Plenty of great games combine multiple game ideas into a single cohesive package. Persona mixed a dating sim and a party-based JRPG. Deus Ex combined sneaking, shooting and role-playing stats so successfully that it’s still mimicked to this day.
Throw thousands of people who share common interests together for a weekend and love is bound to blossom. PAX is no exception, and amidst all the games, booze and costumes the annual gaming celebration in Seattle brought a lot of like-minded kids together.
The crowd roars. Again. It’s thrilling. So are the gasps of disbelief, the sudden outbursts of raucous applause whenever someone does something extraordinary. Even when I can’t tell why they’re on their feet, I want to join in. The energy is infectious.