PAX East 2017: Kingsway Preview

Originally published on Trevor Trove on March 19, 2017 Shortly before PAX East, Adult Swim Games announced Kingsway, a unique RPG told through a windows-based operating system. Immediately upon seeing the trailer for the game, I reached out about setting up a PAX appointment to give the game a try. It was one of the firstContinue reading “PAX East 2017: Kingsway Preview”

PAX East 2017: Emily Is Away Too Preview

Originally published on Trevor Trove on March 18, 2017 Emily Is Away Too, the spiritual successor to 2015’s Emily Is Away, still manages to capture the same nostalgia of the original. I never played the original but I’d heard plenty of nice praise about it so I was glad to sit down with it at PAXContinue reading “PAX East 2017: Emily Is Away Too Preview”

PAX East 2017: Flipping Death Preview

Originally published on Trevor Trove on March 17, 2017 Flipping Death was another of those games that stood out from the Nindies event as a notably different tone for a game being highlighted by Nintendo. Featuring a character who begins the game by dying struck me as a bit macabre (though I suppose Guacamelee! FromContinue reading “PAX East 2017: Flipping Death Preview”

PAX East 2017: Mr. Shifty Preview

Originally published on Trevor Trove on March 16, 2017 When I saw Mr. Shifty at the tinyBuild booth at PAX South a couple months ago, it was immediately recognizable for its very strong Hotline Miami influence. I didn’t actually play it there but it was clear as day, matching the top-down aesthetic and fast-paced action and combat.Continue reading “PAX East 2017: Mr. Shifty Preview”

PAX East 2017: Super Rude Bear Resurrection Preview

Originally published on Trevor Trove on March 15, 2017 While at PAX East this past weekend, I had a little bird in my ear telling me (and others) to seek out and play Super Rude Bear Resurrection. Amy Gilroy had played it at EGX last year and couldn’t get enough of it. So, I did a quick Google searchContinue reading “PAX East 2017: Super Rude Bear Resurrection Preview”

PAX East 2017: YIIK: A Postmodern RPG Preview

Originally published on Trevor Trove on March 14, 2017 When I first saw YIIK: A Postmodern RPG at the 2015 PlayStation Experience, I immediately recognized (in part because I don’t think Ackk Studios is trying to hide it) the Earthbound inspiration to the game. YIIK is a lovingly crafted Japanese RPG that fully embraces Americana,Continue reading “PAX East 2017: YIIK: A Postmodern RPG Preview”

PAX East 2017: Semblance Preview

Originally published on Trevor Trove on March 11, 2017 South African indie developer Nyamakop (a hybrid of ‘nyama’ – the Kiswahili word for ‘meat’ – and ‘kop’ – the Afrikaans word for “head,” so the company roughly translates to “meathead.”) is showcasing their game Semblance at PAX East this year as part of the Minibooth inside the Indie Megabooth.Continue reading “PAX East 2017: Semblance Preview”

PAX East 2017: Final Fantasy XV Episode Gladiolus Preview

Originally published on Trevor Trove on March 10, 2017 After spending my first press hour playing Final Fantasy XV at PAX West last year, it seemed fitting that after a quick walk around the show floor I would play the first of the character-based FFXV DLC episodes, filling in the gaps of what happened to GladiolusContinue reading “PAX East 2017: Final Fantasy XV Episode Gladiolus Preview”

PAX East 2017

Originally published on Trevor Trove on March 10-13, 2017 Day Zero The morning started out a bit lethargic. My roommates for this trip and I were a bit slow to wake up, having stayed up late into the night visiting with each other Wednesday night. Reconnecting with friends is always one of the best aspectsContinue reading “PAX East 2017”