Snack PAX


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The Penny Arcade Expo, more lovingly known as PAX, has become one of the best venues for showing off the biggest new games. This bite sized post is about just three of those games I wouldn’t mind a blast on.

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

Having never played the previous games due to my irrational phobia of PlayStation’s I have to say that I was a tad confused by some of the trailer. However what I do see is that this game drips awesome graphically and atmospherically. The Conjurer of the stealthy franchise Mr Kojima says that this current generation title is in fact a prologue to Metal Gear Solid 5 which will be a next-gen title. I have to say it looks pretty bad ass and although the ‘game play trailer’ is a little light on actual game play it makes up for in awesome cinematics. As long as you don’t mind subtitles check it out below. Oh and whats more it’s on both PS3 and Xbox 360 so I wont have to get my hands dirty.

Borderlands 2

I always appreciated the almost Scanner Darkly-esque shaded graphics of the first game, but the sequel to this action RPG seems to have ramped things up more than a bit. As you will see in the trailer it totes more guns, baddies, character customizations, environments and even a bad ass ranking system so you can measure just how much of a bad ass you are. Its got 4 player co-op to quadruple the ultra violence levels in-game and trade any weapons with your buddies. It looks totally over the top and I love that about it, I mean anything which has an acid shooting machine gun and black hole grenades can’t be wrong. Take a look for yourself.

Halo 4

Of course I couldn’t go without mentioning Halo and PAX has brought another selection of UNSC tapas for our delectation. Check out this little video about 343’s some poor suckers getting flagsassinated on the latest to be showcased ‘Exile’ during a CTF game,  I feel some of the footage here kind of affirms that it still has that Halo feel but now with a little more added super soldier.

The many details on multiplayer have been receiving mixed reactions from the community. Personally I am all for the changes, after all it is meant to be Combat Evolved right? However the good people at 343i have been understandably quiet about the campaign involving everyone’s favourite Spartan – The Master Chief. The video below though is probably the best ViDoc they have released to date and shows a substantial amount of ‘making of’ footage and to me really conveys the level of consideration and just how hard they are working to make the campaign something really special. There are even a couple of extra bits of unseen cut-scene footage in there. The video below should really give you a feel how much the team is

Hope you enjoyed this post, are you looking forward to any/all of these games, any other games that were showcased at PAX that you like the look of? Let me know in the comments and as usual if you like what you read please subscribe. Thanks

-MS Dosser

2 thoughts on “Snack PAX

  1. I’ve always been TERRIFIED of coop or multiplayer games. It seems like that’s where a lot of games are headed. They look Soooo good though. I wish I didn’t have the fear (and that I did have the time).

    • Thanks for the comment Ottabelle I totally get that point of view. I used to get this feeling when I first started playing multiplayer games, still occasionally do when a new shooter with totally different game mechanics comes out. However I suggest you take the plunge, the social experience of winning or losing with your friends far outweighs the initial fear of playing because you think you might suck. Ultimately when you first start playing you will suck a bit but that’s why you practice. Revel in the crazy ways you die until you can celebrate the awesome kills you get.

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