PAX East 2018


Juggler Games' My Memory of Us is Subtly Depressing

Juggler Games and IMGN.PRO's My Memory of Us is so subtly depressing you probably won't even realize just how dark most of the scenes are in the game until you've walked away and properly processed everything you just experienced. The game is set as a story a grandfather is telling his grandchild, one about his […]

Aftercharge is Good, Insane Multiplayer Shooter Fun

Chainawesome Games' Aftercharge is a 3-on-3 competitive PC game that pits invisible robots against an invincible security squad for some very dramatic tactical conflicts. Both teams are working to secure the six glowing extractors on each map – the robots have to coordinate their attacks to create distractions for the security squad so that they […]

For an Indie Sci-Fi Shooter, Dolmen has a Lot to Offer

Massive Work Studio's Dolmen is being published under the Square Enix Collective umbrella, and is a sci-fi adventure game that utilizes ranged and melee combat. The game's story involves an earthling who awakens in the middle of Revion Prime, a place known for hosting the greates massacre in the galaxy. The player naturally takes up […]

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Volantia: Zen and The Art of Kingdom Maintenance

Tangled Mess Games's Volantia is a city-building strategy game where you design a kingdom in the sky. Players get to design their kingdoms themselves by rotating and conjoining fragments of land to help stabilize the floating island and prevent it from collapsing. Volantia is the sort of strategy game where any wrong decisions you make […]

Warhammer: Doomwheel's Combat is Viscerally Satisfying

Katsu Entertainment's Warhammer: Doomwheel is a mobile Warhammer game, which isn't really a sentence I ever expected to be typing but here we are. The game has done pretty well on the convention circuit, and for good reason. Sure, it's a pretty quirky concept – you ride on a Doomwheel running over various creatures from […]


Elder Scrolls Legends: Houses of Morrowind Adds a Whole lot of Complexity

The Houses of Morrowind expansion for Elder Scrolls Legends requires you to re-learn the game thanks to the many changes it brings with it. Bethesda have managed to predict this by adding some new tools for players – specifically, a new set of puzzles designed to show you exactly how to play with the new […]

Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Isles

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is TESO at Its Best

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset is the latest expansion coming to Bethesda's Elder Scrolls MMO, and it was playable during Bethesda's PAX East event. The demo itself was relatively short for a massive open-world game, with demo windows capped at 20 minutes. So I went with a randomized character, kept my skill options pretty basic, and […]

Legends of Aria is an Experiment in the Limits and Virtues of MMOs

Citadel Games' Legends of Aria is an MMO designed to be controlled more by the players than by the game developers themselves. Its an open form MMO that flies in the face of what we expect from MMORPGs these days, because it is pretty much nothing like World of Warcraft. Citadel Games have a pretty specific vision […]

Underworld Ascendant's Best Feature is the Living Stygian Abyss

Right, let's get this one out of the way first: No, Underworld Ascendant is not part of the Underworld film series starring Kate Beckinsale. I know, I know, we all wanna play as Selene and go murder some dumb vampires, but this is not that game. Instead, Underworld Ascendant is part of the Ultima Underworld series by Paul Neurath and Warren Spector. […]

Getting Lost in Space with Memories of Mars at PAX East

Limbic Entertainment GmbH and 505 Games' Memories of Mars is a sci-fi survival open-world game with a decent bit of tower-defense mechanics thrown in there. 505 were showing off the game at PAX and I got a  bit of a chance to go play around in the sandbox. However, it was probably not the best venue […]

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Deathgarden Will Include Multiple Multiplayer Modes

Behavior Interactive's Deathgarden is an asymmetrical multiplayer game much like their breakout success Dead by Daylight, wherein four runners try and complete a set objective while avoiding the armored immortal Hunter. At first glance, there are plenty of similarities between Dead by Daylight and Deathgarden, including the fact that the hunter sacrifices runners to nature. However, talking […]

Ashes of Creation Wants to Change How You Play MMOs, and It Just Might Succeed

Intrepid Studios' Ashes of Creation is a pretty ambitious MMORPG project being developed former AAA developers. Speaking with the team at PAX East, it was obvious that Ashes is a labor of love for everyone involved in the project — from producer to art designer — the team was incredibly passionate about making an MMO […]

Dragon Quest XI

Dragon Quest XI Will Have New Features to Appeal to a Western Audience

As you've probably heard, Square Enix is releasing Dragon Quest XI in the west. It'll be the first mainline Dragon Quest game to get a western release in well over a decade, meaning the game will be getting some major overhauling before making it overseas. Part of this is to make it appealing to a western audience, […]

Descenders is the Game for Folks Who Gotta Go Fast, Downhill

RageSquid's Descenders is essentially a game designed for people who like to go downhill very fast on a bike. And do a few jumps and tricks along the way. The game was designed to be easy to pick up, but difficult to master. And it definitely is. The game features procedurally generated worlds, so no two […]

Finding the Uniqueness in Bishop Games' Light Fall at PAX East

So one of my biggest problems with Bishop Games' Light Fall is that it seems a bit too similar to some other really popular indie games. However, the actual gameplay experience makes up for a bit of that same-face problem. Part of the similarity is the color palette. If you walked through the Indie Megabooth at […]

Dustwun

Sci-fi Action-Adventure, Exploration Survival Game Dustwun Seems a Bit Confused

Goon Squad's Dustwun is a third-person action-adventure meets survival-exploration hybrid. So it's basically four different game types rolled into one. It sounds great, and the elements do have quite a bit in common; however, there are many moments where Dustwun goes a slight bit wrong. While the survival aspect is pretty basic — you just need to […]

Dark Devotion

Crawling the Swampy Depths in Dark Devotion is Harder Than It Looks

Hibernian Workshop and The Arcade Crew's Dark Devotion had a playable demo at PAX East this year which showed off the rogue-like RPG with some scenic ambiance in the form of booth attendees dressed like monks. Which is the perfect backdrop for a game where you collect Faith currency (used to unlock secret paths and secret chests) […]

Dead by Daylight

Dead by Daylight Teases New Original Killer at PAX East

There is quite a bit new in the world of Dead by Daylight. The development team has laid out a comprehensive roadmap for when players can expect to see new expansions and balance changes, all thanks to Behavior Interactive buying the IP rights to DbD back from Starbreeze Studios. So naturally, they decided to hit PAX East […]

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Annapurna Interactive Announces 5v5 Tactical Shooter 'Due Process'

Annapurna Interactive has officially revealed their latest game after showing it off to press and attendees of PAX East this past weekend. Giant Enemy Crab's Due Process is a tactical 5v5 shooter with a focus on planning and teamwork that rewards communication with teammates, allows players to draw a "playbook" directly onto the map during the planning […]