Pax South 2017 (Part 2)

Pax South 2017 (Part 2)

Well after the Nintendo Switch I debated going back, but I didn’t really feel like doing the weird line again. So instead I tried a few indie games and this is the one the liked most.

The Painter’s Apprentice

This side-scrolling action game is inspired by art. The character uses his paint brush to fight enemies and advance in the game. You pick up paint tubes for more colors and can switch between colors. Only when you wield the same color as the monster you can defeat it. The backgrounds are inspired by different movements in art. I feel that aspect can be pushed a lot more, but I am happy there is interest in art history here. We will see though since it isn’t released yet.

Next up I played two games at the Trion booth!

I tried out an mmo called Trove.

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Pax South 2017 (part 1)

Pax South 2017 (part 1)

Pax South was a ton of fun this year. Pax is a video game convention that has four events in the United States. Pax South is known for having many indie games. This was the first time I went solo to a convention. I met up with my friend here and there, but we had different agendas. It was also the first time I carried a journal with me to keep a captain’s log of my experience. Pax South is a three day event, but I’ve found two days are more than enough for me.

Pax South Day 1

The day started out with me getting into the wrong line for the expo hall. Good grief! I was kicking myself mentally and quickly made it to where I should have been. I love Fridays because it has a smaller crowd compared to the weekend. So this is the day for trying as many things as I could.

I headed first to the Nintendo Switch booth. The lines were confusing because one wrapped around the booth and other lines didn’t even have much space. They had to keep the line short so a person held an end cap sign at the end of the line. When I found the line to play Splatoon 2 I was turned away because they didn’t have room for people to line up. Ugh! I checked out some vendors and picked up a Team Skull scarf right away. I loved it so much! I think Team Skull are my favorite Pokemon villains of all time.

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The first game I played was Dauntless

I fought the monster featured in the video using a sword. It was awkward playing it at first (I don’t really play action-oriented games on the PC), but then it was quite fun! It grabbed my attention with a bright color palette and I heard it was similar to the Monster Hunter series. The characters are more cartoon-like than Monster Hunter. The monsters also seem to have rage modes (attack and speed increases for temporary amount of time along with additional attacks). What I really loved was the fact there are no separate areas where the game had to load in order for you to explore the map. When you see the monster run away you can chase it in a way that feels quite natural. I enjoyed it although I’m not sure if I will be able to play it since my laptop isn’t anything special. I will keep an eye on this game though. I would like to get into an mmo type game again. At the moment you can sign up on the website and maybe get into the beta phase when it comes out.

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