Phil Fish – “Shut the F#@% Up About FEZ 2″…Gamers “Don’t Deserve it”

OnlySP: It looks like Phil Fish is back and is still dead set on not developing a sequel to the popular indie title FEZ, which is currently being offered for free on the Playstation Store. In his latest round of outlandish Tweets, the developer has once again, acted quite belligerently on his Twitter account.

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PockyKing1495d ago

Would totally be annoyed with people badgering me like that as well, but with someone like him that has a public image to uphold if he wants people to buy things he makes...that's not the way to address the issue. It's just gonna make even more gamers want to antagonize him about it, and makes him look like a jerk.

-Foxtrot1495d ago (Edited 1495d ago )

He brings it on himself

First he brings Fez 2 up, now he wants people to shut up about it

randomass1711495d ago

Weird to see him even mention it. I thought he already cancelled it. Really wish the guy would just stay out of the public eye. He's just not helping himself.

guitarded771495d ago (Edited 1495d ago )

Wow... I just 100% finished FEZ today and was praising the guy for being brilliant. Didn't know he was an a$$#ole too. Kinda sad... no matter how exceptional you may be, you can still be just as big of a douche. It's not like he has to address everyone's concerns about FEZ 2. Anyone smart enough to understand how fortunate they are to be in a situation like that would enjoy the ride.

He calls gamers entitled, but he sounds like the entitled developer. Like he's entitled to success... that we're lucky to play his game. But it's a two way street. Success is not an entitlement to devs. He could fall very hard.

TekoIie1495d ago (Edited 1495d ago )

Anyone remember when that defense video for Phil Fish was uploaded to Youtube, and as soon as it started getting attention (Which was the day it was uploaded) Phill Fish returned and made the "Let's Plays are piracy" comment?

If your interested:

I think its time we stopped feeding this troll and ignore him from this point onwards.

TekoIie1495d ago (Edited 1495d ago )

Sorry the link didnt get in the original comment. If your interested in the video heres the link:

Ezz20131495d ago

**Phil Fish-“Shut the F#@% Up About FEZ 2″**

this guy deserve all the respect
i have never seen developer turn down fans with this polite and good spirit attitude

Gamer19821494d ago

One of the biggest a$$h0135 in gaming. People should not buy his games any more and shut him up once and for all.

MajorLazer1494d ago

Phil Fish is a massive c**t

christian hour1494d ago

So is Morrisey, but I still like The Smiths. I try to separate personality from talent, most genius's tend to be pricks, just some were fortunate to have lived and died before Social Networking became a thing.

Not defending Phish's attitude, just that I'd consider it unfair to boycott his work because of it. Fez was a really great game, had he made a terrible game I'd understand avoiding anything he does in future, but going off the critical acclaim the game has gotten, that isn't the case.

badz1491494d ago

serious question.

what is so great about Fez that made him such a dick?

Ashlen1494d ago

HAHA, this guy is #2 best troll of all time, second only to Andy Kaufman.

Best joke ever!

dedicatedtogamers1494d ago

I feel bad for Phil Fish. Last time when he "exited" the game industry, gamers were taking the side of a stuck-up journalist - a journalist! - and Fish got tens of thousands of hateful Tweets and emails and comments.

You tell me: does that make you want to make videogames?

gangsta_red1494d ago

I remember wen this guy was a hero of some sorts on N4G.
When he spoke out against MS and the way they treated him and his game people on here applauded him and used him as an example of their hate and distrust of all things MS and 360 related.

But then everyone quickly realized this guy was just actually a straight up d-bag and love spouting off over any social media to get attention.

Visiblemarc1494d ago

Agreed -Foxtrot.

I also am tired of people defending him in the vein of "this big personality is a consequence of his genius."

It's pure BS. There are thousands of devs as good, and often FAR better, that are as humble as hell.

There is no excuse for being an ungrateful jerk.

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Monkeycan81495d ago

He just told someone who said they like FEZ to "suck a D and choke on it".

The guy's an A-hole.

jimjam34421495d ago (Edited 1495d ago )

such a rediculous website where we have to fear cussing or our opinion will be blotted out.

"watch out for vulgar language below"

Cupid_Viper_31495d ago

I can't believe that I'm going to be the first person to slap this dude...I just can't believe it.

I didn't know who he was or what the fack a Fez is, but I watched the YouTube video of him disrespecting that Japanese dude and I felt sick to my stomach.

I simply can't believe that I'm going to be the first person to slap this dude, it's unbelievable that best been able to walk the earth, "unchecked", this long.

BlackWolf121494d ago

Blotted out?

I was banned for 24 hours for using the F word, but I used *'s for all of the letters except F and G.

This site's comment section is the biggest of jokes, the ridiculous "bubble" system, the "Agree" "Disagree" system. The whole thing is just broken.

Kidmyst1494d ago

Why I won't even download the game for free. Just in case he got any sort of royalty from it. Can not show support for any developer who talks to their customer base like lesser beings.

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mcarsehat1494d ago (Edited 1494d ago )

He's not a public image, he just has Twitter. He isn't exactly a celebrity who's importance keeps the world spinning in its axis, he's just a games designer.

