Probably in one way or another, you’ve heard of Phil Fish – the developer who said modern Japanese games suck at this year’s GDC. Well, he did say “modern” right? Because why perhaps would a representation of the original Zelda’s title screen be at his indie game Fez? Take a look at the image below:
Above is the Legend of Zelda’s title screen. Below is Fez’ character Gomez’ house:
As Mr. Evans from Empty Lifebar have pointed out – the mountains that seemingly points down to the waterfall, the pink sky. I doubt Mr. Phil Fish never noticed this. Or maybe he did. I would have asked him on Twitter but alas, I think he’s not going to be there for a while.
Zelda Chronicles and every Zelda fan sites out there are keen with every homage the series gets in any form of media. It is common knowledge that a prolific actor actually named his daughter after the princess. We feature Deviant Art users who make illustrations from the franchise. We are critical when other video games don’t want to be compared with the Zelda-style dungeons even though the comparison is very valid.
Whether we’re just fooling our eyes on the image above, it certainly looks like it pays homage to Zelda, and let’s just leave it at that.
Also, it looks like Mr. Fish loved the old Japanese games he grew up with.