PAX Prime 2010 - Leftovers.
Here are my final PAX thoughts:
- Enforcers are the camp counselors of PAX. They have amusing nicknames, and they will direct you to line up in a tight and orderly fashion. Respect your volunteer enforcers, and they will get you through PAX.
- At PAX, there were tons of vendors handing out stuff. I scored a Slime drawstring bag. I eschewed buttons and most other silly junk. I did wear a silly Plants Vs. Zombies cone hat - but only for half a day; I had succumbed to the promise of winning an iPad.
- I played Fluidity at the Nintendo booth. It's simple concept, and the play style was unique to me; though it's actually quite similar to Loco Roco. I liked it, and I'm looking forward to it coming out on WiiWare.
- JoCo has evolved into Jonathan Coulton. He is now a real rock star, with a backup band and everything.
- In another publisher's demo area, we played Catan - Settlers of America: Trails to Rails, a railroad themed variant of Catan. I found this version of Catan to be way too complex, even more so than regular Settlers of Catan. I did like the more visible victory points in Trails to Rails, as well as that the victory points were connected to real in-game accomplishments. I also liked how Trails to Rails gave players currency (gold), which solved a lot of problems in getting specific resources.
- I got a ton of awesome treasure maps for Dragon Quest IX. Thanks to all the other DQ players who shared their maps with moochers like me!
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