:
Wasn't this canceled a wile back? Or were there blowups, or fake twitter accounts or something like that?

Honestly I tried to forget about him as quickly as possible after that whole incident.

I could be wrong, but it was Fez 2 that was cancelled after Fish had a bit of a meltdown. This is the first we've heard of this collectors edition for Fez 1 as far was I'm aware.

I'm going to echo the statements of the other posters; what, you run out of money, mr Fish?

Zontar:

DrownedAmmet:

Zontar:

Probably couldn't scam the Canadian government into giving him a grant to make a piece of art using stolen concepts like he did for Fez.

I hope someone steals the concept of selling a special edition of a game in a bad-ass book like that, I would love to have a copy of a good game like that

Maybe someone should page Bethesda, an Elder Scrolls collection using that would be awesome.

Even better, Fallout Collector Edition Collection in a book that looks like a Pre-War Book, bonus points if they put them in classic Sci-fi novels.

OT: Phil Fish is probably the last person I'd ever give money to, just because of the stupid stunts he's pulled.

I'd like to buy all CEs for all games if I had the money. Even CoD's, despite me probably only playing its SP. Or games I'll never touch. All CEs are welcome. Even Asscreeds, even if this is the only game in the last game I returned. CEs are to me now what PC games and Guide Book Editions of SNES RPGs back then were. Like the true standard.

But not if Phil Fish was involved. Then I don't. Nope. He's a massive c--...

A KissLike Smile:
I wouldn't really say it is "late" so much as the games industry does things backwards. In most industries they release a product, people like it and X years down the line they release a special/limited/anniversary edition (how many re-releases of Lord of the Rings were there?).

Which makes more sense as the people know they like the product already. Games on the other hand release special editions for something you've never even experienced yet so you are throwing money at something you might not even like, which is just bizarre.

This...this is a very good point. I've never even thought about it that way.

NLS:
Wow, so much hate and anger.
I personally enjoyed Fez. Never bothered with Phil or the drama though.

Feels like a lot were personally offended by what he said, which is a running theme with gamers.

Fish is a prick, but I don't disagree with a lot of what he said. He did receive a lot of abuse, and ended up lashing out in a very self-destructive manner. There's probably lessons for everyone to learn in here somewhere, but it's the internet so that'll never happen.

StatusNil:
Well, there are only so many crowdfunding projects Tim Schaefer can skim $ off the top of to throw parties for Phil to DJ at. It's certainly an argument for the welfare state.

Remember, if you don't buy it, you're NO FRIEND OF HIS!!!

You make it sound like that's a bad thing.

11zxcvb11:

Imperioratorex Caprae:
I'd never support a whiny bastard like Fish, in any way. Can't take criticism, don't put your work out there in the public eye. Its not victim blaming, its a fact of life. You have to have stones/balls/tough skin/whatever to publicly display whatever art you do, no matter what the medium. Sorry.

i don't personally like fish and i only moderately enjoyed fez (so i won't be buying this), but i would much sooner support somebody like fish, even if he whines, than somebody like uwe boll who proudly displays his art :(

See its well known though that Uwe Boll is just as bad as Phil Fish, in a different light, by way of challenging his critics to literal boxing matches. Also Uwe Boll does not make art, he makes (made?) tax dodging films for wealthy clients while abusing game IPs to boot.

Don't own the game and never will. Somebody will buy these though. You know they will. The format of this limited edition seems really cool, but god knows who he stole the idea from.

So you get the game, the OST, and a hard-cover note book.

How is this even remotely worth 100 dollars?!

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