I’m not much of a competitive gamer, but I got a chance to check out a few competitive games at PAX West 2022, and I might end up dipping back into that scene.
No Place for Bravery is a blood-soaked action RPG with fantastic pixel art, bonfire checkpoints, stamina management, and a story that’s full of Big Dad Energy.
Some thoughts on the Limited Run Games and WayForward booth at PAX West 2022, where I checked out three games and resisted the urge to buy any games!
Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince starts off with an excellent water temple in a bid for favorable comparisons to the Legend of Zelda franchise.
Absolute Tactics: Daughter of Mercy is a new tactical RPG that has interesting combat mechanics, unique character mechanics, and loads of pacing issues.
Foretales looks like a lot of recent digital card games, but it is actually more like a point-and-click adventure game than a typical deck-builder.
It is tough to show off what makes a turn-based role-playing game work in a demo, but there were some outstanding ones on display at PAX West 2022!
Catmaze is a Metroidvania that’s made its way to consoles after a few years of positive steam reviews. It’s got a low-budget look, but feels wonderful to play!
The Gallery is an interactive movie or FMV game that tells two twists on the same hostage story in a London Art Gallery.
I was hesitant about going to a convention, but thanks in large part to their vaccines and masks required messaging, I headed up to Seattle for PAX West.