1. Demo/Dev Review: Pray for the Gods
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    At Pax West, I found next year’s best game hands down, of all places on the Indie games floor. That game was Pray for the Gods! This hit is what people have been waiting years for, a void market left after the series developed by Team Ico. For those that don’t know who they are they are the creators of the games ICO, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Last Guardian. No Matter is the group currently developing this game and they have taken an amazing idea, made it their own and added more to their game that we were missing before.

    While standing in line for a long time (it was like everyone wanted to play this game or something), I got to speak with two of the developers of Pray for the Gods. I asked them what was going to make their game, that we have all been waiting for, stand out for the players of the Team ICO series. Their response was that there would be more stuff to do. The emptiness of Shadow of the Colossus was their main thing. They wanted to fill it in while adding in depth to the story for us to enjoy. They both mentioned taking elements they loved in Breath of the Wild to make this happen. With all the little things you could do while traveling between areas in Breath of the Wild to feel like this is more of a living world that you can explore and enjoy than running from place to place hunting down massive creatures to kill.
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  2. Demo/Dev Review: Hellpoint
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    Pax this year had many games that captured the essence of the games we played in the not too distant past. One of these games happened to be Hellpoint by Cradle Games and Tiny Build. I sat down at the booth with the developers of this game with one of our community members as this game supported two-player action. So after some good old trash talking back and forth and some gameplay I got to see the essence of this game and got to ask many questions at the same time.

    My main question, because I had never heard of this game was “What is Hellpoint?”. The game is going to be set in space in a colony that is near a black hole. Many different things are happening on the ship and it is your job to figure out what as you explore and attempt to survive the deadly fights. With each death, the game respawns you and randomizes the enemies in the area so each battle, at least with the non-boss enemies, will never be the same. Turning that corner could lead you into the wrong side of a blade that wasn’t there before.
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  3. Demo/Pax Review: Mega Man 11
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    I got to play the demo at Pax West for Mega Man 11. The newest installment of the Mega Man series available on October 2, 2018 across all platforms. To be fair, after the legendary Keiji Inafune departed from his longtime role as the producer of Mega Man the announcement last year of this game had me worried where the direction of Mega Man would go with him gone. Would Mega Man ever be the same? Would it have the details that we look for in all the previous Mega Man games? I think I got my answer after the demo and was pleasantly surprised.

    The demo featured the bosses in the release trailer plus two more with their own unique challenges that one of the exhibitors defined when I walked up to the screen. Stating that Block Man seemed to be the easiest for people to conquer, but the level challenged and really provided the old Mega Man style platforming to get the feel of the game.
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  4. Developer Interview: Bless Unleashed
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    At Pax 2018 I got the pleasure to sit down with the development team that is bringing us Bless Unleashed! Currently slated to release only on Xbox One, this game takes all of the lore, classes, and skills that we got to see through the Bless Online universe that was released on May 30, 2018 and put their own spin on the combat system with new ways to play and a whole bunch of extra content.

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  5. FFXIV Moving Servers
    Xen of Onslaught Division Logo As the title suggests the FFXIV official guild is moving to the Adamantoise server.

    Those players on the Sargatanas server are still welcome to be part of the community and play through cross server activities, but the official guild is on Adamantoise now.

    Once we get cross server Linkshells in 4.3 we will add that too.
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