PAX West

Playing with Nuclear Radiation Mutations in Double Fine's "RAD"

Playing with Nuclear Radiation Mutations in Double Fine’s “RAD”

Double Fine and Bandai Namco’s RAD is a 3D action rogue-like game set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has faced it’s doom twice over sometime in the mid-1980s. So everything is neon. Players take on the role of a teenage protagonist who ventures into the Fallow, which is a constantly changing radioactive wasteland filled with […]

"A Purrtato Tail" is an RPG about Cats that are also Potatoes

“A Purrtato Tail” is an RPG about Cats that are also Potatoes

A Purrtato Tail is an RPG about cats that are also potatoes, and you connect them together to create bridges in order to complete dungeons and face off against bosses. It’s honestly, both fascinating and horrifying at the same time. The game is slated to release in 2020. When I got the pitch from Drunk […]

"Samurai Gunn 2" includes a Campaign, Co-Op Mode, and a Visual Novel

“Samurai Gunn 2” includes a Campaign, Co-Op Mode, and a Visual Novel

Beau Blyth, co-creator of Hyper-Light Drifter, and studio Teknopants are bringing Samurai Gunn 2 to the Nintendo Switch as a limited-time exclusive before the game launches on other platforms. Much like the original Samurai Gunn, the sequel includes a brutal, fast-paced free-for-all verses mode designed for 2-4 players. The controls in versus mode have been improved, and new […]

"The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening" is Simple but Brutal

“The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening” is Simple but Brutal

Nintendo was showing off a new dungeon for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening at PAX West earlier this month. The dungeon shown off at the convention required some strategic bomb usage, which is absolutely not my forte. It doesn’t help that you need significantly more bombs to progress through the dungeon and the final boss […]

"Dauntless" on the Nintendo Switch

“Dauntless” on the Nintendo Switch is a Solid Switch Port

I’ve played the Switch version of Dauntless twice now, at E3 and PAX West, and it plays like most Switch ports – with similar controls and slightly toned-down graphics due to the hardware limitations of the Switch. The mechanics and controls of the game are unchanged, and the Switch edition will launch with all the content […]

"Luigi's Mansion 3" Co-Op is Shared-Screen Insanity

“Luigi’s Mansion 3” Co-Op is Shared-Screen Insanity

Nintendo decided to show off Luigi’s Mansion 3‘s co-op mode at PAX West. As this is Luigi’s Mansion, the co-op experience is shared-screen with one player taking the role of Luigi and the other becoming Gooigi. Because obviously Luigi’s best ghost hunting pal is his own goo clone. The co-op in Luigi’s Mansion 3 is absolutely a case […]

The "Trials of Mana" Remake Looks a Little Bit... Outdated

The “Trials of Mana” Remake Looks a Little Bit… Outdated

Square Enix showed off their Trials of Mana remake during PAX West earlier this month. The game is designed so you can play either the original 2D, or the brand-new 3D version. And while the 3D graphics do give the title a much-needed overhaul, they seem a bit dated. There’s nothing partuclarly bad about the 3D version of […]

Merge Games Showed Off "Sparklite" During PAX West 2019

Merge Games Showed Off “Sparklite” During PAX West 2019

During PAX West 2019 we had a chance to visit with Merge Games and check out a couple of their games, the first one being Sparklite. The game puts you in the shoes of a redheaded mechanic who crashed her ship and is now trying to find a way off the world she’s on which […]

We Explore A Little Bit More Of "Young Souls" At PAX West

We Explore A Little Bit More Of “Young Souls” At PAX West

Back when we tried out Young Souls at PAX East 2019, we mainly got exposed to the battle portion of the game. At PAX West 2019, we saw a lot more. The game has you as two siblings who have been trained to fight evil as they go to save someone near and dear to […]

Cranking It Out: We Tried PlayDate At PAX West 2019

An appointment at PAX West 2019 that kind of came out of the blue was when we got a chance to play with the new PlayDate handheld console from Panic Inc. Ever since the tiny crank-based system was introduced a few months ago, we’ve been curious what exactly we’d get as far as games. We […]

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We Messed Around With Google Stadia During PAX West 2019

One of the surprise appointments I was able to book for PAX West 2019 came in the form of meeting with Google Stadia reps and playing on the platform. During the meeting, I had a chance to sit down and play a couple of games on the system as we tried out DOOM Eternal and […]

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Our Reality Is Warped With “Superliminal” At PAX West 2019

It isn’t too often we get a game at a convention like PAX West 2019 that messes with our vision, but Superliminal managed to pull that off a tiny bit. Created by Pillow Case Games, this is a first-person puzzle game that got a little bit of early buzz from the trailer you see below, […]

Who's Driving The Van? We Played "Moving Out" At PAX West

Who’s Driving The Van? We Played “Moving Out” At PAX West 2019

Team17 came to PAX West 2019 with an armada of games, but the big one they showed off was unannounced until the con as we played Moving Out. This is a four-player scramble game in which you all play employees of a moving company. Your job is to go in as a team and move […]

We Played "The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Tactics" At PAX West

We Played “The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Tactics” At PAX West

One of the absolute surprise joys we got at PAX West 2019 was having En Masse Entertainment bring The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Tactics. When this game came onto our radar along with the Netflix series, I was ecstatic. Not just the fact that a game was being made off of a Jim Henson […]

The Purrrrfect Shooter: We Are The “Cat Lady” At PAX West 2019

VIZ Media and Rose City Games brought with them the most adorable twin-stick shooter to PAX West 2019 in the form of Cat Lady. This is one of those games that the minute you see it, you either fall in love or thinks it’s ridiculous. We went with the former back when the game was […]

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Exploring A New Spot In “Journey To The Savage Planet” At PAX West

The second game that we got to have a little bit of fun with at PAX West 2019 from 505 Games was Journey To The Savage Planet. The demo we played was a bit of a co-op adventure as you explore a planet filled with alien creatures you’ve never dealt with before. The premise of […]

We Gave "Indivisible" A Shot During PAX West 2019

We Gave “Indivisible” A Shot During PAX West 2019

During our time at PAX West 2019, we had a chance to visit with our friends over at 505 Games. The first of two we got to try out at their booth was Indivisible. This is a cool little action-platforming RPG in which you play as a young woman trying to save the world from […]