Monday, 23 April 2012

Boycotting Fez and the nature of Art

I have had another article published by Gamecentral, the link for which is on the left.

As a summary - Phil Fish has created and released a beautiful game called "Fez". During GDC (or something of that ilk) a Japanese gentleman asked the panel, which Phil Fish was a member of, what they thought of modern Japanese games.
Phil Fish responded with "your games just suck".

Due to this, some people are deciding to not buy the game, regardless of how good it is.
I decided to try to analyse this viewpoint, to try and see exactly what rational basis there is for having such an extreme reaction.

Enjoy.