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I'm playing Fez with my wife, and we're really enjoying the secrets. I'd like to finish it, or as much as I can bear, without using a guide or anything to solve the puzzles. The one thing I'd like to know is: are some puzzles temporarily unsolvable? What I mean is, when I encounter a puzzle, do I automatically have everything I need to solve it, or could I be lacking an in game item or ability that makes it possible to solve. I don't want examples, I just want to know if there are puzzles I might encounter that can't be solved till I play further in the game. That way I can stop banging my head against the wall (temporarily).

Thus far, I've yet to encounter a puzzle that couldn't be solved on the spot - but I theorize there are some abilities or something that I'll get later that make other puzzles solvable that are not yet.

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Some puzzles require interactions in or knowledge from other rooms first. Some require beating the game once (to get a new feature in New Game+ mode). Some require checking the Internet since there are no in-game clues.

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I just want to follow up to say thanks. I doubted you at first, but having finished the game I see now that one puzzle was completely unsolvable without the internet. Lame. For the benefit of others, I'll also add that controller vibration is a key (if you turn that off by default like I do). – EBongo May 1 '12 at 0:27

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