Snackbar Games contributor Joe Teed attended this year’s PAX East in Boston and is sharing his experiences at the event.
The event was a little packed, with 1 1/2 hour waits for panels and some organization issues, so mostly I will be reporting on things I saw on the show floor.
A few highlights:
- Monday Night Combat (XBLA) – A mashup of Team Fortress 2 and DoTA from newcomer Uber Entertainment that really impressed me and seems more like a full game by itself
- Battle Block Theatre (XBLA) – The Behemoth’s new arena platformer, with some very creative game modes
- Shank (XBLA) – Klei’s new brawler game with some great comic book visuals and some fast and violent action
- Crackdown 2 (360) – If you were worried that this wasn’t going to be Crackdownier, you can rest easy
- The Calling (Wii) – A scary ghost game from Hudson that looks like it will use the Wii controls pretty well
- Red Dead Revolver (360/PS3) – Not much new to see for this one, but it still looks like a great Western spin on the GTA model
- Skate 3 (360,PS3) – Like Crackdown 2, it certainly looks like it keeps up with the original
- Nvidia’s 3D technology (PC, if you have the cash) – This was a lot more impressive than I think people were expecting and was, of course, WoW optimized
- APB (PC) – Realtime Worlds comes to the PC, but with only 4 players per side in the demo, this action MMO seemed generic and empty
- Puzzle Quest 2 (XBLA, DS) – Again, more of an existing classic, but the new isometric overworld view was cool