He's right though, as the possible developer of Fez 2 and a person on twitter with a brain. We as gamers DO NOT DESERVE FEZ 2. Mostly because gamers are assholes now, they insult people for no reason, they introduce a rivalry into every franchise or company known to man and they do NOT appreciate the hard work developers put in in order to get a game finished.

We are assholes and we don't deserve games, were just lucky they make money.

thehobbyist1494d ago

"Mostly because gamers are assholes now"
What a way to generalize a population of tens of millions of people.
"They insult people for no reason"
False. There a multitude of reasons why angry people on xbox live and gaming websites insult people. Even if not immediately apparent.
"They introduce a rivalry into every franchise or company known to man"
That's not entirely the fault of gamers though. As these companies advocate that. Using sensationalist terms like "Call of Duty killer" or "SEGA do what Nintendon't"
"They do NOT appreciate the hard work developers put in order to get a game finished"
Maybe if the developers would actually put hard work into their games we'd appreciate them. Battlefield 4? Unplayably buggy for a year. Watch_Dogs? How about that graphics downgrade and shitty PC version even though that was the "Leading platform"? Ground Zeroes costing $40 for less than two hours of story content?
Gamers appreciate and praise hard work. When there is hard work to be found.

tl;dr - Gamers aren't assholes if you take the time to look past the ten year olds on xbox live. Saying we don't deserve a game is stupid.

mcarsehat1494d ago

So by trying to prove me wrong, you do exactly what i say gamers do?

I'll generalise the gamers into two categories:

Bad Gamers

Good Gamers

Ripping DICE, UBISOFT and Kojima to death for disappointing you without thinking of how hard AAA games are to make, makes you a bad gamer and an asshole.

Redempteur1494d ago

People act like assholes on THE INTERNET , phil fish included , acting like it's our fault when the problem lies primarily within phil fish own lack of capabilities to manage his public image.

I don't care about FEZ2 , but seriously phil fish at this point , just want some attention. Otherwise he would have closed his twitter account already.

callahan091494d ago

Finally got around to playing some Fez this weekend, after wanting to try it for years. It's... hmm... I dunno.

First, I found Fish (in the documentary Indie Game: The Movie) to be a very sympathetic guy with some demons and a lot of pressure surrounding what he's trying to do. So I tend to give him a bit of a free pass. The public spotlight isn't always for everyone, I know that. I don't think it's for him, that's for sure.

But, you know, he'd be smarter to just not respond than to respond with the hostility that he does.

I've made mistakes in my life, I've been hostile towards people I love, I've called them names, I've yelled at them, I've stormed out of the house and had to cool off before I could confront them again. I don't know how common that is, but I feel like a lot of people get under stress and someone picks a fight with you and you just need to let off that steam and then run off on your own and cool down. He's kind of doing that, but in a very public way, and to an entire public in general instead of to individual in particular.

It isn't fair to behave that way, but emotions and stress can get the better of anyone, and I think its got the better of him, and for that I can forgive him, but he also needs to cool off and take a step back and appraise his situation and move on, which he hasn't done yet.

So about the game... it has great, cool concepts, and some of the level design works really well, but I'm just going to give up on it because for me, personally, there are too many branching paths, too many doors to take, and within those doors, more doors. I get lost and then can't remember where I've been or where I need to go. I don't like the map at all, it's cumbersome and confusing. I also don't like that I got to a room with one of those bolt & screw elevator contraptions and the game didn't tell me how to use it, I tried turning the handles the same way you do to use the pivots, but it didn't work, so I just left.

Later on I found another one of those elevator contraptions, and the game DID tell me how to use it, so after completing that area, I wanted to go back to the first one I found, and first of all, it took me forever to figure out how to get back to it, and second of all, I got most of the way there, and then those black holes started blocking my path and I couldn't get back to it all the way!

I never could figure out how to get past those black holes, so to me it seems like that part of the game is now cut off to me forever, which ticks me off.

All in all, I just find the game to be annoying. It cuts off certain areas with black holes, it has too many branching paths, and the maps are too difficult to use, so I get lost, and I miss things, and I can't figure out how to get back on track or backtrack and get what I missed.

After a while, the puzzles didn't seem any more interesting either. Just kind of more of the same. BRAID did a much better job than this game, because as the game went on, each level had more and more unique and interesting concepts for the puzzles you had to solve, but with this game, it just kind of got frustrating and stale.

frostypants1494d ago (Edited 1494d ago )

Phil Fish is bipolar as hell. I'd wager on it. The dude needs serious psychiatric help.

XB1_PS41494d ago (Edited 1494d ago )

I like Phil Fish. We have something in common, I also hate most of the people on sites like this. lol

shadowraiserx1494d ago

He is a jerk, if he and cliff.B. were gay they would be the perfect couple XD.

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WilliamUsher1495d ago

This response from Fish is neither surprising nor unexpected.

admiralvic1495d ago

And needless to say, thats a little sad.

sAVAge_bEaST1495d ago

Total Cry-Baby, Mentality.