PAX Roundup

Pax Prime, one of the biggest conventions in the industry was held this past week in Seattle, WA. With many tens of thousands in attendance, some of our team was privileged enough to attend and here’s some of the most impressive games that we witnessed:


Rising Thunder

Rising Thunder is a fighting game that was developed with the mindset that fighting games should be less complicated, taking only several hours to learn well instead of several weeks, or even several months.”

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Gigantic is a free-to-play third-person shooter MOBA, where teams of five heroes battle alongside gigantic monsters in a quest for supremacy. The heroes you can choose from are numerous and each has its own play style, blurring the line between genres. If you normally play fighters, there’s a hero suited to your set of skills, and the same goes for shooters, RPGs, MOBAs and so on.”

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Dragon Quest Heroes

Dragon Quest Heroes, Square Enix has decided to reach out to a new audience by getting rid of the turn-based combat system seen before in favor of a hack-and-slash adventure a la Dynasty Warriors – which shouldn’t be surprising, considering Omega Force from Koei Tecmo is the developer.”

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Dragon Fin Soup

“For the uninitiated, Dragon Fin Soup is a bit of a twisted take on the Red Riding Hood fairy tale, with Red being a badass, drunken bounty hunter, rather than hapless innocent girl. She comes ready to fight with guns, bombs, and, of course, plenty of booze.”

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TellTale’s Minecraft: Story Mode

“At first, the Mojang/Telltale collaboration seems like a total contradiction. On one hand, we have a series lauded for it’s brilliant writing. On the other hand, we have one of the most limitless and free sandbox games of all time. The Telltale games have a very specific structure, whereas Minecraft has almost no structure at all. Telltale games offer a singular play experience, while Minecraft has a thriving social community. How on earth would a collaboration between the two manage to stay true to the spirit of two such different types of game?”

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Lego Dimensions

LEGO has always been about destruction and rebuilding. It’s an endless cycle of creative rebirth, teaching both kids and adults to imagine new solutions to unfamiliar problems. The latest iteration of the brand, LEGO Dimensions Adventure Worlds, is no exception to that theme.”

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League of Geeks’ upcoming title Armello is a digital four player board game that takes players to a magical world that has been cloaked in darkness. There are four heroes, each of which has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses, with the option of playing aggressively or stealthily. There is questing, scheming, exploring, and vanquishing, as you plot against the King, fight off the King’s royal guards, and battle against other players with the ultimate goal of becoming either King or Queen of Armello.”

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Tharsis plays like a hyper-strategic digital boardgame that forces the player to weigh risk versus reward, manage a small crew of astronauts by keeping them fed, sane, and alive, and completing repairs and a variety of other tasks throughout different areas of the spacecraft.”

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The Gallery: Call of the Starseed

“In Call of the Starseed, the player assumes the role of a character searching for his missing twin sister, who always seems to be one step ahead of him in an environment largely reminiscent of Myst and The Goonies.”

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“With most RTS games, you’re spending as much time managing individual units as you do planning the grand scheme of the battle. Tactera is a whole different beast, and is a significant divergence from your typical RTS.”

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