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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Pokemon Go Obssesed

I didn’t imagine I would ever get into a mobile app phone game. Usually I get bored within a short time, but this is the most fun and promising game yet.

Encountering an Eevee at dusk

I had to try it as a fan of Pokemon. I love their games! I went out Sunday and saw hoards of people walking together, couples strolling in parks, and parents with their kids looking for Pokemon. I found myself being asked by my co-workers about the game, because people came in looking for Pokemon. It surprised me how quickly people have picked up the game. I’ve heard there will be many improvements headed our way; There will be new game mechanics such as leader scoreboards and customization of gyms. That will keep me intrigued to see what amazing things come.

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Gaming in May/June

Gaming in May/June

Hey everyone! I hope you all have been well. Lately I have been going between various games. I picked up Bravely Second the day it came out, but I haven’t progressed very far because of other games I’m still into.

Bravely Second– (3ds)

This turn style RPG with the ability to switch job classes is so fun. I love that you can change jobs and still use skills from one of the character’s previous jobs. Finding a complimentary skills and abilities is the key to building powerful characters. As you progress through the story and do side quests you unlock more jobs. I adore the story and the characters. The friendly bantering is something I look forward to instead of skipping over. I haven’t played the first game. I was glad they did have explanations and a summary about the previous game so I don’t feel I missed out on something vital. I still would love to play the first one later. This is one of the best RPGs I’ve played in a while.

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