I didn't play a lot of games at Twitch Con- I mean PAX South. There's something fairly gross about sharing a controller with a few other thousand players, although that didn't stop me from catching the infamous PAX POX on my way home Sunday. Plus, there might be something to my age now, where I simply don't care to try out a ton of games that I just simply am not interested in. I know my likes and dislikes, and I know when it comes to these events I'm looking for something new.
NEW meaning that-
What really pulled me to this game was it's controller. It was using what looked like an audio mixer as it's form of input. Turns out it's a specially designed controller called the Panoramical Pod.
I look forward to soon, exploring the game in a more remote environment.
Lovely Planet: Arcade Mode
First off, Tiny Build really stole a lot of the show. If you didn't already know of them before, there's no way you'd walk out of there without stepping foot in their giant orange paradise.
Lovely Planet was a fun, frustrating, fast shooter that took place in a cute abstract world. I really enjoyed this game, heck I even ordered the IndieBox of it. The new game has the same gameplay that will hook me in for hours. To my disappointment, they've changed your shooter to more resemble a shotgun. Still a good experience, for later this summer when this game is out to the public.
Egg Drop: PS Move Edition
I ended up walking out of the show floor one day to a group of people playing a game with the extinct(?) PS Move. The game was a cross between a game of Tag and an Egg drop (which really works with that controller). There was also some rules about moving to the tempo of the song playing, it was stressful and insanely competitive.
When we grow up we stop playing tag and other group games that take place in the real world. Maybe it's because we think it's too childish, or we become aware of too many physical factors that can heavily unbalance the game. I don't know about you, but as a kid I wasn't too athletic and always hated when I had to be "it" in tag, I'd always end up getting someone who would pity me to let me tag them.
Long story short this was a really fun and different experience from everything else offered at PAX. It brought me back to being a kid on the playground without any of those negative experiences. I hope PAX East will have more things like this for me to experience.
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