One of the games that gave us an absolute smile from start to finish at PAX West was Gato Roboto from Devolver Digital. This was an unannounced title all the way up until the convention started, so we weren’t sure what we were walking into. This is a sort of Game Boy/Metroid throwback title in which you play the role of an astronaut’s cat who must make his way around a planet to find out what’s going on and eventually break your human out of his crashed ship. You do so by getting special gear like a powersuit that allows you to move around and take out enemies in your way.
You do a lot of switching between the suit and the cat as you’ll need to get into tight spaces on occasion while others require brute force. There’s even upgrades to make you a badass kitty who can take on anything this game may throw at you. Gato Roboto will be available sometime in 2019 for the Nintendo Switch and Steam, but we honestly can’t wait as this was one of our favorite games from the event.