Despite Phil Fish, you must play FEZ.
Phil Fish, performing an Andy Kaufman-esque villain online, can be seen as an asshole. And it’s perfectly reasonable to think so. However, many have pledged not to buy FEZ because they don’t like Phil Fish. They argue that buying his game would support his attitude.
This is a fallacy. Responding to Phil online is supporting his attitude. Buying his game is supporting his artistry. FEZ is a brilliant game, no matter the creator. It’s personally my favorite game of all time, considering it creates a realistic manifestation of how a real 2D world would work. Everyone not playing this game is robbing themselves of understanding video games on a deeper level.
So we need to approach this in a mature way. Do you know how to make a rotten child act better? You praise what it does well and don't play into their traps.
We need to altogether stop responding to Fish’s trolling and play his game. It’s safe to say that he needs some time away from the indie game scene. But never completing FEZ 2 is likely a huge blow to the history of games.