PAX West


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 Outdated

The “Trials of Mana” Remake Looks a Little Bit… Outdated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 Checked Out All Things "Shovel Knight" At PAX West

We Checked Out All Things “Shovel Knight” At PAX West

One of the appointments I was looking forward to the most was a visit with Yacht Club Games to see all things Shovel Knight they had to show. The first one I immediately wanted to jump into was Shovel Knight Showdown. This is a multiplayer brawler where you pick one of the characters in the […]

Enjoying "Windjammers 2" & "Streets Of Rage 4" At PAX West

Enjoying “Windjammers 2” & “Streets Of Rage 4” At PAX West

During PAX West we paid a visit to the folks at Dotemu to check out Windjammers 2 and Streets Of Rage 4 just to see where they were at. We’ll start with Streets Of Rage 4 where I jumped in with another member of the press to mess around with some new levels. I dove […]

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, […]

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 […]

Building As We Go In "Cosmoteer" At PAX West 2019

Building As We Go In “Cosmoteer” At PAX West 2019

The first game we managed to book some time with at the Indie MEGABOOTH at PAX West 2019 was Cosmoteer by Walternate Realities. This game basically combines three genres into one as you have part city simulator, part spaceship design, and part space battler. You will use the resources you have to craft an amazing […]

We Checked Out “Immortal Realms: Vampire Realms” At PAX West 2019

The other title we checked out at PAX West 2019 from Kalypso Media had us messing with vampire business in Immortal Realms: Vampire Realms. This is an RPG strategy game where you will take on the mantle on one of three different vampire clans in a fierce battle among the undead to control the lands […]


Can't Kill Rock: We Tried "No Straight Roads" At PAX West 2019

Can’t Kill Rock: We Tried “No Straight Roads” At PAX West 2019

Back at PAX East 2019 we were introduced to No Straight Roads from Metronomik. This time around, we actually got to play a full demo at PAX West 2019. If you’re not familiar with this game, you play as a duo rock band called Bunk Bed Junction. You’ve just gone on TV to perform on […]

XSEED Games Showed Us “Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin” At PAX West 2019

The last game we got to check out from XSEED Games during PAX West 2019 was a cute little platformer called Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin. This is a brand new title from Edelweiss, who are the developers behind the game Astebreed. This is a weird little combination game where it’s part side-scrolling action platformer […]

Cinematic Platformer "Stela" Shows Off New Environments at PAX West

Cinematic Platformer “Stela” Shows Off New Environments at PAX West

Skybox Labs’ Stela is a cinematic platformer about a young woman who witnesses the final days of a mysterious ancient world. So, you know, it’s a very low-stakes game. The game will launch on Xbox One later this year, and we’re pretty excited for it, to be honest. This has been one of our indie highlights […]

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We Fought Our Way Through “Granblue Fantasy Versus” At PAX West

We got a chance to visit our old friends at XSEED Games during PAX West 2019, and one of the two games we tried out was Cygames’ Granblue Fantasy Versus. While the demo has been going around to a few conventions in the past, we got to play the current build with six of the […]

We Tried Out "Marvel's Avengers" From Square Enix At PAX West 2019

Daedalic Entertainment Brings “Unrailed” To PAX West 2019

We paid a visit to Daedalic Entertainment at PAX West 2019 for a few games, and the first one we got to try out was a four-player builder called Unrailed. This game has you as four different characters who work together to build a railroad line to a station across different types of terrain. Sounds […]