Saturday, August 30, 2014

PAX Prime - Day 1

 Day 1 has concluded and what a way to start. So many amazing panels happening all at one and I missed nearly half of what I wanted to see. What I did manage to see were the Hironobu Sakaguchi panel, The AVGN movie screening, and Bioware's demo of the single player of Dragon Age Inquisition and preview of Dragon Age Keep. 

 The AVGN movie was pretty much just as I expected. Though it felt a bit long, the story progression also felt as though it was picking up speed the further into the story it was getting. I was almost losing track of what was going on at times with all the action that was going on at once. Whether or not the progression on its own was a parody in itself, the movie left me laughing and cheering the whole way through. 

The Hironobu Sakaguchi panel was probably better than I had expected it to be. It was mainly a one on one interview discussing his thoughts and feelings about his various works along with his opinions on today's market of RPG's both Japanese and Western. He also revealed a photo of the team that developed Blue Dragon for the PS2. Amongst the team were Hironobu Sakaguchi and Akira Toriyama standing next to each other in the front of the group, which is one of the more rare pictures of the man behind the amazing Dragonball Z. He also released info on his latest game Terra Battle, which is a turn based grid-battle system for mobile. The game has a download system where every time the game reaches a certain amount if downloads, new content is created for the game.

 That's pretty much all there was for panels. I did manage to catch a few more famous faces including Kris Straub and Mikey Neumann and while ordering breakfast, happen to run into romscout of SDA / speed running fame. 

Hopefully the next update isn't as delayed, but that just goes to show how much activity there is and the amount of fun you can have!


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