PAX Round Up
PAX Round Up
By: Terra Clarke Olsen
PAX took over Seattle this past weekend for four full days of video game fandom. There were more games than my brain can compute, so sadly I’m sure I missed many things, but I wanted to share a few of my favorite things I saw.
This visuals attracted me to this game, in particular, the storybook, ink and pen feel of it all. So I stopped to watch their promo video. It was terrifying, but in an intriguing way. I want more!
“A terrifying psychological horror game inspired by the developer’s battle with mental illness. Explore nightmares! Branching narrative!”
They just launched a Kickstarter, so if this game looks interesting to you, please head over and back them!
Total War: Rome II
This game! YES! Watch the gameplay and be ready to fight, FOR ROME!
Rain is about a young boy who is into a secret world, one that can only be seen in the rain. Soon he enters the world, and you can no longer see the boy, unless it’s raining. Again, I found this game very visually pleasing. The soft colors and sounds, paired with interesting and delicate gameplay has put this game on my radar.
Ryse Son of Rome
The other Rome game that I stopped and stared at…for probably an unhealthy amount of time, was Ryse Son of Rome. A lot of people apparently didn’t like the look the game at PAX (it was also shown at E3, and people were expecting more?), but I thought it was beautiful. Watch and decide for yourself.
The Elder Scrolls
This game appeals to the tabletop gamer in me. Yes, there are a lot of fantasy MMORPGs out there, but I like the details of this one, in addition to the fact they don’t OVERLOAD your senses with too many visuals (which is why I am not into LoL). Simply put, I WANT TO PLAY THIS! (Please pick me for Beta testing…) Watch this game demo.
I don’t really understand what this game is about. Buuut I like the guys over Super Meat Boy, so it is probably going to be awesome! Plus I like the song.
And of course there was a lot of great cosplay!
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